Known popularly as Jazzelle, the on-air personality hosts “The Gabz fm Sunrise” weekday mornings with seasoned journalist Thebe Mogapi. Gabz fm is an urban adult contemporary radio station that broadcasts nationally across Botswana. Jazzelle’s show is available worldwide and is a blend of hard-hitting interviews, social issue debates, and interactive sessions with youth, sprinkled with humor.
Discovered at age 16, Jazzelle became known as one of the new breed of radio presenters with the arrival of private radio in Botswana in 1999. Professionally trained as a Public Relations Practitioner, she has worked with some of Southern Africa’s most well respected organizations including ESPAfrika (The Cape Town International Jazz Festival), Hotwire PRC, TBWA/Medcom and OP Advertising. Jazzelle has emceed a variety of high profile events including the 2009 Coca Cola World Cup Trophy Tour.
After discovering TeachAIDS, Jazzelle says “when the invitation and opportunity availed itself, there was no doubt I would make time for this because it’s an important tool to be used for many good years in my country and beyond. As an African woman and mother, HIV and AIDS are social ills that I believe I have a responsibility to sensitize my people about.”
TeachAIDS is proud to bring Jazzelle’s dynamite personality and spirit on board our HIV and AIDS education efforts.