Sarona ” Sasa Klaas” Motlhagodi is late, the talented young musician who got introduced to the world over 8 years ago was unfortunately involved in a Helicopter accident sometime over this past weekend as she was out with acquaintances somewhere in an area of Botswana known as the sandveld. According to Botswana Government’s media office, a “South African registered Robinson, R44 helicopter, ZS-SBM crashed on Friday 5th March 2021 at approximately 1900 hrs . The Pilot was unable to execute a safe landing at Xumabee Game Ranch, in the West SandVeld ( near Sojwe)”. The shocking news sent shockwaves across Botswana and some parts of the continent as the young musso who broke into the scene with the song HADSAN while working with manager Onkay Nchochi, Kagography and FPMG to note a few from back then.
Sasa who was only 27 had one of the most consistent runs in the Botswana music space, dominating charts with hits like ‘I did it’ which she did with her best friend Nature Inger, ‘A ke mo khandeng’ with Scar, and one of the last years biggest BW Hip-hop songs in ‘The best things‘ which she did with Baxon.
Sasa’s also done work on television, starting way back in the day with the show on eTV and was part of a cool production called “Highly Inappropriate with Phat Joe”
She’s notably worked with Thabiso ‘Tasman’ Tsotetsi, was admired by the late Jabba, V.I.B (where she did the song MmaMongwato), and was set to release more music sometime this year with a lot of people hoping for a full-length album. She was also a regular at local open mics, here’s a moment we caught from Jam for Brunch, on a night where she did what she loved and “dropped bars” on everybody. R.I.P Sasa, you will certainly be missed