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Rhumba kwasa songstress Sister Khumo drops new offering

Rhumba kwasa-kwasa songstress Khumo Pinaenang, popularly known as Sister Khumo, has released her fourth album KENALESENGWE together with her backing artistes Star Band. Sister Khumo working with well-known record label company – Octave Records, who have been busy in the studio putting together the masterpiece produced by Kunda Bwanga. The six-track album titled Kenalesengwe is a composition of both laid back and hyper tracks. Sister Khumo noted that she wanted to improve her music. “It is high time, I take my music to another level.


10th January 2018

Gospel crooner Vusi drops new single in time for festive

10th January 2018

Vusumuzi Mtokufa better known as Vusi in gospel music circles will drop his new single track dubbed, Look,look next week. The full album will be released end of January. The ‘Sefofu’ and ‘Ama pelo yaka’ hit maker always releases music that stands out. He explained to Vibe that ‘Look, look’ is a song that appreciates the goodness of God at all the times. “It is a testimony song that I have written to share and appreciate the goodness of God in our lives from the beginning and moving forward and it is a beautiful piece of music item,” he said. The 26-year-old seems to be the man of the figure ‘13’ this year as he celebrated 13 years in the music industry and has also sealed a 13-track album.

VIBE ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

10th January 2018

To mark the end of an eventful 2017, we bring you the first-ever annual Vibe Awards that celebrate local icons: artistes, artistes, celebrities and personalities who stood out this year.
The Vibe Awards recognise exceptional home-grown talent in the local entertainment industry and celebrate the milestones, productions and talented individuals in Botswana, who excelled at their craft and set the pace from their contemporaries. Everyone is a winner in their own right but our winners went the extra mile this year. We brought together our diverse and vibrant newsroom and some of our loyal readers to adjudicate the 20 categories and below are the winners!

Mr Confidence a resounding success

22nd November 2017

The inaugural Mr Confidence 2017 pageant attracted an impressive crowd on Friday evening at the Civic Centre in Gaborone, where Edward Dhliwayo was crowned king. Thuso Rrasetapa was crowned first prince. The organisers pulled all the stops for the unique and meaningful pageant that showed inclusion of everyone in the community. The gentlemen were dressed to the nines in their elegant suits and stunned the audience as they graced the ramp on their wheel chairs in full confidence. The MC for the evening Matlhare Matlhare did a sterling job of ensuring that proceedings went smoothly.

Mathews Matsete to launch new album with flair

22nd November 2017

Gospel crooner Mathews Matsetse recently held a press briefing at Chez Nicholas to share details about the launch of his sixth album launch and live recording, to be held at SKY Lounge, iTowers, CBD on the 2nd December. The talented singer, whose career in gospel marks 25 years in 2018, says that he is reinventing and breathing new life into his music and brand. Matsetse, who is a songwriter of note, is also known as the maverick behind the song Lion of Judah, which is acclaimed across southern Africa. The gospel singer, who hails from Mochudi, started in music in 1993 and feels that it is now time for him to seize new heights. “I am grateful for the opportunities I have had in my music career and have reached a space where I am shedding old skin and showing off the new Mathews Matsetse.” He also said that live recording is not only the new trend but is also exciting and allows the artist to engage the crowd. With regard to the venue, which is known to be a secular entertainment venue, he explained that they wanted a high-end and glamorous place.

Chepete gives fashion a refreshing twist

22nd November 2017

Her journey to becoming a fashion designer is inspirational and she surely does elegant outfits that would perfectly fit in the 21st century wardrobe. Mpho Chepete says her back then low self-esteem gave birth to her career as a fashion designer. “I used to have very low self-esteem but suddenly chose to hide behind what I wear and God gave me the strength to accept myself as something changed in me. I started to explore another side of me that is the creativity element. I started exploring with clothes and changed my look by designing my own outfits. I felt good and just content so I developed a high self-esteem and took designing as my first love,” she says.

Nu Fashion to host wine tasting and fashion show

22nd November 2017

Nu Face Models Management will spoil fashion and fun lovers to a unique fashion night out dubbed ‘Models and Bottles’ on Friday evening at Stanbic Piazza Roof Top in Molapo Crossing. The classic event entails of a fashion show and a wine tasting session. Director of the event, Ralph Mosotho explained that the event caters for all kind of models, adding that revellers should expect to appreciate fashion in a relaxed environment. He noted that different fashion designers would showcase their work. While this is the first ever expect, they expect to host them every three months. “We want to dedicate time for the fashion lovers to learn more about fashion and at the same time give fashion designers an opportunity to showcase their work,” he said. He added that there would be a range of new wines to taste. “Our guests will appreciate the fashion on show while also sipping on wines by D wine,” he said. The event targets all the sophisticated fashion lovers and business people to witness the extra-ordinary red carpet event that would start with a photo-shoot at promptly 7pm. Dress code is all black.

New Kid on the block in Hip-hop brings refreshing sound

22nd November 2017

Kgotla Pitinyane also known as Proficient 6ix, is the new kid in Hip-Hop genre music and he promises to elevate the genre as he releases his eight-track mix tape soon. The confident 23-year old Proficient 6ix says that his mix tape, dubbed ‘Nude’; would be released on the 29th November. He told Vibe that he started rapping from the age of 10 and that the music that his elder brother always played influenced him.

ATI steals limelight at BOMU awards

3rd November 2017

The long awaited BOMU Music Awards thrilled at GICC this past Saturday.

BOMU Awards 2017 Hits and Misses

3rd November 2017

The 9th Botswana Music Union (BOMU) was an electric affair that attracted scores of Batswana and guests from across the borders. The night was all about celebrating local talent and it was great to see how everyone had a blast! Vibe was in the mix of things and we jostled down what was super cool and what needs to improve. Hits:

St Louis music festival lives up to expectations

3rd November 2017

Gaborone came to a standstill this past Saturday as all roads led to Duma Fm grounds for the much-anticipated annual St Louis Music Festival. Fun lovers came out in full force to enjoy a night of good music, drinks and fashion until the wee hours of Sunday morning. It was all glamour on the inside with crisp clean sound system. Local artists including MMP Family, Sasa Klaas, Amantle Brown, Vee and Dramaboi gave revellers their money’s worth and left them begging for more. ATI, who was energetic as usual, was the star of the night as revellers sang along to his hit song, Khiring Khorong. However, Nigerian hit maker, Davido, who was the show’s headliner failed to impress, disappointing hundreds of attendants who had thronged the venue with the hope that they would be charmed off their socks by his act. While he performed most of his hits, his tepid performance wasn’t memorable. The traffic around the venue was heavy but the parking lots were well organised with security prevailing in every corner. Thanks to the metal detectors, it was near impossible for criminal elements to carry unwanted weapons into the event.

Joe T hosts lit album launch concert

3rd November 2017

Youthful gospel artist, Joseph Tshukudu, who goes by the stage name Joe T, set the house ablaze at Mantlwaneng when he launched his debut album titled. Dinonyane The amiable crooner, who says that he spreads God’s message through music, led the sizeable into praise and worship. Tshukudu said he uses music to preach the gospel and reach out to people who have lost hope and are discouraged in life. “I want to preach and share the gospel and encourage people out there who are troubled especially the youth who has lost hope in life.

MoTV joins forces with AFDA for unique media concept

3rd November 2017

MoTV, an onboard television station that broadcasts local content on various bus lines across the country was launched this past week in Gaborone. Entertaining passengers with either music or movies is not a new scene to local bus lines; the trend was very popular in the late 90s but somehow it slowly got phased out and ultimately died within a few years.


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