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Hitmaker explains controversial song

4th October 2017

Next Best DJ Academy unveils new faces behind the decks

4th October 2017

Next Best DJ Academy recently held the Spring Music to prepare aspirant DJs for the world of entertainment, which coincided with the reveal of the top ten finalists of the Next Best DJ competition. Held under the theme, ‘Heels, Hats and Headphones’, the event attracted young women who are passionate about music and spinning the decks. But it wasn’t only about music as there were also empowering presentations. Otsile Nchingane spoke about financial management while Kelly Ramputswa, station manager at Yarona FM, who is also known as DJ Ms Kels, spoke about rising up the ranks in entertainment and how to get exposure. Entrepreneur and media personality DJ Tshepang Motsitsi, popularly known as DJ Izzy, inspired the participants when he made a presentation on how to stand out as an entertainer. To wrap up the talks was DJ Cupid who spoke about her journey in the entertainment industry and sharing pearls of wisdom on how to remain relevant. Next Best DJ Academy is a 100 percent and youth owned DJ school based in Gaborone. The school offers aspirant DJs with training, exposure, mentorship and management. The school aims to empower the next generation of leaders in the DJ industry and contribute towards professionalising the DJ industry in Botswana.

Seakane improve lives through physical training

4th October 2017

Tshenolo Seakane is a fairly dedicated young man who is fashioning his own legacy through the Amenzone tyre movement with a mandate of motivating inspiring and training people from schools to the entire community of Letlhakane where he was born and raised. Through his well-decorated and arranged fitness program, Seakane has managed to bring together the community of Letlhakane for training sessions at Letlhakane Bus Rank.

‘Music is my Business’ seminar to empower local artists

4th October 2017

Director of Association of Music Friends (AMF) Tony Petros is adamant that music is serious business and that artists should be accorded the opportunity to network and learn from each other. He said this is what would happen at the upcoming first ever music seminar slated for December under the theme, ‘My music means business.’ This first of its kind event will bring artists and music stakeholders all under one roof, noted Petros, who also said that the seminar would empower artists to take their craft seriously.

Bang! Gae drops True B-dub Stories Volume 2

4th October 2017

The tagline ‘BaengGaelzreal!’ is familiar to most people who enjoy local music. After all the music stable Bang! Gae is home to some of the most talented artists in the urban music sphere. On Independence Day the label released the True B-dub Stories Volume 2. The three-hour long album boasts about 40 songs that resonate with most Batswana and speak of real life experiences that many can identify with.

USA based record label exports local talent

4th October 2017

USA-based Goal Marks Entertainment Record label, owned by a Motswana named Marothodi Fresher Seosenyeng, has signed three local artists with the aim to help them break into the global music market. Seosenyeng, who traded as Sekwata in the local music industry, will be remembered for his AIDS awareness theme song Sekwata tota, whilst still a lance corporal at Botswana Defence Force (BDF), a song which went on to be played on local radio stations and earned him some Kudus at the BDF as he received numerous certificates for his efforts.

Edison drops Kasi la me

4th October 2017

Edison Matthews says his first official single, ‘Kasi lame’ is dedicated to everyone and inspires them to appreciate their roots as well as the people who have helped them in life. “Kasi lame basically talks about where one is from and it could be a major song to one’s hometown, their mother, siblings or just anything that one is passionate about,” he noted in an interview.

Jazz Exchange slated for later this month

4th October 2017

The sixth Jazz Exchange gig, and the last this year, will be held on the 29th October and will feature Tafadzwa Nazare better known as Tafnaz. Jazz X Change would like to take this opportunity to thank all that have attended our events this year. Being present means that like us, you know that local upcoming artists are talented and have the ability to make it in the music industry.

Aggrieved BW artists approach Registry of Societies to nullify BOMU recent AGM and looming awards

4th October 2017

Aggrieved local artists have informed VIBE that they have served the Registrar of Societies with a letter demanding that the recent Annual General Meeting and elections for Botswana Musician Union (BOMU) be nullified, citing grave irregularities during the meeting. As if that was not enough, a letter which this reporter has in his possession also intend to have this year’s annual BOMU awards cancelled until BOMU cleans its house.

Pantsula take Botswana by storm

27th September 2017

Preach against alcohol, drugs and crime

Students mesmirise parents with Ballet world premiere, fairies in black and white John Mackenzie school

27th September 2017

Parents and students at John Mackenzie School in Francistown were treated to a night of Ballet premier dubbed Fairies in Black and White as it presents its first ever full length, female powered story ballet, an original story written and choreographed by Kaylynn Bryant. Performed by 44 talented rising stars of ballet and dance from John Mackenzie School, the stunning original hour long production brought to life the near-unknown vibrant treasure of ballet to Francistown.

When rain clouds gather…

27th September 2017

A photographic exhibition titled Maruapula by Thalefang Charles is currently on show at the Thapong Arts Centre gallery until the 4th October. It boasts 30 awe-inspiring images taken over a period of five years. Charles notes that Maruapula coincides with September (Lwetse in Setswana – the month of sick clouds). Pula is not only currency, but also that rain is an integral part of the life of any Motswana. Rain perhaps resonates differently with people, but essentially, it has a personal significance. Most of the images are of veldts, roads and settlements but all capture clouds in different motions.

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