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Learning to jaunt stilettoes at 40!

When it comes to rocking heels, it is every woman’s dream to be flawless on them. Although some still find it a tussle to be perfect on them, some women are able to rock them without fail. Even so, there is no doubt that stilettoes are the modern glam hence they should be worn with content and utmost splendour.

Well, when you are 40 years of age it could be a little complex to walk in them, not forgetting to mention how hard it could be to start learning.Stylist Amo Ngazimbi who is a run-way stiletto coach, dished out to WeekendLife on some of the detriments of taking stiletto lessons at 40.  Amo has been training women since 1998 on how to walk in high heels through modelling and beauty pageants. She has also been with Miss Millennium Beauty pageant for the past two years as the stiletto runway coach. This is where she had to give out lessons to 40 and above year old women who are finalists for the Miss Millennium 2020.

“Miss Millennium is a beauty pageant that empowers women of all shapes and sizes and that is why l wanted to bring in my expertise as a stiletto runway coach,” “It is interesting when you teach people 40 years and above, because a lot have some experience and it ends up making my job a lot easier but some it’s baby steps because they are scared to be elevated on a heel they think will make them fall. But l can confidently say it is a lot sexier when a woman in her 40s and above wear heels and knows how to walk in them. It takes a while for those that are scared but seeing others do better than them they end up pushing themselves too,” she said.

While others may start to learn walking in stilettoes at a later stage, she said the best time to start walking in high heels is when you are younger as your body can stretch as far as you can take it. She also shared that people who can't walk in high heels are those with heavy body mass weight as heels need balance and to achieve this, she highlighted that the body should be proportioned for the heel to take on the weight.

“Heels are a necessity to each woman because first of all they give us the confidence we need. They also give one a good physique. If you find heels to be difficult start with a small wedge just for elevation at least a 3/4 inch heel. Stilettos have that power in them that simply demands respect. Wearing heels regularly could result in one enjoying sexual activity far more without the need to exercise the pelvis. The pelvis muscle is actually linked to sexual activity,” she said.

She is also of the notion that women in flat shoes tend to be overlooked or they are ignored completely and this can knock down self-confidence. “Wearing high heels will change the game completely and allow you to feel empowered which can be beneficial for physical and mental health,” she said. “It is important to understand that flat shoes also provide health benefits and may even be more comfortable after a long period, but they simply do not provide women with some of these unique fascinating advantages.”

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Creatives taking over 2023

26th September 2023

Creativity is seen everywhere and these individuals did something recently that’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. He’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 didn’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): People’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.


Vee Mampeezy’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 she’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 doesn’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.






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26th September 2023

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.

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26th September 2023

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 Jack’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.

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