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Showcasing and selling over 10 local designs, The Designers ‘Emporium Namibia (DEN) is an integrated retail and incubation space that puts Namibian designers and their creative pieces in the limelight. Live concerts might be one of the last things to return in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. However, this has not stopped Afro-pop and Dance hall artist, Don Kamati, from hitting the road on his ‘Collaboration Tour’. Although she believes gospel music is losing its momentum in Namibia, gospel sensation Nashy Makoma said she aims to blend secular sounds with an uplifting devotional message through her music. Aimed at creating a conducive environment for learners to study in a modern-day and safe atmosphere, a young Windhoek- based Jose Matos, also known as DJ Twist, launched an initiative called ‘Munch-a-knowledge’. The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) international relations department welcomed over 160 new international students from different countries. High school and university students with an interest in creative writing and literature are invited to attend a young writers masterclass on Saturday at Concordia College in Windhoek. The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on the beauty industry. The sector is deemed non-essential and most businesses were forced to close their doors during stringent lockdown periods. Some have reopened when rules were relaxed; others might never return. The past year has wreaked havoc on the music industry, with live music shows dramatically cut, musicians struggling to make ends meet, and recording studios looking for ways to operate safely. The local merchant store, in conjunction with Energy 100 FM and Kufindi consultants, officially launched its first market day on Wednesday. Businessman and music promoter Desmond ‘Birdy’ Shipanga has found himself in hot soup over his comments that insinuate hatred against people living with albinism. The future of a young Namibian woman looks bleak, as she struggles to raise funds to complete her studies at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). Three Namibians have recently completed their training through the Young Africa Leadership Initiative (YALI).