Motswako Music Description

Motswako is Southern African style of hip-hop music popular in Botswana and South Africa performed with lyrics in a mix of Setswana and English. The style has since grown to see artists' perform with lyrics in Sesotho, Zulu, French and Afrikaans, depending on the origin.

The style developed in the late nineties when artists such as HHP and Baphixile started rapping in their native Setswana language. It has since grown to become one of the more popular music sub-genres in Southern Africa, with notable artists such as Nomadic, 91 Emcees Street, BTP, Dramaboi, Cassper Nyovest, Tuks Senganga, Khuli Chana, Fifi Cooper, Mo'Molemi and Zeus among some of the more poular performers.

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