A local producer, born and bred in Maun, Ephraim Khan who goes by the stage name of Eternal Journey has set up a music production studio in Maun. This was motivated by the immense but hidden talent in Maun and Ngamiland, whose creativity he seeks to nurture and bring exposure.
Khan, who was raised under a family of musicians, started playing drums for a family band called Delta Sound in 1994 at the age of 10. At the pick of his carrier, he developed interest in more musical instruments, and at 17 he started playing professional music when he joined the M5 band based in Maun at Cresta Riley’s Hotel. He was the only Motswana and the youngest in the group playing a key part as a drummer.
Khan had a rare opportunity to go to Berkeley School of music in Boston Massachusetts [USA] for a talent exchange programme with artists from around the globe.
He has been involved in the local music industry for more than 25 years now and has a vision of helping other artists in Ngamiland to prosper in the music industry. Throughout the years, he has inspired other musicians both young and old with his talent and now wants to do the same for his district.
With the new studio in Maun, Khan believes its setting and vibe can have a huge impact on the artists recording with it.
Khan has previously played a part in working with many artists among them Stiga Sola, Nick Ndaba, Tomeletso Sereetsi, Brenda Taukobong, Shanti Lo, the BDF band, Joe Morris, HT, Juju Boy, Apollo, Vee Mampeezy, Zeus, Kaone Rramontshonyana, ATI, Berry Heart and promises to do the same for more local artists.
While the area is blessed with immense talent, Khan said artists in Ngamiland are not exposed to the right services, and access to proper equipment to record their work, while most do not know the right channels to follow if they are to penetrate the industry.
He has also started a podcast called ‘The Delta Podcast’ which features Maun artists to help them reach the possible recognition they need and hosted at ‘Kwa ga Ncinci. He said the podcast will not only be about artist but a platform where various issues affecting society are discussed.