Onalethuso Petruss Ntema
Biography of Onalethuso Petruss Ntema
About the Poet
Born Onalethuso Buyile Petruss Matthews Ntema on February 27,1985 in Maun, Botswana (Southern Africa) as the 6th from a family of seven. He is a descendant of the Wayeyi clan from the lineage of Ushikati Ntema Shaldiuara kinship, son of Ndaruka Ntema (Yeyi) and Mapote Motlakatala (Subia) . The spoken word dub-Poet, Roots Reggae Musician, Writer and Author hails from the deep jungles of Matsaudi village, on the far East of the North West District. The outspoken and versatile Ntema grew up in the deep African jungles (Matsaudi, Mazange, Qxweeqhiri, Qxoqxao, Tjutjubega, Xhaamote, Xhodi, Gweedao, and settled in Chobe at Kachikau village) . Over the years, the Poet has connected to nature, reasoning, meditation and enticed by the natural scent of life and its adventure from length to strength. He has compiled numerous unique poetry ebooks and the year 2012 was a blessed one for the poet as he handwritten about 15 books. The rhetoric, psychological, spiritual and expressive art has illustrated reality issues from a personal self thought and self identity approach to an analytic science of emotions and the mind, the self (self thought and awareness, self regard and pureness, self worth and realness, self reflection and target) in the quest to building a humble society of human and peoples among many other beings.
Ntema is a proud father and friend to a lovely daughter 'Deczybelle Daisy Shiloh' born on 22 June 2008, whose inspiration has immensely crafted daddy's art in poetry over the years, and still is. His cultured (wa) Yeyi mother, Ndaruka Ntema is the yardstick to all talents he possesses and the source of his immense inspiration.
Mr. Ntema holds a BA (Sociology) from the University of Botswana and a trained Applied Researcher with vast experience in the social sciences, mainly Social and Community Development, Social Policing, Land and related Resources/ Tenure Rights, Environment and Natural Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, Population Dynamics, Trends and Socio-Economic Development, Land Policing and Administration, Families and Households, African Social Thought among others. Over the years, he has conducted numerous research works varying from public policy, land and agrarian issues with emphasis on land and related resources/ property rights of the marginalized and vulnerable groups (including orphans and vulnerable children, women in and out of cohabitation relationships, disabled, youth, elderly) , community capacity development/ enhancement and community empowerment on land and related resources rights issues, social psychology of crime and deviance (juvenile delinquency) , african land governance and reforms, among others. He has worked for the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development in the Applied Research Unit from September 2009 and later joined DITSHWANELO - The Botswana Centre for Human Rights at its Land Rights Programme office in Kasane in March 2010.
The Poet is a businessman, owning OPN Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd which is a component and sector based venture; janitorial services, arts and culture (music, poetry) etc.
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Onalethuso Petruss Ntema's Works:
•stay with me o' dear heart of mine
•patterns of life
•on a journey
•the mind and the science of life
•the melody of my heart
• footprints (jan)
• thus spoke ntema: the unknown poet (feb)
• dry eyes (mar)
• google eyes (apr)
• cold feet (may)
'SOUL SEEDS' December 2013
- Life's A Sonnet
- My Goal, My Future
- Lead My Hand O' Dear Life
- to my brother
- rain on me o' rain rain rain
- The Skin
- carry me (a river)
- the melody of my heart
- shoulder to lean on
- rise, saddened heart
- The Grass
- humble heart
i’m on a journey from within
like a shooting star in between,
could not make no catch though it had all began,
on my way towards a place so clean
sick and tired of the conditions ‘am living in,
swindling my mind