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Cutting edge 7D film viewing now here

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Mind-blowing, that’s how local entertainment company Hospitium 7D (Pty) Limited’s Director, Neo Mpofu describes the latest technology in film viewing they are bringing to the country.

They are going to show different films of 8-12 minutes in length in 7D. She says this is a first for Africa as watching films in 7D is done only in Dubai, the United States of America and China. The intention is for the cinema to be operational towards the end of February.

The clips will be shown in a private theatre with a giant screen surround sound, nine seats mounted on motion platform that performs up to 400 movements per second and can mimic top speeds of up to 2G in acceleration, to experience the reality of enabling guests battling zombies, pirates and a range of other adrenaline-packed actions.

She says the name Hospitium is Latin for entertainment. Their aim as a company is to be the leading entertainment hub in Botswana. They also wanted to bring entertainment which would suit people of all ages, young and old alike.

Mpofu explained that South Africa has only up to 5D cinemas and that although they had been benchmarked in South Africa, they took the concept beyond 5D to a 7D cinema as they wanted to bring an upmarket form of entertainment.

“Watching a film on 7D is an experience that cannot be put into words, one feels everything they see,” she says. It is like one is taking part in the film they are watching, she says as it features intense motion, stunning graphics and special effects.

Their hope is that people will enjoy the experience and create a lot of hype around the concept. In this way, they would be able to generate enough revenue to buy more machines to enable them to set them up in different Malls in Gaborone. The hope is that by 2017 they would be able to show full movies, something that isn’t done in most parts of the world.

As for the intermittent power cuts the country is used to, Mpofu reassures that measures have been put in place to mitigate any power disruptions that may happen during the screening of clips.

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CHARMA GAL DROPS NEW ALBUM

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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

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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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