Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A night of glitz at Masa Centre’s rooftop terrace

Dee Zone Productions’ partnership with South Africa last week brought a night of glitz and glamour to Masa Center’s rooftop terrace. The young production company, which has taken the entertainment industry by storm, entered into a lucrative deal with South Africa’s Good Morning Africa and its first Radio/TV channel Planet TV/Radio.

“Prepare yourself because this is big!” Dee Zone Production’s South Vincent “Steez” Tiro, told the crowd in attendance. “It will be a marriage that will last forever.”

Taking over, the director and partner at Planet studios, who is also the face of Good Morning Africa, Mabel Mabaso, explained that on GMA, they dealt with serious stuff on Mondays to Fridays.

She gave artists a ray hope when she said that on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, they let their hair down, chipping in to provide the required entertainment.

She said that with Planet TV/Radio they planned to do more in order to give exposure to the talented people of Botswana.?

“We want content,” she said, explaining that the partnership with Dee Zone aimed to showcase Botswana’s talent in terms of videos and interviews with artists.

A snapshot of the show was showcased with K-Boss the first guest on the show; he did not disappoint with his lyrical skills.

American show, BET’s 106 and Park, is inferior to what we witnessed on the big screen.?

“This will be for all the musicians who say that their stuff never gets played, “Mabaso said.?

She encouraged artists to take all audition calls seriously, adding that they have an APP that’s free to download on Apple products and Samsung. Mabaso also revealed that streaming on that APP did not require too many bundles.

She let the attendees in on some of the future plans of her company, by revealing their plans to venture into mobile TV. This something most of us can only remember being discussed on the South African soapie, ‘Generations’.

“We’ll make sure to have three broadcasts coming from Botswana every day,” Mabaso promised.?

Taking the microphone, the director of Dee Zone Productions, Thabiso Maretlwaneng, visibly excited, said: “I just can’t believe this is happening.”

He revealed that he was at the helm of a very ambitious production company with humble beginnings. Dee Zone Productions is now a star amongst projects funded by the Youth Fund from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

With 22 employees, the venture intends to employ hundreds more, Maretlwaneng said.

The evening did not end there. Those in attendance got to temporarily forget that they are in Africa when they were ushered into the well decorated roof-top terrace, which some admitted reminded them of New York City. They also got to take pictures on the red carpet as Rihanna’s Diamond played in the background.


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