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Enter Bobby Stringz and his guitar

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…a musical rookie with a dream bigger than him eyes international scenes

Chris Theko

Musical rookie Bobby Stringz who recently dropped his debut single titled ‘Somebody’ a week ago, has promised music lovers more from the sound of his acoustic guitar as he looks to collaborate with some of the big names in the industry when he drops his EP later in the year.

The self-taught guitarist born Thabelang Leluma on March 15, 2003 in Ha Thetsane, Maseru, told Newsday Arts this week about his love for the music scene and his discovery by another national blooming talent Omali Themba.

Like many musical icons, Bobby Stringz also began his music journey at a young age and in church by playing a guitar for the first time after seeing one musician create magic with the instrument.

“My love for the guitar started in 2019 at church when we had a visitor who was amazing at playing it. So because there was already a guitar at church with no one to play it, I took up the initiative to learn how to play it using YouTube tutorials and I have since never looked back,” Bobby Stringz said.

He said his love for music was further fueled by his mother who has been his number one fan and a solid support base since a young age.

“I fell in love with music at a very young age, every morning me and my mother would play music very loudly while singing together which heightened my passion for music,” he reminisced.

His debut single released on June 18, 2022, was received with a lot of admiration from music lovers, especially releasing a more Afrocentric track in a time when the Amapiano genre seems to be the in-thing musically. 

Bobby Stringz said although he has had a love for the music, he had never really imagined himself one day making headlines on the scenes as a recording artist, until he was discovered by Omali Themba who then introduced him to the management of arts agency Sotho Kids Agency, who in turn wasted no time in signing him to increase their star studded assemblage with the likes of Omali Themba, Molula Tsepe and Crazy T. 

His vision is to see himself on big stages globally as one of the greatest live performers to put Lesotho on the international stage.

“I want to see myself representing Lesotho globally, so the plan is to be a live performer and see where that takes me. My biggest moment so far was when I dropped my first single which is doing so well now, trending on the top radio charts,” he said.

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