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Clive Chigubuís 1 man show, Asante Sana comes to CBD

Zimbabwean funny man, Clive Chigubu will serve the Central Business District (CBD) fresh doses of laughter, come April 26. Major Moves Comedy has put together yet another top notch comedy event where Chigubu is expected to dazzle the audience with his one- man show, Asante Sana at Multicuisine Restaurant at Zambezi towers in the CBD alongside Botswana’s funniest stand-up comedians.

 
One- man standup comedy shows are a worldwide phenomenon, having launched many a career for standup comics internationally. Clive who was a hit at the 4th and 5th Annual Heavyweight International Comedy Festival (HICOFEST) has been on the road with his one man show. A raw gem from the City of Kings and Queens, he is one of the stand-up comedians that always stand out wherever he performs. The Bulawayo- born and bred actor- cum- comedian has been nominated more than once for a National Arts Merit Award and performed in South Africa, Kenya, UK and Swaziland to mention a few. It is his catchphrase “Ye Ye-e”, which has become his trademark and a hit with audiences.

The one- man comedy show is titled Asante Sana: Laugh After 37 years and was launched in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe featuring Major Moves Comedians Augustus Phillimon and Katlo “KLo” Lekgowe. The audience will be treated to hilarious acts while also enjoying a meal and beverage of their choice. Augustus is a Francistown based comedian who took third position at the 2017 President’s Day Comedy Competition finals.

He has recently performed internationally in Pretoria, South Africa managing to hold his own and delivering an outstanding performance. Katlo ‘K-Lo’ Lekgowe from Kopong has recently performed in Windhoek, Namibia and will bring along his clean, high energy, fun and clever comedy to the CBD as well.  

“We are excited to be hosting Clive who recently hosted our comedians in Zimbabwe. This event is another way to develop a different and alternative form of entertainment as well as get comedians active and at par with international acts. We will be giving comedians more time on stage and Clive will be doing a full set of his one- man show. We’ll also give stage time to unknown upcoming comedians as part of artist development and capacity building,” said events coordinator Gaolathe Kediemetse.

The venue sponsor is Multicuisine Restaurant which is in the heart of the city at Zambezi Towers in the CBD. Multicuisine strives to satisfy each and every soul that steps into their restaurant with the best of quality and taste that leaves one with a lasting and intense food pleasure no matter which part of the world they are from. Tickets for the event are available at Webtickets & Spar outlets priced from P150 single and P200 double. The show starts at 730 pm.

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BOTSWANA TO HOST MISS WORLD 2026

6th December 2023

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

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DJ Sway ‚Äėsaved‚Äô the YAMAs

22nd November 2023

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.

 

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Chef Gustos walk of shame

22nd November 2023

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.

 

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