The All Star Comedy night is bringing non-stop laughter to Gaborone on October 2nd at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) with Zimbabwe and South Africa’s most sought after and in demand comedians.
The event will be headlined by razor sharp and witty Karou Charou from Durban and the hilarious Michael K from Harare. Events coordinator for Major Moves Comedy Gaolathe Kediemetse said, “having produced a number of outstanding shows featuring international stars, we want to showcase different forms of comedy and also bring fresh new comics who are hot and in demand now.”
The enigmatic and charismatic Karou Charou, whose true identity has yet to be revealed, has over the last 5 years firmly entrenched himself as one of the most commercially successful comedians in South Africa (SA). He has an enviable record of more than 20 twenty sold out shows at major venues across SA.
The secret to his success is his refreshingly different style, and his ability to walk off stage and engage in unscripted, yet hilarious, banter with an audience member. His popularity led to him being handpicked to be the face of the new McDonalds’ Spicy Burger campaign in SA.
Michael Kudakwashe is a popular Zimbabwean stage and television actor, a comedian and an acclaimed caricaturist. Michael K’s name is synonymous with Harare stand up. Having presented on a multitude global stages, Michael K is the Zimbabwean Comedy ‘Legend’.
He has performed at Rainbow Comedy Fest, Simuka Comedy, Comedy Fiesta, Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) comedy and Shoko festival to mention a few. He is part of Zambezi News which has been featured on Late Night News (LNN) on eNCA, CNN, BBC, Channel 4 and in the Guardian in the UK. The Zambezi News team is fresh from a tour of Europe and Mauritius and will be featured on Zambezi Magic in October.
The show also features Tol A$$ Mo (SA) , Rekunde (Maun), Sibs MacD (Francistown), Legusty (Mochudi), Charles (Zimbabwe), and Phenyo ‘The Master’ (Mochudi). “We have had tremendous support for our past shows from both the public and the media alike.
We promise a rocking show with this production as we will be at the bigger, better and award winning GICC. We have fresh new lineup, fresh new headliners and people must come and experience the best and ultimate entertainment from beginning to the end," says events coordinator Gaolathe Kediemetse.
Tickets for the comedy night are available at Webtickets & Spar outlets priced from P250 single and P400 double. The show starts at 7pm.
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
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.
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.