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Make-up beyond gender

When many males are shying away from considering being a makeup artist as a profession, 21 year old Moemedi Johnson Morwaagae is currently going against odds in the industry. He has built a stern market base and is currently running his beauty parlor at Main Mall.

The young man who grew up in Lobatse shared with WeekendLife that growing up, he did not have any plans of becoming a makeup artist. “I finished school and I did not pass my Form 5. When I finished school, I went to work at my sister’s beauty parlor doing manicure. I started off of as a receptionist and later took notes on how to do manicures. I ended up knowing how to do nails,” he explained. He is now a professional makeup artist with his skills in manicure marking three years in the beauty industry.

“As I was doing manicure, I explored YouTube to acquire knowledge on how to be a professional makeup artist. YouTube has really developed me as a beauty artist,” he highlighted. Although competition is tough, he explained that Instagram has been making his business to thrive. “Instagram is the best platform. It really helps me a lot even other social Media [platforms] such as Facebook. I have business cards also. When people see such they take your business seriously. That is what also boost my business,” he said.

Morwaagae stated that when his business was taking off, customers were giving him tough time.  “Some were choosy, some did not know what they wanted. Some customers were not satisfied. Right now, I have no problem with delivering and meeting customer needs,” he said.
“I am excellent, they do not bother me anymore. The only problem I have is limited events due to change of seasons but the business performs better in summer since there are events and more bookings.”

To keep up with beauty trends, he said he always ensures that he follows the work of beauty and makeup trendsetters on YouTube even on Instagram and this is what keeps his business on its feet and even competent. After few years of building his makeup and beauty brand, the 21 year old said he has also done touches to local celebrities like the ever blazing RB2 presenter Khumo Kgwaadira otherwise known as Missgeekays.

Currently, he is running his own beauty shop at Main Mall call Lavish Box alongside his partner. “I am the 100 percent owner of the Lavish Box and I run it alongside my partner who specializes in manicure,” he said. Despite anything, he envisions to see his business growing and meeting the demands of his customer base and wishes to build his clientele. Meanwhile, he is working hard to ensure that his business grows as well as being competent in the market. “I wish to have branches across the country, in Palapye, Francistown and even in Maun to have a wide a market across the country,” he concluded.

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Creatives taking over 2023

26th September 2023

Creativity is seen everywhere and these individuals did something recently that’s never been done before, and some are still killing it. We see creativity on streaming platforms, stages, runways, social media and boardrooms even. Some of them are revamping their businesses, and lately, clothing sale is thriving.

They love concept-driven designs, storytelling and they bring fresh ideas and new perspectives that will leave footprints in the sand. Post the COVID-19 pandemic, these creative minds utilized the drawing board and they became cognizant that monetizing content will actually take them far, which is frank nonetheless.

This is commendable though, but the creative industry will still need support from government in order for it to flourish further. Allocation of resources (funds, facilities and empowerment) should be done consistently, creativity must be raised and at the end of the day, the economy benefits from that kind of investment.


Ever since he parted ways with his former manager, DJ Bougee Sid, Mahalapye born-pint sized, multi-award-winning artist, Hanceford Magapatona has been taking up space, unapologetically so. Han C has shown a strong will to take over the entire world, and he is in the right direction. He’s solely organizing the annual Mahalapye Spring Festival, which is taking place next weekend.

The Pepetetsa hitmaker raked some monies from his savings to put together this event. Mahalapye Spring Festival will feature Paige, Ubuntu Band, Khoisan, Amantle Brown and Double Up among others. Even though it didn’t come as a surprise, Han C was nominated at African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) in the US, under Best Male Southern Africa category.

However, the award was snatched by the late South African rapper, AKA. Its not all lost as Han C secured two nominations at the Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs): People’s Choice of the Year and Best Male Single.


This entrepreneur has turned his dreams into reality, and his promising apparel business is now a fashion destination. Matter of fact, Motswagole weathered the storms to be where he is now because through criticism and social media bullying, he still leads the pack in fashion.

His social media accounts got deleted but through his online store, KM Sales, Motswagole is able to rake in some profits. He initially started selling from his car but now owns a busy store and has employed a number of young people.

KM Sales has been offering fashionable items (shoes, t-shirts, pants) and has been participating in various lifestyle events such as Garden of Drip where it showcases its products.

If there is one young entrepreneur to draw motivation from is Koketso. The business started from humble beginnings, at the time when he worked part time at Ipelegeng as a casual labor. Indeed, good things come to those who wait, or well, work like a slave today, live like a king tomorrow.


Vee Mampeezy’s ex-wife Kagiso De Klerk clearly did not sit and weep over their dramatic divorce. The famous social media influencer hurriedly picked up the pieces and went hard on promoting business online. She literally took social media influencing to the head and it is working for her.

This year saw her partnership with Shell reach greater heights, and obviously, she is raking lot of pulas from the deal. Kagiso has been making frequent appearances in top events in South Africa such as Bubbles in Spring and Gold and Diamond Experience.


After a long break from the limelight, renowned media and radio personality, Gaona Dintwe is back. She was missed by many on TV, and she’s back where she belongs, news anchoring on BTV. Gaona has also found a niche in podcasting. She is a host of her own podcast, Gaona Live Conversation, where various people share their stories on camera.

Some of what they discuss is Gender Based Violence (GBV), polygamy and drug addiction. This is highly commendable because even BTV doesn’t have programs that discuss these crucial social issues. The Lentswelemoruti native is also seen in various corporate events where she is engaged as a host.






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26th September 2023

Now that one-man shows are made fashionable, traditional dance guru and ex-convict, Ditiro Leero is joining the crusade and he will be hosting his also. The show will be held next month at Zone 4 Farm in Selokolela, but the there are traditional dance music artists who have been lined up to perform at the show. Matshana, Morwa Leka and Maswailathota will be doing their thing and probably bring some heat too. Ditiro Leero will be making history as the first traditional artist to host a one-man show in Botswana.

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26th September 2023

With only two months before Miss World 2023, the reigning Miss Botswana, Lesego Chombo is having many irons in the fire, preparing for the much-anticipated beauty pageant. Miss World 2023 will be the 71st edition of Miss World pageant and it will be held in India. Chombo has been spotted toning her body at Jack’s gym, a requirement that is taken seriously at the pageant. She has also been participating in charity events, something that should add to her profile at the Miss World.

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