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Colors TV Drama thrills Batswana

A television drama commissioned by Botswana Television that currently airs on Wednesday is making waves across the country with many Batswana impressed by the content and the production.

Colours is a 26 episode high stakes TV drama that airs on BTV weekly. Commissioned in 2016, it premiered on BTV screens on Wednesday the 10th October 2018 at 2000hrs. The show also repeats on Mondays at 1330hrs. The Producer of the play, Samuel Ngwenya told WeekendLife that the drama has been well received. “People love the general quality of the production, which can be likened to the quality of popular dramas that are shown on South African television. The story is interesting and the picture quality and audio quality are top notch,” he said.

He explained that the drama is relevant to Batswana in many ways. “First of all Colours is 100 percent local production which means Batswana will be able to see themselves reflected on their screens. Secondly colours addresses social challenges that prevail in our society. Issues such as drugs, AIDS, peer pressure, greed etc. The moral of the story is that hard work pays. There are no short cuts,” he explained.

Although the drama landed in many people’s hearts, the producers are quite skeptical about possibilities of season 2. “We are still negotiating with BTV for the next season,” Ngwenya said. In an interview with WeekendLife, Kegopotswe Kgomotso Ratsie, who plays a role of a CEO with a cast name, Amanda Kulube explained that being a dramatis personae in Colours was interesting.

“It was a complete turnaround from the characters I have played before. I had to train a lot of work, home, even when I was just with friends, my family would say I would run mad,” she said. Ratsie further highlighted that playing Amanda was quite challenging, draining and that it took her out of her comfort zone.

ABOUT COLORS PLAY

Meanwhile Ngwenya has explained that Colours is an urban drama set in the Gaborone metropolis as well as Ramotswa where Tirelo originates. It touches on drug abuse, HIV AIDs, youth waywardness in a corrective approach. It is the story of TIRELO, a young man despised by his friends and relatives for never following through anything in life. Tirelo’s story starts off with him attempting an interview at a company called Cereb44.

After a crafty fresh concept for an interview, he immediately impresses the employers and is hired. The entire first season is dedicated to Tirelo finding his feet and perfectly clicking into this new world. It is not only a premeditated journey but a tough journey of overcoming obstacles in the form of even his own bosses. Companies want to poach Tirelo’s talent but it’s his decision to make. His alone.

The symbolism of the name colours for the drama represents the journeys that all the characters go through. This setup presents colours of emotions. Colours of twist and turns. These colours encapsulates jealousy, back stabbings, sabotage, love, success, support of one another, failures, hard work etc. At the end of it all, the moral of the whole story will be, hard work pays: no short cuts. A 100% local drama, colours is a family drama that is hearty, gritty and interrogates choices made by the society, which eventually has consequences.

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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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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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