The likes of Morafe and Khuli Chana, Tuks Senganga, paved the way for artists like DICE, JR and Zeus to tap into the language they knew well and use it to flow with the best in the Industry. This year Motswako fans lost Dice, Chopps and most recently HHP and many are still reeling from shock but the pain as well. HHP shaped identities, cultures and lives. He was the soundtrack to summer, a voice during one's coldest winter, and a pillar of strength and hope for many.
Botswana was a home to HHP not just as the land of Tswana speakers, but as a nation that appreciated what he's created, and his being as an entirety.
Today journalist Kwaku Gyanteh unearthed an old post from HHP where he spoke about the role Botswana played on his journey as an artist and a man.
"Back in 2001 when South Africa wasn't trying to hear my music, Botswana embraced me. I remember I took off my shirt with my fat self and they showed even MORE love. Moral of the story here is be with the ones who love you JUST THE WAY YOU ARE..."
Zeus took to Instagram to share a lengthy post about his relationship with Jabba. Recently he'd just lost his mother in law and as previously mentioned, the passing of Chopps and Dice were blows as well. Here's what he had to say about digesting the loss.
SCAR took to Insta as well, but took a different approach and shared a lighthearted moment he'd shared with Jabba in Kenya.
May his soul RIP.
Main Image: Instagram/leratolicious