The Voice fashion columnists Gaone Mothibi and Tsholo Dikobe this week had an interview with CNN (Cable News Network).
Through the interview which is expected to air on CNN DSTV channel 401 in September 18th in the program AFRICAN VOICES, the two women who are considered as Botswana’s leading fashion artists had the opportunity to showcase their fashion work which includes innovative kobo mogagolwane designs, fashion styling and fashion journalism.
African VOICES highlights the continents’ most dazzling trendsetters and trail blazers who create their own sub-cultures in areas such as travel, fashion, music, technology and architecture and the platform has been instrumental in raising the profile of outstanding Africans and their impressive contributions to their countries, according to the artists.
“This CNN-GaTsh Fros interview acts as a conduit for us to brand a new Botswana where now the focus is in favor of raiment designs by local Botswana talent. It further shows our unique, impeccable gatshy fashions as a fashion duo and another side of us that is creative, non-conforming, unconventional and business savvy, through our talent,” said the artists.
“Truly, it is a humbling and a surreal feeling to be chosen, interviewed and profiled by a huge international news network, CNN, as one of Africa’s trail blazers and Botswana’s trendsetters. We will forever be humbled and honored to continue providing Africa, and our country with this platform that encourages a more proactive role and be a conduit or fashion ambassadors to the public in providing efficient and developed information in all fields of fashion and culture,” said the artists.
The artists added that it is truly a great feeling to be the voice of African Fashion and hold its identity in appearance, demeanor, values and ethics. “Moreover, it is with great pleasure to announce the appreciation and first class assistance we received on board from reputable stakeholders who made this interview run smoothly.”
Through their fashion column known as “The Voice On Fashion, with GaTsh Fros” published in The Voice Newspaper, the artists features the latest fashion trends, promotes local fashion industry and the column has increased the visibility and awareness of local retail stores, designers and fashion lover and inventors, who through the column have an affordable global marketing platform, brand positioning which ensures fashion artists reach their target market with ease.
“Therefore through this platform and visionary approach, CNN filmed us at Image Lounge studios, while working on a fashion editorial project for The Voice Newspaper, a newspaper that has grown to be the country’s most followed and popular fashion publication and has an online presence that far surpasses any other media house in Botswana,” said the artists.
The artists said through the column they are exposing Botswana’s fashion hotspots and scenery through places like the main mall, the University of Botswana.
The artists have thanked The Voice Newspaper for their continued trust and support in their work, Image lounge for their world class photo-studio services, Brand Botswana for their hospitality, K-bos Heart-beat Sounds for their remarkable support and hearty service, their in-house Make-up artist Bojelo Marari, Renowned Botswana designers Lebo Merafhe, Aobakwe Molosiwa (Gilded Sands), Botho Chalebgwa (Botocy), Kaone Moremong (House Of Kay), Lorato, and Anthony Sefemo (Ser Tony).