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Clap your hands 6th edition reloaded!

Mthokozisi Khathi  who is affectionately known as ‘Dj Tira’ to his massive following will go head to head with the self proclaimed Drum Boss DJ HeavyK at this year’s Clap Your Hands Annual Event.

Clap Your Hands (CYH) 6th Edition promises to be one the biggest end of year events to watch out for according to its organizers Flamboyant Entertainment. In an exclusive interview with Weekend Post CYH brand custodian Mr.

Tshimologo Bonang, stated that they are humbled by the growth of the event annual event which started running in 2011 with a crowd of 2100 that increased 7500 last year stating that they appreciate the support they receive from their loyal followers.

He also said that for this year they will be going all out to ensure that they deliver an out of this world lifestyle event that will remain memorable to their supporters. “For the sake of delivering a brilliant quality show, we started preparations which included sourcing and securing of stages, sound, lights and booking of artists as early as March this year”, he said.  

Clap Your Hands is hosted in Palapye on the 24th of December annually and its name was inspired by the festival’s 1st Edition first artist Zakes Bantwini whose biggest hit at the time was “Clap Your Hands”. The name signifies entertainment that has never been to Palapye before which encourages social responsibility as well as exposing Palapye and its business community to the rest of the country.

Each edition has its own theme differentiating each one from the previous event hence attracting International artists/djs and most importantly Botswana acts. Year in year out CYH gives a platform to upcoming local Djs and artist to show case their talents as a way of supporting and nurturing the arts industry. Because of the number of people it attracts and their diverse demography, the event can be used by various companies as a marketing tool or vehicle.

Speaking to this publication, one of Botswana’s celebrated PR maven’s and an avid lifestyle events supporter Mercy Thebe who was a celebrity guest along side South Africa Television Personalities Thato Molamu (Greed & Desire) & Motlatsi Mafatshe(Isidingo) at last year’s event, expressed that CYH has made it into her #NotToBeMissed annual events list alongside Swaziland’s MTNBushfire because of the events feel good experience she witnessed at last year’s event which she described as astounding. She praised the organizers for delivering a well organized event of international standard and said she can’t wait for 2016 edition.

Clap Your Hands’ 6thEdition will be held under the theme CrazySexyCool embracing a tropical island kind of fun complete with pools, coconut cocktails, beachwear merchandise and games and fun activities. This years theme song which was premiered this Thursday on all radio stations to great reviews is expected to dominate airwaves and be the local festive song. Artists featured on the theme song include Mapetla, Scar, BK Proctor, T.H.A.B.O, Licky, Bangu, Lerofo , Sean Ramzy and was produced by Bangu Matenge for HeartBeat Sounds.

In an effort to engage and involve their supporters Flamboyant Entertainment has been running a voting competition where CYH supporters vote for their local DJ/ Artist for this year’s lineup which ended on the 30th October, with the official line to be released this month. Interestingly Heavy K was unveiled as the 1st International Act,  followed by DJ Tira who was announced as the 2nd International Act this much to the delight of the events loyal fans.

The event organizers have promised that this year line up which will be mix of the best international & local artists will be one not to be missed. More international artist as well as local artists will be announced until mid November. Clearly this is one event to look out for and not miss this festive season.

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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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