Connect with us

Vibe

Girly makes her mark

Published

on

The ‘bootylicious’ and pretty stunner made heads turn when the dropped the single ‘Girly o di body’ together with an equally sizzling music video. The 27-year-old Girly, who describes herself as a humble loving person who loves music and acting, was born Botshelo Mosweu in Gaborone where she was also raised.

She recalls that she used to dance at family gatherings. “Elders would throw money at me while I was dancing,” she says. At age 14 she appeared in music videos for artists such as Vee, Mingo, Wizards, Starlu and Lizibo among others. In 2008 she entered My African Dream and made it to the finals. She then formed a dance group called Bonandosita. “I shared the stage with the likes of Eve and Shaggy, and also danced for Nigerian artist Flava when he was in Botswana.” Vee then took her under his wing although the relationship was short-lived. “I became his dancer and he later signed me as the first lady of Black money makers.

Things however didn’t work out as Vee got busy after he was signed to Universal records.” She says that she had worked with Amanandos and knew that she could sing. She later hooked up with Chef gustos and Bangi, who helped her drop, Di-body. The song has an upbeat trap sound with simple yet catchy lyrics. She is popular culture epitome and doesn’t try to be anything else.
She points out that she sings about the things she sees that are happening around her. She adds that she has always admired the late Lebo Mathosa and Mshoza.

Girly will soon drop an album produced by legendary Skizo. “Daddy Ski knows his stuff; he pushed me and I am grateful to him. I also got help from other artists such as T.H.A.B.O, Mapetla and Towdemac among others. The album is going to be hot,” she says. Girly says that there will be a listening session before she drops the album. Her time in the music industry has not been without controversies but she insists that she is only focused on her craft. “There is a lot of competition in the music industry. Some people say things that are not true about you while others want you to do shows but pay peanuts or don’t even pay at all.”

On the upside, she says that she has made good friends in the music industry who support her. Girly’s style is bold, fun and sexy. She is not afraid to flaunt her assets and confidently states that “if you have it flaunt it.” She says that she wears what she wants and likes being different “I love fashion and rock anything that looks good on me. I am my own stylist.”

Follow her on Facebook – Girly and Instagram GirlyBW.

Continue Reading
Comments

Vibe

Three vie for Miss Botswana 2018 crown

Published

on

A press release from the organisers states that general public public voting through sms line from 10am Tuesday 18 September – 10 am Friday 21 September 2018 (25%). Apparently creative Industry and Past Miss Botswana Queens Representatives at the boot camp (25%), Panel of judges at the event (25%) and attendants at the event through an app (25%).

The organisers stated through a press release that Miss Botswana rebranding, relaunching, crowning night will strictly by invitation and corporate hosting, adding that very limited tickets at P1500 will still be available from countrywide webticket offices.

The pageant will apparently be broadcast on television. Development Advance Institute (DAI), represented by Benjamin Raletsatsi, was subcontracted the license to Miss Botswana 2018 by Botswana Council of Women (BCW), the License Holders for Miss Botswana. DAI presented to BCW a five year plan to restructure BCW and Miss Botswana brands. In terms of Miss Botswana this was necessary to salvage our National Beauty Pageant, which has produced Mpule Kwelagobe (1998 Miss Universe winner) and Emma Warius (1st runner up to 2010 Miss World).

The organisers acknowledged that the pageant has been marred in controversy and noted that their mission is to rebrand and regain trust with all stakeholders and the general public.

Continue Reading

Vibe

Excitement mounts ahead of inaugural Gabs Book Festival

Keletso Thobega

Published

on

It is all systems go for the inaugural Gaborone Book Festival (GBF), which will be held from the 21-22 September 2018 at Maitisong. The two-day book festival will feature panels, talks, readings, conversations, book chats, book launches and book sales all headlined by the featured local and guest authors.

The opening night on Friday evening will feature authors Michael Dingake, Margaret Daymond, Brigitta Zwani and Nsungululi Mbo. Dingake will focus on his biography and there will be readings of selected Bessie Head letters and interpretation by author Daymond. There will also be an authors meet and greet as well as book sales.

The organisers, GBF Trust states that confirmed featured authors are Lauri Kubuitsile, Michael Dingake, Andrew Sesinyi, Ednah Rosen, Modirwa Kekwaletswe, Donald Molosi, Brigitta Zwani, Tomeletso Sereetsi, Thalefang Charles, Monirul Bhuiyan, Nelson Letshwene,  Kgomotso Jongman and Bongani Malunga. From across the continent, the confirmed authors are Lola Shoneyin, Margaret Daymond, Zukiswa Wanner,Victor Kgomoeswana, Esinako Ndabeni, Sihle Mthembu, Niq Mhlongo as well as publisher, Thabiso Mahlape. The organisers say that they wanted to feature authors whose books cover a wide range of themes and topics. The 22 September, which is the main festival day, will kickstart with a writers’ seminar involving all those in the book ecosystem. The seminar will cover issues of marketing and publishing.

According to one of the organisers, Kenanao Phele, an exciting programme will follow this for all, filled with panel discussions, conversations, inspirational book chats, readings and book sales amongst others.

“With the diversity and experience of the authors, the festival touch on varied, in depth topics highlighted by featured authors including culture, music, fiction, travelogues, memoirs, politics, mental health, culinary and cuisine. Furthermore, the festival will also have a fun and exciting space for 100 students from government primary schools, a section made possible by the Orange Foundation,” she says.

She further says that since the beginning of this year, the GBF Trust has been involved in a number of book related activities to get readers in the city and beyond ready for the festival. On the criteria for selecting the authors, she says that the Trust was looking for authors who have been part of GBF platforms in 2018, who have written on important topics/themes that are conversation sparkers, books that have made a mark in Botswana, across the continent, beyond and are some award winning. “Some of our guest authors are celebrated or award winning.

We would also like to feature similar local authors on our platforms to introduce them to more and new readers as well as show them the possibilities that exist for them in the continent and beyond as they interact with the guest authors and publishers.”

Continue Reading

Trending