It has been quite a year in the local entertainment industry. Some shot to fame and others wallowed in shame. We saw local artists and celebrities’ sky rocketing to international fame, in the music industry, the biggest winners this year were singing sensations Lezibo and Kearoma who won the BOMU music awards for best male and female artists for 2013 respectively.
It would be sinful not mention Game “Zeus” Bantsi’s triumph, Zeus brought home the coveted continental Channel O African Music Award; Most Gifted Video for his hit single Dats Wasup.
Back at home promoter, Zenzele Hirtchdfeldt also made her mark when she launched her “Meet me half way” an anti obesity campaign which she hopes to extend further next year and involve more people in the 200 kilometer walk. Zen promotions also made a generous donation to Childline Botswana in the form of first aid kits and medical equipment. From the night revelers side, we will remember Zen promotions for bringing Zambian singing sensation Sulu of the Big Brother 2013 fame.
Still on the Big Brother 2013 tangent, local radio personality Oneal also shot to international stardom from his stay in the big brother house. Though he did not win, he came out a house hold name across the continent and with a beautiful Tanzanian girl, Feza. The duo has since relocated to South Africa to seek further fame and fortune.
As the world is going green, Batswana also boasted an amazing achievement as the pint size Lillian Moremi put Botswana’s flag in the Antarctica during the 2013 Antarctic Expedition, an annual event led by environmentalist Robert Swan.
Record label, Total music Solutions had local group Groove Cartell touring the United States of America, while choral group Sedibeng Choir toured Europe leaving their mark in Sweden and Scotland.
The world of Arts bowed their heads in 2013 as we lost an internationally acclaimed author Chinua Achebe.
As the year draws to end Batswana celebrate their victories and prepare for the challenges that will come with 2014.