Renowned US local disc jockey, popularly known as DJ Dagizus in Dallas, Texas is back with a bang, this time around with a mixture of R&B, Country, Soul and hip hop hit called Drown featuring American vocalist Nate, Australian singer Jess Schneider and Botswana’s own comedian William Last who is also a hip hop head.
Branded Dallas’s most wanted disc jockey; he works with almost all the artists over the world including renowned celebrities. He said while working on the new project, many artists wanted to work with him and willing to feature on the project. He sent few beats to Jess to choose and write lyrics and she chooses Drown which had a chorus already made by Nate. She then recorded her first 2 verses and sent DJ Dagizus the files for processing (editing, mixing and mastering).
For William, they linked through yet another powerful social tool, Facebook, which is the best at connecting people around the world. Facebook make the world look small as people can keep in touch from around the world. At first Dj Dagizus didn’t know that comedian William was a rapper as well, until he listened to some of his songs on Facebook. He then decided to hit him up so he can feature a Motswana too on this particular song and sent the same beat to William, who later recorded the last verse and sent it back for processing just like he did with Jess.
He described Drown as a master piece, deep and sad song, yet very motivational that everyone around the world can relate to. He says the idea is to motivate people out there, who are going through difficulties, depression and stress. The song is also simple to understand and get along with, which makes it one of his best personal projects by far.
The real meaning of the whole song can be taken mainly from the chorus and here is what it says, “Don’t let me drown in the darkest days, burdens I carry I can’t escape, take off the troubles and pain away, hoping and praying for better days, don’t let me drown……..”.
The single dropped August 20th 2018 online and is now available for purchase on most major digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google play, cdbaby, spotify, and tunecore.
Apparently the single is already being played and featured on international stations around the world and will premiere on September 8th (today), on one of the stations in Namibia, Taffy Raw Media in a show dubbed “Taffy Raw Top 20” and the stationed mentioned that they will play some of his earlier works stated above. Dagizus is currently in Botswana, Africa the whole of September on a private business, but also available for interviews and appearances.
“We guess listeners/ readers or viewers need to hear what he got to say about this viable single and other projects he is working on, such as LaMonki Collection which will be brining Spring and summer stock in Botswana same month of September and dagee radio,” he said.
During his visit to Botswana he will be promoting and selling his LaMonki Spring and Summer stock and this should be another point of discussion.
Currently he owns a recording label (Dagee Records), a DJ service (Da-G productions) which houses an internet radio (Dagee radio) and a clothing line called LaMonki. He is also managing and working with local & international acts. November 2015 saw the birth of his online radio station called Dagee radio, which is the platform to mainly promote Botswana’s talent; music, culture, poetry, history, languages & tourism. The radio has massive listenership around the world, and the highest numbers being in USA.
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.
KAGISO LUDO DE KLERK
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.
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.
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.