Currently making news on social media, chilled off the entertainment, industry, 21 year old Motswakgakala Darion Sithole, also known as “Motswafere” has explained that his feminine image has always been part of him.
“As a person you just need to satisfy yourself,” explains Motswafere. The former My Star contestant says that rumours stating that he bleaches his skin are not true. “People in Botswana don’t understand make up, it can construct your face to what you want it to look like,” he says. He goes on to say that things like lighting, filters in Instagram and many other can also help one into making a photo’s portrayal.
The dazzling Darion said, “It’s okay if they don’t understand because they need to be part of it to get it. Apparently, the roaming around picture was not released by him, he reckons that maybe it was a friend. According to him, “It is pointless argue with people who are not in my shoes,” the picture was for an interview but he cancelled the whole thing.
Although he grew up in Patayamatebele, Motswafere ended up leaving the village and attended six different primary schools leading to Matsiloje for his junior and Mater Spei Senior for his education. “I have never been shaken in anything, I passed and I was a good student, I even got to be a head boy,” declared Motswafere.
When asked about the attitude people had towards his feminine look, he explained that at first he did not understand what attitude is, he only got to understand that when he was in secondary school and at that time everyone was okay except maybe a few male teachers but he handled it.
He is currently at the University Of Botswana studying Media and French. He intends go to France after completing school, and maybe stay there to grab opportunities. “People only appreciate you when you are out of the country or when you win,” he states.
Though he could not answer any questions concerning his alleged sexuality, he explained that confidence is what everyone needs, whether heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual. “If you are a homosexual you need to have confidence and be self-centred, do your stuff right, if you are a tomboy, you need to get yourself right,” he argues that, if something is not right people always talk.
“We have always been living with thieves, rapists and people who do all the negative things you could think of, so why not homosexuals,” curios Motswafere asks. In relation to LEGABIBO case, he says that he is happy for them, but people to have a stand on themselves and let things be as in the olden days, because grouping causes ‘drama’ in the country. “In the past people used to live their lives the way they wanted, homosexuality was there but no chaos,” he said.
Darion says he is currently away from the entertainment industry for his education’s sake. He wants to come back as a brand. “I don’t want to come in bits and pieces,” he stressed that people have to understand that this will be his last interview concerning his past and rumours because he wants to focus on his future and he is not going back. “I’m an artist that gives you what I want; if you don’t want it, leave it,’’ he commanded.
He explained that sometimes one has to take risks. “The only artist I see taking risks on image is ATI,” he said. He went on to say that his image of weaves and heels is only for the media and entertainment, “but on my daily bases I’m just chilled,” he smiled.
Looking touched, he says that he is proud to have such a family because his parents are supportive, “They would be surprised if I changed because I have always been like this,” he said.
Creativity is seen everywhere and these individuals did something recently thatâ€™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. Heâ€™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 didnâ€™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): Peopleâ€™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.
KAGISO LUDO DE KLERK
Vee Mampeezyâ€™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 sheâ€™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 doesnâ€™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.
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.
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 Jackâ€™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.