Three of Mzansi’s top male soulful singers have teamed up to use the musical platform to fight the social ills facing the country.
Musa Sukwene, Karabo Mogane and Donald Moatshe will this afternoon launch the Gentleman’s Tour at Platinum Lounge in Cosmo City, Randburg.
Other male artists like Lesego LSG will join them on stage in solidarity with women and children.
“We just want to make this a focus of us (men) standing together as one and being able to stand against some of the things that are happening in the country in terms of abuse against children and women. We just want to stand together to say that this needs to stop, by using the musical platform.”
Although their signature sound is love songs, Karabo said the show is not restricted to that.
“Even music that speaks about hardship and that speaks about abuse of children and women is very much welcome because it’s also an initiative for us to have a voice as men to speak against such issues.”
For Karabo, the favourite part of the project is working with a fellow Idols winner (Musa) and a music mentor (Donald). The cherry on top is getting to explore the music while getting to know one another, appreciating each other’s talents and bringing those different elements together on stage for impact.
“Sharing a stage with another Idols winner is incredible. It’s amazing that we can both come and work together.
“We’ve come to be really good friends. I see Musa (2013 Idols winner) as my older brother now, and it is just amazing,” he said.
Karabo came top in 2015 as season 11’s overall winner. He admitted that after his win, he faced a lot of ups and downs. But even with that, he believes they all led him to this moment.
“I am really grateful for the process and just being able to work and push through. The journey has been beautiful. I have made a lot of friends and have met incredible people who inspired me to do even more than what I am doing. I really would not trade it for anything else.”
The Sunday Independent