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Six ladies selling handmade jewellery at the OK parking lot at city-centre said they rely on arts to make a living, a sort of solitude they resort but due to Covid-19 and the usual hardship they endure, business has not been gloomy for the past year and the ‘neglect’ from government hasn’t made it easier. The world is going through tough times and artists should work together for everyone’s advantage, a local artist has said. The inadequate government funding for local content production and the further development of the film sector is the biggest hurdle stopping or slowing down the Namibian Film Commission in achieving its mandate. ǀGamǀkhāb !nâ ǁōs tarekhoedi dis tsî ǀoasa ǁkhâgu ǀkha !naes ai!â ra ǁō îaron di !gôagu ge kai ǁgoaǂuis ase ǂurusib !âba Namibiab !nâ ība, ti-i ge ǂurusib mâisa-e ge mî. Third-year UNAM student, Teopolina Shingenge is passionate about education and in her free time provides leadership training to learners in rural areas. Journalist Michael Kayunde said when Namibians receive international artists, they become overzealous but the same energy is not reciprocated to local artists, which begs the infamous question of why Namibians do not embrace their own or whether celebrities exist in the country. Being in the media gives a certain perception of how people look and see someone but Catherine Shipushu painted another picture and didn’t hold back in stating that she is an introvert and quite a socially awkward individual. Chairperson of the National Youth Council, Sharonice Busch says young people have allowed the narrative on issues that concern them to be shaped by others. Project #BeFree intends to give young people a re-imagined sense of belonging and will become an effective youth empowerment programme that will address matters that are of utmost importance to Namibian youth. “Until otherwise decided, the show will also be broadcasted on NBC. We have a big team and need to abide by Covid-19 protocols,” the pageant’s national director Connie Maritz told VIBEZ!. Nigerian Afro-pop singer, songwriter, actress Yemi Eberechi Alade was recently on an excursion in the land of the brave, visiting Windhoek, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei.