Meet Flava Dome's very own Queen - Sadi

Talent is a natural aptitude or skill that every single one of us possess. It is of no doubt that it come in different practises, being it on sports, entertainment, politics and so forth.
Television is amongst the most influential sources of Media that talents push their agendas on. Millons of people get glued unto their screens every single day for an hour or 2 or even more to get the latest news locally and even globally.
Today The Sopranist Blog team is delighted to talk TV with the ever bubbly and vivacious talent, Sadi Dikgaka, a female host on one of the longest running music TV shows on Botswana TV the Orange Flava Dome.

Good day Sadi!! How are you doing today?
Hello! I’m very well thanks, lovely weather outside today. I’m loving the drizzle!

Tell us about yourself?
Well, I was born in Serowe, I grew up in Palapye with my parents but my home village is Molepolole. I grew up in a Christian household where I was taught the importance of prayer and the power God has bestow upon His kin. I was a generally shy child, and I learnt to break out of that slowly through performing.  As a young girl I loved music and dance, there were times I'd sing into my dad's torch and imagine myself performing! I always believed I'd end up doing something in performing arts. I'm gradually getting there!

People always take pride in the schools that they attended, would you say you are proud of where you studied!?
I am proud of where I studied. I went to Kgaswe School from standard 1-7. A school I'm very proud of, its history and the mission. Their motto is "Know thyself" something we were taught and it helped mould us into responsible people.
I then went to Mmaphula JSS and Lotsane SSS. I really had to learn how to adapt because it wasn't an easy transition from primary school. I enjoyed my years of studying at both these schools because that's where I learnt how to be assertive!

Let’s talk Flava Dome...can you take us through how you got to be the Show’s presenter.
Well, I was sort of pushed into doing this by my sister after I jokingly posted on Facebook that I should try my luck with presenting Flava Dome after I came across the advertisement on TV. I was invited for the 1st round of auditions and I have to admit, I was not convinced I would make it. A few weeks later I got a call from the producer inviting me to the final round of auditions, got through all the process. I was excited when I finally got the call that I had made the cut.

How did it feel taking over from people who have been with the show for YEARS!? 
                PRESSURE!!!! There was a standard that was set, and like any job that you've had predecessors, you hope to keep that standard or improve it. What I love about my combination with my Co-Presenter Loungo is that we are who we are on and off set. Being me is a working formula. 

How long have you been with Flava dome?
            I have been with the show since June 2013.

What is your most treasured moments with the show?
Photo Credit : RareGem
My treasured moments with the show are endless, but the one I will forever treasure was when I did my first show and my parents wouldn't stop calling to congratulate me and share how proud they were of me.
Any challenges you endured since being on TV?
Wooow, of course, any public figure, television, radio, entertainer has to endure a lot of scrutiny. People are very brutal out there with their comments and forget or ignore that the person they're bashing may come across it. But I've learnt to soldier on through it.

Do you have any one in the entertainment industry whom you look up to!?
The Queen B! herself, Bonang Matheba is someone I look up to because she proves that consistency, determination, passion and drive will get you where you are destined to be.

How do you handle the attention you get from the public?
I try by all means to give people who recognise me time to talk to them and take pictures if they like. Even if I've had a bad day, they deserve that respect. Their support has helped mould me into who I am today.

Apart from being a TV presenter what else do you do!?
I'm a student at the University of Botswana, studying Marketing.
I also MC on events. I have been blessed enough to host some awesome events and I still believe I have room left for improvement. So I'm praying I get more events I can grace!

What’s your involvement with SKY girls?
            SKY Girls is a movement or sisterhood that encourages teenage girls to be true to themselves. They are encouraged to be assertive and make positive choices. I am what you call a big sister SKY, I engaged with the young ladies and I help spread the message that, it is okay to have a stand that is good and morally correct, regardless of you being shunned or mocked. I always wanted to be a part of something that empowers young women, shaping them to be responsible women in society and I believe that's embodied by SKY.

How has being in the Public eye changed your life and how are you handling it?
I'm even more responsible because I have realised that there are people who look up to me. I have influence that I didn't summon but comes with the territory, and it would be unfair of me to ignore that and possibly lead people the wrong way. So my decision and mostly sound ones.

Do you follow fashion trends, if yes what is/was your favourite trend!?
I'll be honest I don't really follow fashion trends! Haha but I'm currently loving the crop top trend.

What's your favourite traditional food in Botswana!?
Seswaa, Bogobe jwa Lerotse, Dikgobe, Makgomane. Don't castigate me for having a general love for food! Haha

Dress VS Pants

Guy's socks or his finger nails, what makes you gag?
Finger nails. They have to be groomed. All the time!

Talking about that, Is there any "Mr" in your life!?
No "Mr" in my life yet. I pray I meet him some time soon.

What do you value most in a friend?
Loyalty, respect and honesty. The love will always be there but those 3 mean most to me.

Does social media have any impact in your life and or work?
I'm no longer pressured by social media. And it’s true you cannot please everyone. There are those that will sing your praises, those who have constructive criticisms and those who are just blatantly rude. I'd rather listen to the criticism and praises than ruin my day.

What do you do to push Sadi as a brand?
            My brand is gradually growing, so I make sure that my friends (fans) are not confused about who I am and what I’m doing. My future plans are in line with my mission.

What are you most thankful for in life?
God. He is faithful, loving and trustworthy. So many things have happened personally which may have broken me, but day by day, He shows His mercy and grace to me.

What are your plans for the future?
Well, television is something I'll continue to do, but music is also something I will pursue. 

Any last words to your admirers, the young girls out there who wish to grow up to be like you?
Photo Credit : RareGem
My last words to my admirers are, Be The Best You. There are people we look up to and we are moved to impersonating them with the hope that we will ultimately reach their level of greatness. Truth is you are who you are because your uniqueness is uncanny, and it’s that peculiarity that you have to share with the world in order to reach your destiny. You are the only YOU there is and will ever be.  
Get a hold of Sadi

Facebook Page Sadi
Twitter : Sadi0592
Instagram : sadi0592

Signing Out
By: Mr Orsen & Lot Lorah
Twitter: @Mr_Orsen 
Instagram : mr_orsen and lotlorah

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