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BIMC, COSBOTS copyright master class to be held

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BIMC, COSBOTS copyright master class to be held

As the last lap into the final preparations of the much-anticipated Botswana International Music Conference (BIMC) gets underway, Copyrights Society of Botswana (COSBOTS) has joined the fray.

BIMC was first held in 2015 to expose local artists to the business side of the music industry.

It has continued to attract a big following over the last four years.

This year’s event has attracted 52 international speakers and delegates as well as 50 local speakers and delegates from various sectors of the music industry.

The man behind the event, veteran promoter and social media commentator Seabelo Modibe has said that international speakers are expected to share insights on Copyright Law and Royalty Management, a topic which has been causing a lot of confusion amongst local artists on how exactly COSBOTS works.

“As BIMC we believe that this Masterclass will help organizations prepare and stay ahead of the curve so that once licensing starts they are well equipped and tooled on Copyright and Royalty Management matters,” Modibe explained.

Next year COSBOTS will commence licensing rights such as reprographics followed by digital and online users of works such as mobile telephony, Over the Top Applications (YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram), streaming services and online broadcasters to name a few.

“BIMC and COSBOTS have found it fit to organize this particular Masterclass to make sure all users, copyrighted works administrators know their responsibilities as per the Copyright Act,” Modibe said.

The Masterclass will be held at the GICC for two days from November 27 -28th.

The speakers list comprises of Karabo Senna (RSA), John Max (Namibia), Adv. Nhlanhla Sibisi (RSA), Adv. Ntsietso Mokitimi Makhofola (RSA), Stephen Hollis, Mirrias Syamutondo (Zambia), Leemisa Molapisi (RSA) to name a few.

The music conference will also offer an opportunity for networking as it will host music distributors such as BET, MTV base, organisers of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Momix, The Imbizo, Moshito, locally celebrated Gaborone International Music and Culture week (GIMC), the Vic falls carnival just to mention but a few

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Berry’s bun in the oven

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To be honest I haven’t noticed any bulge, but according to a fly on the wall, controversial artist, Berry Heart will soon be a mum.

Those close to the poet, who’s been raving about her ‘Brad Pitt’ on social media, claim the star is three months pregnant.

Not really surprising considering how the couple has been all over each other on social media.

Congratulations ‘MaoBerry’!

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Budding romance

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There’s a general belief that starting a romance is much easier when the two parties spend more time together and see each regularly.

Some of the well-known Hollywood relationships for instance started on set.

These include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher and many others.

Coming back home, Botswana Television sports presenter Karabo Bosena seems to be following in the footsteps of Sara Carbonero, a Spanish sports reporter married to former Real Madrid Goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Rumour has it that our sports bae is smitten with Police XI’s long serving player and Captain, Betsho Pius. Hopefully the two will treat us to a PDA live on TV just like Carbonero and Casillas.

Shaya wishes you all the best.

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Celeb edition with Boago Farinah Montsiemang

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Celeb edition with Boago Farinah Montsiemang

At the age of 22, Boago Farinah Montsiemang has firmly established herself as one of the country’s most sought-after models.

With her striking good looks, slender frame and beaming confidence, Montsiemang has all the attributes required to make it far in the cutthroat industry.

This week Celeb Edition visits the long-legged beauty for a brief insight into her glamorous world.

Q. You are a constant on local catwalks. Kindly take us through your journey in the modelling world.

Growing up I was nicknamed a model, maybe because of my skinny feature.

But I only started exploring my modelling career when I was 19 years old.

It was sort of a side hustle as I was still pursuing my degree.

My first break was through Empire BW modelling auditions back in 2017 and I became part of the agency for a year.

I decided to be a freelance model and later, in early 2018, started my own modelling agency with my partner, Laone Kothao, called The FOCI BW.

It is still growing.

At the moment I am still a freelancer model regardless and even started my own modelling classes. I coach aspiring models.

Q. Have you always wanted to be a model?

Definitely. With modelling I get to relax and be myself, my true authentic self!

Q. Which other career path might you have chosen?

I am pursuing two career paths at the moment and I have no regrets – that is modelling and becoming an Environmental Economist.

Q. Which event would you say was the highlight of your career so far?

Every event is different and unique but maybe I would put my head on the block and say The Empire BW F.A.M.E nights.

Q. What does it take for one to break into this toughest of industries?

The problem with most models in our country is that they get in with high expectations of making money and getting fame.

But the truth is the modelling industry in our country is still growing.

It is better you invest in yourself and try to outlast most models.

Get as much exposure as you can until you make it to the top and work on getting better and being unique at all times.

Q. We often hear stories of models being taken advantage of in order to get a break. Has that ever happened to you?

Yeah it happens a lot! Most people believe female models are cheap and desperate but you just have to respect yourself and set high standards.

Always put worthy ethics forward before joking around with people – only then will they will take you serious.

Q. Who do you look up to in the industry?

Honestly no one! I have a vision of what I want to achieve so I’m just focused on getting better every day.

Q. What is the one thing you do when no one is looking?

Dance around.

Q. What is trending on your playlist right now?

Khoisan – ‘Sananapo’.

Q. Traditional or White wedding?

I want BOTH!

Q. Tell us about the inspiration behind your last event music and fashion week?

Gabz Fashion and Music, it was a street wear edition.

It was simply inspired by the touch of old school vintage.

Q. Five things people don’t know about you?

  1. I can be very slow at getting jokes
  2. I’m a nerd, I love studying
  3. I’m very passionate about the environment
  4. I’m really not a social media person but I have no choice
  5. I’m a huge fan of Winnie Mashaba and Matlakala music

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