By Neo Kolane
Acclaimed gospel singer Rorisang Motsamai has released a new 19-track album titled ‘Haufi Le Morena’, which is his ninth release since he started recording music in 2006.
Motsamai says the album is dedicated to all the people who have lost their loved ones as well as their jobs since the outbreak of Covid-19 that has killed 316 people in Lesotho and three million globally.
The singer wants people not to lose faith and that the “future is upon the hands of God.”
Motsamai, who hails from Ha Phafoli in the Mohale’s Hoek district, says he is very passionate about music and wants to help other musicians to put their music on digital platforms due to new technology inventions.
The 30-year old crooner narrated that his singing career is the one that has made him breakthrough in the entertainment industry, catapulting him to great heights as a singer.
Known for songs like ‘Kae kapa Kae’ and ‘Oa re sireletsa’, Motsamai revealed that his 2018 album went viral and he was nominated for the Ultimate Radio Music Awards.
He also mentioned that his eighth album won double platinum on digital platforms after being played more than a 100 times on Apple Music.
His music is also available on My Muze, a Vodacom Lesotho music app.
Motsamai was recently signed to Scorpio Knight late last year, adding that the recording label has helped his music to be marketed.
The recording label is hoping to do a live DVD recording which the company hopes will attract more gospel music followers.
Since its release, his followers have been singing one of the tracks, ‘Chineke you are Goodoo’ referring to it as a beautiful track.
Motsamai remarked that upcoming gospel singers are facing hard times, and warned that they must work hard to produce good music.
“There is a struggle to get our music played on air. The industry is full of dirty tricks. Musicians are not recognized and are hardly invited to perform at events,” he warned.
He does not boast about his popularity, and admits he is yet to grow.
His CD is already out but copies will be available at the end of this month.