Boichoko - The Person
Boichoko Qwabe better known as Choko, is a talented young women born in Bloemfontein and bred in Kroonstad, she has always been actively involved in musical activities from a young age, in primary school and church. She studied B.Soc.Sc Human & Societal Dynamics at the University of the Free State, and that’s when she started writing and considering putting "shyness" on the side and taking her music to another level. She became the lead singer for the University of the Free State Gospel Choir which saw her making her first appearance on SABC 2 Gospel Time in April 05. She was also a member of the Bloemfontein Ensemble Gospel Group that reached the semi-finals of the Gospel Stars in 2005.
Ever since then, she has been going strong and is currently working on her debut album with consummate ease between jazz, soul, and pop, which she describes as long overdue
"I tried not to be restricted to a specific genre because I draw my inspirations from a lot of experiences, and they all come with different emotions, lessons and eventually direct my story telling."
"I am hoping that I touch souls and that my music be the ingredient of hope and an element of freshness and cheerfulness that someone is longing for out there. I am hoping to create a legacy of timeless music, jams for every season and feelings. "
"I am blessed to be working with people who are just as passionate as I am about music and who most importantly believe in me."
Simple Choko - The Album
Simply Choko is a sing along, soothing beautiful creation of music. The beauty of this album is in the softness of the voices, melodies and the strength in the lyrics and its story telling. It is a very soul, and intimate album with a very warm emotional content.
The album is the sound of joy, of love, of a young girl who is now a grown woman, who is opinionated, who now has her own voice and is not finally happy about what she pens down and define as music.
My songs are fun, playful, are soul touching, and so much in relation to what people go through and exper