GABORONE, BOTSWANA — American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author, Steve Harvey was recently in Botswana at the invitation of President Mokgweetsi Masisi. During his visit the host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, the Miss Universe pageant and Fox’s New Year’s Eve had promised President Masisi that he will make room for deserving Batswana brains to join his dexterous team.
The two lucky Batswana were recently announced and they are actor, Maxwell Dichi and sportscaster, Neo Aabobe. Although, there were initially three finalists including fashionista and stylist, Tsholo Dikobe, in the end only two spots remained in the multimillion Steve Harvey Global (SHG).Reflective of his personal brand, SHG is focused on creating and delivering entertaining and motivational content, products and experiences to audiences around the world.
The reveal was made by President Masisi during the stakeholders update held at Masa Media complex in Gaborone recently.
During his visit to Botswana, Harvey had told the media that, “It’s always best to partner. Batswana are already here with the structure, how can I come here and do television without Batswana. What do I know about Batswana? My goal is to uplift, my legacy is to teach young people. I want to show Batswana how to elevate”.
Excited to be jetting to South Africa where they will join the crew to shoot Family Feud with Harvey and his team, Dichi who currently has a spell in South Africa’s SABC 2 soapie, Muvhango commended President Masisi for not only promoting the creative industry but being passionate about them too.
For Dichi, he had gone to Harvey’s town hall interaction where he learnt of Harvey’s request. “I applied like any other young Motswana and it’s a great opportunity to learn and it will develop my show that I am doing dubbed Maxwell Dichi show – a talk show. With people like Steve (Harvey) surely we are going somewhere. We are currently employing 15 people in this talk show. After this internship I will be coming back more energized,” said Dichi.
Meanwhile, Gabz FM sportscaster Aabobe said she pitched her agricultural project and in process touched on her all-round media projects to Harvey’s team. Abobe also has a show on Now TV called Rising Star. “I want to be able to work across our borders. I am thrilled for being selected to join Harvey. This is truly a top achievement for my life. As for radio, it will always be my first love. My radio bosses are happy with my brand and yes, we will continue to be in talks going forward.”