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ATI donates awards to museums

Publishing Date : 06 November, 2017

Author : KEAMOGETSE MOTONE

In a shocking revelation, Khiring Khorong hit maker ATI has announced his intention to donate all his six Botswana Music (BOMU) awards to local museums as a way of enthusing upcoming artists.  The controversial artist announced this at last weekend’s award ceremony held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).


ATI was the biggest winner at the awards, having won all the six awards for which he was nominated; including Song of the Year (Khiring Khorong), Album of the Year (Envelope), Best Single of the Year (Khiring Khorong), Best Hip-Hop and Best Collabo. The muso, whose career took a hit in recent years has recently risen from the ashes and cemented his rise by clinching an endorsement deal with Botswana’s biggest mobile provider, Botswana Telecommunications Communications (BTC) before going on to rake up the six awards. The same night he won the awards, he performed at the ST Louis Fresh Fest, where he typically stole the show.


In an interview with the artist on Tuesday this week, he said that by giving away the awards, he would be solidifying that indeed everything he does is done “for the people”. “I do not do anything to be credited but for the people because it’s my calling,” he explained. He expressed his heartfelt support and appreciation to his fans. He further explained that people should refrain from pulling others down due to their self-insecurity. He urged aspiring artists not to doubt themselves as everything they want is deep within them.
“If you want to make it in life, look deep in your mind, for all that you seek is in there,” he highlighted.


Other stars nominated for the BOMU awards this year are notably Kwaito-Kwasa star Charma Gal, Slizer and Amantle Brown. Gospel star, OBK won best traditional gospel album award while Ounah won the Best Gospel contemporary award. ATI’s biggest competitor was funny man, Rraagwe Tinana who was nominated for six awards as well. He faced off with ATI under Best Male, Song of the Year, Best Album and Best Collaboration.


Duma FM’s Tumisang Mothei scooped Best Electronic media award while Best Print media award was won by The Voice Newspaper Journalist, Sharon Mathala. Song of the year award was sponsored by the renowned local musician and producer BK Proctor, with his new sneaker label pair which is worth P1 500.00.The sponsorship also includes a record deal under BK Proctor recording label. Assistant Minister- Dikgang Makgalemele said that the music industry is still faced with challenges of piracy.


“As much as the police are raiding drugs, they should do the same with piracy. They should educate the public and inform them that it is vital to educate consumers against buying pirated music,” he said. In an interview with WeekendLife, the Ultimate Radio Director in Lesotho, Mabatho Lithebe explained that is it important that Batswana support their own. “It is imperative that we support each and show people that good music is not only made in South Africa but also in Botswana. We cannot leave our own local music and cross boarders leaving good music in our country. Best music can be produced in Botswana, we just need to believe in each another,” she said.


The Ultimate FM Music also have awards in Lesotho which were started by BOMU and each year two Batswana attend the awards with the Person of the Year, and equally with the winner of ultimate FM Music Awards. Lithebe also emphasized the relationship between BOMU and Ultimate FM Music awards. She said that local music is making waves in Lesotho. President of BOMU, Pagson Ntsie also reiterated that that local content had great support in Lesotho. Ntsie shared to WeekendLife that next year they will ensure that they engage more sponsors. He asserted that they were working hard in retaining the glory of the BOMU awards.

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