Johannesburg, 19 November 2021: Mpho Sebina’s Too Late for Mama music video is out on MTV Base and YouTube. The music video follows the successful release of the single Too Late for Mama, which was the cover of the popular Spotify playlists African Heat, with over 800 000 followers and New Music Friday. It was also selected as Apple Music’s Track of the Week.

The single has received support on all platforms across the country peaking at #18 on the Top 100 music charts.

The music video is a complete fit for the remake which focuses on celebrating Mpho’s new take on Chicco Twala’s composition, which was produced by DJ Kenza and Favi Motsemme, with DJ Black Coffee as the Executive Producer.

Directed by Seriti Films, the video represents an opening of a dialogue between two generations, from Brenda Fassie’s original to Mpho’s contemporary remake.

Themes of suffocation, frustration and hope bolster the simple narrative. With the world around us feeling more and more chaotic each day, Seriti films tapped into the feelings that permeate through recent world events. From Covid-19 to gender-based violence, the music video encapsulates the uncertainty of our time with the resolution of a hopeful future being the thing keeping us going.

The music video consists of truly remarkable visuals taking the Brenda Fassie hit into another generation of sound whilst still honouring the legendary star.

Mpho Sebina’s single Too Late For Mama marked the first taste of Gallo Music’s remix series that will see the music stable remake some classics from its rich archives, using up and coming African artists, with DJ Black Coffee as executive producer. Earlier in November a remake of Imbizo by the legendary Maskandi artist Phuzekhemisi, was released by Da Capo, as the second track of the Gallo Remixed series.

Watch the video here.

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Mpho Sebina is a singer-songwriter born in 1989 and raised in Botswana. Growing up in a family of music lovers she grew up on Mainane (Setswana Tales) and the sounds of Stampore, Sade, UB40, Boom Shaka, Brenda Fassie and Mariah Carey, to name a few, all of whom influenced her musical journey, in writing and singing. Before pursuing music, Mpho Sebina studied and graduated with an honors Degree in International Business from the Multimedia University of Malaysia. It was during those years that she started exploring the realms of writing, recording and vocal training.

It was in Malaysia where her debut single “Loves Light” was written, inspired by the song Tselane by the BLK JKS. Her 6 track EP title NEO is available on iTunes, which boasts a fusion of soul, RnB, African rhythms and nostalgic throwbacks. The first single “Black Butterfly” is on YouTube, as a song about freedom and self-discovery the video represents those elements with scenic outdoor shots and a fluttering ballerina. The second single is a melancholic soulful melody titled “No Evil” and the visuals are hauntingly minimalistic and mystic inviting viewers to hone in on the message of the song.

Upon the start of her musical career, she frequently does corporate functions as well as music festivals where she has shared the stage with the likes of Shekinah, Music Soul Child, HHP, Freshly Ground, Nnunu Ramogotsi, Shanti Lo, Lady Smith Black Mambazo and Louis Mhalanga just to name a few. In 2017 she was part co-wrote, recorded, and performed a song for the “Netball World Cup” which was hosted in Botswana.

In September 2018 Global Citizen labelled her as “an artist to look out for “.  In August of 2019 she was selected for a music scholarship program in Berlin via the Goethe Institute of German and Pop Kultur Festival. She was 1 of 10 candidates chosen from around the globe and gained “Goethe Talents Alumni” status. 2020 birthed the release of her debut album “Lora” (which means to dream in Setswana), a 12-track love letter dedicated to the dreamers and dream chasers of the world. The album boasts collaborations with Worlasi from Ghana and Veezo View from Botswana, and is a soulful fusion of traditional Setswana stories and sounds as well as RnB, hip hop and neo soul.

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