BTV’S KICK ON THE TEETH
After sending out an SOS to the nation; worried that they will not be able to broadcast the 2012 AFCON finals, Botswana Television kicked those who responded in the teeth.
Companies like Orange Botswana, BEDIA, DEBSWANA and Botswana Life forked out money to help with the asking price from Sport Five so Batswana can watch AFCON from the comfort of their homes. However the state owned broadcaster got the wrath of the public and sponsors when all matches were disrupted by news bulletins.
“Why can’t they move news time, it does not make sense at all,” asked one soccer lover.
Shaya has observed Btv over the years and knows very well that most decisions are reactionary, so rest assured that very soon everything will be normalised, news times will be shifted. Wanna bet?
DANCING ON THE BED
One of Botswana’s struggling Kwasa-kwasa artist is allegedly on the verge of a divorce.
The brother who came to prominence about five years ago said to be dating a teacher and has literally moved out of his matrimonial home.
Dogged by debts in the recent past the energetic man who used to mesmerise his female fans by his suggestive moves is yet to release an album to write home about.
As things stand his dancing is only being done in the bedroom, and his wife is not the spectator.
KNIVES OUT AT FRESH’S GIG
Notwane Club that featured Botswana’s South African based DJ Fresh was one of the bloodiest in the country.
Shaya has been informed that at least eight people were stabbed as petty thieves took control of the well attended show. One reveller who has stitches from a stabbing told Yours Truly that security was not enough at the event organised by Big Dawg Productions.
Apparently a lot of people lost their cell phones as the pickpockets had a very productive day.
A message to promoters from Yours Truly is that you should first ensure security of revellers; they are your source of income.
ANTI ELECTION CAMPAIGN ON
A campaign by local artists to boycot 2014 General elections is gaining momentum.
Spearheaded by Gilbert “PP” Seagile of Gilbert Promotions and CKGR fame, the campaign also targets local music fans who according to Seagile are the most aff ected.
“This government doesn’t care about arts; the trade liquor act has impoverished us. Ask any artist they will tell you that they did not make any money during festive season. People no longer attend shows, they stay outside where beer is usually sold from car boots. Who would want to pay P50 only for police to come and close at 3 am,” fi red PP.
The controversial music promoter said they intend to hold star rallies to spread the message and even submit a letter to the Office of the President.
“We want musicians to be given the same recognition like sports stars and all artists will spread this message in all their shows; we want our lives back,” he said.
N***A I WANT MY CAR
Two rappers are apparently at each other’s throats over a damaged car.
A little birdie has whispered to Shaya that during the festive season a local rapper decided without permission to drive his rapper friend’s car who allegedly had passed out in the car (puffed out Ma-Cloud).
The said controversial rapper who does not have a driver’s license apparently knocked down a woman at Game City Mall, completely damaging the car in the process. Now his pal is said to be livid and wants his car fixed.
FASHION LOUNGE OPEN
Gaborone night crawlers are about to have their lives back.
Shaya has been informed that the popular joint in Phakalane, Fashion Lounge is about to be opened. The famous night spot closed shop last year under unclear circumstances. Yours Truly has been informed that the joint will operate under a new name Fusion Entertainment and will be run by a local and a Zimbabwean man. The new look joint apparently has one of the best sounds in the country.