It’s no secret that Botswana’s entertainment ‘industry’ is largely considered non-existent by players inside despite the massive amount of work that they’ve carried out over the years. Suggestions that it is possible to live off of the industry only are often meant with hostility or even quashed as those social media number crunchers do the math and breakdown to a thebe, how some of Botswana’s success stories make their money.
Every now and then you get the odd success or nationwide ululations whenever ‘one of our own’ get’s international recognition and those who care to think about what it all means sometimes choose to let sleeping dogs lie.
This was not the case however as on the morning of XXXX, BW woke up to a huge rubberstamp on William Last KRM’s exploits by none other than Chris Brown. This prompted local, national, regional, continental and even global praise with other super stars including Bj The Chicago Kid noting William’s comedic notoriety in a positive light.
Batswana did celebrate the recognition only for a moment. In the midst of it all a narrative arose where various entertainers, musicians and the fans met the moment with contempt, expressing the ‘hipocrosy’ and ‘lack of support’ that Batswana have for their own – that is until the outerworld sort of validates our own dopeness.
The subject continues to be widely debated with the likes of Dan Kenosi, Franix and pretty much everyone weighing in with an opinion. Where do you guys stand?