Legendary Sankomota Musician Turned Entrepreneur Prioritises Economic Transformation by Throwing His Weight Behind Pioneering Digital Entrepreneurial Movement #ECAfrica100

Top Quote Legendary music group Sankomota's only surviving member Moses Seokane is also a business mogul who is determined to create value and disrupt how rural communities can become self-sustaining. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 13, 2018 - With rural communities possessing resources that can be utilised to improve the quality of life of its residents, this internationally acclaimed South African trumpeter is embarking on the implementation of a multimillion Rand economic development initiative in his hometown of Jericho, a small rural town in Madibeng in the North West province.

    As a pioneer and futurist, Seokane is partnering with one of the most disruptive digital platforms to promote African Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur Connect Africa (#ECAfrica100) is a business movement led by entrepreneurs to scale and profile 100 entrepreneurs in 100 Days using digital to change the way in which media covers entrepreneurial stories.

    Globally renowned jazz band Sankomota experienced tragedy when four members of the band were killed in a road accident in 1996. A passionate musician and trumpeter with a long standing music career, Seokane is channeling his entrepreneurial skills to create change in the ways in which South Africans can build capacity to solve problems by using his investment company to create and transform business models to influence inclusive economies.

    Jericho is located in Bojanala Platinum District under the Bakwena ba Mogopa tribal authority. It stands to benefit from the multi-faceted project that aims to respond to the unemployment challenges of the town by implementing innovative economic and cultural solutions that will lay a foundation for the sustainable development of the rural region.

    Spearheaded by Seokane, the Bopa Moso Foundation has intentionally purposed its business model to empower young entrepreneurs and SMEs.

    Born on 4 March 1975, Moses Seokane worked as an artist, touring the world with the legendary heavy weights such as Oupa Hugh Masekela, Brenda Fassie, Caiphus Semenya, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ringo Madlingozi, the African Jazz Pioneers, Jabu Khanyile of Bayete and many other successful musicians.

    “I joined the corporate world consulting for a high profile company and later started my own entity, Bopa Moso Investments which focuses on minerals and energy, property development and hospitality as well as facilitating deals in purchasing petroleum products between buyers and sellers across the SADC business community. Bopa Moso currently operates a restaurant called Villa de Sankomota Grill House, Restaurant and Bar in the remote village of Jericho in the North West province.”

    “We are not only about food; we also provide entertainment in many ways, particularly through programs that mobilize the youth to promote social and cultural activities within the SADC region”.

    Seokane is self-funding through Villa de Sankomota in order to create wealth, sponsorship and investment. He aims to actively kick off celebrating various cultural activities throughout 2019 including Africa Day, Freedom Day and Youth Day. Villa de Sankomota is positioned to become a leading tourist destination, replete with a spa and unique musical experiences that showcase undiscovered talent.

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    Sankomota, a band from the 'Mountain Kingdom' of Lesotho and originally named Uhuru was formed around 1976 and consisted of several members in its earliest years, namely - Frank Leepa (guitarist, vocalist, arranger, composer), Moss Nkofo (drummer), Black Jesus (percussion), Moruti Selate, Tšepo Tšola (lead vocalist, composer), Pitso Sera (guitar), among others. Frank Leepa - also known as The Captain - started the band in school, called Anti Antiques. The band changed its name to Uhuru. Due to the popularity of Black Uhuru from the Caribbean, they had to change their name again. When asked what Sankomota means, Frank Leepa is on record saying that it is the name of a mighty warrior from Basotho and Bapedi people. Sankomota was the first band to record an LP in Lesotho and they were recorded by Lloyd Ross and Warrick Sony of Shifty Records on November 11, 1983. Their self-titled album “Sankomota” had 9-tracks and is under 50 minutes long.

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