Twasa back with 'Kairos'

Radio personality Twasa returns to music after a six-year absence with a new CD titled 'Kairos - The Turn Up'. / KABELO MOKOENA
Radio personality Twasa returns to music after a six-year absence with a new CD titled 'Kairos - The Turn Up'. / KABELO MOKOENA

Radio presenter and musician Seipati Seoke returns to music after a six-year long break.

Seoke, popularly known as Twasa, last released a single in 2012. She has now released her second album Kairos - The Turn Up. The co-host of Lesedi FM's afternoon drive show Rea Kubeletsa took a break to focus on her studies.

Born and bred in QwaQwa, Free State, Seoke has now completed a diploma in marketing management at IMM Graduate School of Marketing. She is also doing a postgraduate diploma with the ABE Business School in the United Kingdom.

"I took a step back to figure myself out. Radio is a good place to just do that. Plus I was inspired by my siblings who were also doing marketing degrees," Seoke says.

The pint-sized musician has been working on her new album since 2014. She describes her latest sound as dance music that celebrates God.

Seoke worked with a number of young musicians on the album like Lucky Shabangu, Motswedi Modiba, Tumi Boloang and Mpendulo Tshabalala.

"This is the kind of album that will force you to dance. From the first track to last, people are going to dance. It is a celebration of Christ with a dance beat," Seoke says.

"Take the song Ngqo, it forces you to dance. This album can be played at a festival or club but it will still remind you of your values."

Seoke released her debut kwaito album in 2003 titled Kwaito Soul. She later moved from kwaito to hip-hop/gospel.

With many musicians chasing commercial success with their albums, Seoke says she just wants to have fun while displaying her Christian side.

When it comes to her love life, Seoke says she is happy and single.

When asked about having kids, Seoke says: "I will have them when the daddy of the kids arrives with a ring. And that will also be decided by God," she adds.

She defines herself as a fearless person who always wants to try new things.

Seoke, who has a formidable 15-year career as a radio presenter, has even tried her luck on television, having hosted Jam Alley on SABC1 for nine years. The passionate singer defines radio as her home.

Her radio career began at QwaQwa Radio, a community station, in 1999. She joined the Sesotho language Lesedi FM in 2002 where she has hosted different shows.

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