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Some have called him brave whilst others continue to call him plain stupid, but love or hate him local rapper KAST is a force to be reckoned with, and as one of the most trending topics in Botswana right now, Kast and his #TlatsaLebala #1000kmWalk for Botswana Music cannot be ignored.

According to the rapper, this ‘crazy walk’ is aimed at raising awareness, creating hype and encouraging support for local music and artists all leading up to the Tlatsa Lebala show. The TlatsaLebala music show which will be held later in the year at the National Stadium is planned to be a 100% local line up show.

“The objective is simple, I want to show people that we don’t always need to bring in artists from outside to have a great show. Our very own local talent and music is sufficient and good enough to put on a great show, and not only that but to pull large numbers, numbers that will fill up the National Stadium,” he says.

In the beginning he was faced with a lot of negativity and scepticism with many doubting if the 1000km walk for Botswana Music from Maun to Gaborone would even see the light of day. But the determined artist is proving the many non-believers wrong. To date he has walked over 400 kilometres and continues to gain more ground with each day. The doubting Thomas’s are beginning to believe, and not just believe but are joining the movement and rallying behind the rapper and his team.

With the support for this initiative gaining momentum every day, Kast and team have come up with a structure which categorizes sponsorships. “A lot of people have been asking how they can buy kilometres or Sponsor the walk. We have come up with a sponsorship structure, but please note that we will not be selling any kilometres such that Kast doesn't walk them, he is walking the full 1000km. You can only buy him a rest day,” says communication from the Tlatsa Lebala official FB page.

Members of the public as individuals, community groups or companies that are interested in making some kind of donation to show their support can do so through any of the following:

Category 1: Exclusive Title
Sponsorship in this category gives the sponsor 100% exclusive rights to branding and brand association with Kast and team. In this Category Kast will wear your company/brand merchandise for the distance and area you sponsor. The company may elect to have its representatives walk with Kast, and will have the frontline reserved for them with Kast. The cost per kilometre is P5000

Category 2. Corporate
This category is for companies that wish to sponsor kilometres, and even join in the walk in their company merchandise. The cost per Kilometre is P400

Category 3. Influential Beings
This category is for popular and influential persons including artists, members of parliament, sports personalities, radio/TV presenters, ministers, Chiefs, Mayors, ambassadors etc
The cost per kilometre is P200

Category 4. Platinum Supporters
This one is for the individual supporters. This cost per kilometre is dependent on the individual, the minimum is P5, but one can sponsor any amount per kilometre.

This day means Kast and his team of 6 will not walk but rest for the day. The cost for the rest includes accommodation for 7 members, 3 meals and medical check-up for the team. The party purchasing the rest day may elect to spend the day with the team. The cost per day is P 10 000.

To sponsor the kilometres, please deposit the amount, and send your proof of payment to together with your names and contact details, and the area you are sponsoring and you will be contacted within 24hrs to make final arrangements.

BANK: Capital bank, 
ACC NAME: Kast Foundation
ACC NUMBER: 0020037700101
BANK CODE: 800267
BRANCH: Main branch

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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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