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Fergusons set for BNYC Film Festival

Botswana international Film and Tv production icons, Connie Ferguson and his husband Shona Ferguson will be amongst dignitaries who will be attending the Botswana National Youth Council Television and Film Festival. 

The power couple will be engaging with other local stakeholders to map a way forward for the untapped creative industry in Botswana. The event which will also be graced by the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Thapelo Olopeng will be staged at UB Indoor Sports arena on the 15th of November under the theme, mobilizing partnership for the development of local TV and film industry. Chairman of the Creative Board of BNYC, Johnson Otlaadisa to WeekendLife that they brought the two because they are local bigger brands.

“Connie and Shona will be part of our panelist. Them being Batswana, are an absolute inspiration. They are a bigger export ever and they are doing amazingly well,” he said.The initiative was brought forth by BNYC inorder to promote the role of television and film as a potential massive television employment for young people.“We have faith television and film in Botswana is crucial part in Botswana to harness unemployment and to solve the biggest issue,” he said. He argued that television can hire people directly, actors, actresses to flourish the creative industry in Botswana.

“It is possible for local brands to compete with other brands outside the country,” Otlaadisa explained. He alluded to the fact that many Batswana watch South African soapies on DSTV where in between there are diverse commercials who are using local plartforms build their brands strong which can be retold in Botswana. The event which will be staged to be a panel discussion, is open for free to the general public. In the evening there will be a red carpet event, where four local films will be showcased. Two films produced and shot by students whilst the other two will be for professionals.
 

“We want Batswana to appreciate talent at school and industry professionals. We have invited all the familiar faces, actors, presenters and celebrities. They can come through to be inspired by people who they look up to.” he said. Other invited guests are Lufuno Nethengwe the Head of Scripted content, Drama and Telenovas from Mnet Africa, Goabaone Taylor, the General Manager of Kwese Tv, Sam Ngwenya, Producer of Colors TV Drama as well as Thabiso Maretlwaneng, the Executive Producer of NtwaKgolo.

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Vee Mampeezy wants to marry again!

28th November 2022

In May 2014, controversial pint sized musician, Odirile Sento married his longtime girlfriend, Kagiso Sento in a glamorous wedding, not knowing that eight years later, the two will be fighting until the very end of their holy union.

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Motsetserepa needs help

18th October 2022

Mental health is one critical element in someone’s life but gloomily, it is often overlooked. Topics centered on mental health and depression dominate the public discourse. The national conversation surrounding mental wellness, both online and offline has aided in the stigma of suffering from depression being removed, slowly but surely.

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TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch

14th October 2022

On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste  .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.

Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).

Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / masimololebasadi@gmail.com / Bash Connektor Facebook page.

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