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‘The Quing Diamond’ is a stylist and his speciality lies in making people look and feel good. The name his sweet mama gave him is Thabiso Moje and he is proud of his ‘Kasi’ heritage. When he entered the beauty industry it was primarily to make himself ‘feel and look good’.

What he knows for a fact is that, ‘first impressions do count’ especially for people like him who deal with celebrities and must always look stylish, trendy and on point. Despite the illusion of flamboyance, Moje is a strong believer in the concept of originality and individuality when it comes to fashion and style; he is steadfast in the notion that ‘style is effortless’.

The make-up artist is quick to emphasise that everybody has their own sense of style regardless of how it pans out visually; more than anything one needs to start with a healthy dose of self-esteem. “Creating your unique style helps you achieve a sense of confidence and comfort in how you put on an outfit or how you groom yourself. Style is within you and how you relate with your core fashion persona.”

Leading us to his style tip number one, you do not need loads of money to look good; confidence, a great attitude and comfort make for a super outfit.
“If you are not confident a P30 000 dress will look cheap on you. I am the type of guy who will wear a P30 shirt and people will swear it’s an expensive item from Donatella Versace,” adds the style guru with a giggle.

The bottom line is that you do not need to break your budget to look good, ‘work with what you have’ and do not limit yourself only to the high end and up-market stores, venture out to the flea markets as well. “Wear something that makes you feel gorgeous. Don’t try too hard. The outfit is sexier when it appears effortless.”

Style tip number two; dress for your body and accessorise for you. Do not put on clothes or any other accessories such as make-up or hair that do not complement or sit well with you. “We must learn to dress for our bodies not dress for someone else’s body.

A plus sized woman should not pretend to have a curvy Kim Kardashian body,” advises the stylist. Make up plays an integral role in completing any look. “Both men and women must groom their faces with correctly shaped eyebrows. When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good you do better. That alone can change your life.”

The style guru who studied for Cosmetology and majored in Professional make up, TV Special effects and Prosthetics has an inherent passion for his work. “I was born to do this.” Internationally he counts Reza Khan, a leading fashion and lifestyle advocate as his style icon. Locally he counts fashionable and trendsetting, Mpho Laing as one of his style icons.

“Mpho Laing definitely has style. The woman is simply unique, edgy and breaks new ground all the time.” As to his own fashion items or trends he cannot live without, “I am The Quing. Hence of course my favourite colour is Royal blue. I am royalty all the way. My most critical fashion item, in make-up is my Estee Lauder lip and eye Serum. I’d rather be broke than go a day without it.”

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Local artistes steal the show at GIMC concert

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La Timmy gave his best as usual and set the mood a notch higher with his upbeat sounds.Meanwhile, Boogie Sid took the crowd way back with a set reminiscent of the early 2000s. Robbie Rob and Brando also gave a fun set that had dancing along. Meanwhile, Sjava’s performance was quite tepid.

He didn’t seem excited to be on stage and his performance was bland from start to finish. Han C on the other hand was a fireball of energy and set the pace, proving that local is truly lekker. The Sedilaka star belted out in tune while also gyrating madly as if his life depended on it. Many sang along to his hits Mafura fura and Se-ileng.

South African rapper Nasty C also held his own fort and although his performance was nothing to write home about, he seemingly gave his fans their money’s worth as they cheered wildly. The Hell No hitmaker saved the popular song for last and everyone sang along to the jam with a catchy hook.

Another energetic performer was Master KG who has been making waves recently. His unique sound, a mix of kwaito, mosakaso had many wiggling and jiggling as if they have ants in their pants. The Situation and Skeleton hitmaker and his dancers churned infectious dance moves throughout their performance.

Meanwhile, Lady Zamar churned hits such as Collide, Criminal, Charlotte and My Baby among others, as she showed off her well-choreographed dance moves. Prince Kaybee was in his usual element and while it was not his best night, most revellers enjoyed the house tunes, especially the hit Club Controller, which can make even the most uptight person lose their morals and hump and bump in the air.

One of the revellers Tshidiso Mokaila said she had enjoyed the concert. “It was chilly but the whole show was well-organised, from the sound to security. It was my first time here and I had the time of my life. I will definitely come again next year,” she said. Another reveller who only identified himself as Tshepo said that the popularity of the bash seemed to be declining but said he was impressed that the organisers had beefed up security this time around.

“We had fun knowing that our cars are safe. The performances were just OK but I think that the no cooler box policy turned off many people especially as there was only one beer on sale and no ciders.” The MCs for the night Loungo, Sadi and Somizi did a sterling job and kept revellers in a party mood. While the previous editions were much better than this year’s instalment, there were few incidents this time around. Revellers let their hair down and partied the night away until the wee hours of the morning.

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The sky is the limit for Ginah Molodi

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In what started as only a mere passion for music at the age of (11) for Ginah Tinah Molodi, it has now changed into a big reality as she recently featured in one of the most decorated DJ in Botswana Boineelo Othusitse known as DJ Bino in a single house-track dubbed Ke Mosadi. Growing up, 23-year-old Molodi was a vital member of the Praise and Worship at her church.

In a recent interview with Vibe, Molodi said that her mother had always encouraged her to give her best. “My late mother has always been my mother, a role model, a best friend, an instigator and that really kept going because she motivated me,” she said.

The Mmadinare born aspirant artiste made her first major appearance in one of the Botswana Television (BTV) talent show called My African Dream before deciding to try her luck on this year’s My Star Show, “I have always dreamt of joining My Star from the moment it started broadcasting on BTV and I only got join this year because I wanted to share my talent with Botswana as I always believed in my singing and the talent that got has given me. Winning would have been a great bonus to me,” she said.

Molodi further reiterated on her current main enthusiast who is apparently her aunt. “The one person who was always behind me is my aunt Thusano Moseki, she has always been my biggest fan and she used to call me at my tenure at My Star wanting to find out whether I chose either the right song or rehearsed well and stuff and that really motivated me a lot as she strongly believed in me,” she said.
Molodi said being eliminated in the My Star Top 12 had not deterred her as she went on to release a single. “I did not win at My Star but that never really discouraged me because I have so many people that believe in me. I decided to do a single titled Ke Mosadi which is basically a personal song and it celebrates a women from her phenomenal transition from a young to a women with a massive help from DJ Bino as my producer,” she said.
Meanwhile, DJ Bino said that Molodi’s brother had sent him her audio. “When I first heard that our home girl is currently at My Star, I told her brother to send me the audio and she was amazing. I promptly decided to start working with her.
She did not win maybe because sometimes the judges do not see what we see as producers hence I took liberty to do a song with her because I appreciate her talent,” he said. DJ Bino added that Molodi still had a long way to go as she will soon be working with big names such as Odirile ‘Vee’Sento, Busi (Malawi) to push her promising music career to greater heights. DJ Bino also confirmed that he was working on dropping his 2nd album, which will be titled The Journey.

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