Former Idols SA contestant Tebogo Louw (26) recently dropped his 11-track R&B-soul album, Ageless. Having written most of the songs on the record, Tebogo says it’s about love and every track speaks about his experiences.
On the single Not Asking, Tebogo sings about being in a relationship with two girls and how he’s accepted his love for both ladies.
“The song was inspired by my relationships. I live in Pretoria and I’ve been dating my girlfriend in Cape Town for four years. I also have a girlfriend in Johannesburg who I’ve been dating since June last year,” he says.
He says after realising he could no longer lie to both ladies, he decided to come clean. “I spoke to them individually and I asked if they would be comfortable with meeting each other and they were fine.”
Tebogo arranged to meet both his baes at a friend’s house for a get-together. “They both looked beautiful because one wanted to appear better than the other.”
He says when he informed them about the relationships they seemed alright until they met. “There was a lot of tension when they met and it became very uncomfortable for them,” he says.
The singer agrees to being a polygamist of some sorts but says he respects both his girlfriends and if he’d marry both of them. “I genuinely love them and if they are okay with both being married to me then I would be a happy guy.”
Tebogo’s baes both heard the song and were uncomfortable until they understood he’s an artist and it’s his responsibility to sing about things close to his heart, including his partners. “I know I’m not the only guy dating two women, but I’m honest about it.”