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Lizibos Di-out advocates against violence

Termed mfana wa style by the late MmaSefhako, a traditional enthusiast, Lizibo grew inspiration and wrote a song just like any other song his influence is usually fueled by happenings surrounding him including his latest release di-out  (dining out) lyrically produced to calm down high reports of domestic violence that sometimes end as homicides.

The Afro-RnB hit maker is no stranger to producing hits that serenades as this time he saw fit to write something that can positively touch, motivate and even change people but mostly encourages growth in our nation. Sharing with WeekendLife, Lizibo reveals that “I wrote this song at a time I felt that my fellow brothers are derailing as there has been a lot of homicides, domestic violence reported throughout the year so I wrote it after a reflected moment of what my contribution as an entertainer was? As Lizibo what am I doing about it in my little corner?” with that rather than pitying the situation di-out was put up to teach and advice on how to well care for women.

“I grew up with my mother advising me that, my child you can play with a lot of things on a woman but never her tears because a woman is a godly being derived from man’s rib to be his companion that is why the song says mosadi ke gopo la gago o rata kapa osa rate” biblically translated as when Adam knelt down asking God for a partner as he expressed loneliness further studying into the bible that man was made to sleep where then from his left rib a woman was made for him. “So we are essentially hurting ourselves and spitting in the hands of God because we asked for companions but now we are mistreating them,” a concerned Lizibo narrates.

Though he sings of taking her out, it does not necessarily mean wining and dining her in restaurants but in actuality refers to a gesture of letting her rest while you do the chores and even cook for a change instead of giving her tears. “Mo shape ka di massage, breakfast in bed, these are the things that bring her joy,” he sings. Being raised by a single mother has really influenced Lizibo’s career to always celebrate women in his music noting that the world is a better place when a woman is happy as he intends to build the nation with his music and advises that it’s not always about fun.

“My role as an entertainer I believe is a God given talent and I always pray to the one who giveth to me, converse with him on why this kind of talent was directed my way as my song diout has made a few couples realize how they were concentrating on the wrong, a testimony of my gift’s intention to make them believe in love and mending hearts” quoting that “God is love, love is God” and expresses himself as a mouthpiece to be used to make all believe in love.

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BOTSWANA TO HOST MISS WORLD 2026

6th December 2023

Even though Botswana has over the years been performing extremely poorly at the Miss World competition, the country has confirmed that it will be hosting the beauty festival in 2026. Initially, the country was to host Miss World next year, something it failed to confirm before deadline. Director at Miss Botswana, Benjamin Raletsatsi, says Botswana will be ready then to host all participants. Miss Botswana Top 25 finalists left the boot camp yesterday. Quite shocking though, Miss Botswana team is still failing basics as responding to media inquiries on time yet it is dangerously hoping to host an event of high status

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DJ Sway ‘saved’ the YAMAs

22nd November 2023

DJ Sway, the daring and ambitious on-air presenter of Yarona FM, played a crucial role in saving the radio station’s music awards, known as the YAMAs. The event was initially dry and disorganized, but DJ Sway, who co-hosted with Pearl Thusi, injected life into the show. However, things took a turn for the worse when Pearl Thusi abruptly left the stage, leaving DJ Sway to carry on alone. Despite the unexpected setback, DJ Sway rose to the occasion and captivated the audience, effectively putting an end to the drama caused by Pearl Thusi.

In an exclusive interview after the YAMAs, DJ Sway revealed the behind-the-scenes chaos that unfolded during the event. He acknowledged the script editors, Phalana and Hope, who worked tirelessly to reedit the script and adapt it to a one-host format. Despite the last-minute changes, DJ Sway remained composed and focused, thanks to the support of his colleagues, such as Owen Rampha, Katlego Rakola, Tshepang Motsisi (DJ Easy), and LB.

When asked about his initial reaction to the unexpected turn of events, DJ Sway admitted to feeling saddened by how things ended. However, he credited Pearl Thusi for giving him a much-needed confidence boost during his moment of doubt. She reminded him that he was destined for greatness and that he didn’t need big stars to succeed. With her words of encouragement, DJ Sway regained his composure and approached the rest of the show with the same professionalism and charisma he displays on the radio.

To overcome the challenges he faced, DJ Sway relied on his radio skills and calm personality. He engaged with the audience as if he were speaking to a single person, pointing out individuals in the crowd to create a more intimate connection. He also expressed gratitude for his backstage team, who provided support and ensured the smooth running of the show.

DJ Sway expressed satisfaction in being seen as the saving grace of the YAMAs. He believed that he fulfilled his role as a host and brought joy to the Yarona FM board, his family, and his fans. Despite his success, DJ Sway’s journey has not been without hardships. He has experienced the loss of his mother and sister, which has left a lasting impact on him. While he continues to grieve, he seeks solace in therapy sessions and relies on his father for emotional support.

DJ Sway’s dedication to his craft and ability to overcome adversity make him a remarkable figure in the radio industry. His vibrant personality and deep knowledge of music have made him a perfect fit for Yarona FM. Despite the challenges he has faced, DJ Sway remains determined to make a positive impact and bring joy to his listeners. With his talent and resilience, there is no doubt that DJ Sway will continue to thrive in his career and leave a lasting legacy in the world of radio.

 

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Chef Gustos walk of shame

22nd November 2023

Chef Gustos, the renowned hitmaker, recently experienced what can only be described as a walk of shame at the 8th edition of the Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs). Despite being nominated a whopping seven times, he failed to secure a single win. Ouch!

The night was filled with surprises, drama, and controversy, but the biggest winner of the evening was Han C, who walked away with three awards, including Best Pop and Best Male Single for his hit song, “Sebinki.” Han C graciously announced that he would be donating P10,000 from his winnings to his fellow nominees, promoting a spirit of togetherness among artists. What a noble gesture!

Meanwhile, Chef Gustos found himself on the losing end of several categories, including People’s Choice Artist of the Year, which he had won in the past. He seemed unfazed by the loss, stating, “People know that ‘Away’ was big, but they won’t stop me.” It’s clear that Chef Gustos is determined to continue making music, regardless of the awards he receives.

However, he did express his frustration with the outcome, suggesting that the awards may be corrupt. He declined to comment further, citing the need to protect his brand and maintain good relationships with corporate clients. It’s understandable that he wants to avoid any potential damage to his future prospects.

In fact, Chef Gustos went so far as to request that Yarona FM not nominate him for future YAMAs. It seems he wants to distance himself from the disappointment and focus on his music without the pressure of awards. Perhaps this decision will allow him to create freely and without the burden of expectations.

While Chef Gustos may have experienced a walk of shame at the YAMAs, it’s important to remember that awards do not define an artist’s talent or success. His fans still appreciate his music, and he continues to have gigs with corporate clients. So, despite the disappointment, Chef Gustos remains optimistic about his future in the industry.

In the end, the YAMAs may have been a letdown for Chef Gustos, but he’s determined to keep moving forward. He won’t let a lack of awards dampen his spirits or hinder his creativity. And who knows, maybe next time he’ll come back stronger and prove that he’s deserving of recognition. After all, the true measure of an artist’s success lies in the hearts of their fans, not in shiny trophies.

 

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