MASERU – A local artist, Rethabile Cassuel ‘Nai, plans to make a name for himself across the African continent. Rethabile known as Omali Themba, aged 24, was born in the South African Gauteng province in Nkaneng, but was raised in Maseru, Lesotho. In 2005 he went to Liraoheleng LEC Primary School, Mapetla High School for secondary level in 2011, and in 2015 he went to St Joseph’s High School.
“I fell in love with music back in 2012, inspired by the Kommanda Obbs-led crew, Lithuamajoe; I loved the fact that they made the Sesotho language sound so cool. Back in those days almost everyone wrote their music in English. In 2013 I also decided to form my own group that was called Maapara Kobo,” Rethabile narrates. He then went professional in 2019 when he got signed under Sothokids Culture Modelling Agency.
He has an EP that did amazingly well in the market; this was released in 2019 under the title ‘Metso ea setso’. This was a five track project that had powerful and personal songs like ‘Motho ke ntho e joang?’, ‘Koli’amalla’ and a few more.
He has collaborated with some of the local artists like Rumo la Koebe, Morena Sway. “The love is so overwhelming, it makes me so happy to finally see that people are loving, watching and understanding my art. It is all God, something I cannot explain in words.
My new single is not yet out but the promotional videos that I have been releasing of the song have me feeling like a star because it is amazing how people cannot wait for me to drop this song ‘Botle bo bokaalo’ featuring Morena Sway,” Nai says
“With this kind of work and support I see myself, my name, my brand all over the continent representing the mountain kingdom,” he adds . Besides music Rethabile is a model at Sothokids Culture Agency, a runway model specifically. “I look up to Burna Boy, Sjava and Morena Leraba and I would love a feature with either one of them or maybe all of these African giants. My fans can expect the release of my new single with Morena Sway, ‘Botle bo bokaalo’, a music video later on and more of good music.”