Meet multi-talented : Segodi Abitha Mametja (Magofe) a teacher by profession, broadcaster, Author and Historian

LOCAL NEWS

By Agreement Mabunda

GA-MOGOBOYA-In the heart of Tlhabine, Ga-Mogoboya resides a beacon of talent and inspiration, Segodi Abitha Mametja (Magofe) (49).

A woman of many talents, she seamlessly weaves through the realms of education, media, culture, and literature, leaving an indelible mark on each path she traverses.

Born and bred at Sedawa Block 7 under  Maruleng Municipality, Segodi’s journey begins at Sekolo Primary School, where she serves as a dedicated teacher, shaping the minds of future generations. Beyond the confines of the classroom, she has graced the airwaves as a former radio presenter at Maruleng FM, captivating audiences with her engaging presence and insightful commentary.

“I was inspired by Mr Mohuba Ntwadi and Mr Modiba Lazarus. From then on I fell in love with reading Sepedi books, started to  have too much interest in poems and was fascinated by praise. I started writing poems, plays and traditional songs.” She said

But her talents extend far beyond teaching and broadcasting. Mogofe is a prolific writer and director, with a flair for the dramatic. She has penned and brought to life numerous plays, traditional songs, and musicals, showcasing her deep-rooted connection to her cultural heritage.

As a historian of traditional culture, she preserves and shares the rich tapestry of her community’s customs and traditions, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come.

Adding another feather to her cap, Mogofe is a formidable motivational speaker, empowering others to embrace their potential and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.

Her words resonate with authenticity and wisdom, igniting a fire within all who have the privilege of hearing her speak.

A lifelong journal keeper, Mogofe has documented her experiences, thoughts, and reflections with meticulous detail. Her writings serve as a testament to her introspective nature and serve as a source of inspiration for those who aspire to follow in her footsteps.

In a momentous stride, Mogofe recently unveiled her latest literary masterpiece, a Sepedi poetry book titled “O tla bi botšwa ke manga?” (Who will tell them?).

Through the power of poetry, she delves into the intricacies of life, love, and identity, inviting readers on a journey of self-discovery and introspection.

Behind every remarkable woman stands a pillar of strength and unwavering support. For Segodi Abitha Mametja, that steadfast companion is none other than her beloved husband, Mpoika Caxton Mametja. In the tapestry of her life’s journey, Caxton emerges as a beacon of inspiration, providing solace during challenging times and serving as the muse behind many of her poignant poems.

As we celebrate the multifaceted talents of Segodi Abitha Mametja, let us be reminded of the boundless potential that resides within each of us. She exemplifies the transformative power of passion, perseverance, and purpose, inspiring us to embrace our own unique gifts and make a meaningful impact on the world around us.

Mogofe’s story serves as a beacon of hope and a testament to the extraordinary heights that can be reached when one dares to dream and dares to do.

You can get a copy of her second anthologies, Rutang bana ditaola”book by contacting her on 079 901 6683 or WhatsApp or follow her on Facebook Abitha Mametja Mogofe.

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