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‘African Attire on Fleek’ ups tempo 

African Attire

The director of Colorful People PTY LTD, the company that organizes the popular culture event, the African attire on fleek (The Experience), David Letshwiti recently shared in an interview with WeekendLife that the main objective of the event is to promote cultural tolerance and appreciation.

The event, set for the 12th of March, will be held at Royal Aria Stadium (outer field) in Tlokweng. The event promoter and director, David Letshwiti said the event comes as far as 2019 and has consistently attracted a massive following. “When we started the ‘Leteisi on fleek concept’ we were looking at the cultural symbols that we have across Botswana and we realized that the most celebrated part of our culture is leteisi,” he said.

Letshwiti said they are using fashion to promote cultural exchange and diversity. He said they aim to destroy the culture or practice of wearing cultural clothes only when attending weddings and culture-related functions, in his words “if you go to neighbours in South Africa you will see that they pride themselves with their culture hence we are also trying to promote that pride in Botswana”.

He clarified that the theme of this event is ‘African Attire’ but what is different this time is they have introduced the ‘Xhosa’ as the golden circle where the audience has to strictly wear Xhosa attire. He said they decided to do that as a way of acknowledging some ‘Xhosas’ who are amongst the Bahurutshi tribe in Manyana. “It’s about showing people that this thing is broad and we are going to do different cultural traditional wear on the other events” he said.

Letshwiti added that another reason why they came up with the concept has to do with the realization that Leteisi tends to represent all Batswana regardless of which part of the country they are from. “We have attracted more than 40,000 Batswana annually because of this theme” he emphasized.

The lineup for the event features international artists; Kelly Khumalo, Big Zulu, PG Powers and Malome Vector. However, the show will feature a lot of local artists and upcoming artists.

Letshwiti further insisted that in the past, they have worked with patron artists but this time around, they saw it fit to try and shift to young people as a way of motivating them to grow. “Sometimes they just need a platform like this to perform and they will grow to headline these try of shows in the future,” he said.

Letshwiti said the biggest challenge they faced with is lack of funds and sponsorship from corporates. “We seek corporates, government and other related stakeholders to sponsor this event,” said Letshwiti.

Letshwiti explained that they have been giving back to the community. He revealed that they have a project named, ‘take a child to school’ whose aim is to buy school shoes for the less privileged children. “We have already identified a few kids that we are going to donate to, we want to do more but unfortunately we do not have the luxury to do so because we don’t have sponsors,” he said.

Tickets for the African Attire On fleek are available online and at all Liqourama outlets.

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TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch

14th October 2022

On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste  .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.

Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).

Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / / Bash Connektor Facebook page.

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