Upclose With Dollarmac Of Yarona FM

Botswana’s very own product from the hometown of Molepolole to Yarona FM DJ Kgosi a.k.a Dollarmac is an all-rounder family man, radio host, event organiser and entrepreneur. Dollarmac’s positive outlook on life has seen him grow within the entertainment industry, from the first time he was introduced to radio as a young man on Yarona FM he has never looked back.

Dollarmac is not just a radio presenter but a business minded philanthropist with many facets; hosting a radio show on Botswana’s Yarona FM “Faki Safety Belt weekdays from 3pm-7pm is just a part of it. His career began at Yarona FM, a privately owned radio station where he co-hosted a weekend radio show with Kabelo “Jabs” Tlhomelang. He later left for the UK to further his studies attending the school of sound recording in Birmingham, where again he found himself drawn to a campus radio called Scratch FM where he met Gavin who was passionate about organising events. On his return back home to Botswana Dollarmac returned to Yarona FM this time hosting his own show and holding down two jobs, at Coca-Cola and Multichoice.

His rise to fame and busy life took a turn for the worst as Dollarmac got caught up in drugs and became a drug addict. He thought drugs would give him the edge he needed to be at the top of his game but soon discovered drugs have the ability to ruin not only his career but his life and dreams. He felt the fame and money at a young age illuded him “being 21 and earning three cheques didn’t help matters” said Dollarmac.

Dollarmac took it upon himself to be a positive role model. He understood the challenges faced by young people especially being in the public eye. Dollarmac now hosts the best drive show in Botswana where he has teamed up with BOSANET to help bring about Drug Awareness through “Faki Safety Belt”. He also entered a fitness campaign named “The Fat Boy Challenge” where he beat 20 contestants, losing the most weight. Dollarmac has invested his efforts into public speaking at schools and drug awareness campaigns. Partnering with the likes of Orange Botswana on the Orange’s Cool Campaign and Journey of Hope –Breast Cancer- which are organisations Dollarmac still works with on a regular basis.

Dollarmac aspires to be the best in the business while grooming young talent, hosting and organising events. He is also building up his very own media house Flowetry where he is a partner “We want to change the face of entertainment in Botswana and across borders.We hope to change the direction of my career and
the Botswana events and entertainment industry for the better. The future seems bright with Flowetry as we are trying to also change the seriousness with which artists in Botswana are taken” said Dollarmac.


How do you feel about being  a DJ?

I’m a Radio Presenter I have considered dj’ing but its really not for me. Dropped out of a DJ course at School of Sound Recording in Manchester.
How different is Kgosi from Dollarmac?

Kgosi is that dude that does drug awareness programs and breast cancer awareness programs. Family man who does a lot of charity work in a nutshell.
Now that you are considered the gateway into Botswana by many artists, how do you feel about hosting and organising events?

I’m glad to have established links with artist all over the world and we can still do business and help out each other where we can. With the help of the YaronaFM platform. I also enjoy events management and host a lot of events through out Botswana.

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