Han C Biography: Age, Career, Nominations, Awards, Songs, Albums

The self taught muso is on our radar

By  | May 22, 2020, 01:37 PM  | HAN-C  | Top of The

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Han C is a power house vocalist and songwriter that Botswana is 100% behind and we detail why that is.

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Han C Age

Hanceford “HAN-C” Magapatona was born in 1994. He will be turning 26 this year. 

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Passionate about his craft, he caught the music bug from his grandfather who christened him after the legendary Zambian guitarist Hanceford Mutamba. At the age of 9 he was already in love with music.

Han C Career

The self-taught singer/songwriter burst onto the local Botswana music scene with his chart topping debut hit, Sedi Laaka (which he co-wrote with his uncle Frampton), which was a defining moment in  showcasing his lyrical and vocal prowess. 
Sedi Laaka held the top position on the charts for more than a month. His passion for writing in the local vernacular, using idioms and deep Setswana, talking to life’s everyday experiences has catapulted his career and gained him a fan base who relate to his every word.
His style of writing and artistic ability are what he believes he has acquired from his musical background and growing up with a musical family.

Han C has to be one of the most adored star in Botswana because there isn’t a celebrity he hasn’t rubbed shoulders with or shared the stage with. 
His repertoire of celebrity features include (are not limited to) Davido, Black Coffee, Micasa, DJ Fresh, Casper Nyovest, AKA, Nasty C, Ringo, Freshly Ground, Ricky Rick, Dr Malinga and Burna Boy
Locally he has shared the stage with VeeMampeezy, Mophato Dance Theatre Charma Gal, Dramaboi, ATI and Amantle Brown to name a few.

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Han C Album

His debut solo album, On my own, is a 13 track album that is an amalgamation of various music genres showcasing his versatility and agility. Recorded and written in Botswana, HAN-C has had the opportunity to network with an array of local Botswana talent, that have featured on some of his songs.

Han C Back To The Future

Han C has done so much already that it’s hard to imagine that there is even anything else for him to do, right? But this muso has his sights on a couple of things and he’s going to be a legend.
There is no doubt that this chart topping hit artist will influence a change in the music scene in Botswana, not to mention the international arena.

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He has that he is set to collaborate with more driven artists, whether renowned or undiscovered. HAN-C also wants to revisit his first love (dancing), as he has dreams of really fulfilling his triple threat skill set. 

Han C Nominations and Awards

HAN-C’s hard work and dedication has clearly garnered him recognition in the local scenes. And it would definitely look suspicious if he didn’t get an accolade or two.

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He is the first Motswana artist to appear in four songs, all of which were in the sitting in top 10 charts at the same time in the Top 20 AF stereo. Not only has his collaborative projects topped the local charts, Se ileng was number one for more than four weeks on Yarona Fm, Duma FM and Gabz FM music charts for 8 weeks.

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It is no wonder that he was nominated and even won a few highly acclaimed awards. 

1. Artist Of The Year - 5th YAMAs 2018 
2. Best Male Artist - 5th YAMAs 2018 
3. Song Of The Year (Mafurafura) - 5th YAMAs 2018 
4. Best Collabo (Mafurafura) - 5th YAMAs 2018 
5. Best Dance Single (Mafurafura) - 5th YAMAs 2018 
6. Song of the Year (SediLaaka) – 2016 
7. Best Collaboration (SediLaaka) - 2016 

1. Best New Artist (2016) 
2. Artist Of The Year (2018) 
3. Best Dance Single 2018 3rd Annual Yarona Music Awards (YAMAs)  

And we've probably left out a few more shiny trophies on his mantle- but Han C you're killing it-clearly.

Han C - So What Now?

“I was bound to be a musician,” he told Mmegi online and this young talent, is no way on a slow down.

We envy the energy.
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As he moved up the ladder of his career, Han C was quick to acknowledge that when he was younger, he hoped and prayed to become a musician. But he never quite envisioned that he would be this big and for that he is eternally grateful.

Han C recalled how producer Chrispin made a beat for Sedi Laaka and the song eventually became an instant hit and he had no idea it would be, one of the songs that threw him into stardom. Han C said the support from Botswana so far has been amazing.

He acknowledged that in the music industry they try too hard to impress the audience to attract support, but he says, “I have developed a fan base which even myself I don’t know where it came from, but I am so grateful.”

We love you too, Han C-just keep bringing us those hits. Please!

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