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Posts by NSK:
I’m mad! I’m mad because Namibians refuse to acknowledge the talent we have in this country – talent in terms of arts and entertainment. For some time now, some radio stations have been guilty of playing music directly from YouTube. I know, I know, the ordinary listener honestly couldn’t give a rat’s a** about where the music is coming from as long as they hear their favourites. I know, but as a responsible broadcasting entity, one would think ethical output is top of the agenda. One thing that I’ve always been critical of is the wholesome customer service experience one gets at a nightclub or lounge. Wardrobe is probably one of the most neglected departments of filming, which is mind boggling because wardrobe is important. Here’s to another year of the same BS in the entertainment and arts industry! Year in, year out, same issues that never really get addressed, or if someone does attempt to address them – case in point, me, no one gives a flying donkey! Another new year, another week, another status or debate about the industry or lack thereof on socials with zero follow-through energy. I am so sick and tired of these statuses and posts about the industry. A conversation with a random dude at a cuca shop in Herero location this week proved a few things that I am going to unearth in detail. In the coming weeks, I will share my wish list for every sector within the arts and entertainment industry. A wish list that I hope will reach the powers that be. Hope? Maybe we should add prayers as well. This week, we will start with a wish list for the film industry. I promised two weeks that I will be sharing a wish list for every sub-industry within the entertainment and arts space. We have already looked at the film industry and my wish list for it. Listen...let’s call a spade a freaking spade – radio interviews on Namibian radio are painstakingly boring. Especially musical and corporate interviews. Why is it so hard to gain access to Namibian movies? Why can’t I walk into a cinema and watch a Namibian movie at any given time? Why can’t I go on Netflix or Showmax and stream a Namibian movie? Why is it so hard to get solid information at an acceptable pace about a production in this country? Ethnix’s attempt at remixing their hit and our national anthem ‘Open Up’ with South Africa’s Blaq Diamond has everyone talking, including myself. I find Swartbaster’s recent comments about him and Uno Boy not getting booked by “Kavango” promoters in their home region because of one or other reason, rather unfortunate. I miss theatre. I miss everything about it. I miss being on stage. I miss the endless hours of stressful and draining rehearsals. I miss the pain of soaking in a book of lines. I miss being scolded by a demanding director. I miss the crazy adrenaline of opening night. Don’t you miss the Namibia Annual Music Awards? Don’t act like you do not miss the chatter on who will take the big awards like male artist of the year and the female artist of the year. The generally accepted definition of a radio presenter is one who has an on-air position in radio broadcasting. Namibian Broadcasting Corporation director general Stanley Similo recently made remarks that got me thinking. In his own words: “If we as Namibians do not have our own content, we will be subjected to viewing content that is not ours, and our stories will not be told”. Sam Tsui’s TikTok about ‘Danko’ highlighted a few things that I’ve been saying for years about South Africans. South Africans do not know who we are as Namibians. Today’s edition of #IndustryLoop is nothing but an appreciation post. A piece that will highlight and appreciate one of the most under-appreciated branches of journalism, which is entertainment journalism. Chill TF out! The Namibian National Association of the Deaf just needs to chill TF out!