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Tlamelo drops successful mix tape

With just a few songs under his belt, Tlamelo Malebe may be a daresay upcoming artists but the title is amazingly being stripped down his shoulders by his industrious efforts after recently releasing a mix tape titled Watching success. The Ramotswa born artist released his first ever mix tape Watching Success, which according to the artist will bring him even greater success in the hip-hop music circles.


14th September 2017

GIMC festival hits and misses set tongues waggin

7th September 2017

TThe Gaborone International Music and Culture (GIMC) that took place on Saturday attracted multitudes of music and fun lovers from across Botswana and beyond the borders. The show featured acts such as Mafikizolo, Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick, Vee, MMP Family and ATI among others. The stage set-up and sound were on point and the performances out of this world, but the poor security was the blob in an otherwise great show. The well-lubricated revellers were excited to see the performances but little did they know that there would be an anti-climax. By 2am, the hooligan “masses” had pushed down the barricade fence that separated the general area from the VIP but most of them seemingly wanted to have fun as they sang along and danced their hearts out.

BOOK WORM

7th September 2017

Book title: I know why the caged bird sings

FASHION FORWARD

7th September 2017

Shades are the perfect accessory in the warmer months. Over the years, they have evolved to being about keeping the sun rays away from the eyes but also looking good. Nowadays they come in different styles and shapes, and even tinted. The current trend is the shaded coloured shades that reflect. Go to town with the designs and choose a pair that suites your face and enhances your assets and face frame. Designs are becoming slimmer, sexier and smaller so keep that in mind when you pick out a new pair.

ON THE BIG SCREEN

7th September 2017

Movie title: Atomic Blonde 

The Nama people want their culture and ethnic language to be recognised

7th September 2017

The Nama people in Botswana would like their culture to be recognised and their history documented. This was reiterated at the second annual Nama festival held recently in Lekgwabe, Kgalagadi North. In an interview, festival spokesperson, Nichodimos Cooper, noted that they had spearheaded the festival as in order to teach people more about the Nama across southern Africa.

SUN OUTING

7th September 2017

The commemorative structure Lobatse is one of the ghost town’s most underrated tourist attractions. Despite this, it carries history and is the best place to learn about and experience the life of the late anti-apartheid stalwart. The humble structure was a safe house and transit route for anti-apartheid ‘comrades’ who lived there on their way to neighbouring countries such as Zambia, for training or to flee from the apartheid government.

Dithubaruba Festival lives up to expectation

7th September 2017

The fesitval has grown in leaps and bounds 

Nyangabgwe Hill International Cultural festival gets bigger and better

7th September 2017

This year’s Nyangabgwe Hill International Cultural and Music festival will be bigger and better in its second year running without a mouth-watering line-up of local artist including Mafitlhakgosi, Tjilenje tje Ngwao and four cultural dance groups from South Africa.

UCM Acapella to shoot their first music vide

4th September 2017

The Unnonimous Caninez Monk (UCM) Acapella group, comprised of four youth based in Francistown, is currently preparing to shoot their first video. This is a commendable move by the group, who have hit the ground running after switching from hip-hop dancing.

Local model lands deal with international agency

4th September 2017

Motswana model Julia Tsile, better known by her brand name, Juice, is flying the Botswana flag high in the modelling industry. The leggy lass returned from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Sunday, where she was part of the Swahili Fashion week. Two weeks ago she strut her stuff at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in South Africa.

Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse brings house down at Mascom Live Sessions

1st September 2017

South African legendary jazz artist, Sipho ‘Hotsticks’ Mabuse delivered a thrilling performance at the Mascom Live Sessions gig held BotswanaCraft this past Friday. Although his set started on a low note, he eventually took a notch higher and treated the revellers to classic jams that got the crowd moving. Mabuse was accompanied a four-man band as well as a talented backing vocalist with a rich voice, who he said was an upcoming singer. The curtain raiser for the show was local artist, Atlasaone Molemogi popularly known as ATI.

BEHIND SCENES

1st September 2017

He is unarguably the hottest local artist in Botswana right now. ATI is in a league of his own and has continued to proved make critics eat humble pieAfter a hiatus from the music industry, he blessed his fans with a new offering that features the hit song, Khiring Khorong. He has courted controversy over the years but he has remained an enigmatic figure. We spoke to him to find out a few fun things


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