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Slizer bounces back

Publishing Date : 20 August, 2018


Local Kwaito Kwasa star Naledi ‘Slizer’ Kaisara has made her return after being hitched in a car accident which almost took her life and almost destroyed her career.

Kaisara suffered spinal injury after the car they were driving had hit a cow leaving her with an injury that compromised her future in the music industry. According to a GPH specialist who attended her, the injury needed at least a year for her to fully recover. This effectively meant spending the entire year on the sidelines, away from her passion and career.

“The accident was the worst moment of my life and also i got to learn something out of the whole experience. The accident motivated me and made the whole team to be very strong,” she said. Barely two weeks after the injury, in unexpected turn of events, the talented House-Kwasa star was back on the stage again, doing her magic.

“Even in this situation you can’t believe that my backbone is tied together, I can dance, I can run around and I can do whatever I want to do just like before,” Kaisara asserted. During the dark days, her manager, Johnson Gotsilewame stood by her until she could get up again.

“I was hospitalized for three weeks and afterwards I had a pile of shows waiting for me and some of the shows had to be cancelled. I managed to appear in some of the shows using crutches,” she said. After the accident the star struggled to keep up with the previous level of performance but passion pushed her, defying the odds in the process.

Slizer had been to countless shows since the injury and recently she performed at the BTC Charity Cup where she managed to leave the passionate crowd asking for more. She is currently working hard to push one of her hit songs, ‘Ka bonya ka bonya,’ as it was mostly welcomed by people. She is working on her new album, adding to the seven albums she already has under her belt.

Arguably one of the most talented musicians to emerge out of this country, Slizer traces her love for music her school days, having been both a backing singer and a dancer for a number of local groups. She is one of the few who made it big in music, and her music is appreciated by a good number of followers

The female artist musician-cum dancer based in Gaborone started her musical career in 1999 working with Alfredo Mos, the late Sisco B and other renowned Botswana artists as a backing vocalist and dancer. She formed her own musical group Slizer Creations in 2008 and recorded her first debut album ‘O tswa kae’ the same year, which made her an instant star.

Slizer had performed at various musical festivals, galas, corporate and state functions mainly in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, and Lesotho to mention only a few countries. She has also scooped many musical awards in Botswana, including the Botswana Music Union Awards as Best Female Artist, Best Performing Group, Best DVDs, Best Kwaito-Kawasa Group, and has also won Presidential Award, to mention only a few.



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