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About

Gaona is a highly sought-after Speaker, Corporate event Facilitator and MC. She made her debut in the media industry in 2006 and has never looked back since. Gaona is an activist and is also passionate about women's empowerment.

Personal Life

Gaona Nketso Dintwe was born on 1 May 1983 in Gaborone, Botswana. She's had a stellar educational journey. She completed her high school education at the Gaborone Secondary School and then joined Monash South Africa where she did communication and media studies. 

In 2014, Gaona was part of a group of young Africans who were selected to attend executive business and leadership training at YALE school of management. During the trip to the USA, she participated in the Young African Leaders Initiative program and became a Mandela Washington Fellow as well as met former USA president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Gaona Dintwe's Career

Gaona Dintwe is not a new face or voice on your screen and ears. She’s proven her versatility in her media career and has evolved with the times and taken over the online platforms. 2006 marked the start of Gaona Dintwe’s journey on-air when she joined Radio Botswana (RB2) as a presenter. She hosted Urban Flavas, a mid-morning show that delivered a blend of discussions on topical issues and music. 

Gaona then joined Botswana television (BTV) and hosted its morning show that aired between 6 am and 8 am. She’s also appeared on NOW!TV as host of To The Top With Gaona Lifestyle Show and on Shine TV as host of BOT50. She doubled up as a news anchor on radio and tv for RB1, RB2 and BTV.

GaonaLive Productions 

Gaona worked in mainstream media until 2014 when she left to start her own company. In November 2015, GaonaLive Productions was born with the aim of telling the stories of people with the aim to inspire others to overcome their situations. The production covers politics, business, entertainment, fashion, interviews and more. You can watch Gaona Online on YouTube. The channel has over 2500 subscribers with the most popular video having over 22,000 views. 

Master of Ceremonies

Gaona Dintwe is also an experienced master of ceremonies with multiple events under her belt. She’s hosted DeBeers W Summit, MultiChoice Botswana Showcase, SADC Ministers and Governance Conference FNB Leadership Conference, Miss Botswana, TEDx Gaborone amongst other high profile events.

Even with an impeccable resume, Gaona Dintwe didn’t shy away from acquiring more knowledge. She’s participated in a couple of training programs like Merck foundation media training on infertility reporting in Kenya, training on climate change reporting amongst others.

Endometriosis Activism

Gaona Dintwe uses her platform to spread awareness about endometriosis, a condition she’s been diagnosed with which affected her ability to bear children. As of 2022, endometriosis affects about 10% of women and girls of reproductive age globally. 

Through her online show GaonaLive, Gaona Dintwe interviews women who live with the condition. Further, through the Gaona Dintwe Foundation, she endeavours to help girls and women in their reproductive journey.   

Gaona Dintwe’s Business

In 2018, Gaona Dintwe launched the I-Rise by Gaona, an apparel brand that produces sleep, lounge and headgear for women. She serves as its founder and creative director.  

Gaona Dintwe's Relationship

Gaona Dintwe left the singles’’ club in 2012 when she walked down the aisle and married her longtime friend and colleague Thato Tlhasana. Their marriage lasted only for three years as the pair divorced in 2015 due to irreconcilable differences. One of the issues that plagued their union was Gaona Dintwe’s inability to conceive due to endometriosis, a condition she was diagnosed with when she was 28-years-old. Thato was aware of this before their wedding and stood by her only for the couple to dissolve the marriage later.

During an interview with the Voice Newspaper, Gaona revealed that she was under pressure from her relatives to bear children and eventually came clean and spoke out about her condition. She’s had at least three surgeries to repair her reproductive system but she’s yet to conceive a child.

Despite the breakup of her marriage, she maintains that she is on good terms with her ex-husband Thato Tlhasana and remains hopeful of giving birth and getting married again. Now, that’s a strong woman!

Gaona Dintwe's Controversy

The Barren One

We have extensively detailed Gaona Dintwe’s struggle with endometriosis in the other sections. That definitely comes with challenges, especially for Gaona who is a public figure. 

Throughout her talks, since she went public on the matter, Gaona Dintwe said that people referred to her as the barren one, statements that hurt her. She was worried sick of not being seen as “woman enough” as society greatly stigmatises people who suffer from infertility issues. She sunk into depression and shared that she wanted to die.

Gaona Dintwe also called out on the government to provide proper medical care to people with similar issues as well as victims to speak up and spread awareness on the matter.  

Gaona Dintwe's Net Worth 

Gaona Dintwe is an accomplished media personality and events host who commands top dollar for her work. As a result, Gaona Dintwe has built herself a net worth of approximately $1.5 million. 

Social Media 

Gaona Dintwe’s Twitter: @GaonaLive_ 

Gaona Dintwe’s Facebook: Gaona Live 

Gaona Dintwe’s Instagram: GaonaLive_ 

Gaona Dintwe’s YouTube: GaonaLive Online 

Gaona Dintwe’s Website: Gaona Dintwe 

Awards & Recognition

Gaona Dintwe emerged as the Most Popular Female Broadcaster in a BOCRA survey.  She is also the recipient of the Best Electronic Journalist Award from the Botswana Music Union (BOMU).

Real name:
Gaona Nketso Dintwe
Occupation:
Media Entrepreneur (Radio, TV, YouTube), Executive Producer, Endometriosis Activist, emcee
Birthday:
1 May 1983
Nationality:
Motswana
Star sign:
Taurus
Birth place:
Gaborone, Botswana

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Image of Gaona Dintwe Biography: Personal Life, Career, Business, Awards & Recognition, Social Media
Real name:
Gaona Nketso Dintwe
Occupation:
Media Entrepreneur (Radio, TV, YouTube), Executive Producer, Endometriosis Activist, emcee
Birthday:
1 May 1983
Nationality:
Motswana
Star sign:
Taurus
Birth place:
Gaborone, Botswana

About

Gaona is a highly sought-after Speaker, Corporate event Facilitator and MC. She made her debut in the media industry in 2006 and has never looked back since. Gaona is an activist and is also passionate about women's empowerment.

Personal Life

Gaona Nketso Dintwe was born on 1 May 1983 in Gaborone, Botswana. She's had a stellar educational journey. She completed her high school education at the Gaborone Secondary School and then joined Monash South Africa where she did communication and media studies. 

In 2014, Gaona was part of a group of young Africans who were selected to attend executive business and leadership training at YALE school of management. During the trip to the USA, she participated in the Young African Leaders Initiative program and became a Mandela Washington Fellow as well as met former USA president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Gaona Dintwe's Career

Gaona Dintwe is not a new face or voice on your screen and ears. She’s proven her versatility in her media career and has evolved with the times and taken over the online platforms. 2006 marked the start of Gaona Dintwe’s journey on-air when she joined Radio Botswana (RB2) as a presenter. She hosted Urban Flavas, a mid-morning show that delivered a blend of discussions on topical issues and music. 

Gaona then joined Botswana television (BTV) and hosted its morning show that aired between 6 am and 8 am. She’s also appeared on NOW!TV as host of To The Top With Gaona Lifestyle Show and on Shine TV as host of BOT50. She doubled up as a news anchor on radio and tv for RB1, RB2 and BTV.

GaonaLive Productions 

Gaona worked in mainstream media until 2014 when she left to start her own company. In November 2015, GaonaLive Productions was born with the aim of telling the stories of people with the aim to inspire others to overcome their situations. The production covers politics, business, entertainment, fashion, interviews and more. You can watch Gaona Online on YouTube. The channel has over 2500 subscribers with the most popular video having over 22,000 views. 

Master of Ceremonies

Gaona Dintwe is also an experienced master of ceremonies with multiple events under her belt. She’s hosted DeBeers W Summit, MultiChoice Botswana Showcase, SADC Ministers and Governance Conference FNB Leadership Conference, Miss Botswana, TEDx Gaborone amongst other high profile events.

Even with an impeccable resume, Gaona Dintwe didn’t shy away from acquiring more knowledge. She’s participated in a couple of training programs like Merck foundation media training on infertility reporting in Kenya, training on climate change reporting amongst others.

Endometriosis Activism

Gaona Dintwe uses her platform to spread awareness about endometriosis, a condition she’s been diagnosed with which affected her ability to bear children. As of 2022, endometriosis affects about 10% of women and girls of reproductive age globally. 

Through her online show GaonaLive, Gaona Dintwe interviews women who live with the condition. Further, through the Gaona Dintwe Foundation, she endeavours to help girls and women in their reproductive journey.   

Gaona Dintwe’s Business

In 2018, Gaona Dintwe launched the I-Rise by Gaona, an apparel brand that produces sleep, lounge and headgear for women. She serves as its founder and creative director.  

Gaona Dintwe's Relationship

Gaona Dintwe left the singles’’ club in 2012 when she walked down the aisle and married her longtime friend and colleague Thato Tlhasana. Their marriage lasted only for three years as the pair divorced in 2015 due to irreconcilable differences. One of the issues that plagued their union was Gaona Dintwe’s inability to conceive due to endometriosis, a condition she was diagnosed with when she was 28-years-old. Thato was aware of this before their wedding and stood by her only for the couple to dissolve the marriage later.

During an interview with the Voice Newspaper, Gaona revealed that she was under pressure from her relatives to bear children and eventually came clean and spoke out about her condition. She’s had at least three surgeries to repair her reproductive system but she’s yet to conceive a child.

Despite the breakup of her marriage, she maintains that she is on good terms with her ex-husband Thato Tlhasana and remains hopeful of giving birth and getting married again. Now, that’s a strong woman!

Gaona Dintwe's Controversy

The Barren One

We have extensively detailed Gaona Dintwe’s struggle with endometriosis in the other sections. That definitely comes with challenges, especially for Gaona who is a public figure. 

Throughout her talks, since she went public on the matter, Gaona Dintwe said that people referred to her as the barren one, statements that hurt her. She was worried sick of not being seen as “woman enough” as society greatly stigmatises people who suffer from infertility issues. She sunk into depression and shared that she wanted to die.

Gaona Dintwe also called out on the government to provide proper medical care to people with similar issues as well as victims to speak up and spread awareness on the matter.  

Gaona Dintwe's Net Worth 

Gaona Dintwe is an accomplished media personality and events host who commands top dollar for her work. As a result, Gaona Dintwe has built herself a net worth of approximately $1.5 million. 

Social Media 

Gaona Dintwe’s Twitter: @GaonaLive_ 

Gaona Dintwe’s Facebook: Gaona Live 

Gaona Dintwe’s Instagram: GaonaLive_ 

Gaona Dintwe’s YouTube: GaonaLive Online 

Gaona Dintwe’s Website: Gaona Dintwe 

Awards & Recognition

Gaona Dintwe emerged as the Most Popular Female Broadcaster in a BOCRA survey.  She is also the recipient of the Best Electronic Journalist Award from the Botswana Music Union (BOMU).