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Mrs Botswana crowned in glitzy affair

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All roads led to Boipuso Hall over the weekend in order to witness the first crowning of Mrs Botswana, which amazed all the attendants. It was one special pageant never to be forgotten as the 12 ladies, all with a ring on their fingers stunned the audience with their beauty.

They had two parades that included traditional attire and evening wear. The dresses were so stunning that there were cheers and whistles from the crowd who appreciated their beauty. The gorgeous Keitumetse Motlhasedi emerged the queen of the night flanked by Norma-Jean Osi and Olebile Muzila as her first and second princesses, respectively.

The audience admitted that it was a tough competition as a few that the crowd wished to see in top three could not make it since at the end of the day a pageantry requires only top three. However, everyone was satisfied with Motlhasedi being the queen of the night. She articulated her answers well and her beauty was obvious.

The pageant that is family and love based filled the hall with nothing but that atmosphere of warm love and serenity. To sparkle up the night there was also yet another unique parade dubbed ‘Bana ba rona parade’. This was whereby the contestants’ children also had that a chance to walk on the ramp.

It was a fun moment but also showed the responsibility of family building that married women are faced with. Nothing could hide the merriness on the top three’s faces as their husbands also embraced them at the moment of the crowning. Motlhasedi’s husband highlighted that he was thankful for both of their families since they all have been supportive of his wife since day one.

“I am also thankful to God because my wife has managed to walk away with what she has long dreamt of. Thanks for Mrs Botswana organisers for this pageant because she has long wanted to preserve a pageantry title before she got married but now the married title could not allow her anymore,” he said beaming with pride. The second princess, Muzila expressed her joy and gratitude.

The content stunner said that the competition was tough and she was glad that she has made it to the top three. “The competition was tough so I was ready for anything but now I am just joyful. It is a night never to forget,” she said. The night was also made jovial by the duet of Amantle Brown and Jujuboy who mesmerised the audience with a performance of their popular single track ‘Follo’. One of the attendants told Vibe that she has enjoyed every bit of the night. “The pageant has made me realise that married women are also classic beauties. For me the pageant was even much better than all the other contests. Their dresses were on point and they are all beauty with brains,” she said.

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BOSJE elevates jazz education in Botswana

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CHANGING LIVES: Music has the power to empower youth.

The Botswana Society of Jazz Education (BOSJE) will host the 9th annual International Jazz Day for the 3rd time this year at the Maitisong theatre. According to the founding chairperson Akhutlheng Mogami, the society was formed to create a platform for jazz musicians and aspiring jazz musicians to grow and share ideas and even have their work documented.

“As a society, we have realized a need for jazz education. There is also no documentation about jazz in Botswana, which makes it difficult for both the teachers and students when it comes to teaching and learning about jazz as there is no local content to refer to. It is also for purposes of funding applications to run workshops and host festivals and exchange programs that we needed to have a legally registered nonprofit making entity as this one,” she said.

BOSJE was officially registered on the 31st of August 2015 with the registrar of societies and some its objectives include to ensure the growth of Jazz in Botswana and development of jazz education; to build jazz community by advancing education and research; to document, preserve and archive our Botswana jazz heritage; to promote skills development and performance through jazz camps, exchange programs and jazz shows and festivals, and to also develop new audiences.

In January 2017 the society formed a youth jazz big band (Big Bands). Mogami noted that they managed to bring together young people from all walks of life to teach them about jazz and how to play jazz. Since then, the band has been growing substantially both musically and professionally. She noted that The Big Bands in Botswana project which aims to put together jazz bands in schools and communities all over the country. “The project brings together young people and teaches them to play music in an ensemble set up.

The project commenced on the 15th of February 2019 with the primary objective of this project is to bring positive social change through music. Children who are involved in this music program receive a music education, which we believe will lead them to improved overall academic success. The children will also learn the essential skills needed for the 21st century workforce.

In addition to that, these children will also have a platform to exercise their creativity, and all this will in turn grow their confidence.” The band has graced the Masire foundation annual gala dinner, International Jazz Day, Annual De Beers sight holders Dinner, and Gaborone toastmasters among others.

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Diva Vebrok and Benson Phutego drop love sin gle

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NEW OFFERING: Benson & Diva Vebrok’s listening session rocked

Diva Vebrok and Benson Phutego recently released their joint single titled Ha o ka leba. The two launched the song at a listening session at Greenberry Gardens. Music artists including Nono, Franco and promoters PP and Gloria Dzwikiti as well as other industry role players flocked the venue to listen to what the two have to offer and they were not disappointed.

The single is good quality – from the melody, lyrics, rthyme and production. The divine diva Diva Vebrok adds a golden touch with her smooth voice while the bold and eloquent Phutego’s voice complements hers as he breaks out into poetry.

Director of ceremony at the listening session Berry Heart also kept the crowd galvanised throughout the night with her energetic spirit. President of Music Promotions Zenzele Hirschfield expressed appreciation for the support rendered to the two and highlighted that it is important for artists to support one another. “I am honoured to see that that many people in the local music industry have come out to support their fellow artists.

This means a lot and we really need to unite as artists all the time,” she said. She sang praises for Diva Vebrok who she said was passionate and hard working. “She is more than just an artist but also an influencer and entrepreneur. She is one of the women in the music industry who work hard and never give up on their craft,” she said.

Phutego impressed the crowd with his words of wisdom as he appreciated being featured by Ve brok on the single. “It was great working with her as she is passionate and hard working. Women are the pillars of society and as such they should be respected. I have no regrets about this project because I am confident that we produced a great love song.”

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