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Miss Women Empowerment returns

The second edition of the annual beauty pageant Miss Women Empowerment 2017 will be held on the 28th of October at Avani Gaborone Resort and Casino. The pageant is the brainchild of Letsweletse Motshidiemang and it was inaugurated last year.

Motshidiemang told Weekend Life that the core objective of the pageant is to empower and uplift women as they cannot easily support each other on their own. “We want to motivate, and show support to women so that they can be able to help each other, and this pageant is the right platform of doing that.” He also added that the pageant is aimed to promote ambitious and confident young women who will be role models and exemplary leaders in their communities.

Motshidiemang said this year‘s event will be bigger and better as compared to the previous one. He said the pageant has managed to secure sponsors who are assisting accordingly towards the growth of the pageant. “We are looking forward to host a better and colorful event, because we also want this project to grow into something that our women can benefit a lot from,” he added.  Motshidiemang also observed that for the event to be hosted at Avani is a sign of significant growth as compared to last year when it was held at the University of Botswana amphitheater.

The founder also said last year‘s event did not live to expectation and he assures that this time around everything is on board to deliver a better finale on the night which he terms ‘the gold night’. He further mentioned that Miss Women Empowerment pageants are not only focusing on empowering women in the society, but also targets women who are in prison. He stated that recently the pageant management team together with pageant contesters visited Gaborone and Mahalapye women’s prisons.

“The purpose of the visits to prison was to reach this women in prison because most of the times they are left behind when it comes to empowerment issues. Contestants interacted with ladies, to give them hope and inspiration and support that they need in this difficult times” He added. Motshidiemang also accompanied by Alpha Direct said that they also managed to donate toiletry to women.

He said due to financial constraints there is no prize money for the winners, and the reward for the winner is that the queen will be taken out on trip to Durban free of charge courtesy of Ciao Travel and Tours, one of the sponsors. The pageant sponsors include; Ciao and Travel Tours, Women to Women magazine, Absolute Boutique, Pearls and Lillies, Afro Basket amongst others.

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Creatives taking over 2023

26th September 2023

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.


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.






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26th September 2023

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.

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26th September 2023

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.

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