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House of Kings give men’s suits a nonchalant spirit!

Men in suits are said to be women’s weakness. They plainly fascinate their attention from a distance. Some attractiveness comparison studies say younger women are particularly interested in dating the man in the suit.

Fascinating enough, because suits are more flattering to the body shape, making the wearer seems taller and slimmer. A man in a suit projects himself as someone who is successful and reliable this suggests that he is good boyfriend material.

Wearing a suit for a profile photo shows that the man takes care and pride in his appearance. Thus, he must take pride in other aspects of his life, including his relationship! Also, taking centre stage on the red carpet getting playful and adventurous on a vivid and imperturbable suit seems to be a thing of this moment. You know, it’s always fair seeing a young man up the stage receiving an award working a classic tux and patent shoes, or having paired a stylish lapel pin with tux or bowtie. It’s incredible. 

All-black look has always been fascinating, and to this date, some men still contemplate that look. I mean, just recently I saw American actor Mahershala Ali rocked the Oscars red carpet with an all-black tie-waist suit with an extra touch of jewels: a box chain necklace and cufflinks with black diamonds. The look was incredible. They all know that The Oscars have a strict dress code: formal attire. Even members of the media covering the show must stick with dark suits and dresses, no ‘’club wear’’, sneakers or jeans allowed.

But when you’re an A-list celebrity, you can take some liberties with your attire. Black tie doesn’t necessarily mean a man must wear a boring tuxedo. In the case of this year’s red carpet events and after parties, it could also mean colourful suits, fun textures, unique cuts, a dress, some bling, a zip-up, a brooch and attribute to a legend.Locally, The House of king’s boutique has been thriving in transforming men into impeccable classic freshness and bringing out the gentlemen within them in an instant.

This men’s store make them look extra sizzling with the best fabric for romantic dinner dates, Valentine’s as well as for meetings at the board rooms! In an exclusive interview with Weekend Life, Stylist and Founder of The House of Kings Peace Mogale indicated that the desire for chic and hip wear was espoused from his momma, who he claims is the greatest stylist in the country. ‘’My mother taught me to appreciate textures, textiles and colour from a tender age. That was when my craving for fashion begun. It grew with me, and the older I got- the more creative I became. It dribbled over to my love for people and making them feel decent at all times.

So I styled my friends and some close family members and this advanced into the two stores I opened to serve my customers. We do not only sell suits, we also dress people and style them.’’Coming in a multitude of styles, colours and fits, Mogale added that their suits determine the statement that a customer wants to make when it. Whether that is deciding upon a slim fit double-breasted blazer to church, one is in control of the statement they wish to present, Mogale said. ‘’fashion fades, style is eternal. We do not follow trends, we are trendsetters.

We do not just hand you clothes, we clothe you to have serious impact and to turn heads at every event you attend, or maybe, help you make that grand entrance. Our suits make you look great and feel confident. Whether you prefer bohemian, street, high fashion, minimal or classic, we can make your style look classy when the occasion calls for it’’ he underlines why he feels his suits give men calm spirit.Quizzed about how these particular suits are unalike that already in the fashion industry, Mogale was quick to draw attention to eminence and sturdiness.

‘’We are very particular about the quality of suits that we sell to our clients. We do not just buy our suits because of random cheap prices, but we purchase a peculiar grade of quality clothing that our customers will love and use for a long time. This has been our competitive advantage as customers realised ours are of high quality and are robust and resilient. This has proven to be a fact, even for corporate clients.’’However, the business has been dared with minor challenges that are facing the industry. ‘’The retail industry is facing a lot of challenges because trade regulations do not favour local. If this can change, then our businesses would do exceptionally well.

Sometimes customers would want to negotiate prices that they want to favour them in return, forgetting about us. Other than that, the business is doing well especially at times when there are lot of events, in particular around festive season. During the year, it’s just normal business.’’On that note, The House of Kings is also a shoe plug. ‘’We have a whole collection of stylish, classic yet fashionable men’s shoes. It’s a variety of shoes for all occasions from weddings to the office. They say good shoes will take you places, and we share the exact sentiments.

We have collections to take you there.’’Meanwhile, Behavioural Psychologist Jo Hemmings accentuated that a good suit makes all the difference, saying it makes someone look powerful, confident and ambitious, but a bad suit can undo that. ‘’Guys in suits are attractive, but if it’s poorly looked after or not clean, or the tie is at a weird angle, all those things add up to someone who isn’t concerned about their appearance. Rather than even just looking neutral, they become the opposite of that handsome person we associate with the suit. They look like a fraud.’’

She however noted that ‘’A man’s suit redefines his body shape to create an alpha outline and it impacts on his body language too. It’s linked to affluence and maturity and resonates with memories of times when men became more serious and ‘stepped up to the plate’ like weddings and funerals or business-led events.’’

But what about novelty socks or tie? Anything a bit ‘out there’ is a huge No! ‘’It can look like a man is rebelling, but in quite a basic way. If you are going to put in the effort to wear a good suit, don’t spoil it by wearing something comical, it can appear immature.’’

 

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All roads lead to Francistown for ATI’s concert

18th May 2022
ATI

Organisers of the much anticipated As One Music Concert say preparation for the much awaited as one of the music concert are at the peak, with ticket and merchandise sales at a high just 13 days before the event.

In a statement Kesego Okie, Managing Director of Blue Skies PR Agency and event coordinator “The Concert is a celebration of ATI’s journey in music. It is also an incredible platform for all stakeholders, particularly businesses that operate in Francistown, to show their commitment to the resuscitation of the City’s economy following the impact of Covid.

We are grateful for the reception by the city leadership and look forward to cooperate Francistown heeding our call to support the arts, which would in turn, be supporting many livelihoods and small business in the area”.

She expressed gratitude to the public for their immense support evidenced by ticket sales and talk ability, saying this is testimony that indeed As One the nation can go fa in the true spirit of boipelego (self-reliance).

The concert is partnership between Batho Bame Investment and Blue Skies PR Agency. “A lot of work has gone in to prepare for the highlight, and I am thankful to everyone who believes in the dream and supports us. I promise nothing but the very best of me and would love to express my utmost gratitude to all creatives and businesses that are a part of this Journey” Atasaone ATI Molemogi.

The concert will be the first music show taking place within the main pitch of the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium, which was chosen to host because of its distinct state of art ambiance, coupling Francistown’s position as a gate way to many strategic places in Botswana.

Francistown is not only rich in history, but also an enabler for economic activity for unearthed tourist destination surrounding it. It is an honour to have been given the approval by the city leadership and the people of Francistown to host this Concert in their backyard’ ATI.

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AMVCAs To Host Hollywood Stars At 8th Edition

18th May 2022

As part of activities for the 8th edition of Africa’s most prestigious award ceremony, the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice Nigeria will host celebrity movie stars and film directors from Hollywood ahead of the awards ceremony taking place on Saturday, 14 May in Lagos.

The visiting Hollywood stars will be led by Tasha Smith, actress, director and producer, known for her role in the acclaimed films, ‘Why Did I Get Married?’ and its sequel, ‘Why Did I Get Married, Too?’. She will be joined by Bayo Akinfemi, a cast member of the popular television series, ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ as well as Brandon Micheal Hall of the ‘God Friended Me’ series fame

Also expected are Sidra Smith, award-winning Producer and Head of Essence’s Film and TV Studio and Grant Housley, Hollywood Producer, Writer and Director currently at Paramount Pictures, where he has worked on some of the biggest films and most critically acclaimed television series in the world.

While in Nigeria, the stars will meet with the #AMVCA8 nominees and other industry stakeholders. This historic visit is in line with MultiChoice and Africa Magic’s efforts in sustaining the Africa film making and storytelling momentum, through deliberate global collaboration.

The eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is brought to viewers by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and is proudly sponsored by Amstel Malta.
For more information, visit www.africamagic.tv/AMVCA and follow all official handles of Africa Magic on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #AMVCA8

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Of Musicians and No Shows

10th May 2022
Musicians and No Shows

There is a growing unpleasant of artists who do not pitch for events they have been booked for; or simultaneously, there could be another development – false advertising – where artists’ names are used to draw large crowds.

Musicians and promoters in their mission to put bread on the table seem to have resorted to obscene means of securing their means. To many, this is tantamount to fraud and deception to gain an unfair advantage over their unsuspecting fans who swoon at the mention of their name, their presence and entire existence.

The month of May has just begun and bottomless grievances are pouring in of no show musicians at gigs they have been booked and paid for. Instead of leaving the crowd stunned by a spectacular show they are leaving revellers disappointed.

Exhibit A; This past weekend Eswatini’s DJ Uncle Waffles was scheduled to perform in Botswana. She never pitched up for the shows and continues to be silent on her lack of presence at the show. Exhibit B; Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha were all set to perform on 29 April at the Victoria Falls Carnival 10th Anniversary but did not arrive in Zambia for the gig.

In a statement released on Sunday 1 May, Victoria Falls Carnival organisers confirmed that flights and accommodation were organised for DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha.
The statement continued; “Confirmations were sent to them as agreed and emails were sent to them several times before, for some reason they did not show up at the airport on the day of travel…

Above and beyond we tried to communicate with the artists to change the date of performance but still we could not get hold of them despite all the effort and all means of communication from our side,” Organisers have demanded that the artists refund them the full booking fee and the payments made for flights and accommodation

“All three artists were paid in full and contractually bound to perform at the Carnival, and accommodated at every corner with their numerous flight and accommodation change requests.” Adds the statement. Exhibit C; South African artist Prince Benza’s passport was confiscated by the Deputy Sheriffs pending payment for damages on breach of contract.

He was scheduled to perform at Mogobane on the 31st of December at the Reflector Music Festival but did not appear as well. He nabbed when he came into the country for a separate event.
The President of Botswana Entertainment Promoters Association (BEPA), Gilbert Seagile this week had his company; Gilbert Promotions registered in South Africa.

This puts him in an ideal spot to become an intermediary and help solve the feud between Botswana and South African artists and their no show at events.  Seagile emphasized that it’s not only international artists that miss events but even the local artists have the same tendencies. He elaborated that reasons for artists not pitching up are many amongst them ; breach of contracts , promoters not paying deposits and some can be natural like artist testing positive for Covid-19.

The BEPA president also indicated that fly-by-night promoters are also a concern as they do not follow the BEPA Code of conduct, “BEPA members are well coordinated, they have the code of conduct which guides them to do things accordingly. The government is pushing for promoters to join BEPA they have already started refusing with permits when one is not a member of BEPA.” he emphasized

Seagile said that the association is in talks with the South African Music Promoters Association (SAMPA) to provide protection of Botswana Promoters that when artists miss shows they can be able to rope in their lawyers in South Africa through SAMPA and Botswana through BEPA to compensate for losses incurred as a result of this exploitation.

He said another way of dealing with this matter is for Promoters to issue a contract to the artist as currently the norm is that the artist produces the contract to the promoter so this solution can help the promoters to protect themselves.

In an interview with Weekendlife, Superintendent Tumediso of Urban Police Station enunciated that matters of no show artists are normally reported by the promoter who normally comes as the complainant. The matter is then taken forward taking into consideration the evidence, this will in turn assist in determining on whether the case is theft, obtaining by false pretence or fraud.
When it is all said and done, revellers love musicians to hate them and hate them to love them. It is an unending toxic relationship which no one wants to pull away from.

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