Elemotho Gaalelekwe Richardo Mosimane is a talented Namibian artist who composes, performs and records music for himself. In 1999, he won two Music Makers prizes with his former band Tcoqma. From 2000 to 2002 he taught African Arts at the College of Arts in Windhoek. Known for playing guitar and singing in his native Setswana language, he now fronts his own six-piece band.
From rural boy to modern lyricist, Elemento has released several albums. In 2003, he recorded his debut solo album, ‘The System is a Joke’ with support from Franco-Namibian Cultural Center (FNCC). In 2008, he released a 13-track album called ‘Human’. In 2012 he was the first Namibian musician to win the RFI-France 24 Discoveries Awards. In 2013 he released his third album, ‘My Africa’, featuring the song ‘Better Days’. In 2014 he was interviewed by BBC Africa.
Besides regular performances in Namibia and neighboring South Africa, Elemotho has performed in countries such as Austria, France, Germany, Norway, India, Nepal and Malaysia. In 2015 the musician teamed up with artists from Kurdistan, Czech Republic, Israel, Senegal, Syria, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Tibet to release a 17-track digital album called ‘World Music for War Child’. The album has songs that are bent on fighting social injustice in the world. It is meant to provide life-changing support to the helpless children whose families, communities and schools have been torn apart by war.