Gaborone — American comedian cum radio and television host Steve Harvey will on August 21 hold live networking sessions with youth in Gaborone at the University of Botswana Indoor Arena .
Harvey, who is also an actor, author, producer and motivational speaker, is in Botswana at the invitation of President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi in a bid to promote the local creative industry.
According to a press statement from Government Communications, Dr Masisi invited Harvey as part of his ongoing initiatives to attract world renowned international investors to explore opportunities for the youth of Botswana to participate in business.
It says the live session, scheduled for 11 am, will be live on Botswana Television and can be watched at Cresta hotels in Mahalapye, Palapye, Francistown, Kasane and Maun as well as Kalahari Arms Hotel in Ghanzi. The session will also be live streamed on BW Government and Daily News Facebook pages.
Harvey, who started in stand-up comedy, will allow Batswana to listen, interact and gain access to entrepreneurial opportunities in the country and beyond through the networking session.
He is accompanied by a business delegation to explore potential investment and development prospects in Botswana.
The American media personality has authored two books, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man (2009), and its follow-up, Straight Talk, No Chaser (2010). The two instantly broke the best-seller lists and the former was adapted for the big screen as Think Like a Man in 2012 which also became a blockbuster.
He started his career as the host of Showtime at the Apollo, a variety show filmed at Apollo Theatre and thereafter went on to start his own sitcom, the Steve Harvey Show..
The show formed partnerships with the likes of comic Cedric The Entertainer.
Harvey also launched a radio talk show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which is on YouTube.
He got acting parts on The Fighting Temptations, You Got Served, Johnson Family Vacation and in the animated Racing Stripes as a voice actor.
Harvey's visit to Botswana has been made possible through collaboration between government, private and parastatal entities such as First National Bank Botswana, Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited, Botswana Tourism Organization, BOFINET, Cresta Hotels, Duma FM, De Beers Global Sightholder Sales, Gabz FM, H&G Advertising, Liquorama, Motatrim, Mudhut, Naledi Motors, Roswell Chauffeurs and Yarona FM.
Source : BOPA