- BY RAYMOND MOREMI |
- LAST UPDATED FEBRUARY 27, 2015 11:30 |
Lorraine Lionheart, one of the UK’s leading African music artists who was born and raised in Botswana is slowly but surely becoming a global sensation with her unique contemporary afro-pop music which has been enthralling all audiences over the years.
Often dubbed ‘The English African queen’ by some music critics, Lionheart’s ability to entertain and tell stories to an audience is second to none. She has recently released Solomon, a song and video that has instantly become her most celebrated track to date. If the attention that the song has been receiving online is anything to go by, it is surely in the pipes to become a hit and her most breakout song in her career.
With over 25 000 views of the video online within three weeks of its release, it is safe to say, with Solomon, Lionheart has carved out a formula that will surely take her places. Singing in her native Setswana language, the song starts with the crooner singing, “Abuti ke a go rata Solomon, lefa o sa kgathale, o moratiwa wa pelo yame Solomon, o ka swa nka ikepela.” The melodic quality of her voice is well complemented by the fluttering beat from the guitar which she plays with so much depth on the video.
“Lovely piece of work; I really enjoyed Solomon. Big up to you lady, you are our pride,” Ndakalinga Jerry wrote onLionheart’s Instagram page. Language is not a barrier as people who do not understand Setswana also praise her of the song. Sada Dow from Senegal wrote on the crooner’s Facebook page saying, “I don’t understand what Solomon talks about, but I really love this song and video. It’s catchy and I’m listening to it all day.”
The lyrical wordplay in the song is quite impressive, with Lionheart’s campaign for Solomon’s love clearly depicted in the second verse where she says she cannot compete with Solomon’s mistresses. “Ke nnete Malebogo o montle, kgarebe ya maratagolejwa. Dineo ke ngwana wa mohumi, le bogadi ga ba bo tlhoke. Katlego o badile, o tswa go bowa kwa moseja; ga ke nang, ke motho fela, mme fela ke a go rata Solomon,” she declares.