Kelly Ramputswa is the Station manager at Yarona FM, an urban youth, lifestyle entertainment radio station. A Rhodes University graduate that has risen through the professional ranks to being the first to set up the first Aramex Botswana courier, a Dubai listed global transportation company and the first female Yarona FM Station Manager. In 2014, Ramputswa was a recipient of the New American Chamber of Commerce and the Botswana Permanent Mission to the United Nations scholarships for a certificate in business and leadership in New York. Her accolade came when she was asked to address delegates at the French Embassy for International Women’s day, under the theme ”Connecting Girls Inspiring the future”.
DJ LEXY J: I’d like to know your relationship with music, when did the love begin? How far back can you remember?
RAMPUTSWA: Very tough question. Earliest memory was Blackbox- Fantasy. I was about five years old. And I also fell in love with the Original Motion Picture soundtrack of the movie Top Gun.
DJ LEXY J: What kind of music do you love and how often do you indulge yourself?
RAMPUTSWA: I love all kinds of music. I listen to music daily. RnB, Hip Hop, House music (personal favourite).
DJ LEXY J: How has music influenced your life over the years?
RAMPUTSWA: Well, music directed most of my career paths.
DJ LEXY J: Does the music you listen to now differ from what you listened to growing up?
RAMPUTSWA: Very much so. Music is constantly evolving. In my teen years, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears were hits. Then we all fell in love with house music and the scene changed again.
DJ LEXY J: Can you think of any particular music/song that you associate a memory, mood, or place with?
RAMPUTSWA: Another tough question. All this Love for you- Ralph Gum (Rocco Remix), always reminds me of a good holiday.
DJ LEXY J: What is your all-time favourite song(s)?
RAMPUTSWA: Aya Sean - Don’t let it pass you by; Studio Apartment- We are lonely; Zeus- Imagination
DJ LEXY J: Who is your all-time favourite artist, and why?
RAMPUTSWA: Michael Jackson. He made every child believe that they can become super stars.
DJ LEXY J: What’s on your playlist and how do you choose the music that goes onto it?
RAMPUTSWA: Han C’s new album is truly amazing. It’s on high rotation on my playlist.
DJ LEXY J: So long, have yourself a super duper day!!
RAMPUTSWA: Thank you. Have a good one yourself.