Homesick Focalistic Shares What He Misses About Home Whilst He’s On His International Tour. Focalistic real name Lethabo Sebetso has been hitting the industry for quite a while now and making headlines following his amapiano hits he has been delivering over the past few years. The star’s career completely took off after featuring Davido in a yanos song and since then his career has been skyrocketing.
Since the year began, Focalistic has been touring other countries outside South Africa including international countries while introducing amapiano to the international boarders. However, the star said he’s homesick and he misses South African popular traditional meals like “mogodu” translated in English is tripe(cow intestines). “I have experienced things I never thought I could experience. It experienced me to a new life. And the countries we have been to, we have done Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Dubai. I think I miss home, ke missa mogodu, but at the same time I’ve learnt so much and I’m forever grateful for that,” he said.
Focalistic’s rise over the last few years has been meteoric. His style has changed significantly since he emerged as an excitable and ambitious boom bap rapper a few years ago. Aside from the release of the hip-hop single Never Know, featuring SA’s heavyweight rapper Cassper Nyovest in early 2020, he’s shifted from hip-hop and embraced the emergence of Amapiano — a South African flavour of jazz inflected house music with Kwaito basslines — with a slew of hits alongside fellow Amapiano stars DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, and regular collaborations with just about everyone else leading the genres charge to the mainstream.
“Coming from Pitori (Pretoria), you always wanna tell your story and try to figure out how exactly you wanna tell it. I think my music is different sonically than it was a few years ago, but when you listen to the subject matter it’s never changed. It’s just still inspirational, I’m still on my hood n***a sh*t. I think sonically I just found a better canvas to transfer the message. And that wasn’t intentional, I always say you don’t chase good things, they kinda chase you. It just happened that I’m having fun with the music right now,” he told the Africa report.