‘Maphano Mohapi’s story is one that exemplifies the power of passion, being a self-starter; working with what you have; keeping your dream alive even when you cannot concentrate on it 24/7 listening to yourself even when your situation doesn't feel right and, doing something about it! Essentially, it's a story about realigning your choices in the service of your passion, swimming against the current, defying the odds and making it where no one expects you to.
She prefers to be identified as Karabelo Ts’osane (nee Mokoallo), the wife, sister, daughter and friend. And a chance to spend some time with her reveals just how wonderful she at playing all these different roles all while continuing to remain her one true self. This young God-driven woman is very passionate and easily inspired by the little things that make her the person she is. She came into the scenes in the showbiz world of beauty pageants, the highlight of which was her scooping the Miss PC FM title in 2009 moving on to participate in more international pageants including the Miss Humanity International of 2011 which she brought home.
She could undoubtedly stand as-if not utterly scoop the prize for-most influential individual in the country right now. Very few people, especially women in this country could summon the courage to start up an initiative premised on bringing together the apparently cynical and disunited women of Lesotho, infamous of ever pulling one another down instead of supporting each other. Not so for Divas Network ringleader and founder Tsholofelo Motsie better known as simply Tsholo.
a-born beauty, professionally trained as a teacher whose claim to fame was as radio personality, Thato Mochone has grown to become an obvious household name in the Lesotho media entertainment and music industry. Within just a space of six years, Mochone has built a name for herself to the extent that she is more than just big in Lesotho and parts of South Africa, but has ably left her mark even in the American arena where she had a brief stint with one of the greatest stations there, the Voice of America.