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Image of Scar Biography: Personal Life, Career, Business, Relationship, Social Media

About

Scar is one of Botswana's highly regarded hip hop artists. He's produced award-winning songs and albums and landed enviable roles within the entertainment industry. He's been a judge on the Idols, performed at Big Brother Africa and hosted a breakfast show on Yarona FM.

Personal Life

Scar whose real name is Thato Matlhabaphiri was born on 23 October 1984 in Molepolole Botswana. He started his education journey at Ben Thema and later went to Moselewapula Junior before he joined Ledumang Senior where he finished his high school. 

For his university education, Thato “Scar” Matlhabaphiri studied economics and population studies at the University of Botswana. He also attended the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology on scholarship where he did film and television production.

Scar's Career

Scar’s exploits in music began when he was in Moselewapula Junior secondary school. A local rapper named Kast who was in the same school initiated him into the hip hop scene where he joined a group named P-Side in Gaborone, Botswana. Scar then formed a separate group named VOT with two of his friends named. They got a couple of gigs including an event hosted by Yarona FM, Sprite Rap Activity Jam where television producer Tumelo Mokgosi scouted them and offered to foot all their production costs.

Eventually, Scar ended up with the chance as a solo artist after his other friends failed to show up for a meeting Tumelo invited them to. This led to the release of his first album “Illegal Act” in 2002 under Vivid Vision with the song “My People” becoming a club banger. For his efforts, Scar won two awards, Lyricist of the Year and Track of the Year at the Botswana Hip Hop Music Awards.

Following the success of the album, Scar got opportunities to perform at the Youth Health Organisation Dzalobana Tour, Togetherness Festival and the Channel O Awards. 

In 2007, Scar dropped his second album “Happy Hour” under Breakthrough Records and just like the first, was a success. If he hadn’t already positioned himself as one of the best hip hop acts in Botswana, then this album surely won him that spot. 

His works earned him three nominations at the Channel O Spirit of Music Awards in the categories of Best Newcomer, Best Southern Africa and Best Hip Hop awards. He scooped the Best Newcomer award and became the first Motswana artist to win the prize. What followed for Scar was a myriad of opportunities. He judged at the East Africa Idols competition and visited countries like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi in search of talent. 

In 2008, Scar landed a radio gig at Yarano FM where he presented the breakfast show, The Real Enchilada with Tumie Ramsden and later with Sesame Mosweu. At the expiry of his contract, he left the station but has stated on record that he's left the door open for similar opportunities.

The following year, Scar penned an endorsement deal with cellphone company Orange Botswana which saw one of their phones branded after him, the Scar phone pack. 

The hip hop artist performed at the Big Brother Africa’s eviction party in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Botswana Pageant and the 2009 road to MTV Africa Music Awards. 

In 2020, Scar released a 10-track album titled, “Songs for Adrian”, which he dedicates to his only son. He wants him to use the songs to learn more about him and says the album reflects who he is. 

Throughout his remarkable career, Scar has shared the stage with big-name artists like Shaggy, Dead Prez, Eve, Mafikizolo, Malaika, Kabelo, Skwatta Kamp, Blak Twang and many more. 

Scar's Business    

Away from his stellar music career, Thato “Scar” Matlhabaphiri launched the Fashion and Dining Monday event to help artists understand how they can sell their work as well as 

Scar is the owner of the clothing label People of Different Identities meant to cater for the different tribes across Botswana.

Scar's Relationships & Family

Not much is known about Scar’s love affairs. He has a son named Adrian whom he dedicated an entire album to. However, the identity of his baby mama remains unclear.

Scar's Controversy

Suspension from Yarona FM

In 2020, Scar was suspended for 14-days by Yarona FM after an alleged brawl with fellow presenter Boineelo Hardy. Word is that the two worked together despite not being on good terms with one another. According to an anonymous source, both parties claimed ownership of the show and wouldn't take the second spot. This was not the first time Scar and Boineelo were involved in an argument. Previously, the two had to be separated by colleagues before it turned physical.

Awards & Recognition

In 2007, Scar received three nominations at the Channel O Spirit of Music Awards in the categories of Best Newcomer, Best Southern Africa and Best Hip Hop awards categories. He scooped the Best Newcomer award.

In 2002, Scar won the Lyricist of the Year and Track of the Year for “My People” at the Botswana Hip Hop Music Awards.

Social Media

Scar’s Twitter: @Scar_BW 

Scar’s Instagram: @Lebadigram 

Scar’s Facebook: Scar - BW 

Also known as:
Lebadi
Real name:
Thato Bryan Matlhabaphiri
Occupation:
Hip Hop artist, Radio Presenter, Businessman
Birthday:
23 October 1984
Nationality:
Motswana
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Molepolole, Botswana

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Image of Scar Biography: Personal Life, Career, Business, Relationship, Social Media
Also known as:
Lebadi
Real name:
Thato Bryan Matlhabaphiri
Occupation:
Hip Hop artist, Radio Presenter, Businessman
Birthday:
23 October 1984
Nationality:
Motswana
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Molepolole, Botswana

About

Scar is one of Botswana's highly regarded hip hop artists. He's produced award-winning songs and albums and landed enviable roles within the entertainment industry. He's been a judge on the Idols, performed at Big Brother Africa and hosted a breakfast show on Yarona FM.

Personal Life

Scar whose real name is Thato Matlhabaphiri was born on 23 October 1984 in Molepolole Botswana. He started his education journey at Ben Thema and later went to Moselewapula Junior before he joined Ledumang Senior where he finished his high school. 

For his university education, Thato “Scar” Matlhabaphiri studied economics and population studies at the University of Botswana. He also attended the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology on scholarship where he did film and television production.

Scar's Career

Scar’s exploits in music began when he was in Moselewapula Junior secondary school. A local rapper named Kast who was in the same school initiated him into the hip hop scene where he joined a group named P-Side in Gaborone, Botswana. Scar then formed a separate group named VOT with two of his friends named. They got a couple of gigs including an event hosted by Yarona FM, Sprite Rap Activity Jam where television producer Tumelo Mokgosi scouted them and offered to foot all their production costs.

Eventually, Scar ended up with the chance as a solo artist after his other friends failed to show up for a meeting Tumelo invited them to. This led to the release of his first album “Illegal Act” in 2002 under Vivid Vision with the song “My People” becoming a club banger. For his efforts, Scar won two awards, Lyricist of the Year and Track of the Year at the Botswana Hip Hop Music Awards.

Following the success of the album, Scar got opportunities to perform at the Youth Health Organisation Dzalobana Tour, Togetherness Festival and the Channel O Awards. 

In 2007, Scar dropped his second album “Happy Hour” under Breakthrough Records and just like the first, was a success. If he hadn’t already positioned himself as one of the best hip hop acts in Botswana, then this album surely won him that spot. 

His works earned him three nominations at the Channel O Spirit of Music Awards in the categories of Best Newcomer, Best Southern Africa and Best Hip Hop awards. He scooped the Best Newcomer award and became the first Motswana artist to win the prize. What followed for Scar was a myriad of opportunities. He judged at the East Africa Idols competition and visited countries like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi in search of talent. 

In 2008, Scar landed a radio gig at Yarano FM where he presented the breakfast show, The Real Enchilada with Tumie Ramsden and later with Sesame Mosweu. At the expiry of his contract, he left the station but has stated on record that he's left the door open for similar opportunities.

The following year, Scar penned an endorsement deal with cellphone company Orange Botswana which saw one of their phones branded after him, the Scar phone pack. 

The hip hop artist performed at the Big Brother Africa’s eviction party in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Botswana Pageant and the 2009 road to MTV Africa Music Awards. 

In 2020, Scar released a 10-track album titled, “Songs for Adrian”, which he dedicates to his only son. He wants him to use the songs to learn more about him and says the album reflects who he is. 

Throughout his remarkable career, Scar has shared the stage with big-name artists like Shaggy, Dead Prez, Eve, Mafikizolo, Malaika, Kabelo, Skwatta Kamp, Blak Twang and many more. 

Scar's Business    

Away from his stellar music career, Thato “Scar” Matlhabaphiri launched the Fashion and Dining Monday event to help artists understand how they can sell their work as well as 

Scar is the owner of the clothing label People of Different Identities meant to cater for the different tribes across Botswana.

Scar's Relationships & Family

Not much is known about Scar’s love affairs. He has a son named Adrian whom he dedicated an entire album to. However, the identity of his baby mama remains unclear.

Scar's Controversy

Suspension from Yarona FM

In 2020, Scar was suspended for 14-days by Yarona FM after an alleged brawl with fellow presenter Boineelo Hardy. Word is that the two worked together despite not being on good terms with one another. According to an anonymous source, both parties claimed ownership of the show and wouldn't take the second spot. This was not the first time Scar and Boineelo were involved in an argument. Previously, the two had to be separated by colleagues before it turned physical.

Awards & Recognition

In 2007, Scar received three nominations at the Channel O Spirit of Music Awards in the categories of Best Newcomer, Best Southern Africa and Best Hip Hop awards categories. He scooped the Best Newcomer award.

In 2002, Scar won the Lyricist of the Year and Track of the Year for “My People” at the Botswana Hip Hop Music Awards.

Social Media

Scar’s Twitter: @Scar_BW 

Scar’s Instagram: @Lebadigram 

Scar’s Facebook: Scar - BW