After five years presenting Botswana’s most loved entertainment show, Botswana Television’s Flava Dome, Loungo Pitse is ready to close that chapter and embrace new challenges.
The talented presenter landed the job back in 2013 after another presenting gig with My African Dream, Botswana’s first talent search show which was produced by Maruapula School. Pitse has for the last five years had his fans glued to their TV screens every Friday night in anticipation of his mesmerizing talent. Although he started off in TV as a teenager, he has grown over the years, earning himself a reputation as one of the best local presenters as well as an MC of note.
The 30 year old presenter shared, much to the shock of many, his intended departure from BTV’s premium entertainment show via Facebook this week. He however was quick to point out that there was no bad blood between him and the show producers, despite him leaving.
“After 5 years of being your primary entertainment on a Friday Night, the journey has come to end on Flava Dome for me as your Presenter. I have taken the decision to part ways with the show and trust me there is no bad blood. Flava Dome will forever be my family, but there comes a time in someone’s life where growth is necessary. I want to do other things, try this and that, fail and embrace my mistakes and become the best version of me,” he wrote to his many followers on the social network.
He also revealed that being in the public eye had subjected him to constant insults, shaming, and cyber bullying noting however that it had made him all the more stronger. “I have loved every moment of being on Flava Dome, the opportunities that came with this amazing platform and the lessons I have acquired. I have learned to be strong in the face of cyber bullying, constant insults, calling of names, shaming and hate. Trust me my skin has only become thicker. Touch not the anointed thus says the Lord,” he said.
Pitse has been working alongside the ever dazzling Boipelo Sadi Dikgaka who he has built an unforced camaraderie which was also felt by viewers. When contacted for comment, Pitse said that he had decided to not make any further comments to media about why he had decided to quit the show. He however highlighted there was indeed no bad blood between him and the show producers. “I am currently not doing any interviews and comments now, but there is no bad blood between us,” he said.
In 2015, King Bee, as he is popularly known tried out for the South African broadcasting Channel’s Top Billing presenter search and got shortlisted in the Top 30. He however made it to the boot camp stage and was among South African top names such as former Miss SA Rolene Strauss. The talented presenter has also had a short stint in radio, presenting the Yarona FM morning show briefly.
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.