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Oct. 12, 2021

KABELO MASOABI

2 min read

Mthibo's new music video celebrates love

Mthibo's new music video celebrates love

Leribe-born musician, Thabo Rakhomo aka Mthibo

Story highlights

  • Artiste is back in the game after study break
  • Video portrays elements of Basotho culture & landscapes

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VERSATILE Leribe-born musician Mthibo, real names Thabo Rakhomo, has recently released a burning music video embracing love, titled “Thinking of You”.

The single track is making rounds on YouTube and other selected internet streaming platforms and has been highly praised for its high visual  quality and enticing storyline.

After taking a study break, Mthibo says he is now back in the game.

"The song is about love, it tells your loved one how you really feel about them. It doesn't necessarily reflect on me as a singer but anyone who can relate to its romantic lyrics can find it as a useful tool in their relationship," he says.

The 38-year old artiste from Hlotse says the house music video was also created in relation to the month of September which has been marked for the awareness of albinism.
It also portrays elements of the Basotho culture, landscapes and local youth lifestyle, featuring pantsula dancers and locally brewed DJ Dube on the turntables.
However, Mthibo who released his second album in 2009 called “Number One,” picks an albino lady featured in the new video as another important part of appreciating love, regardless of the natural differences people have.

"I didn't choose her for the video just because she is an albino but because she is a lady representing many other beautiful women out there. Like I said, it's a ballad that celebrates love from a specific mindset. The video is entirely about love," he quickly shows. 

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He adds: "I directed the shooting of the video, shot some scenes and edited it as an experienced visual producer," explains the artiste who is employed at the Ministry of Communication as a Programmes Officer/presenter also assisting in the camera department of the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS).
The video, he says has since been submitted for airplay to various television stations in Lesotho, South Africa, Nigeria, United States of America and Australia.
Having started long time ago, the determined musician says he will continue telling more stories through his music.

"I came into the music industry to stay not to try my luck. My music talks about life in general,” he says, adding that people are supportive and enjoy his music.

Other hot songs by Mthibo include “Kea U Rata,” “Don’t Cry” featuring Dunamis, “Re Robala Moo!” and “Jump and Reverse”.

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