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Embracing travel as a lifestyle

A local company Moahi Travel and Tours is currently embarking on a new trend aimed at inspiring local travel. Themed ‘Go tsamaya ke go bona’ the initiative is intended at exploring a new way of seeing the country from the road using 4×4 vehicles in a bid to grow our local tourism.

According to the company, Botswana has all the ingredients for unforgettable expeditions. It says it will enhance this year’s travel and dedicate its energy to establishing a 4×4 club that will travel the country and build a culture of adventure tourism in Botswana. Moahi Travel and Tours is a travel agency that offers a variety of packages to Botswana's most attractive destinations. The company allows for group and individual tours with the clients specifications taken into account. They also take people to the country's biggest tourism events whilst bridging the gap between the north and south. Their ultimate goal is to provide an unforgettable experience to customers.

According to Ruri Gobuamang, a partner at Moahi Travel, the idea was conceived in 2016 and they had hoped for a bigger event but upon facing challenges in procuring sponsorship they gave it a break. They opted to start small with the club level but reaching out to the international community in other to lure in sponsorship. Gobuamang said idea was to have a three day eventful holiday at Makgadikgadi with activities such as obstacles, tug of war and a small gathering to appreciate folk music in order to incorporate the arts.

Gobuamang said as a club they have also engaged 4×4 Botswana through Kanjabanga and others to help them execute their concept. They have also engaged international 4×4 companies from South Africa who are more than willing to participate in the event. He said they will identify a suitable camping site in Makgadikgadi where they are willing to spend atleast two days. “We do not want to limit this event to 4x4s only, everyone who has a bakkie that is suitable for travelling can join the crew,” he said. He also highlighted that a meeting where they will discuss all the logistics and how they can lure sponsors is scheduled and will be communicated soon. The idea is set for the President’s Day holidays.       

While speaking to WeekendLife Moahi Travel and Tours Director Moahi Moahi said each day they ask themselves where they are going next, where there is so much to see and so much to do, “the idea is always to find places that offer one more than they imagined,” he said.  
He said the idea is to build the club around people who have a passion for 4×4's and embrace travelling as a lifestyle. Moahi is of the view that people make travelling an activity worth doing as there is a social aspect to it.

“If you own a 4×4 and love going places then we are more than happy to start this whole thing with you,” he reiterated. With time, he said, they will be able to build a sustainable club which profits its members and has a significant impact on local tourism and establishing a strong social culture around local tourism.

They have in the past engaged potential sponsors who have shown a great desire in supporting them, some of which are very prominent when it comes to matters of 4×4 events in neighbouring South Africa. He said they will continue working with them in the same spirit. “If you have a strong desire to be a part of all of this, subscribe to our page. We will schedule a meeting and invite all those who have interest,” concluded Moahi.

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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 ‘saved’ 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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