Lesaoana, Queen Mo join forces in new project


Mohalenyane Phakela

FANS of poet, Sekete Lesaoana, and rapper/songstress Queen Mo are in for a treat as the duo has combined talents in an eight-track poetry and song project.

The project, which is still a work in progress, explores a wide variety of issues with the track, Founder, talking about the father of the Basotho nation Moshoeshoe I and Sitting on Top of the World which talks about life experiences.

Lesaoana’s said had been infusing jazzy beats into his verses since 2013, and the collaboration with Queen Mo is another stage in his craft’s evolution.

“We met when she joined the Hip Hop movement Liquid Gold, which I was already a part of, and thereafter I asked her to join me in the poetry project,” Lesaoana said in an interview with the Lesotho Times this week.

“I have always wanted to present poetry in different ways by adding melody and rhythm.

“So, when I met Mo I was overwhelmed and discovered that she does not only rap and do poetry but can sing too.”

Flamboyant rapper and singer, Queen Mo, is among the rising stars in the local musical scene. Born Monono Makhoebe, Queen Mo has gained repute in her fledgling career for versatility as she is not only a rapper but a poet and singer.

On her part, Queen Mo said she was also ecstatic to be part of the project after Lesaoana pitched the idea to her, adding that it has been a learning curve for her.

“I saw the project as a great opportunity since I haven’t done poetry professionally before and asked him to mentor me since he is already established in the craft,” Queen Mo said.

“I am totally out of my comfort zone here. The aim is to get to the depth of who I am as an artist and express myself without the clichés most poets usually deliver.”


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