The country’s most celebrated social media star, self-made comedian and singer, William Last KRM, better known as Motsetserepa may seem to have it all. But the jester grew up lacking something so special: the love of a father. This is a blue reality that he knows he can’t joke about, even if his life depended on puns.
William Last KRM had a rock-strewn relationship with his father. Even though he is the one who raised him, or he grew under his care, the two were barely on the same page. This left Motsetserepa shuttered, downhearted and always craving for his father attention, and or love.
“Because of our differences, it was always hard to talk to him about certain personal issues. These are the issues that he needed to hear as my father because its tradition that a young male learns from his father or uncles. I lacked that growing up and it broke me,” said William Last KRM in an exclusive interview this week.
He said this occurred primarily because the father was dead set. He did not, now that the two have buried the hatchet, have an accommodative, friendly face. Living with someone so strict like that, according to William Last KRM, was uncomfortably wrong.
In psychology, strict parents are defined as parents who place high standards and demands on their children. Authorative parents couple high standards with warm and responsive support to their children, and this generally produces the best outcomes in children. Unfortunately, most strict parents are not authorative; they are harsh parents.
Counselor based in Gaborone, Esnaty Obetile, said in an interview that these strict parents normally follow a traditional style that was applied to them especially in a patriarchal style.
“There is only black and white. A child is voiceless because they are minor. Such parenting style undermines the autonomous individuality of the child. The rights of the child are often overlooked thought the true intentionality of the parent is to raise their child in a perfect, flawless way.”
Strict parents have many strict rules and are demanding, do not allow their children to question parental authority and demand that their children adhere blindly to their expectations. Some punish severely for violation of rules and are cold, unresponsive to their children.
Wiliam Last KRM further said he did not talk to his father for almost two years. This breakage had an emotional toll on him, as he started being suicidal and having constant pains, thinking about the father.
In a new song dubbed a Song for Papa, William Last KRM is vocal about this miserable reality. The lyrics of the song can attest to that. He even spoke about how he is living the life, yet his father is racked up in pain.
I’m having suicidal thoughts/ I’m having break downs around 4/ I’m always thinking about my father/ and I wonder if the pain ever going to stop/ I’m living life but my daddy is starved/ Tota my life really messed up/ I remember that we had a fight/ Then you said to me son can you stop/ I wrote this song when I heard that you wasn’t doing well/ I know you always calling trying to borrow money while I’m busy booking hotels/ To think about it/
This is part of the lyrics that the famous jester penned down, telling his relationship with his father. However, the two have since smoked peace pipe and worked on being better persons.
“I reached out to him so we could talk and reconcile, that’s when I came up with this song. The song basically is to appreciate him for the type of person he is and I believe that because no one is perfect, that’s why we had this kind of relationship. I’m forever grateful for this man,” Motsetserepa said.
Always used to take a prayer by my bedside/ Me and pops made peace everything is right/ just give me time soon I’ll make it about you and I/ I swear to God is not a lie/ I’m getting ideas tsa gore I might just die/ I’ve been praying too hard I don’t have time/ I’m really sick haven’t checked up in a while/ Sometimes I just wonder God mara why/
The song features multi award winning poetess, Dr Lame Pusetso, who delivered an exceptional piece of poem. Equally so, the poem gives praises to a father. It acknowledges a father as a supportive structure in all aspects of life.
When quizzed on why she agreed to be a part of this song, Dr Pusetso said “William Last KRM is a great artist. I was so excited about the idea of collaborating with him. It gave me a chance to step out of my comfort zone. But the main reason was the song, dedicating a song in appreciation of his father.”
Poetic Blood, as she is famously known, said her late father contributed immensely to her career as a writer, therefore, it was a good reminder and a nice way of helping someone else appreciate his father by doing exactly what her father had taught her.
She further said absent fathers affects children’s life, something that isn’t felt by mother only. The absence shoots directly to their psychological upbringing and growth.
“They end up looking for their fathers in everyone they come across. If they don’t that, they get disenchanted. Not having much shouldn’t stop a father for being present. The presence itself speaks volume and contributes to the healthy growth of a child. We need to do better now for generations to come,” she said.
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.
KAGISO LUDO DE KLERK
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.
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 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.