Afrobeat has been enjoying worldwide acceptance in recent times and the womenfolk are not left behind, they have been at the forefront of the revolution as well. The likes of Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Vanessa Mdee haven taken Afrobeat beyond the shores of the continent commanding sold-out concerts in the diaspora market and also making headlines in entertainment news across the globe.
Chawangwa Setimela from the Kalanga tribe in Botswana, better known as ‘’Sebina’’ is a new Songbird ready to hit the Afrobeat scene with a breath of fresh air, she is hot, an eloquent vocalist, bright songwriter with an infectious crowd-pleasing ability, she is an epitome of sexiness, her flexibility in being able to merge Southern African sound with Western flavor distinguishes her from the pack.
Sebina calls her genre ‘’Fusion Pop” because she blends R&B with acoustic soul which gives her the ability to explore more of Afropop. She has lived all her teen life in South Africa having moved there since she was thirteen years of age but acknowledges Botswana as her home country, she toys with lots of Zulu (the most widely spoken language in South Africa) in her sound having grown up with a mother who is fluent in both Ndebele and Zulu so she sees herself more as a Southern African Artist because she renders her vocals in English Language, Setswana and Kalanga.
Sebina is in her second year studying Humanities at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, her attraction to Nigerian music is so deep that she felt she should be a part of the revolution by being a mix of two different sounds, she said “Nigerians have always shown me lots of appreciation here in South Africa and she has always appreciated their sound as well so my music will be a great fusion of the best of both worlds’’. Her debut single is in the pipeline to be produced by the T Spize who made Davido’s crossover hit song Aye.