Samantha Mogwe

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Samantha Mogwe is a young motswana woman born in Serowe to a Motswana father and a Zambian mother, she brings a fused element of neo-soul/RnB[1][2]. Having been raised to appreciate poetry and performing arts, she was exposed to music at an early age and was also encouraged to tell stories through music writing and poetry. She is a multifaceted individual who places great value to edification and re-inventive qualities[3]. She holds a degree in Theology and has also gone on to study music with the Trinity College of London. She is a mother of three, voice coach, fitness enthusiast, business woman, singer, radio Presenter and song writer and has been in the music industry since 2013.

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  • I want us to fix ourselves and in turn fix our immediate community in our own little way.
  • We have many problems in our society so why not show solutions.
  • Our conversations are geared toward fixing social issues, and also at times educating and challenging the mindset that often needs challenging and encouragement to look at life beyond ‘ME, MYSELF AND.
  • I try to be transparent and real when it comes to what I portray.
  • I also ensure that I am credible and trustworthy.
  • I make it known that I am finding my way, learning and growing just like everyone else.
  • I am never afraid to admit when I don’t know something.
  • I remind myself that I came into this world alone, and one day I will SOLELY stand before God to give an account of what I did with the gifts and opportunities that He has given me.
  • My faith and hope for being a successful musician are what also fuelled me to keep at it even when there were so many reasons to just simply give up and try something that seemed to have more certainty.
  • I found that it was important that I should try and reach people who might only see me as a performing artist, but often wouldn’t think that I have opinions on issues that we as Batswana are dealing with on a day to day basis.
  • I have always told myself that I wanted to live a life that made a difference in the lives of people.
  • “If we have this musical gift, why not use it to speak on behalf of people who cannot write, sing or voice out what they are going through?”
  • “When a man says they are drowning and are in need of help, they are told to ‘man up’ because we live in a society that sees it as a weakness. We are saying, ‘Don’t man up, speak up!”
  • “As a mother who is raising a boy child, it doesn’t sit well with me knowing that my child won’t be allowed to be strong and graceful at the same time; that when he speaks out about what he is truly feeling, it would be seen as weakness. We are using our voice and gift to speak to those issues. Our sons, brothers, husbands and fathers need help.”
  • “There have been a lot of social ills, especially in the past two years that in Botswana have been there for a long time. In 2004, there was a spate of what was called passion killings. So we are saying let’s stop with the silence because we know the violence that leads up to it: men are not speaking up and they snap at the moment of rage. With this song, we wanted to spark intentional dialogue that leads to attitude and behaviour change and action.”

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  1. 10 Things You Did Not Know About Samantha Mogwe, (August, 2017), From BotswanaYouth.com, Retrieved 23/11/2022
  2. Samantha Mogwe to headline Women’s Month Concert, by Keamogetse Motone (October, 2021), from Businessweekly.co.bw Retrieved 23 November 2022
  3. https://www.samanthamogwe.com/about-me/