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Back2Skul promoters blame law enforcers for losses

The promoters of the 13th annual Back2Skul music festival has this year decried what they suspect is foul play by law enforcers after they interrupted and shutdown what appeared to be the finishing off of a mega event that celebrates the New Year. A convoy of eight police and Botswana Defence Force cars packed with a considerable number of law enforcers stormed up at Kagisong Centre in Mogoditshane to close the Back2Skul after party, after what appeared to be a tip- off on the 2nd January 2016.

Although the major event which is the 13th annual Back2Skul themed E kgwa mollo Back2lala went well at Serokolwane Farms, the chilled and mature crowd that filled the Kagisong Centre in Mogoditshane to wrap up the biggest event during the after party was left intimidated and disappointed when the show suffered a miscarriage. The show was closed some few minutes after it started and when many people were just making their way inside. This according to one of the organisers Taes Entaile happened just around ten in the evening.

“The police felt it was time up and they should closedown the show,” Taes explained.

He further stated that this happened despite their continued efforts to ask for time extension and that they were never helped until the day of the show. The show was on a Saturday which at most they should have closed at eleven in the evening not ten.

What disappointed Taes even more is that the armed force acted in front of international acts who had wanted to perform to Batswana. This he said painted a very bad image about our country.
“This is the message they will carry forward to their countries thus killing the industry, next time they will not agree to come over if we book them”, he lamented.     

However Taes extended his appreciation to those who came for the after party having shown loyalty to Back2Skul brand by keeping cool when the police came to shutdown early. He says they handled the situation in the most amicable and mature way that displayed the quality of their character.

“Thanks a million times because the situation could have been different if it was another crowd. We are sadly disappointed as you’ve been shut down by the police the way they did. This implicates a lot of critical things in our business and brand .We hope for change in the way things are done this year as these (acts) contributes to the impoverishment of youth Entertainment businesses of this country. It also makes us Batswana reflect bad in the eyes of all international acts (Entertainment Tourism) who come to Botswana looking forward to a great reception and experience through such shows as ours”, concluded Taes.

Another promoter Seabelo Modibe is of the view that as Music Promoters organising shows they are not governed by liquor act and regulations so they should not be closed down because they are not selling alcohol. He said the issue was even raised to the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Thapelo Olopeng just before festive season who promised to communicate with the police to that effect.

Meanwhile the main event which was held at Rasesa was a success. The Serokolwane farm was really on fire, the ambience, the well behaved students, teachers and noisemakers took it to another level.

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TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch

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On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste  .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

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Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).

Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / masimololebasadi@gmail.com / Bash Connektor Facebook page.

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