Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
Botswana’s noteworthy artist, Charma Gal (born Magdeline Lesolebe) has found solace in Zimbabwe. The E ke Ntolo signature face and selling voice has collaborated with the Zimbabwean artist who was rumored to be dead just a few weeks back, Jah Prayzah on a song called Darlie Wangu for the latter’s latest release.
Darling Wangu (My darling) is a love song that narrates the tale of a woman who misses her lover and resorts to music to express her inner feelings.
Only a few minutes into the song, Charma Gal sets the romantic tone of the song. She sings that she misses the lover of her life and pleads with him to return back home because she is deeply in love with him.
“N ke o boye motho wame. Ke ya go rata s’thandwa same. Jah Prayzah o charma boy ge o kena banyana ba hlanya. O wa rocker, o wa tshesa, o swagger,” she praises her lover.
She goes on to express how deeply in love she is with the father of her children. She says when she thinks of him she could barely sleep.
“Boa motho wame ga ke bone boroko. Boa to give me a hug, hold me tight close to your heart Jah Prayzah,” Charma Gal sings.
Throughout the song, the woman asks her husband to return back home to her and the children. The husband, whoever, is probably having fun in many parts of Zimbabwe because he is dubbed the ‘charma boy’ who has ‘swagger’.
Charma Gal predominantly sings in Setswana whilst Jah Prayzah sticks to his Shona lines. The song closes with Charma Gal articulating the last words, “n ke o boye motho wame. Ke ya go rata s’thandwa same.”