Thesselo meets “Ntobie”

“Thesselo411 Meets” every week takes some time to interview different personalities making an impact in their community for Christ in their different talents, gifts and capacities, asking them a series of questions about themselves and their art-form.This week, we meet phenomenal and award winning poet Nontobeko “Ntobie” Ndzabukelwako

Easter: Is it just a cliché season? – Lihle Khoza

The greatest (or at least one of) holiday season is upon us. Stores all over are stocking in on Easter eggs, rabbit shaped chocolates – and all the blah blahs. It’s in a way taking the form of the Christmas season.

Meet Ishmael Khumalo

Meet Ishmael Khumalo, a Preacher, Radio Presenter, Husband, Father, and most importantly a disciple of Jesus Christ. You will be able to stream and download episodes of his phenomenal radio show “Be The Best You Can Be” on our website.

“Do Not Follow Your Heart” – Lihle Khoza

It is setting us up for disaster when all we have to ourselves is just to “follow our heart”. We need to be more vigilant and more open to hearing what God speaks to us and that cannot be our reliance to our hearts.

“RELEASE[d]” reaches No.2 on EBIS 2 Radio Weekly Charts

“If Sin is like a a drug, the world is the traphouse withouse Christ, your is gonna black-out”, these are the intro lyrics to the recent banger by Skeel x Calliber entitled “RELEASE[d]”. This week saw the duo drop the visuals for this amazing track as well as the song went on to reach no. 2 on the Eswatini Weekly Chart Show hosted by DJ Lindz and DJ Tizalami.

Meet Lihle “God-girl” Khoza

Meet Lihle Khoza, she is the founder of “The God-Girl Movement”, a non-denominational girl’s non-profit organization and ministry founded in 2012, with a mission of “Changing the world- One girl at a time”.

Rapperswitch & Team donate shoes to Mqolo Primary School.

RapperSwitch recently went on social media this month and rallied for people’s support in helping him buy school shoes for children going to Mqolo Primary School, located in Corporation in Mbabane City. In the video, he pleaded with people to donate an amount of E 100.00, as that will help him purchase the school shoes.

“Release[d]” Music Video

Skeel and Calliber are set to release a Music Video for their collaborative piece entitled “Release[d]”. Calliber hinted that there is a snippet of the video Skeel is about to be released to the public and we cannot wait!

*New Music – X.O. The Hip Hop Apostle – Going Forward

X.O. The Hip Hop Apostle is a name well known is the hip hop circles in Eswatini. He’s getting ready to release his highly anticipated project “Uzoba Strong EP” to his faithful fans and listeners. This past week, He released a snippet of the track “Going Forward” on Soundcloud.

*New Music: Skeel x Calliber “Release[d]”

Skeel and Calliber have collaborated on a musical piece entitled “Release[d]”. The track carries themes of deliverance a person finds by faith in Christ alone. In a world of turmoil and troubles, addictions and different kinds of physical and emotional baggage and bondage we as people find ourselves in, its encouraging to know that we can freedom in our God

New Music: Skeel releases 2 new singles

Skeel released a double dose of music on the 11th of August which so happened to the artist birthday as well as the same date the artist hosted his momentous show “Stainless Skeel” last year. Interestingly enough both pieces are strikingly different from one another as Skeel was exercising his artistic capacities in showing two different sides to his craft; poetry as well as rap. One is a poetic rendition over deep instrumentation with the main theme deliberately concealed until the end whilst the other a track, is an upbeat turn-up/trap piece reflecting on the never ending love of God.

Skeel Scoops 2 Nominations at the MTN SWAMA 2018 AWARDS

Sakhile “Skeel” Simelane is the only Christian Rap artist nominated at this year’s MTN SWAMA 2018 AWARDS. God has shown him favour this year with not  just one, but TWO categories in which his craft has been affectionately been recognized.

“Pray for the Children of ESWATINI” – Calliber

Terror has gripped the hearts of many families in the Kingdom of Eswatini. Stories and reports of children missing is an everyday thing in our local media. in this short article, Christian Rap Artist Calliber shares his thoughts on the matter.

Bheka Mthethwa – “Gelekeqe” ft. Skeel (Official Video)

South African gospel artist, Bheka Mthethwa, has just released visuals for the song “Gelekeqe” on YouTube this week. The piece features Eswatini’s very own Skeel and it was a part of Bheka Mthethwa’s project: “Supernal Sounds”.

Swaziland officially renamed to “The Kingdom of Eswatini” (K.O.E)

It was declared from the Throne, by his Majesty King Mswati III, that the Kingdom of Swaziland will now be known as “The Kingdom of Eswatini”. The name change carries significance to some and confusion to others but in the end it is something we must all start to get familiar with.

Lecrae Coming to South Africa Next Month

116 clique lovers from Eswatini have been ecstatic over the news that Hip-hop rapstar Lecrae will be visiting the Republic of South Africa in a month’s time.

“3 Ways to support your favorite Artist” -by Calliber

As a artist myself, many times i hear the lament of my fellow craftsmen of not receiving enough support from people who call themselves “fans” or “supporters” of their music. In the same vein, I meditated on ways artists (more especially Christian rap artists) can be supported in their labor of making quality Christ glorifying music.

Episode 2

This serves as Thesselo 411’s  audio podcast  for the month of February/March 2018.

“3 Lessons from the Ant” – by Xoli Sereo

3 LESSONS FROM THE ANT (by Xoli Sereo)

“[6] Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
[7] Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
[8] Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.”
(Proverbs 6:6-8)

Has Snoop Dogg joined Christian Rap??

Hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg has recently released a gospel album entitled “Bible of Love” (available on all digital stores) which has left a lot of people scratching their heads

Red Hip-Hop Experience

Recently, Pastor Emmanuel and the RED Foundation hosted the “RED HIP HOP EXPERIENCE” at the Liberty Community Hall in Manzini on the 24th of February. The event was geared as a platform to showcase Christian Rap acts in the Kingdom of Swaziland as well table issues regarding the perception of Christian Hip Hop and its role in the local church as a tool of evangelism and ministry.

Construction EP by Skeel

Sakhile Simelane, affectionately known as “Skeel”, has officially released his EP entitled “Construction”.

Skeel is an enthusiastic, God-fearing, Artist, MC and Poet renown among many for his comedy, clever wordplay and great artistry among many in the Kingdom of Swaziland.