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is a sistahood WHAT SKY of teen girls across IS SKY? Botswana!

SKY PLEDGE I pledge…

To be true to myself and what I believe in. To be who I am, not who someone else thinks I should be.

SKY STANDS FOR Sure Ka Yone (things you love)

Shapo Ka Yone (things you don’t need in your life) To become a SKY girl, take the pledge to stay true to yourself, through the skygirlsbw Facebook inbox.

I will say Sure Ka Yone to the things that I am all about – like standing up for my friends and following my dreams. I will say Shapo Ka Yone to the things that I am good without – like smoking and backstabbing. I will make choices that are true to me. I will follow my skyline. I pledge to find my SKY.

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4 Editor’s Note 5 InstaSKY 6 Meet the Team 8 Inspiration Tips

CONTENT 10 2018 Fashion Trends 12 True stories 14 Your Inbox Questions Answered

16 Inspirational Women 18 How to Glow 22 Cover Feature

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Meet the New Voices of SKY Comic Strip Horoscopes Puzzles & Games

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What’s popping SKY Nation! It’s another edition of SKY magazine!! It truly is an honour to be featured so I honestly can’t contain my excitement. Being a SKY girl means you always gotta believe in yourself, so I hope yall are doing exactly that. This issue is all about being INSPIRED! You’ll find lots of articles that will motivate you and get you to the top, where all SKY girls belong. The cover stars of this month’s edition will give you their tips and tricks on how they get inspired and how you can get inspired. I’m sure that these articles will give you guys the motivation you need in whatever you are going through. Grab your favourite snack, and get comfortable because SKY is giving you power, girl! Schools are open and a lot of our SKY girls are back and working on that grind. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back with some tips on how to stay glowing while you’re slaying. Secure the bag girls!!. As always we have the Matswaka Bae comic strip, we get to catch up with our favourite girls :) For all you fashion gurus we have a place for you too, where you can get ideas and update yourself with the latest trends and beauty hacks. This section always has me looking

forward to my next outfit and I hope it does the same for you too. And finally, SKY is now on WhatsApp! Check out the back page for details of how to sign up for exclusive videos, photos, music and competitions. You don’t want to miss. So, my fellow SKY girls, always remember to stay inspired and reach for your dreams. Be true to yourself and spread love, peace and happiness.

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Sure ka: following my dreams, my family and matte lipstick

Meet Team!

Shapo ka: smoking, negative vibes and leather pants I work for SKY as an account assistant. This means that I help with adding content to our social media platforms, responding to messages on Facebook and writing articles in the SKY magazine.

Gaone Manatong 25 years

My inspiration comes from seeing that I have not yet achieved my goals. Waking up daily knowing that there are things that I would like to do and have NOT YET done or achieved fuels my inspiration.

Sure ka: feminism, monokinis, braai Shapo ka: girl hate, period pains, smoking

@mmapsi_s

I used to work full time on this dope magazine and I was the social media planner at SKY Girls BW which is the best job I’ve ever had. I dance, I play basketball, and I eat almost all the time. I’m currently studying for my masters degree at Ohio University and working on fighting for women’s rights back at home.

Sure ka: honesty, peace, independence Shapo ka: wasting time, smoking, confinement I am a student at BAC doing my final year, selling make-up brushes and I am also an account assistant at SKY Girls BW. To be specific, I manage all social media platforms for SKY, help in planning and coordination of SKY events, and write articles for SKY magazine.

I’m inspired by seeing confident, strong, weak, vulnerable, amazing women slaying in life one day at a time.

@playintherain

Jessica Eyman 20 years

My inspiration comes from knowing that my best can always be better. I make sure I plan and set practical goals and set steps on how to achieve my goals and eventually improve my lifestyle. I am resultsorientated so that helps make sure things are done quickly and efficiently.

@jessicaeyman Sure ka: positivity, happiness and education Shapo ka: smoking, lying and tattoos I love food and spending time with my friends, going on adventures and learning are definitely my thing. I am so openminded, my brains will fall out some day.

Karyn Foya 17 years

I am inspired by my mom and her excellent work ethic.

@karynfoya

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Putting SKY Magazine together takes a lot of work. This issue we wanted to show you the young, ambitious writers who are proud to write for SKY!

Bonolo Raowang 21 years

Sure ka: being unapologetic about who I am,

positivity & self-love, being beautiful inside and out & travelling the world Shapo ka: negative energy & bad vibes, pull me down syndrome and pretense

I was born and bred in Ramotswa. I did my primary education at Tlokweng Dayspring School from the year 2000 till 2008 then I proceeded on to Legae Academy for her High School from 2009-2012. I am now the proud owner of Wildflower Promotional Agency and hope to expand my horizons more in the future.

Chipo Ncube 18 years

Sure ka: coke, confidence, making yourself happy Shapo ka: doubting your capabilities, allowing negative energy to get to you, judging other people

I am inspired by strong, independent and hardworking women who make it through no matter what life throws at them (in short my mother)

I school at Limkokwing University and my dream is to become an international radio and television presenter. I was previously a ‘Voice of SKY’, presenting SKY Live on RB2. Anyone that has wise words to motivate people to believe in themselves inspires me to continue working hard on my dreams.

Sure ka: my close friends, my education and my confidence Shapo ka: fake friends, negative vibes and smoking I go to Rainbow High School and I’m in Form 4. I’m a bubbly, fun-loving person who knows who she is. I enjoy reading and just chilling with my friends honestly. Ooh and I’m really talkative, whether I know you or not I never stop talking. When I’m older I think I want to be a criminal lawyer, people are always shocked when I tell them this!

Falitah Queen Namate 15 years

My grandmother inspires me everyday, she is my motivation. She sacrificed a lot for me so I try my best to make her her proud and show her that she didn’t do it for nothing. I wake up every day just so I can make her life better just like she does mine. That’s my inspiration every single day of my life.

Want to write for SKY Magazine? Send us an inbox message on our Facebook page telling us what you would like to write about!”


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To inspire means to make someone feel like they want to do something and that they can actually do it. Most people think that inspiration comes and goes, and though this may be true, as SKY Girls we are inspired by our sures and shapos which help us to stay true to ourselves! Ever feel like you have no idea how to be or stay inspired? Here are a few ways ;)


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SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE Our environments have a great impact on how we live our lives. The friends and family members that you usually interact with can feed your inspiration or kill it. It is important to ensure that your friends are constantly keeping you in good and positive spirits. For example, if you want to become the first female president of Botswana, you need friends who will cheer you on and tell you to keep working hard so that this dream becomes a reality.

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REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR PASSION

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It may sound insane to “remind” yourself of your passion but it helps to keep you inspired. Once you find ways to keep your passion burning, you can easily reference why you started doing what you wish to do. So if you are an aspiring singer and you’re feeling uninspired, make sure you listen to your favourite artists to remind yourself again of why you loved singing in the first place!

Sometimes when you are feeling uninspired it is helpful to take a little break from outside influence. This could be taking a walk and attempting to clear your mind. Not only will this help you to align your thoughts with whatever task you have or the goal you wish to achieve, but you could possibly stumble upon something unexpected that will inspire you. Spending time alone should not however lead you to overthink and getting frustrated about your lack of inspiration.

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We get so caught up in life that we are often too stressed to find inspiration, even though it is all around us. If you are attempting to write a poem or a song and you cannot find the right words in your head, simply relax. Stop trying to write. Take a break, watch a series or read a book, and then get back to writing. It helps to relax because you can easily get back to your inspired mood. Sometimes your best thoughts come to you when you’re not actively thinking about them!

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This does not mean any intensive research needs to be done but boBabes, you need to find people who inspire you. This means finding women in the field or with the talent you would like to pursue and finding out how they got to be successful. It is always encouraging to know that your dreams and goals are achievable because someone else has achieved them. It is inspiring to watch interviews or other people explaining about their passions and it could greatly keep you INSPIRED!

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WHAT’S IN? WHAT’S BACK? It’s IN!

PLEATED SHORTS Pleated shorts have been one huge fashion trend recently, and this is because they look crisp, neat and are also very comfortable. They are also perfect for any occasion, from a casual to a dressier event or outing. To get this look, get yourself a pair of pleated shorts (either online or at a local store) and pair it with a v-neck vest or blouse.

CROP TOPS

EMBROIDERED DENIM Embroidery has come a long way since the sixties flower child look and has topped the charts once more because of its simple yet sophisticated look. Ranging from roses to wording, this look is super cute and will make you look effortlessly cool ;) stores like Mr Price have this style in store, but it is also possible (and more fun!) to sew on your own embroidery :)

We’re leaving these BEHIND!

The crop top made its grand entrance into the fashion scene in the 1940s and was mostly worn by belly dancers. After falling off the radar in the early 2000s, they have now made their comeback and plenty of girls in Botswana enjoy rocking this stylish look. Almost all local stores have some available, but just like the embroidered denim, it is possible to make your own with an old T-shirt or even tights!

FAKE MUD JEANS These are cute for a Halloween or dress-up party, but they generally do not look good to walk around in. They give the impression that the last time your jeans had a wash was 2 months ago, and this is not what you would want to be remembered for!


WHAT’S OUT? CROCHET TOPS These have completely taken over, and you will spot many girls rocking them at events such as Chillstep and Jam for Brunch. They are the perfect casual-wear and are super comfortable and fashionable too. Crochet tops are actually very easy to make, but if you prefer to buy one, there are plenty of local designers that have them in stock, so go on to the internet or Facebook and check them out ☺

Our 2018 Trend Forecast in the last issue was so popular, we’re bringing you another one :)t Get the scoop on what’s hot and what’s not, right here!

THE PLATINUM PIXIE It has been crazy hot lately, so many girls and women out there have opted for this look. It is simple yet stylish and is also very easy to attain and maintain. And as mentioned, there won’t be any hair hanging in your face or on your shoulders, which helps so much with the hot temperatures we have been experiencing. If you like to be bold and stand out, this is the look for you!

CHUNKY SNEAKERS These chunky sneakers have come back into the light after being spotted on the world’s biggest influencers such as Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. They are very comfortable, come in so many different colors and can also be worn with numerous different outfits. Labels such as Balenciaga have also started producing this product and its popularity is still on the rise.

CLEAR PANEL MOM JEANS These jeans look very cute but unfortunately, they cause a lot of heat to be generated by the knees and sweaty kneecaps are super uncomfortable. The plastic also tends to become foggy-looking, ew.

Vintage looks that are back AGAIN!

APPLYING MAKEUP WITH UNCONVENTIONAL TOOLS Tons of videos showcasing girls using the craziest of objects such as knives to apply/blend their makeup were all over the internet recently. These can actually be very dangerous to use and may also cause skin breakouts and health problems, therefore it is best to use proper utensils to do so #safetyfirst


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My Name is Chipo Ruth Ncube, a youthful soul of 18 years old. I come from Zimbabwe in Gweru but I grew up in Botswana in a town called Lobatse where I did my Primary and Secondary education. I am studying Broadcasting and Journalism at Limkokwing University and part time working as a SKY Girl radio presenter. Growing up in a foreign land is quite interesting and a bit of a challenge. Learning new cultures has always been a thrill for me because I get to experience the amazing ways of how Batswana live, like their type of food, music, dress code (which I’ve become very familiar with) and I’m yet to experience more. Having lived here since I was 4 years old made the norms and morals of Batswana my norms and morals also. I thank my family and good friends for always being supportive of my dreams and encouraging me to do better. Fitting in has never been my thing, I always did everything my way and hoped for the best and surprisingly it’s been working out for me. Botswana is a very welcoming country that believes in diversification allowing people like me to get the opportunity to unleash and better my talents in the media industry. My goal in life is to become an international television and radio presenter. At the age of 17, I worked hard and managed to become a motivational representative of the SKY girls working as their radio presenter. I am glad that being of different nationality and speaking a different home language never made me doubt my capabilities in accomplishing my dreams when growing up. I have always been that free-spirited girl who believes that if you work hard for something, you will receive everything you deserve from it and to never give up. I know that greater things are coming my way and I’m determined to work hard and reach my goals. I will forever live by the verse that says Philippians 4 vs. 13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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My name is Bonolo Raowang and I am a passionate and driven 21 year old female who is the owner and director of Wildflower Promotional Agency. Wildflower Promotional Agency is a marketing and advertising company that offers services such as the provision of hostesses, promo ladies, ushers, ticket agents as well as social media management and promotions.

I was inspired to start the company with the directive to empower the youth targeting young ladies to find work, especially with the kind of economic climate we have here at home in Botswana plagued with such high rates of unemployment amongst the youth. With the type of work we do, we are fortunate enough to interact with potential future employers as the ladies engaged are either still studying at University or fresh out of it which gives them the opportunity to network, start and nurture their careers. At Wildflower we also encourage the ladies to pursue their passions as well as start-up businesses of their own, because we believe that employment creation is the best route to go. This not only empowers an individual personally but also financially which in this society we live in today goes a long way. The ‘Wildflowers’ as the ladies are endearingly known are here to prove that women can be both beautiful and hardworking at the same time. We also exist as an organisation to prove that women can work together and in turn this elevates all of them higher to reach their true potential. Through the journey of starting up Wildflower I also discovered my entrepreneurial abilities and this in turn has helped me grow profoundly as an individual. I urge all the ladies who might be wondering how to start something, to start small, set little targets and with that eventually you will achieve your goal. Always remember that big things are a compilation of smaller things. Stay beautiful and work hard.


SKY Magazine answers your dilemmas from Facebook!

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Hi girl, thanks for messaging us! It’s great that you want to inspire your peers, we can always lift each other up and motivate each other! One way you can truly inspire people is to be a shining example of a kind and confident person. People will naturally warm to you and will want to be just like you :) If you want to take it a step further, why not volunteer to give a 10-minute inspirational talk? You could address a class in your school, or even your whole school in assembly! You could even find another organisation, such as a volunteer centre or church. If you choose to give inspirational talks, follow these tips: 1. Plan it out on paper first and make sure to practice. It is easy to panic and accidentally start rambling. So keep your notes clear and avoid going off topic :) 2. Practice speaking in front of a friend, so that they can advise you on any improvements, as well as giving you extra confidence! 3. People love to hear about others’ experiences. Speak as much from your own experience as possible, talking about what has happened to you, how you felt about it, and how you reacted to it and were changed by it! 4. People also prefer to hear concrete things. That means, instead of saying ‘don’t be swayed from your goal’, instead you could say ‘promise yourself every day, out loud, that you will achieve your goal’. That’s a great practical tip :) Mainly, remember that inspiration is best when it comes from someone who truly works towards being a nice, strong person. Actions speak louder than words, so get yourself out there and do GREAT THINGS! Good luck!

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My love, apart from feelings, a relationship consists of respect, consideration and commitment among others. A guy who truly loves you will not force you or suggest something they know will make you uncomfortable. The guy will generally want to protect you by trying as much as possible to not hurt you. This guy Is only thinking of himself and how he benefits, which is selfish. That shows a lack of respect because he even says that he has three other girls. If that is true, he is disrespecting you by having many girlfriends. If it is not true, he is trying to hurt your feelings so that you will give him what he wants, and that is also disrespectful. If he loved you he should have respected the decision you made the first time you told him that you are young. Don’t give in to his pressure. Tell him honestly that if he does not respect your decisions, you will not stay in the relationship. You can focus on yourself, enjoy life and learn from your experiences. You will meet a guy who will treat you like the queen you are. <3 Much love.

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You don’t have to look to other people to find inspiration for your own life… but for some of us it can help :) We’ve put together a list of some of the most inspirational women, who can inspire you against all odds!

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Solange Knowles: Teenage mother

Women who have succeeded despite being ‘different’


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At SKY, re shapo ka smoking. In fact, 90% of SKY Girls list smoking as a shapo meaning that 90%+ of teenage girls in BW don’t smoke. So let’s celebrate all those celebrities who choose to not smoke, just like us.

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Life has not been easy for these beautiful women – they each have something that makes them different. But they all rose to the challenge, celebrated their uniqueness, and now they are slaying. Re sure ka bone!

Fifth Harmony:

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“When we see smoking pics, we’re all #LeftSwipeDat!!”

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Of course we have our cover stars for this issue: Charity Baaitse, Tumie Nthutang, Sadi Dikgaka and Khumo Kwaadira, and most international celebrities also don’t smoke. That is so #goals!

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Glowing is not all about looking good but feeling good too. It’s a lot of work to take care of you. Eating right, having enough rest, keeping good company, and slaying in your own right is key. The important thing is to have balance in your life. Have a balanced schedule for studying, for friends, for your hobbies, and for rest. Take care of the physical, psychological, spiritual, nutritional and emotional parts of your life. Here are some tips on how maintain your glow hunnay…

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1 Physical glow

The first impression people get from you is how you look. It’s not just about the products you use or what you’re wearing. Exercising, bathing, playing a sport, and having enough rest are good for your physical glow. A lot of physical glow shows through your face, so take care of your skin. Don’t pop your pimples, drink lots and lots of water, wash off makeup before going to bed, never smoke (it dulls your skin and kills your glow), smile often. Showing confidence is another way to floss your glow; confidence in yourself, in your look, and in what you do. Keep your head held high and walk that walk sunshine.

2 Psychological glow

Keep friends that bring out the best in you. Being stress free from drama and maintaining your mental health is important. Remember, avoiding drama also means you shouldn’t create it. Know your limits. Set a schedule for your studies and refresh by doing something you enjoy.


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3 Spiritual glow

This is important for anyone who believes in something, whether supernatural or not. Feed your spirit with a positive lifestyle. If you believe there’s a God, keep learning and understanding your role in that journey. Doing good unto others and yourself is one way to feed your soul with positivity.

Emotional glow

When you get hurt, disappointed, or let down by someone or something, feel free to talk to someone about it. Crying is not weakness; it is an important aspect of life to release pain through tears. Protecting yourself from getting hurt is inevitable, but you can learn to persevere. Surround yourself with friends who will support you when you feel down. Let go of people who constantly hurt you or bring you down.

5 Nutritional glow

They say you are what you eat. Metaphorically, this is somewhat true. What you ingest will eventually show its course on the outside. Eat right, drink more water and of course stay smoke-free. Eating right includes less intake of sweet substances, having more vegetables in your meal than meat, and drinking at least 1.5 litres of water in a day. And don’t do this alone; help your friends live a healthy and happy life too.


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Charity is a young wife & mother, born in Serowe. She is an entrepreneur who owns a group of successful companies, including MaterialGirlz Boutique fashion store in Mowana Park, Phakalane. Charity describes herself as a go-getter, a very ambitious and driven young lady. Ke sure ka travelling, fashion & style, and good food! Ke shapo ka smoking, lack of direction and laziness. “I am inspired by people who are passionate about pursuing their dreams, no matter how difficult it can be. Life is about experiences and living to the fullest. I have big dreams for myself and my desire to experience these dreams keeps me driven and inspired to work harder. My dreams give me fuel to persevere and bring it all to fruition. Nothing will stop me or hold me back from pursing my goals and dreams. That’s my greatest inspiration.”

SKY Girl Keleabetswe Sadie Tapologo listed Charity as an inspiration, and got the chance to ask her 3 questions of her own! How did you manage to balance your business and life in this tough market? It hasn’t been easy but I try to stay organized. Proper planning always helps. I set my own goals, and give each goal a timeframe. Give us your number 1 tip on how to make it in business Take each failure as a learning experience, a stepping stone to success, don’t be discouraged. Nothing is easy. Please give us your number 1 beauty tip! Wash your face every day before going to bed, and moisturize.

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Tumie is a law student, fashion blogger, fashion stylist & digital entrepreneur. She is a do-er, a dreamer, a force and a ray of sunshine Ke sure ka reading, working out (gym) and fashion. Ke shapo ka smoking, negative energy/vibes, pretenders. “I am inspired by my love for independence, which is why I work hard, to be able to be independent. I am inspired by possibility, i.e. anything is possible, you can be anything and do almost anything you put your mind to. Look at me, I am a student by morning, by afternoon I am a stylist to my clients and in the evenings I work on my proposals & work as a digital entrepreneur. Lastly to a great extent I inspire myself; every day I juggle a hectic schedule and load but somehow I always get things done.”

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for sure that I will just stick to being a lawyer, I think I will be content with that. In terms of being a fashion blogger, it derived from my love for fashion and pictures, also because people always used to ask me where I got my outfits and what inspired me wear them the way I did so I figured a blog would be a fun & informative platform to showcase my love for fashion.

SKY Girl Lerato Baruti listed Tumie as an inspiration to her, and got the chance to ask her 3 questions!

How do you stay healthy and happy 24/7 even though the world is cruel? I am my own little ray of sunshine, I try to make the best out every situation. I am also a practical person. I have learnt to accept and move on from things/people/situations that I cannot change, as I believe that fate did not intend on keeping them in my life. I protect my space from negative energy. Because of the nature of my job I interact with a lot of people however I sense energies very well, if my gut feels off about someone or something, I distance myself. Lastly I pray, it keeps me sane.

What inspired you to study law and also be a fashion blogger? I have always wanted to be a judge, from a very young age that’s all I said to my family, and then I grew up and learnt you have to study law before you can become a judge. I now know

If I asked you to go for a vacation with me to Bora Bora & Ibiza just to thank you for your existence what would be your reaction? I would probably cry, hug you and rush to go pack my bags!!


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Khumo is a free-spirited young woman from Sefhare. She is 27 years of age, currently working at RB2 hosting midday radio weekdays 12 - 3pm and Top40 every Saturday 2 - 6pm. Founder of WHO AM I, an NGO that deals with issues of self and helps every individual love themselves and realise their true potential. Khumo describes herself as an over-achiever, and believes in working extra hard, enduring the pain, trusting the process and reaping the benefits of one’s hard work later. Khumo believes in the power of the spoken word she is a result of everything she has spoken since she was young. Ke sure ka peace, positive good vibes and good urban music (contemporary gospel and soulful RnB) Ke shapo ka smoking, negativity, not believing in yourself and your dreams “I am inspired on a daily by so many things and people. This thing called life teaches us so much about ourselves and other people. Over and above it all I am inspired by an individual who perseveres and is resilient. Being able to pull yourself together in the midst of a storm is the most powerful thing.”

SKY Girl Karyn Kidron listed Khumo as an inspiration to her, and got the chance to ask her 3 questions! What is the best thing that has ever happened to you? To be able to wake up everyday and go do what I love, which is radio and work towards building my NGO ‘WHO AM I’. Whom do you look up to? I don’t have a specific person I look up to, I believe everyone has a story to tell. I am drawn to those who wake up every day to make something out of themselves. Please can you give two words to describe yourself and why? Free - I am an open person free to express my feelings thoughts and ideas. Lively - because of my energy and personality that is so full of life!

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Sadi is a young woman who hails from Molepolole, grew up in Palapye and is building her dream in Gaborone. She a BCom Marketing Degree holder, television personality, singer, budding business woman and simply a girl with huge dreams and great determination to back it up. She is an avid supporter of the arts and is passionate about issues surrounding women and mental health. Ke sure ka peace. I value peace so much because nothing was ever built in the midst of chaos. Ke sure ka God and family. I can’t imagine my life without either one of them. When I speak of family, it includes friends who have become a part of mine. Ke sure ka music. My life is somehow centered around music. From a tender age, I had a passion of exploring it, and I am privileged that my job deals with it hands on. Ke shapo ka smoking, dishonesty, selfish and vain behaviour. “I am inspired by women, those that I have met and those who I haven’t met. I am inspired by their stories of perseverance during hard times. I am inspired by their stories of victory when things seemed hopeless. I am moved to become one of those women who someone, somewhere will say, “because Sadi did, I can.” There are women who inspire me like Connie Ferguson and Leloba Seitshiro who I feel like have broke barriers down proving that even that woman from Botswana is more than credible to stand out on global stages. I am inspired by the girl with a dream. The one

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who is putting her fears aside, putting all discouragement aside and working on making it a reality.”

SKY Girl Kesego listed Sadi as an inspiration to her, and got the chance to ask her 3 interview questions! What is your motto? If something costs you your peace, it is too expensive. Who is your role model? Martha Kgosidintsi. My grandmother. She was an amazing woman who taught my sisters and me about the importance of being aware of the power and influence one has as a woman. She took part in groundbreaking activities which I am proud to say still exist. What makes you believe in yourself? God. I live with the notion that I am on this earth because I have a purpose. I have a mandate I should deliver on which isn’t written but through prayer and meditation I find the boldness and confidence to go out and conquer. I also have a great support system. My amazing family who if and when I feel like I lack confidence, always seem to find a way to encourage me.


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Meet the new

Katleho Modise

Age: 16 | Homeschooled Sures: Ambition, creativity, determination Shapos: Peer pressure, fake friends, bad makeup

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Katleho’s competition entry: “If I had five minutes to speak on radio with an audience of teenagers, I would speak of self-branding which I think is a very important part of life and every career path that one chooses. I think as teenagers we live by the notion ‘YOLO - You Only Live Once’ forgetting that every single thing we do reflects on our future in every single way.

I think we as teenagers need to be taught how to brand ourselves from such a tender age, and even more so for us in third world countries. This is because unlike those in first world countries, our countries work with morals and Botho which means everything you do, say and post will have an effect on whatever you choose to do in future.”


In January of 2018, SKY ran its find ‘Voice of SKY ’ competition to the e, Liv SKY for ters sen new pre age teen only radio show for BW from girls, on RB2 every Saturday . 12.3 0 – 1pm , to We asked you, the SKY Nation ut abo talk ld tell us what you wou to io rad on s ute min if you had 5 address the SKY Nation .

Tsamma Dipao

Age: 15 | Form 4 at Legae Academy

Sures: True friends, working hard to achieve my goals, standing my ground and not being easily influenced Shapos: Smoking, drinking, fake friends

ries, We received hundreds of ent from sted and 4 girls were shortli n these entries. These girls the and , YOU to ke spo io, went on rad asked for your vote.

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and Well, over 100 0 people voted, of ces Voi new r you , here they are SKY:

Tsamma’s competition entry: “For five minutes on radio I would talk about feeding one’s focus and starving distractions in order to achieve the different goals we all have, as well as bringing up and supporting each other’s works because we are all we have to get to the top. For example our local artists only have us to get to the continental if not international level, they can’t do that if we as young Batswana don’t support them and give them the national platform they need to get to the top. But all talk and no action is just gibberish and a waste of everybody’s time, so to top it off I’d invite a few upcoming youngsters who really have a good thing going but aren’t as well known by the public in order to help them market themselves, but this would be a little bit later, after the introductory five minutes”

ho and Don’t miss Katle t SKY Tsamma presen ay on Live every Saturd RB2 from 12 .30!


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Guys that was great! But, I’m sorry, I didn’t manage to write anything for today…

What is wrong? You are quiet and miserable!

Mama, do you ever feel just… uninspired?”

George, I feel a lot more inspired already. I’m going to take your advice too, and listen to music Oh yes. Don’t worry, sometimes we can overthink things and it blocks our creativity. Why don’t you take a nice long walk to clear your mind?


Here, if you need any more inspiration, borrow my poetry book!

Check out my quote book, Lerato. It ’s full of inspirational quotes that help me out! at next week’s poetry club That was the best poem you’ve ever written, Lerato!” Let ’s practice and perform it together next week!

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Listen to any episode of Matswaka Bae, Seasons 1, 2, & 3, on the skygirlsbw Facebook page, or sky-girls-bw on Soundcloud


ARIES Mar 21 – Apr 19

Aries are natural born leaders who know how to take charge. So if you have any ideas or plans, don’t hesitate to execute them. Your leadership skills will seep through and will inspire those around you :)

TAURUS Apr 20 – May 20

Taurus are patient, practical, devoted, responsible and stable. Take the initiative to carry out the tasks that seem difficult, challenge yourself and friends to aim higher! You can even use the things you love to inspire others, for example music.

LEO Jul 23 – Aug 22

ars say t s e h t t a h w t u o Find iends! <3 r f r u o y & u o y t u abo

CANCER Jun 21 – Jul 22

People with the star sign Cancer are highly imaginative and love arts and helping out. You can use the arts to help someone feel better, to inspire them to go for their dreams or pursue the things they love.

Leos are creative, passionate and generous. They are self-confident, dominant, and able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their “king of the jungle” status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Don’t be afraid to bring your friends along to help inspire you to do something great!

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GEMINI May 21 – Jun 20

Expressive and mentally quick, Geminis are sociable, communicative and ready for fun. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see. Give yourself time to learn, research and teach others what you know and you will inspire other to do more and put more effort in learning and executing.


As a natural-born leader, you tend to be at the forefront of everything you are involved in. It is okay to be on the receiving end and not to just give. This is a great season for you, embrace the surprises that are waiting for you.

VIRGO Aug 23 – Sept 21

Virgos are loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking and practical, which is good for group work. These characteristics are inspirational to have, and you can encourage others around you to work as hard as you to achieve goals set for the year!

PISCES Feb 19 – Mar 20

Inspired by the need to make changes in the lives of others, they are willing to help even if that means to go beyond the boundaries. This sign is compassionate, hard-working, dedicated and reliable. Pisces-born can be great at solving problems. Hard work will inspire you this year, Pisces!

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SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 21

Scorpios are resourceful, brave, passionate, stubborn and true friends. True friends help each other out in times of need and this is your year to be there for your friends and support them in various ways. Show your passion in everything you do!

LIBRA Sept 22 – Oct 23

With your New Year resolutions in place, seek advice and help to get them done so that you get enough support. Research a lot, find someone who has done it before and find out what to do and what to avoid as well so that the process is smoother :)

AQUARIUS Jan 20 – Feb 18

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

Sagittarians can visualize something in their minds, and they will do everything they can to achieve this. They always know what to say in every situation and they are free-spirited people. The fun-loving Sagittarius enjoys making and spending money. Don’t be afraid to spend a little on things that can inspire you to be better than you are right now.

Aquarians love fun with friends, helping others, fighting for causes and intellectual conversation. Continue to be supportive to the people around you and loved ones. Build strong relations and spend as much time as possible with them this year. They will inspire you throughout 2018.


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Crack the Code! Find a secret inspiration tip just for you, by cracking the code!

Rules: Count the letters in your first name. If the numbers of letters is 6 or more, subtract 4. If the number is less than 6, add 3. The result is your secret number. Start at the upper left-hand corner and check each letter below your secret number. Write the letters down, then read the message! The secret message is advice on how you can get INSPIRED!

IMAGINE INFLUENCE INNOVATION INSIGHT INSPIRE INVENT MOTIVATE ORIGINALITY VISION

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Your ultimate guide of what to look out for this year:

Events!

Vlogs!

SKY will be hitting the Northern Trade Fair in May, as well as visiting around 40 schools across Botswana in May/June/ July. We can’t wait to see you!

Sky Vlogs are back with a bang! We bring you music, fashion, challenges, celebrity interviews, and all-round ridiculousness on our Facebook page, so don’t forget to check it out ;)

SKY on WhatsApp Brand new for 2018 baby! Get the latest content, first and for free, by sending a message to 74 127 570. Remember to add the number to your contacts so we can reach you :) We will add you to our distribution list and send you exclusive videos, songs and updates about competitions and events! So what are you waiting for :)

Matswaka Bae! In case you had forgotten, Matswaka Bae is the teen radio drama powered by SKY Girls BW. Season 4 is airing on RB2 right now (during SKY Live, every Saturday 12.30 - 1pm). We will also be posting all episodes on our Facebook page, Soundcloud page and through our brand new WhatsApp network! Don’t forget you can also listen to any episode of Matswaka Bae from Seasons 1, 2 and 3 on our Soundcloud or on our Facebook video section.

Where else can you find us?

On Facebook, join our network of over 100,000 followers on our page! Send us an inbox message to take the pledge and become an official SKY Girl! skygirlsbw On Instagram, follow us for the latest SKY photos @skygirlsbw On Soundcloud, listen to any episode of Matswaka Bae since Season 1! sky-girls-bw

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But the big one is right round the corner – a huge party as SKY turns years old, in late March. We will be having big name acts, free manicures, dance workshops, fashion tutorials and more – all totally for free. Plus, we will be hiding GOLDEN TICKETS that admit you to VIP event access for celebrity meet & greets, free food & drink and goodie bags! Keep it locked on the skygirlsbw Facebook page for more information!


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Sign up for SKY WhatsApp updates today, to receive photos, music, Matswaka Bae audio, and SKY vlogs! Just send a WhatsApp message to 74 127 570 (remember to add the number to your contacts first!) and we will add you to the list. Re sure ka yone!

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