Ozi’s Bodybag V: How an artist protests

Ozzy F Teddy
Ozzy F Teddy

‘First thing first’, Ozi F Teddy chose the right medium to protest, writes THALEFANG CHARLES

Recently, local musicians have been getting a little adventurous with their protests. Just a few years ago before he quit music for swimming, DT – former Lords of the Ghetto member – staged a one-man protest walk through Queens Road in Gaborone Main Mall with an illegible message on a purple manila paper under police escort. Another rapper, Kast literally took his displeasure a bit further, walking 1,000km in a protest effort to have his Tlatsa-Lebala Festival at the National Stadium. More recently it was rapper ATI, who also pulled off two street protests.

The Khiring Khiring Khorong Khorong hitmaker took to Facebook to live-stream his 'Mo ke mo gae mo' protest at Satar Dada’s property in Fairground Mall and later attempted to access the highly restricted State House “to meet with the President”. The latter stunt actually earned him a night in a police cell. His one-night stint in jail creating a hashtag, #FreeATI that successfully pulled protestors at the gates of the Central Police Station and the Extension II Magistrate's Court in support to have him freed.

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