Mpho Sebina is a singer-songwriter born in 1989 and raised in Botswana. Growing up in a family of music lovers she grew up on Mainane (Setswana Tales) and the sounds of Stampore, Sade, UB40, Boom Shaka, Brenda Fassie and Mariah Carey, to name a few, all of whom influenced her musical journey, in writing and singing. Before pursuing music, Mpho Sebina studied and graduated with an honors Degree in International Business from the Multimedia University of Malaysia. It was during those years that she started exploring the realms of writing, recording and vocal training.
It was in Malaysia where her debut single “Loves Light” was written, inspired by the song Tselane by the BLK JKS. Her 6 track EP title NEO is available on iTunes, which boasts a fusion of soul, RnB, African rhythms and nostalgic throwbacks. The first single “Black Butterfly” is on YouTube, as a song about freedom and self-discovery the video represents those elements with scenic outdoor shots and a fluttering ballerina. The second single is a melancholic soulful melody titled “No Evil” and the visuals are hauntingly minimalistic and mystic inviting viewers to hone in on the message of the song.
Upon the start of her musical career, she frequently does corporate functions as well as music festivals where she has shared the stage with the likes of Shekinah, Music Soul Child, HHP, Freshly Ground, Nnunu Ramogotsi, Shanti Lo, Lady Smith Black Mambazo and Louis Mhalanga just to name a few. In 2017 she was part co-wrote, recorded, and performed a song for the “Netball World Cup” which was hosted in Botswana.
In September 2018 Global Citizen labelled her as “an artist to look out for “. In August of 2019 she was selected for a music scholarship program in Berlin via the Goethe Institute of German and Pop Kultur Festival. She was 1 of 10 candidates chosen from around the globe and gained “Goethe Talents Alumni” status. 2020 birthed the release of her debut album “Lora” (which means to dream in Setswana), a 12-track love letter dedicated to the dreamers and dream chasers of the world. The album boasts collaborations with Worlasi from Ghana and Veezo View from Botswana, and is a soulful fusion of traditional Setswana stories and sounds as well as RnB, hip hop and neo soul.