From Limpopo to “Mawatle”

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Johannesburg, Friday, 30 April 2021
 – New school rapper and all-rounder musician, CzAr ODriego, has released his smash record, Mawatle, out now on all digital stores. 

It is not everyday where we see young creatives fight hard for what they believe in without expecting any handout. Tiego Matibe Molatudi, 29, is an embodiment of the abovementioned. He is hardworking and wants to make a name for himself.

He is known professionally as CzAr ODriego. CzAr has proven that whether he is on a stage making thousands of music lovers dance to his new school rap music or solving problematic mathematical equations – he will reach his dreams one way or another.

It was on a windy blue Monday after school when CzAr penned his smash hit single titled Mawatle.

CzAr holds a B.Ed degree from the University of Limpopo. He spends his days teaching mathematics and Science, but on the particular day he envisioned being out and wild with a nice vibe, thus the title Mawatle.

“Mawatle is a follow up single to Meetse Ka Ntlong. The story here grows giving more meaning to the idea of making a name in the industry and calling everyone to watch and celebrate as I surf my way to the top. It’s a song for those who love to party and drink. So, Mawatle here refers to all the liquor that we drown ourselves in when we’re happy,” he explains.

After gaining public recognition, he won the Exposure Media Production music video competition. He knew that the road would be lengthy. However, with sheer determination he too would be counted amongst the stars.

CzAr explains further, “I knew my journey would not be easy. Thus far the biggest challenges I’ve faced on the come up is being taken advantage of by promoters and people wanting us to do free shows. I am self-funded and rely on paying gigs to boost my marketing budget -budget.”

Stream or download MAWATLE here

Mawatle is a feel-good song that speaks about wanting to have a good time, but it also shares a part of his life of being an educator.

“It’s important to get educated, because it gives you the opportunity to hustle better, fund your dreams and be. You know schools knock off before 5pm and most of the time we’re free on weekends. So, for me that’s time to create and record more material.”

Dannywired had a chat with Czar and this is what he had to say

How has your community received your latest single?

It was well received, it seems people love it when I rap in Vernac and they’re also purchasing the merch

What was the taught process behind writing your latest single?

Mawatle came about in a session where we were indulging in spirits hence the title. It’s about having fun with people you care about it’s basics a “let’s vibe song “

Who or what has inspired your musical journey?

My music is mostly inspired by the Kwaito sounds which I grew up listening to but as of recent the likes of J.Cole ,Kanye West and AKA have heard serious influence in my writing/sonics and the way I carry myself

How important is education within the entertainment industry?

It’s important to have an education so that one can have a side hustle to fund their dream and it also helps with being aware in a way it improves your critical thinking abilities and can help you be hands on on your music career and be able or eager to also go through your paperwork where most artists get screwed “chuckles”

How has the national lockdown affected your brand?

It’s been though getting bookings but in a way it has taught me how to be more disciplined and focused on building my online presence

Make sure you keep your ears on the ground as CzAr ODriego rides his way all the way to the top with his new school sound.

Twitter: @CzArODriego

Instagram: @CzArODriego

YouTube: CzAr ODriego


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