Ofentse Modikwa stage name Figo’s first burst into the entertainment scene under veteran superstar Vee Mampeezy’s record label Black MoneyMakers (BBM.
His stardom keeps rising.
This week we shine the spotlight on the performer.
How would you say COVID-19 has affected your life?
To be honest I don’t know how to answer this because I have been in the music industry for more than 20 years and when Covid-19 hit I was not yet ready.
At first, I did not know it would take this long but here we are.
Normally by mid-year, the music industry would be thriving but now it’s been more than a year since life has basically come to a stop so we are not coping, to be honest.
What kept you busy during the lockdown phases?
I used Lockdown time to give myself attention.
I reconnected with my inner self to see what I should change to improve as a person and as an artist.
So I was doing a lot of research and reading a lot of books and blogging on self-improvement.
Are you working on any new music?
I have recorded a lot of music but I am waiting for the right time to release music when covid sort of subsiding.
Right now if you release a song its shelf life is reduced.
If you were President for one day, what is the first you would do?
I would actually focus on improving the lives of Batswana.
Tackle poverty and spread love and positivity.
What would you say Government needs to do to balance between preserving people’s lives as well and catering for the entertainment industry?
It is a difficult one, to be honest.
It starts with us as the entertainment industry to convince Government into taking us seriously, because at the moment govt just sees us as people who are not serious because the reality is we are in the middle of a pandemic and people continue to lose their lives.
Who is your celebrity crush?
I don’t have any celebrity crush.
I wouldn’t date a celebrity, to be honest.
Have you ever been a victim of cyberbullying?
Do tell about five things people don’t know about you
• I grew up in Bontleng
• People think I am from North East but I come from Lerala
• I am a gentleman but I am no pushover
• I am working on building a shelter for the homeless children
• I am not married, but I want to do that soon!