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Berry Heart and Nana Kwaku collaborate on a single

Berry Heart is over the moon over the collaboration


14th September 2017

Music industry mourns Soares Katumbela

14th September 2017

Renowned jazz promoter and deejay, Soares Katumbela (DJ SK) made his spiritual transition under heart wrenching circumstances on Thursday. Katumbela’S corpse was reportedly found in his burnt to ashes car in Tlokweng. Police investigations are still ongoing and it has not been confirmed whether it was a suicide as widely speculated, or perhaps foul play.

Masa Fashion Show gives upcoming fashion designers much-needed platform

14th September 2017

The Masa Hotel held a press briefing for the Masa Fashion Show at the hotel this past Saturday. In the past few months, the fashion show campaign has been underway with a Fashion Mentorship Program, which was conceptualised to provide a platform for up coming members of the Botswana fashion industry. According to Masa Hotel Sales and marketing manager Neo Nketle, the programme was officially launched in February this year. “It is the first of its kind in Botswana to be hosted by a hotel. 12 more seasoned designers from the local industry are mentoring a total of 12 budding fashion designers.

BEHIND THE SCENES

14th September 2017

Thulaganyo Gaerobale, better known as Thulie of Maphuthadichaba fame, has always been admired for her melodious voice and killer dance moves, as well as her African curvy pear body that always makes her look stunning in any outfit. We recently caught up with her and we can safely say that she is still sizzling. She is now a branch manager for UAE Exchange but she assured that music is still her first love and that she is working on her next album to be released soon. We asked her:

BOOK WORM

14th September 2017

In a series of letters to God, the protagonist in the book, Celie narrates her upbringing, her rape, being married off to an older man who abuses her, being separated from her sister Nettie and her troubled life. In later years, she writes letters to Nettie after they connect. The letters take on a heart wrenching, touching, and sometimes amusing and comical note.

FASHION FORWARD

14th September 2017

It is a new season and the weather calls for something attractive and bright to make you stand out. Wedu Kwambala the sophisticated designer rocks one of her spring new designs. She says bright colours look much better during this season. This particular dress can be worn to events such as cocktail parties, weddings and even chilled evening fashion shows. The pattern fits all that can include a size 28 to a size 44. It can also be worn to any occasion, be it a wedding, party, red carpet event or even church. One can accessorise it with a head wrap and a belt. It can also be dressed up with heels or laid back with pumps – either way, it still rocks!

Louisa April shares her talent with music lovers

14th September 2017

Singing is a special talent bestowed by God, and many usually admire those who have the ability to belt out in melodic tune. A songstress who is capturing many hearts, one sweet note at a time, is Louisa April. The singer, songwriter and novice guitarist is fast making her mark as a sought after live performer on the local scene. April is a regular at birthday parties, weddings and baby showers, and is currently gunning to find larger platforms to showcase her craft.

Taking it easy at Thapong Arts Centre

14th September 2017

Thapong has been in existence for more than a decade but was given a facelift in recent years and now boasts a restaurant, arts supplies store and art gallery. Thapong plays hosts to arts related events, and is a common venue for markets and evening gigs.

Herb wine summertime cocktail

14th September 2017

Now that summer is here, all plan busy weekends out with family, friends or that special someone for a hangout. We grab those nibbles, finger foods or barbeques not forgetting every meal or gathering has to be complemented with a beverage depending on the occasion. Summer favours us because so many exotic fruits are in season, so we are spoilt for choice. Play around with those ingredients in the kitchen, pick fruits and vegetables that you are not familiar with, mix them with a little bit of this and you will be amazed with the results, provided you are not breaking my number one food knowledge rule and obviously you don’t want to turn the kitchen into Dexter’s Laboratory. Khi!!!

14th September 2017

The vibrant and charismatic young lady recently performed her two new disco and gospel singles to the Mokoto wa Lesoso lovers. The crowd was left in fascination after she enthralled them with her new tracks titled Re bina rotlhe’, a disco recorded two weeks ago by the famous Mahempe and ‘Bophelo’, a gospel track recorded two months ago. It is not very common in the Botswana music industry to see a young artist working as a musician and a business entrepreneur but Swagger Lady is doing just that.

Mdizo drops new album, Still Believe

14th September 2017

Hip-hop artist Mdizo (born Monametsi Bajua Thupane) has dropped a new album titled Still Believe. The album, produced by Feugo ‘Peubo’ Mogapi, was released on 24 August and is already doing well. “This reflects my growth as an artist and I am proud of this,” the excited artist recently told Vibe. He explained that the title of the album is subsequent to a previous single My Dream, which touches on one’s aspirations in life.

Film industry role players eye international market

14th September 2017

Botswana Opportunity held a stakeholders’ workshop this past Thursday at Maitisong to bring together role players in the local film and television industry, including producers, animators, scriptwriters, mixers, production designers, among others, to encourage them to attend DISCOP and showcase their content to the rest of the world.

TS Magama drops new offering

14th September 2017

Thabo Magama, who goes by the stage name TS Magama, has dropped a new offering called Serve what she deserves. The single, produced by Flex the Ninja, is bound to earn him new fans and reintroduce him to hip-hop heads. The Mathangwane born lad, who previously went by the stage name TS Dope Magama, is on a mission to make his mark in the hip-hop industry.


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