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Mrs Botswana crowned in glitzy affair



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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GOING PLACES:The singer has a new offering

CharmaGal is back with a bang. After a hiatus, following her hit Jabu last year, she has released an all Setswana thriller album just in time for festive.

The local music sensational is back into her stardom feat, the album brings yet another set of tracks in her 8-track album titled Lekgamu la bananyana. Touch Records in Gaborone officially released the album this past week.

During a media brief held at Botswana Craft in Gaborone this past week, CharmaGal revealed that she has been working hard on the album thus having high expectations on it. According to Charma, Lekgamu la bananyana is a notch high than her previous music deliverables.

Speaking to Vibe a day before boarding a plane to the United Kingdom where she was performing alongside South Africa’s BabesWodumo, she said that what makes her unique is staying to her craft. The Mmokolodi hit-maker said that it is giving what you are to the people that then opportunities arise for artists.

“People need to stay true to their uniqueness, this new album represent my style of delivering music, that represents my key and my melody that is why it is easy for people to react to it,” shared CharmaGal.

She also said that piracy is a concern in the music fraternity, adding that she has targets she has set for herself in regards to the number of copies she wants to sell on the album. “New technology remains a mystery for us artists, in a day after the release of the album, people will be she sharing out the music through Whatsapp and other social media networks and that is amazing.”

Meanwhile, a week after the release of the album, track 3, dubbed Banyana, is driving CharmaGal fans crazy. The song has already been played on various radio stations in the country. In the song, CharmaGal says that she does not need to get to work because she has hangover garnered from the weekend. **The album is available at most music stores.

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Shamele drops solo kwaito offering

Irene Shone



omolemo Thepa aka Shamele says kwaito music has taken out the artiste in him and he plans to elevate the genre as time goes. The 27-year-old recently released his first-ever solo single dubbed, ‘Dula S’tilo’.

He tells Vibe that the new single was actually written to honour the president of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi as he sat on the presidency throne. He explains that he has been in the music industry for the past six years, featuring other artistes but decided to [produce his solo work this year.

“I have written this song and composed it to dedicate it to Masisi as a way of welcoming him to his new position,” he says.Shamele is confident that having worked with a variety of well-established artistes has given him light and direction to grow the Kwaito genre. Asked why he chose Kwaito of all other genres, he said that Kwaito is unstoppable and just needs nurturing.

“I found Kwaito in existence when I was growing up, and I have never come across any boring rhythm of Kwaito music. It is just unstoppable and thus, I want to be associated to it.”
He also shares with Vibe that local talent kept him motivated to also have a dream of becoming a solo artiste.

“The Real Magosi group inspired me to be where I am today together with all the local artistes in general because I embrace local music.” Shamele further says that he takes pride in the fact that he has already performed his song in the president’s presence recently in Moshupa at an event.

He also appreciates the positive feedback that he already has on his new work. Dula S’tilo currently enjoys airplay at Duma Fm, RB1 and RB2. The single was produced at True-African Studios. Shamele says that at the moment, he is focused on building his brand and give his fans and the local music industry the best.

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