Kamogelo honours youth with a magazine with their stories

The well known, Free State Journalist Kamogelo Seekoei saw the gap in not celebrating provincial achievers and decided to celebrate them in a magazine titled Top 50 Free Staters.
Seekoei was speaking at President Hotel on Wednesday evening where 50 Free State born individuals coming from various fields such as medicine, law, music, poetry and jewel making were presented with magazine on which they were profiled. She said in January she pitched an idea to the Free State legislature speaker Mamiki Qabathe to honour young people in the province who were role models to young people.
Seekoei profiled people such as Nyakallo ‘Ba2cada’ Leine, Sebidi Molefe, Prince Kaybee known also as Kabelo Motsamai, Nthabiseng ‘Jah Rose’ Jafta, and many others who are Engineers and a 16 year old Miss World junior from Harrismith Wandile Msibi.
When addressing the people attending a Gala dinner for the youth parliamentarians, Seekoei said she was also inspired by the stories of the people that she had interviewed for the magazine she called a ‘book’. Most of the articles were short biographies of her subjects about who they are and what they have achieved in their careers.
“Today it is a great day because all the people I had interviewed would be able to read about themselves in a magazine which I call a book. I and my friend who is in Johannesburg approached Mme Mamiki Qabathe about honouring the youth in the Free State by writing their stories so as to inspire other youths.
I’m very happy that today you are going to see your stories. I’m a story teller because my trade is journalism and write about anything from courts, crime and legislature,” said Seekoei.
A message from Qabathe was played on the video projector and encouraged youth to take the opportunities that South Africa offers especially in the Free State.
All the youth that Kamogelo had written about were happy to receive the magazine and posed with for the cameras as if they were receiving academic certificates.

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