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Mathews Matsete to launch new album with flair

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.


22nd November 2017

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.

SHARING THE LOVE AND PASSION FOR SPICES

22nd November 2017

Most people tend to associate spices with heat rather than flavour and aroma. Spices consist of oil, which is flavour enhancer and some spices do not go well with everything but if you stick to the basic four: cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and peppercorns they will blend well with most foods. In most homes, you always find the common black peppercorns, nutmeg, cinnamon, saffron, cardamom and vanilla. To become masterful in your cooking with various combinations, keep whole cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, ground cumin, coriander, turmeric, and good dry red chillies. Whenever you do cooking with spices in your home, be adventurous and try foreign spices and create your own blends. You do not want to overdo it so for starters you can start by two, then three or more when you familiar with the spices because the idea is to maintain that special flavour. In my kitchen, often I use them random and I tell you the results are amazing and my favourite spice blend is cloves and cardamom.

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.

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.

SWEET FIX

3rd November 2017

It is surprising how little time it takes to prepare our family satisfying favorites as Madeira flapjacks, cheese cakes, chocolate cakes, brownies, cupcakes, rock cakes and fruit cakes not to mention the list is endless. Like larger cakes needs to be complemented with nuts for example pecan, hazelnuts ,almonds macadamia also fruits like strawberries, peaches, pears, grapes and cherries however dozens ways in which fruits can be used as the basics in bakes. Thanks to modern transportation systems, the range of unusual and exotic fruits available in supermarkets seem to expand every week. There is also a range of common cake flavors like coconut, vanilla, ginger and my favorite cocoa powder which gives a strong chocolate flavor. It is already sweetened and does not require cooking, the resulting is less chocolatey.

Lengau wine tasting extravaganza impresses

3rd November 2017

Throngs of wine lovers and socialites flocked the Grand Palm marquee for the fifth instalment of the now annual Wine tasting session courtesy of Lengau Wines. The friendly Lemo Rampa who didn’t have a moment to spare as she scurried around ensuring that the event goes on without a glitch welcomed us. Interestingly, it is always cloudy and cold on the day of the wine tasting. The organisers didn’t take anything to chance and chose the marquee.

Ame Makoba releases motivational CD

3rd November 2017

Former Deputy Executive Secretary of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Ame Makoba recently launched a motivational CD titled Refuse to Lose; Get Lifted. In the five-track album, Makoba talks about the challenges of life and what one must do to overcome them, and never lose hope. Speaking at the launch of the CD, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dorcas Makgatho encouraged youth like Makoba to share their life experiences in order to encourage others and be their role models.

Mazganda.com member goes solo

3rd November 2017

Francistown based live band Mazganda.com frontman Tebobo Nkadile popularly know as Ras T in local music circles, has released a solo raga dance hall album titled Ke tlhadilwe. The song is currently enjoying massive airplay on local radio stations. Speaking to Vibe in an exclusive interview, Ras T disclosed that his solo project does not mean that Mazganda.com has collapsed but a continuation of his love for dance hall music.


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