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SOCIAL SCOUT: Drew Chadhall’s Radio parting post

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Drew Chadhall has been undoubtedly one of the people at the forefront of the only and biggest electro music, dubstep through his indie show KrazyNormal on Yarona FM, we caught his parting Facebook post which basically captures his journey. Here is what he had to say

“Doubt some know this dude and Drew Lala Chadhall are one and the same person, hehehe

Man, after an incredible 8 year tenure at Yarona FM, i have finally decided to throw in the towel.

An incredible experience i’ve had, got to do what i love and share the love of #edm with Botswana, with the world. We have created some unimaginable things, some incredible things with this KrazyNormaL brand.

Yarona fm, raised me, i went there as just a 21 year old, was given a huge position and did what i could to help develop and promote the BW music industry, helped create stars and household names, im quite sure Obado Obado Faded Te Amo Rupert Ati Lavender Roy K Team-Distant Baanthata Mokgwathi Franix MadiBankeng DJ La-timmy.Bw Neo Moahi David Deelow Montshioa (regardless of the differences) Ntheye Kabandama Goon Rashid Maele Bw MMP Family BW Sthibo Kgosiemang and other many international acts i will not dare mention here (sorry, im not the name dropping and bragging type), can tell you a young story about where it all started 🙂 Came in as the weird, zero fucks and unusual #edm guy and dayyyymn, shit blew up. There has been challenges, disappointments, victories and so much joy but ey, i have to move on.

January will be my last month with the premiere youth station and i look forward to share where i am going with you. All i can say is, its global yet CENTRAL

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a big shout out to my first co-host MimiRose Gowoka, Owen Rampha aka Mr O Tshaba Tshutshu-Mix Page, my favorite guy Uyapo Khupe, Tumie Ramsden, Sesame Mosweu & Thato Matlhabaphiri aka Scar for being my biggest supporters, my best friend and brother Carlos Khali Makgato, my dopest niggaz Koziba Djkops-bw Ntogwa & Kagiso Fox Phatsimo ,my sister Refilwe Keabilwe , my long time hommie Tshepang Izzy Motsisi, big bro Dollar Mac & Bonni Dintwa aka FAT-PAPA for allowing me to be who and what I am but most of all, the KrazNormaL listener, the #edm follower, my legit hommie and sister i never had Minkx Minkie and my fucking annoying yet loving friend Loungo Andre Pitse (guys dont know how much you have legit saved a nigga during the roughest times) my business partner and amazing honest hommie Tshepiso Sebonego aka Tshepi Ess man ya rock <3 and my fucking amazing sister in my life Farah Fortune , my most precious stone Rebatho Dorothy Mtonga ….I love u sis. my big hommies Trauma BW Lepsy Dc so much support from these guys man

But most of all, i have to thank my dear MOM…the late nights, the ambition, she supported it all, didn’t understand anything but she supported it all none the less, Mom you’re my hero and i will make shit better for us <3 my brothers Evergreen Letsebe Love and Herbert Letsebe …shout out to my late brother Victor, you are the reason im a rebel and live this way nigga, hehehe..fucking problem child. To my sister and most imporatn woman in my life Mpho Podiephatshwa I dont thin you know how much you saved me, i know ke a go lapisa and annoy you sometimes, but the way you would drop everything to make sure i am winning is amazing, you are my guardian angel and i love you Mpho, thank you so much for loving edm with me and riding with me like a rockstar…

Thank you my fellow rebels

Drew Thabo Letsebe Chadhall
Rebel with a Cause :-)”

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Bangu and Scar announce “Tonki le Kwena” project, set to drop this April

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Bangu and Scar have announced their latest album, “Tonki le Kwena,” promising a game-changing musical experience. With their unique styles and prowess, backed by ButiOnTheTrack’s expert production, this project is primed to let fans in on what the artists have in their bag in 2024.

Featuring collaborations with Ban-T and Licky, “Tonki le Kwena” drops this April, Bangu and Scar, two respected eMCees in their own right, revealed that their collaborative masterpiece is finally primed and ready to hit the airwaves. But what makes “Tonki le Kwena” stand out from the crowd? It waits to be seen, and you’ll be in among the first to sample it when it drops

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Zeus’s 2024 Strategy Reveal Launch Mixer

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On the 7th of March 2024, the Main Deck Main Mall in Botswana became the epicenter of creative energy and strategic vision as Zeus, the multifaceted artist and filmmaker, unveiled his highly anticipated album ‘War and Peace: Disc 1 War’ alongside a compelling showcase of his Film and TV Production work. The event, meticulously curated to blend entertainment with enlightenment, drew a diverse crowd comprising promoters, high-profile musicians, agencies, the general public, and esteemed members of the media.

As the evening unfolded, attendees were treated to a dynamic array of experiences, each designed to captivate, inspire, and foster meaningful connections. Kicking off with a Welcome Reception, guests were invited to register and partake in welcome drinks, setting the stage for an evening of immersive exploration.

The event host’s Opening Remarks not only introduced the agenda but also set the tone for the night’s festivities. Amidst an atmosphere charged with anticipation, Zeus took center stage to perform a selection of songs from his new album, showcasing his unparalleled talent and electrifying the audience with his magnetic presence.

A noteworthy addition to the program was a brief speaking moment by partner BW Jobs For Graduates, shedding light on how creative businesses can leverage skills capital. This insightful perspective added depth to the discussions, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between creativity and economic empowerment.

The evening continued with a Live DJ Mix featuring tracks from Zeus’s new album, providing guests with an immersive musical experience that underscored the album’s thematic resonance. Meanwhile, the showcase of Zeus’s Film and TV Production work offered a glimpse into his artistic vision, complemented by a Q&A session that invited dialogue and reflection on the creative process.

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A poignant highlight of the event was the presentation of the ‘Climate Change in Botswana’ Docuseries, which not only raised awareness about pressing environmental issues but also underscored the power of storytelling to inspire action and drive positive change. With stakeholders sharing their perspectives and the audience engaging in thoughtful discourse, the docuseries presentation left a lasting impression on all who witnessed it.

Throughout the evening, networking zones buzzed with animated conversations as attendees exchanged ideas, forged connections, and explored potential collaborations. From media representatives capturing key moments to high-profile musicians lending their support, the diverse attendee mix enriched the experience and underscored the event’s significance within the creative community.

As the event drew to a close, Closing Remarks expressed gratitude to guests and partners, while also extending an invitation to continue networking and exploring opportunities for collaboration. With Zeus’s performance echoing in their minds and a newfound sense of inspiration in their hearts, attendees departed with a renewed appreciation for the power of creativity to shape narratives, spark dialogue, and drive meaningful change.

In retrospect, Zeus’s ‘War and Peace: Disc 1 War’ 2024 Strategy Rollout Launch Mixer was more than just an album launch; it was a celebration of artistic excellence, a platform for thought leadership, and a testament to the transformative power of creative expression.

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New Documentary ‘Sound Connects Us’ Highlights Cultural Projects in Southern Africa

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The collaborative effort between the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) and Goethe-Institut has culminated in the release of a compelling documentary titled “Sound Connects Us.” This documentary sheds light on a multitude of cultural endeavors undertaken across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, made possible through the backing of the Sound Connects Fund (SCF).

Spanning a duration of 40 months, the SCF provided support to 36 organizations throughout Southern Africa, facilitating the successful execution of developmental cultural projects in nations such as Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Central to the fund’s ethos was the universal allure of ‘sound’ as a guiding principle.

Eddie Hatitye, Executive Director of MIAF, expressed the profound impact of the SCF, noting its role in propelling the foundation into various artistic domains, including film, visual arts, gaming, and animation. He lauded the remarkable achievements witnessed across the SADC region, encapsulated within the documentary’s compelling narrative.

The documentary serves as a testament to the invaluable contributions of the SCF in fortifying the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Southern Africa. Through immersive visuals, viewers are transported across the region, encountering cultural initiatives in Angola, eSwatini, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, complemented by insights from SCF implementers based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A crew filming an indigenous community in Botswana through a project funded by the Sound Connects Fund. Photo: Quihaba FX

Commencing in Maputo, Mozambique, where the Sound Connects Conference took place, the documentary offers a glimpse into the motivations and aspirations driving these transformative projects. It not only showcases the final outcomes but also highlights the change-makers who propelled these initiatives forward across the region.

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Carolin Christgau, Head of Culture and Development at Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, reflected on the profound journey undertaken through the Sound Connects Fund, emphasizing the newfound insights into the creative landscapes of the SADC region. The documentary, she hopes, will illuminate the diversity and creativity experienced throughout this endeavor, inspiring further engagement from both individuals and governments to bolster the potential of the CCIs.

Between 2020 and 2024, the MIAF and Goethe-Institut spearheaded the implementation of the Sound Connects Fund, a monumental initiative aimed at enhancing the cultural and creative sectors in Southern Africa. This documentary offers a glimpse into the initiative’s impact across nine countries, supported by the ACP-EU Culture Programme, under the auspices of the Organisation of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS).

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