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Marang Molosiwa goes international

While the arts industry seems to be hanging on for dear life, with many artists barely able to put bread on the table, a glimmer of hope has shone on one artist.

This glimmer may give hope to other struggling artists that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Doors have opened for Botswanas former child star and television personality, Marang Molosiwa. Molosiwa has been cast in an international drama tv show, MTV Shuga Alone and Together.

The show will be aired online. It has come at a time when the world is fighting Covid-19 scourge, which is one of the issues that the show will be shining light on. I play Bokang from Botswana on the MTV SHUGA mini-series MTV SHUGA Alone Together – Life in Lockdown. I got the role after hearing that MTV SHUGA was looking for a Motswana actress so I sent them my tapes and secured the role. God is amazing.

I am playing the vibrant and energetic Bokang, an aspiring Motswana dancer and model from Botswana,” said Molosiwa.This is the first casting from Botswana. A win for all of us. MTV Shuga is an award-winning multimedia campaign produced by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation. The aim of the series is to share life-saving health information with young people across Southern Africa.

While the drama highlights a series of issues faced by young people in an era faced with sexual reproductive health, Molosiwa could not be happier to be part of the show. Its exciting because this is an opportunity for more Batswana actors to make their mark on the continent. The beauty of MTV SHUGA is that it depicts the similarities in the experiences of young people across Africa hence having a pan-African cast.

All this in an effort to help the audience make more informed decisions to safeguard and protect their sexual reproductive health and rights, she said.??I am looking forward to seeing the impact the show will have on young people locally. I also hope that my casting is an inspiration to Batswana aspiring actors, to show them that it is possible to land a role on an intentional project of this magnitude.

I am excited to see what other opportunities this will give way to.??The show will be available internationally. The episodes are up on the @MTVShuga Instagram and Facebook pages as well as @MTVShuga YouTube channel,” Molosiwa said. In an interview with Joseph Segodi, Communication for Development Officer at UNICEF, he stated that, we have two related projects we are doing with MTV Shuga Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Shuga Down South BW which is a radio drama that is airing locally.

MTV Shuga Alone Together is a TV drama focusing on COVID-19 and young people’s sexual reproductive health. Marang is cast for the MTV Shuga Alone Together which brings different cast from Africa.” He further highlighted that, MTV-SAF brought in different cast from their previous productions across Africa playing similar roles, now interacting with each other online due to COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing.

They also added new cast, and Marang is one of the new cast (now including Botswana) on the list of participating countries. Marang is an entirely new cast just like Naak MuziQ, they both came on board at the same time.

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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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