GABORONE, BOTSWANA — This month, March marks her 6th year journey on the Frequency Modulation (FM) spectrum. The vivacious lass officially known as Botlhe Jane Kgosimore is a weekend radio presenter with Botswana’s leading radio station, Duma FM where she hosts a show aptly tagged “Youth Rendezvous” on Saturdays from 12 to 2pm.
Her spell with radio began in 2013 where her outspoken and eloquent capabilities saw her clinching a Sales and Marketing Executive position with Duma FM parallel with a role behind the microphone. Apart from captivating her listeners, the Moshupa-born lass spends time on her current studies pursuing her BCom Degree in Entrepreneurship.
Born to Christian family of five, Botlhe says it has helped her appreciate spirituality, but that does not hinder her free-spirited and wild charm. Her broadcasting journey gave rise to voicing and an ever energetic delivery of Outside Broadcasting for Duma FM clients. The year 2017 saw her co-hosting the BOMU awards which was her first television production.
She is passionate about HIV issues in relation to its impact on the youth as seen through her relationship with the International organisation Sentebale – which she facilitated at the inaugural #LetYouthLead Sentebale Youth HIV Summit in 2017 and 2018 respectively in the presence of the first lady of the Republic of Botswana, Neo Jane Masisi. “Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything I do, both professionally and personally,” she’s this week’s crush…
What do you like doing during your spare time?
Watching rom-com movies, gosh I’m such an incurable romantic.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Trevor Noah any day – character, humor & brains.
Are you single?
YES! I believe my prince charmer is still out there rehearsing his lines to sweep me off my feet.
How would someone get your special attention?Propose a road trip & you got me. That’s it!
What has been your best/worst date?
No worst date thankfully.
Would you date a fan?
Not possible! Because then I’d be the topic most times – that’s too much as I already talk to myself about me everyday. Thank you next (giggles).
What would you change your name to?
Change Botlhe Jane!!! Never, that’s my identity & I’ll forever roll with it.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Just from the top of my head: people who smoke around me, chew gum loudly & rudely being interrupted.
What’s your annoying habit?
Apparently I sleep a lot ha-ha. I’m such a sleeping beauty.
Do you ever get used to being a celebrity?
Lol, not applicable!!
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Botlhe Jane Kgosimore. The world is her oyster, she dreams big & inspires me to work at accomplishing the very best of me.
Do you speak any language?
Setswana & English. I recently installed the “Learn Kalanga” App on my phone so wish me luck.
Where would like to visit?
Wow! Definitely Goo-Moremi gorge in Tswapong.
If you were not famous what would you be up to?
Aviation school, flying is my passion – I shall rise above the challenges & at least obtain a Private Pilot License (PPL) in the near future.
Who is the messiest person you know?
My lil sister Bogadi.
It annoys me more cos she’s unapologetic about it.
What’s the most interesting thing you have read or seen this week?
Getting online social media platforms to lovely messages from listeners expressing appreciation in what I do and spreading love by looking forward to the next show. I can never get used to such. If this isn’t love what more.
What would you like to be remembered about you?
I lived my best life with no regrets, every wrong & tear I shed made me a better version of myself.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
You are your happiness and live your best life everyday like it’s your last. Leaving you with Big Sean ft Chris Brown – My last.