Decorates vary from mall to mall. Railpark, a shopping mall centralized in the hub of busy has those expected feather hearts that look like a kindergarten art class project to the boogie classy décor that features in most of the stores in the upmarket Airport Junction mall accompanied by the enticing smell of high dining, it’s a different feel, but whether it’s sharing a Cadbury chocolate by the benches of Railpark mall or eating buttered hake at Cappuccinos in Airport Junction, it is the colour of love, Valentine’s day.
With the city strewn in the colours white and red, there are those who genuinely enjoy the vibe that comes with the day dated February the 14th and go all out to celebrate in different ways from the rumored couple of radio personalities Resego Motlhokathari and Khumo Kgwaadira dubbed Miss Geekays who thanked her “bae” on social media for an early valentine’s gift and adding on being the perfect gentlemen, Motlhokathari will be hosting a rather different scenic of an outdoor movie night as part of the valentine’s day celebrations.
Employers such as Dialogue Group treated its workers with flowers, chocolates and in office back and neck massages complete with scented candles to ease tension from the long hours, as a form of appreciation for putting in work shared employee, Warona Josephs. Professional food connoisseur, Chef Naledi, and older sister to star child Marang Molosiwa shares that she personally does not go all out on Valentine’s Day but once in a while she celebrates with her husband but valentine’s day in their home is really for their children.
“I love food, so when we do celebrate, we do little things for our kids and this is usually in making cupcakes or single roses,” adding that “I believe love should be celebrated every day of the year. You really don’t need a special day for it, we go with the flow because our kids love it.” In the midst of all the colour and love there are those who either have no care about the festivities that occur on valentine’s day, either out of a simplicity approach or to some perhaps an underlying denial?
With so much love and excitement in the air for valentines, flamboyant Bissau Gaobakwe went overboard by surprising his newly wedded wife, Malebogo Mangole with a getaway for two to an Ireland in Mauritius. The two will be spending their valentines in a more defined and romantic way to spice up things in their marriage. Though this day may be ordinary to other people, as for Bissau he sees it as a yet another chance to spoil his queen.
Known for splashing money on shopping and on luxury, Biscat as affectionately called, shared with WeekendLife that he is fueling his private jet at the time to go out with his wife. “I’m preparing to fly into an Ireland with her in Mauritius. I want to spend time with her. I want to spend quality time with her in a private space,” he explained. Bissau hinted that he is more than willing to show his wife how much he loves her. “We will spend time in a private place and light up some candle lights. I want to have dinner with her, buy her roses and some diamond earrings,” he said.
“I got to have privacy. I want to be with her in a private place,” he emphasized. Bissau seem to have truly found his true love, as he brags about having Malebogo in his life. “Having her in my life means I am going to live longer as she brings peace in my life. She fills my heart with the holy spirit,” he highlighted. He also explained that he is planning everything without the knowledge of his partner. “It’s a surprise for her,” he said. The two who recently tied the knot early this year are going stronger and stronger. “I am going to tell her personally what I feel in my heart,” he said.
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
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.
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.