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Patron of Corporate and Lifestyle TV (CL TV) Engel Nawatiseb launched and announced the new tv station at Tsumeb, saying the TV channel will commence its broadcasting schedule live on Monday at 18h00 for five hours every day. Jefta Haipinge (29) (Nazile) and Fritz Shilongo Munenguni (28) (Hicksy) have released a feel-good afrobeat infused with reggae dancehall ballad featuring Don Kamati dubbed ‘Operate’. We all have fantasies with our favourite artists, some want to have deep conversations about business with Jay Z or P Diddy, others wouldn’t mind being locked up in a studio with DJ Castro or being stuck in an elevator or on an escalator next to Big Ben or even Chikune. When I was in India, I updated my Facebook status, saying “What is the use of wishing women a happy mother’s day while you respect animals more than them?”, went to church for a good three hours and came back to death threats from college mates and my broadcasting lecturer summoning me to his office. In commemoration of the Day of the African Child, one of Namibia’s leading travel agent Trip Travel has donated 10 computers to five less fortunate schools in the Khomas region, with each school receiving two computers. Urban and Rural Development minister Erastus Uutoni, says its core developmental areas for the allocated budget of N$1.7 billion is the provision of serviced land, housing and improved sanitation countrywide. The contentious topic of abortion returned to the front burner this week after gender minister Doreen Sioka came under fire for deeming the practise immoral. A lot of shows which were slated to take place during the year have either been indefinitely postponed or cancelled entirely due to Covid-19. #FromTheJump is a look at “behind-the-curtain” conversations between creatives from different art forms and disciplines to highlight some of the struggles, lessons and sacrifices creatives endure on their journeys towards their dreams and destinies. His greatest ambition lies in crafting a progressive and flourishing entertainment industry, hence he credits the likes of Robert Shipanga, Sula Kyababa, Fidel Odel, and DJ Remind as his biggest influencers who propelled him to start doing things on his own, mastering the craft of turning talents into a business. The top trending clip on our radar is from AY Poyoo, a Ghanaian rapper and comedian who became an internet sensation for his hit song Goat. The song has raked in 314 630 views on YouTube since its upload on 8 June 2020. Namibian literature heavy-weight Frederick Freddie Philander has bemoaned that musicians are not the only artists in the country; hence, funding should focus on all artists from various categories. Esther Nantana (24) is one of the four Namibians selected as African Union (AU) Youth Volunteers – Researchers for 12 months. The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) in the interests of the health and safety of learners are of the position that the phasing-in of all other grades must be halted until further notice. The Nama Traditional Leaders Association and the Ovaherero traditional authorities have called for the removal of all colonial symbols in Namibia. The ministry of education said there is nothing wrong with schools asking parents to sign indemnity forms in relation to Covid-19. You hear them at events, they play your favourite tracks and sometimes you get overexcited when they pump your jams after one another and at other times you want them off stage because they are not fulfilling your musical needs. Music education appears to be an unpopular topic in the Namibian music scene and it might have become gradually hard to access in most local schools, that is the reason why Snareworx Music Academy took up the decision to educate people of all ages about the literacy of music. One thing he regrets not doing before getting into music is studying and taking his academics seriously. The top trending clip on our radar is of a local composer, rapper Pandu Prince Slammex from Lüderitz, who did a parody of Die Bene Kook (The Bones Are Cooking).