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Louisa April premiers Lost in a City called Love

Soul songstress Louisa April will serenade music lovers at her show dubbed ‘Lost in a City called Love’ at Thapong Visual Arts Centre tomorrow evening, as part of the annual Maitisong festival. The musical journey encompasses neo soul and acoustic based alternative R&B music. In an interview with Vibe, April states that she appreciates music that speaks what the soul is often to say. “I would like for my music to speak for people where words fail them,” she says. She further explains that the musical journey curates on all aspects of love. “It is about falling in love, the heartbreak, joy, abuse and being content alone. I wanted to take the audience with me on a journey to touch on all these different aspects of love.”


18th April 2018

Motlha on the stardom rise

18th April 2018

Motlha Mompe, who goes by the stage name Motlha, is fresh in the music circles but he already bears a stardom position, according to his fans.

SA rapper Mopedy inspired by Culture Spears

18th April 2018

South African rapper Mopedy, who hails from Makotopong, Limpopo province, has released a hip-hop album titled Peu, which features a smashing hip-hop track called Kulenyane 2.0.

Multi-talented Lorraine drops debut single

18th April 2018

Lorraine Ditsebe is not a new name in the entertainment circles, she is better known as a model but she one multi-talented lass, who has dropped her first single, You Are The One.

Fats nutrition

18th April 2018

Nutritionists suggest that we should aim to cut our intake of fat to 27- 30 percent of our total daily calorie intake.

Radio personality to launch debut novel

18th April 2018

Rorisang Mogojwe, better known as a Yarona FM radio personality will launch her debut novel, a creative non-fiction offering, Naledi Confessions next week. Vibe caught up with her to find out more about her writing journey.

Motlhala to premier at Maitisong amidst fanfare

16th April 2018

Kealeboga Mosekiemang, the producer and stage manager promises nothing but a night of glitz over the show to be showcased at Maitisong Festival next week. Mosekiemang emphasises that they have gladly put together their graceful work with Neo Kebiditswe, who has written and directed the work as a business partner of Cherryapple. They bring an informative play dubbed ‘Motlhala’ which is an original African story about self-discovery, love and tragedy. The play is set in the fictional village of Maru, on the outskirts of Zimbabwe, where the norm is broken and tradition is compromised. The main character of the play, Tendai managed to fulfil his desire to master his own destiny, although his new life is a train wreck from Harare to Gaborone. Mosekiemang explains that Tendai is played by Thompson Gudo and it is centralised on showing the talent of Africa within the film and play industry. Passinonate and vigorous actors from Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana who will bring the riveting story to life on stage perform Motlhala. The show will kick-start at 7.30pm on April 18th and the tickets are already on sale at Maitisong Theatre.

The Currency play to premier at Maitisong Festival

16th April 2018

The Currency play will premiere at this year’s Maitisong Festival next week Friday in Gaborone. The play director Lionel Nkosi who produced it in the second city of Francistown, noted that the play was appreciated by the residents of Ghetto, and it was only a matter of time before the play could be exported outside Francistown. The play is a concerted efforts by two award winning local actors Thembani Mpapho and Kwenze Poelo Nguni.

A woman of many first: Dr Chiepe's life, returns to Maitisong

16th April 2018

There are many untold stories about African women who have lived extraordinary lives of national service. One of those stories is that of Dr Gaositwe K.T. Chiepe. Her granddaughter, Moduduetso Lecoge, wanted to be the first to finally bring her story to the public, by writing about it and acting it out. The play premiered at the 2016 Maitisong Festival, and now it is back, bigger, better and bolder with an expanded one hour version for The Maitisong Festival 2018. The story chronicles the life of Dr. Chiepe from her childhood as a young Motswana girl growing up in Serowe Village in Botswana, the same village where Botswana’s founding President Sir Seretse Khama and his family came from.

Manyati drops debut single, Tshwarelo

16th April 2018

Onkokame Joyce Manyati Santagane, who goes by the stage name Mnanyathi, has dropped her debut single Tshwarelo. The eight-song album, produced by Tshepo Lesole at High Note Studios, will be released end of August. In an interview with Vibe, Manyati explains that Tshwarelo speaks about repentance. “I am asking God to forgive me for all the wrong things that I have done that are not correct in His eyes. I also vow to worship and serve God for the rest of my life,” she says. The upbeat singer shares that her single was inspired by her own personal journey as she had gone through ups and downs, as well as her turning over a new leaf.

16th April 2018

The increased interest in healthy eating means that the most supermarkets and butcheries now offer special cuts of lean meat. Although they are often slightly more expensive than standard cuts, it is worth buying this meat and spending a little extra time cooking it carefully to enhance the flavour. You will need to buy as much if you combine the meat and thoughtfully chosen and prepared vegetables. Look out too for packs of low or reduced fat minced (ground) meat in your local supermarket and include it in burgers or serve it in flavor filled sauce with rice, read rolls or your favourite pasta. Chicken and turkey are lower in fat than red meats and you can make them even healthier by removing the skin.

New Segaba album to sell Botswana internationally

6th April 2018

BY IRENE SHONE Anything he produces turns into gold, and this time he has produced the first- ever Segaba album after such a long time in Setswana traditional music. Producer, Founder and Owner of Kalakuta Records, Tex Ramogobya is a history maker when it comes to producing perfection and prides himself in the just released album; ‘Individual Brilliance’ by Sua Pan. The eight-track album comes as a unique deep Tswana folklore type with Segaba and flare of other indigenous instruments. Tex says that the album aims at reviving Setswana traditional music, particularly through segaba because it is usually heard only on RB1 programmes than in music produced at home. He considers Individual Brilliance as a pace setter album expected to go higher than the likes of Tinto and Kulenyane to mention a few. It was even drafted in the president’s inauguration programme to resemble the Setswana culture on the day.

New Segaba album to sell Botswana internationally

6th April 2018

Anything he produces turns into gold, and this time he has produced the first- ever Segaba album after such a long time in Setswana traditional music. Producer, Founder and Owner of Kalakuta Records, Tex Ramogobya is a history maker when it comes to producing perfection and prides himself in the just released album; ‘Individual Brilliance’ by Sua Pan. The eight-track album comes as a unique deep Tswana folklore type with Segaba and flare of other indigenous instruments. Tex says that the album aims at reviving Setswana traditional music, particularly through segaba because it is usually heard only on RB1 programmes than in music produced at home. 


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