A soldier of fortune

With nine albums under his belt, Jeffery Matheatau, 50, easily qualifies as a music legend in Botswana.

The Machaneng born Rhumba muso is amongst the notable names who dominated the airwaves at the start of the new millennium and forever changed the local musical landscape.

When he left the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) in 2002 to focus on his music career, few people gave him a chance in a highly competitive and congested industry.

Sixteen (16) eventful years later and Jeff Matheatau’s music has stood the test of time.

The former soldier, who recently remarried after splitting from his wife, has shrewdly invested his money in a number of properties in Francistown and plans to become a property magnate in the not-too-distant future.

The Voice reporter Kabelo Dipholo tracked down ‘The Big Boss’ to his posh home in Phase Five, where Matheatau reflected on his ups and downs in music, as well as discussing his new found passion for property.


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