Local entrepreneur has online talk show in the works

16 Aug 2018

In a bid to give women a voice, a young local entrepreneur, Laone Ramatlhape says she is about to add a feather in her cap by hosting her own online talk show discussing socio-economic issues affecting women in an edutainment manner.

Although she has no experience in showbiz, she says the show called – The Real Me – is inspired by the journey, experiences and struggles faced by women while growing up.

“The online talk show is 40-minutes and has two segments, a one-on-one interview with a person of interest and then a question and answer segment with viewers,” she says adding that “she discovered the mistaken belief and social dictates imposed on women by their male counterparts did not allow women to embrace their identity.”

The main objective of the talk show is to enlighten people about some of the issues affecting women. “Mostly women from all walks of life will participate in the show but I will also bring in male figures to give insights on the relationship between males and females,” she says.

Although she is still awaiting some funds from sponsors, she says her plan is to roll out the first episode early September. “I am confident that the future of the programme is very bright,” she says adding that the show is a good opportunity for women to control the conversation in an entertaining and educational way.

“The Real Me” is in negotiations for broadcasting rights but nothing tangible has materialised yet.