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Sasa Klass hits the Big stage

Publishing Date : 12 February, 2018

Author : DAVE BAAITSE

Arguably Botswana’s best female rapper, Sarona Isabella Motlhagodi, also known as Sasa Klass is set for international prominence, as she will be co-hosting a new DSTV show, ‘Highly Inappropriate’ alongside the legendary South African DJ and TV presenter Phat Joe.


The ‘Queen of Rap’ who rose to fame in 2012 following her hit ‘A ke mo khandeng?’ which was a collaboration between her and Scar will grace the screens of DSTV fans’ television sets on February 14, as the show premieres. The show will also debut on a new channel, ‘Moja Love’ which South African media reported this week, will be launched on Valentine’s Day.


The new 24-hour entertainment channel will be added to the DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family bouquets this month, the media reports stated. The 24 channel will be filled with new-to-air shows and is dedicated to celebrating the multiple dimensions of love.  “Moja Love shall explore love from the unique perspective of the modern South African woman using honest, reflective, hopeful and humorous storytelling,” the channel's head, Jacqui Setai, was quoted as saying.


According to a statement shared on the Mmamongwato hit- maker’s Facebook page, Sasa Klass will be co- hosting the show with the South African TV personality mostly famous for hosting the celeb gossip magazine show, Real Goboza.
Klass is quoted in the statement as saying, “What a Journey it's been and I'm ready for this new chapter of my life in South Africa....and then the World”.  


Since the talented star announced herself as a female MC in 2012, she has been a force to reckon with, despite being in a male dominated industry. The fearless rapper, who is not one to shy away from self-expression either through song or by simply talk,Sasa has earned her spot in the industry. Born to a lawyer/ politician mother and a successful businessman the ‘Hadsan’ singer grew up in Gaborone and her upbringing was mostly influenced by city life.


A word smith of repute, Sasa Klass started writing poems at a tender age and later started getting more attention when she performed at talent shows and various competitions at school. According to her, this sharpened her skills as both a rapper and MC. Her debut album, ‘Alternative Universe’ featured her best friend under the stage name Natural Klass. The duo would then part ways, paving way for Sasa to pursue her solo career.


‘Hadsan’ was her first solo single inspired by the record label she had signed to by then, the single had a thousand (1000) plus downloads on the first day and got massive air time on the local waves. Her follow up single ‘A ke mo khandeng?’ featuring legendary Hip Hop star, Scar went on to make her the household name she is today. Her third single ‘I Did It’ ft Nature topped charts on local radio stations and went on to make its international debut on BBC radio under the African chart with DJ Edu.


Klass is now an activist of Fight Against Gender Based Violence and serves as an Ambassador. In 2015, she co-wrote the theme song ‘Freedom Calls’ featuring Scar for the 16 Days of Activism Against Woman and Child Abuse. She has so far performed with the likes of HHP, Khuli Chana, AKA, K.O, Casper Nyovest and opened for RnB maestro Joe Thomas when he performed in Botswana in 2013.


Klaas has worked with many Hip Hop artists in the past and has presented for ETV and HUB TV. She vowed to take the world by storm in as far as making timeless music. At the time of going to press, Sasa Klass’s mobile phone rang unanswered as she is preparing for the new show.

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