By Staff Writers
Maseru, Nov 27 (The Night’s Watch) – Renowned famo musician, Lehlohonolo Maketsi, popularly known as Mahlanya’s three videos have amassed over two million (and counting) views on YouTube, which is a remarkable feat.
His popular Nakeng tsa Poho has hit over 940 000 YouTube views, a feat no Mosotho artist has achieved.
The video, as of Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 10:00am, boasted 944,022 views (and counting). Nakeng tsa Poho is from the album Labenya 2.
Uploaded six years ago, on June 23 2013, the video looks set to make Mahlanya the first ever Mosotho musician to have over 1 million YouTube views.
Come closer is another of his hits Malebela which currently sits at over 650,000 views. Malebela was uploaded on YouTube on November 20, 2016.
His popular hit Sello sena (Liheshe thola) from the album Labenya 3 sits at over 480,000 views.
YouTube, the world’s most popular online video community was launched in 2005 and allows billions of people to discover, watch and share video.
Born in Thabana-Morena, Mafeteng, Mahlanya rose to prominence after his cousin Mosoketsi Maketsi, a famo musician, was murdered in September 2008.
Maketsi, a prominent musician better known as Rantšo, was shot and killed as he alighted from in Thabana-Morena.
He was the bandleader of the popular famo group known as Seakhi. The group is now led by Mahlanya – a renowned wordsmith. NW