Local comedian Bogosi Gerald Tshekiso, who goes by the stage name Pwanda, has proved to be a young man of many talents judging by his giant leap into the music industry.
The 25-year-old who rose to fame on social media, thanks to his comic videos has since released his first album titled ‘Prince of Wayei.’ The six-tracked debut album is already available on all digital platforms and has since received positive feedback from his followers and supporters.
The Afro Beat music was put together in a comical way that sends positive messages about love, life and reviving culture to the listeners. The tracks include Okavango woman, Resuno, Pwanda, Imanga,Uparo and Ku Zimbe.
In an interview with The Weekender, Pwanda indicated his music journey was inspired by a certain magical moment when he watched the Nkashi: Race for the Okavango film which made him realise how spiritual music is. It was then that he realised the therapeutic power of music – which can give one a peace of mind.
He added that he has also always been inspired by the ‘Ko Seronga’ hit maker ‘Koolkat Motyiko’ who he looks up to as a native brother. Koolkat is also featured in the album that was produced under Cyber sonic Studio.
As for his comical showcase, Pwanda has adopted a quite unique approach, posing as an old man who is always dressed in Khakhi clothes as he goes through the daily life challenges down the paths survival in the traditional set ups.
The old man speaks deep Shiyeyi, a dialect that is very popular in the Ngamiland region. In some of the videos he features another female comedian, Serwalo Masasa who poses as Pwanda’s daughter, speaking in the same accent and creating hilarious content.
In some of the content, Pwanda is also popularly known for his love for watermelon and his ability to break it open with a fist.
The superstar, who started posting his comedy videos last year on his social media platform, revealed that his inspiration came from the lifestyle of the Okavango people and their accent.
Meanwhile Pwanda said his penetration into the music industry does not mean that he will be dropping his acting career as he believes that the two complement each other very well.
Pwanda wants to see himself having also ventured into filming production, composing films that will inspire and take the story of the mighty Okavango abroad in the next five years.