Namibian creatives took President Hage Geingob’s words literally that nobody should be left behind, even during the current global pandemic.
Namibian creatives took President Hage Geingob’s words literally that nobody should be left behind, even during the current global pandemic.
Gazza is indeed the Moses that keeps giving, even in hard times, through music. In a time of despair, award-winning artist Gazza has given music consumers across the globe hope through his latest single and music video. We are in, without a question, one of the most critical times in our planet’s history as the world tries to win the fight over the deadly Covid-19; however, one of the elements that can keep us sane is music during these trying times.
Entertainers, we need to be smart during these uncertain times. Yes, social distancing means bad business for us. Yes, we are in the midst of a state of an emergency due to Covid-19, which is terrible for our bottom line. However, we need to be shrewd.
Footballers around the world have embarked on a #StayAtHomeChallenge by using the one thing people are panicking buying across the world during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic- toilet papers.
The University of Namibia (Unam) Khomasdal campus recently held a pre-Independence Day celebration to honour the country’s milestone in terms of peace and tranquillity, specifically highlighting the importance of entertainment in academia.
The third wave of feminism (late 1980s – early 2000s) is seen as a continuation of the second wave and a response to the perceived failures of the first two waves. Women in these periods worked on the laws that the first and second wave could not bring forth into existence.
Prominent radio head Jossy Joss, professionally known as Joseph Ailonga, told Entertainment Now! whenever one is joining any industry, it is important to venture into the agreement for business purposes and nothing else, further saying trust is earned.
Of late, we have been seeing our favourite celebrities getting endorsement deals to represent certain brands in the country. But what does it take to be a brand influencer or ambassador, and what exactly is expected of such a person? Do they get paid: How are they are remunerated or awarded? Entertainment Now! contacted Ohlthaver & List (O&L) and Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) to find out the importance of brand ambassadors.
The sheer beauty of the Namibian landscapes, architecture and its people is undeniably the most unique and stunning scenery to behold. While many may nod to the incredible natural beauty of Namibia and perhaps go down memory lane to some of their travels, the next best thing to touring Namibia in person is admiring its epic beauty as captured on camera by talented photographer Hentie Burger.
Rapper Lioness is one of the many Namibian youths who view the country’s 30 years of independence as a milestone worth celebrating, despite the myriad of challenges faced by the youth.
The entertainment industry is hardest hit by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus aka Covid-19. It is wreaking havoc. Covid-19 is taking the soul of the entertainment industry and playing ‘amagoes’ with it. If you want to see the entertainment industry crumble into pieces like what the cookie monster does with its baked treats, take away its events. Events are the soul of the entertainment industry. That’s how most entertainers make money. From the MC, to the artist, to the Dj, the sound team, the lights team, entertainment journalists, bloggers, vloggers, radio DJs, influencers, dancers, bouncers/security, theatre, event management, and club/lounge owners.
The top trending clip is from Sherriff Marshall Sean Naude who this week assisted a resident in the Khomasdal area by rescuing and capturing a snake. “This is a Southern African Python, it was commonly known as a Rock Python, it is not venomous and can reach six metres in length,” Naude informed Entertainment Now!
Three decades after independence, some of the prominent figures in the country are still not satisfied with the growth of the art and entertainment industry, saying there is so much to be done for it to be called an industry. Entertainment Now! spoke to some of the notable figures in the art and entertainment sector to hear their take on this.
After President Hage Geingob’s announcement to suspend all public gatherings recently, the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) was left to either cancel or postpone at least six shows, including rehearsals and auditions.
It is a no-brainer that at a slight investigation of our habits and behaviours, laying in our subconscious is a force whose control directs our decisions. This force secretly and greatly controls our minds and influences our decisions, behaviours, as well as their consequences.
Dubbed as the people’s favourite and internet sensation Kaboy Kamakili is all about quality delivery of content that people love to see. The kwaito star who is signed under Mshasho Records and whose biography is hard to complete without the mention of hard work and dedication has something for his fans which he has not delivered yet, visuals.
Each year, a winner out of many is crowned as the reigning queen and their job includes travelling the country and beyond to take part in life-changing volunteer work for different charities and organisations. But what happens once their reign is over? unwrap.online did some digging to find out what some of our past Miss Nam winners have been up to.
Music pioneer and choreographer, Papa Banana, real name Weshitile Shekupe, and his daughter Monika Kamati, recently released a single titled My Beautiful Namibia to celebrate Independence Day.
This year marks the 30th independence celebration of Namibia, a country which has gone through a lot of challenges to come this far. One of the great unifiers with a country of so many different ethnic groups, cultures and languages has always been music.
The organisers of Burna Boy’s African Giant tour in Namibia released a statement saying the anticipated tour has been rescheduled due to Covid-19 concerns.
I cannot for the life of me understand when people comment “mind your business” or “this is not news” on newspaper posts (articles) on Facebook. I mean...like seriously? Do we not know or understand what a news organisation is supposed to do? We’re 30 years deep and instead of being advanced, as a people, we somehow have become so unsophisticated and downright stupid!
Feminism; it is the All-Stars of all controversial conversations. In the olden days, many women like Betty Friedan and Mary Wollstonecraft have done an immensely great job. For those that do not know, there are four waves of feminism; usually three, but as of the millennial generation, four.
Hi guys welcome to my new column that will be published every fortnight in your favourite New Era’s Fridays section. Here you will be able to learn the basic importance of a recipe to your favourite dish and food. I will give you a few technical aspects as well as combinations of flavor and texture.
The top trending clip on our radar is a witty yet sarcastic, hilarious and quite humorous piece from Sinengela Owen (26), a teacher by profession in the Zambezi Region who was against the idea of Namibians not celebrating independence.
With an array of products and services present at all editions of the much-anticipated Kasi Vibe Festival, one cannot help but wonder if businesses are growing and progressing due to the exposure and promotion.
The First Lady of the Republic of Namibia will join hands with the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, Merck Foundation Fashion Awards, to empower infertile women.
If anyone has been around long enough before the mobile phone and the internet became common, they would probably agree that there was a time when patience was truly a virtue. They would agree that it was quite normal to send a message and wait for a reply after a month or two and the message would have still carried its significance.
Kasi Vibe Festival once again showed how it is an enabler for local artists.
An exhibition titled, ‘Reflect: Namibia at 30 years of Independence’, will be showcased on 5 March at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) at 18:00.
Sally Ephraim Keya widely known as Sally Boss Madam has decided to go on a musical tour in some parts of Namibia that will see her performing live concerts in eight towns such as Tsumeb, Rundu, Windhoek, Gobabis, Keetmanshoop, Grootfontein, Katima Mulilo and Walvis Bay in a concert dubbed ‘10 Years A Boss’.
WALVIS BAY — Festivals and music show organisers will have to fork out more in terms of a refundable deposit when hiring municipal facilities for such gigs and events from now on.
Rapper Cassidy Karon, half of the Paradox, the organisers and host of the recent 80s show held at Confab Bistro, said themed parties always evoke emotions and tend to make people feel nostalgic, which in essence brings people closer.
Do we have show choirs in Namibia? I know we have a huge choral culture, yes, but show choir? The Namibian choral culture consists of anything from your old school choir formation to acapella ensembles. Show choir is an entirely different ball game.
The top trending clip for this week is of local entertainer Webster Snewe who was seen driving a toy car made from wires. The clip which has garnered more than 6 000 views and 170 shares brought back memories with many on social media stating that today’s kids don’t know how to have fun.
All-round accomplished singer Lilani Kisting, also known as Adora, is not slowing down, as the year progresses. She has just been revealed as a presenter for a new music show called Die Eintlike Vibe, which just premiered on One Africa Television this week.
Often we use our bathroom without giving them much thought. Most are hindered by how much little space the bathroom occupies that we do not consider it worthy of décor. Well, you do not have to keep your bathroom basic and boring nor sacrifice it for style and here is a few tips on how to translate it into a room worthy of its standards.
As if the lineup for the Independence Celebrations concert is not lit enough, imagine what it will be with these newly-added superstars. unwrap.online takes a closer look at who TKB and Piri Gure are.
Creative and technology inventor Dr Mark Mushiva has developed a Hip-Hop power glove that can be used by artists to create sound, a total game-changer.
The Cookout Market organising team is putting together a two-day event to create a family-friendly atmosphere that brings people of all different ages together for the love food.
Can we admit a few things...firstly, a newspaper without an entertainment section is downright tedious. The entertainment section is that Kapana spice. Who enjoys Kapana without spice? How dare you? Show yourself you philistine!
An Australian boy living with dwarfism captivated the world after his mother posted a distressing video showing the impacts of bullying, especially in schools. The heartbreaking video quickly went viral after being posted last week and has since garnered millions of views on social media platforms.
This week we are floating in exciting energy because we are sharing rules of my second (if not first) favourite rooms in the house. Do not waste time and energy trying to save money when designing your kitchen, you may need a touch of my magical hands to help translate your dream kitchen on a budget.
It may be irresponsible to think, for once, that probably one of man’s most longing is for novelty. But certainly, whether known to him/her or not, underlying almost every man’s attempt at life is an unexpressed quest for renewal and a more fulfilling life experience - although, in such pursuit, a man seems to be a victim of his self-made traps or conditioning of his circumstances.
The atmosphere of a pageant feels like a home away from home for the eight-year-old Christine Haindongo who has an international pageant lined up for her soon.
Despite a very strong rumour mill and speculation that there might be trouble in the paradise of award-winning celebrity couple DJ Kboz and Sally Boss Madam’s marriage, the two are not giving away much to deny or confirm the buzz.
The Let’s Unite Festival organising team said they are looking at least raising N$100 000 from the event slated for the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo from 27 to 29 March 2020.
I believe by now, most of us know Albert Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. However, what most of us might not know is that back in 1895, his teacher told him “You will never amount to anything”. Fortunately, as it seems, Einstein never believed his teacher was the custodian of his destiny or that his opinion mattered.
Everybody loves ice cream to some degree – even those who are lactose intolerant. There is a new captain in town, Frozen Hut, to satisfy your ice cream cravings
Being a celebrity is something the majority believe to be an easy and lavish lifestyle, where all one does is use their creativity and people instantly fall in love with them.
From establishing a bikini and gym wear line to going into the beauty world, MK is an unstoppable force.
Last night, I sat on my camping chair outside, staring at the full bright moon. I have been doing this at every opportunity since the day I ditched watching television 5 years ago.
Namibian born multi-disciplinary visual artist and creative filmmaker, Vicky Sheelongo is requesting the public to lend support in funding her trip to represent Namibia at the 4th Edition of International Women Art Exhibition 2020 in Dubai.
Video: Elvo sharing his 18-year knowledge with students
Has Namibia’s music scene caught the retirement fever? Well, that is the question Namibia music pundits can’t seem to answer convincingly, safe to say a few in the country’s growing music industry have thrown in the towel a few times.
Living in a world that corners women into the kitchen and carrying the label to bear children is a curse and it is about time we change that narrative. I once read a book where the main character, a female, wanted to go to school but society and tradition told her otherwise.
Mobile Telecommunication Limited (MTC) launched the 30th Independence Day concert in the capital on Wednesday. Sponsored by Nasria, Tafel Lager and Profile Investment, the concert is roping in continental artists including Tiwa Savage and D’Banj, both from Nigeria as well Master KG from South Africa.
As usual, in every chance of my inquisition or pursuit of knowledge, before trying to understand other people, I try as much as possible to understand myself first.
Adam Smaruj (27) says he does parkour for mental, physical and personal growth. Parkour means the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping and climbing. In a nutshell, Smaruj is jumping on things like buildings and concretes.
The NWR Waterberg Resort was a beehive of activities over the past weekend, hosting a group of journalists to a fun-filled day.
Namibian perfect trio, Jay Aeron, Rumano Fabrish and Reinhard Mahalie, who have conquered the fashion world with their scintillating designs and seemingly unbreakable chemistry are still going strong despite fall out rumours feeding the rumour mill late last year.
WINDHOEK – Looking at a country such as South Africa, music is one of the prominent careers with upcoming artists growing rapidly, but it is quite the opposite in Namibia.
WINDHOEK – Namibian artists have complained and continue to complain about the unfair treatment from event organisers in terms of payment. Some worries and deception are that event organiser tend to pay more for international acts than the local ones.
WINDHOEK – The co-founder of the Sessions Market, Natache Iilonga, says she and her team are busy gearing up and organising a market where young people can showcase their products and services in Ongwediva Mayor’s Park opposite the town council on 1 February 2020.
WINDHOEK— Namibian artist and entrepreneur Pinehas Shikulo known by his stage name, Zulu Boy initiated a skill and development fund project aimed at teaching and producing arts in communities to help people make a living out of it.
WINDHOEK – The top trending clip on our radar is by Elia Nghinamhito, a 24-year-old automobilist who regularly chauffeurs between Windhoek, Okahandja and Otjiwarongo. In the clip, Nghinamhito is advising people on the importance of saving money.
WINDHOEK – The City of Windhoek (CoW), through its marketing and events sections and in conjunction with various stakeholders, has revealed to Entertainment Now! that it spends approximately N$300 000 to host the New Year bash, but that wasn’t the case last year due to budgetary constraints.
WINDHOEK – The recently held Back to School bash at the Khomasdal Community Hall last Saturday raked in N$17 500.50. The bash was packed with music enthusiasts as they watched their favourite artists performing tirelessly – all in the name of giving back to the community.
Rundu - The Zambezi Annual Musical Awards (ZAMAs) took place on 28 December 2019 at UNAM hall. Despite a few challenges, the organising committee faced leading up to the event, they feel that this year the ceremony will be much improved in terms of quality and prize monies.
WINDHOEK - As part of the continent wide initiative by the Luxor African Film Festival and Misr Films, Independence Avenue Films is commemorating and engraving the name of pioneer African filmmaker Youssef Chahine in the collective memory of our people.
Last year, over the holiday, I had the honour of playlisting music at a friend’s wedding. At the wedding, a kwaito artist walked up to me and said: “Why aren’t you spinning my songs, bruh?”. Those were literally his first words: no greeting; no introductions, whatsoever. We’ve never even met in person.
WINDHOEK - A themed interactive pop-up event, Instafamous (Instagram famous) pop-up event and award ceremony, aimed to bring out the inner star in everyone striking a pose through immersive Instagram art, will be hosted this year.
WINDHOEK - Unlike some African countries such as Kenya that celebrates the rights of LGBTQI+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex), Namibian award winning make-up artist, fashion stylist and an androgynous model Jay Aeron says Namibians are still stuck in old stereotypes of queer, a perception which should come to an end.
WINDHOEK - The Warehouse Theatre, which closed its doors for business last year after having been in the art and entertainment industry for three decades, is currently undergoing changes and transformation under new management and will be opening soon – with no specific date mentioned.
WINDHOEK - Our top trending clip for this week is of Irivari from Oshivelo – a joyful and free-spirited young Namibian.
WINDHOEK – The recently hosted Desert Festival, held at the coastal town of Walvis Bay, was a huge disappointment to local music enthusiasts and left a bitter taste in a lot of performers’ mouths, as their dues were not paid for their services rendered.
I never believed in the notion that artists make music for the NAMA’s. It’s always been my steadfast believe that artists release based on many factors BUT the NAMA’s. MTC’s announcement that 2020 will be their final year with the awards smashed my assertions.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending is an audio clip tune which was assembled from a speech done by Ohangwena Regional Governor Usko Nghaamwa a while back. The song came just in time as Namibians haven’t decided on their December jiving/dancing track.
WINDHOEK – One of the most popular hotels in Windhoek, Avani Hotel and Casino, recently collaborated with KWV to launch one of South Africa’s celebrated sparkling wines, KWV Annabelle Cuvée Rosé KWV Annabelle Cuvée Rosé is a sweet sparkling wine produced in South Africa by the leading South African wine and spirits producer, KWV.
The photo exhibition, showing at the Brunei Gallery in London, highlights artists from Namibia’s underground scene between 1950-1980, a time of immense musical suppression prior to its independence.
WINDHOEK- Our Top Trending clip this week is from the ruthless and no-nonsense taker, American Judge Judy Sheindlin, an American retired family court judge who arbitrates reality cases on television.
WINDHOEK - Giza and Crokky, who go by the name of Triple X, raise awareness against tribalism in their newly released album, ‘Tribalism’ .
WINDHOEK – South African award-winning DJ, record producer, kwaito artist and a founder of a record label Afrotainment was announced by the organising committee of the Desert Festival to be one of the headlining acts to perform at the seven-day festival in the coastal area this December.
WINDHOEK- Our clip of the week happened in an unexpected turn of event in Zurich, Switzerland when Nigerian afro-fusion artist Burna Boy traded his Nigerian flag for a Namibian one.
WINDHOEK- A representative serving on the committee of the My Namibia Song competition, Frans Nghitila revealed to Entertainment Now! that the understanding on the announcement of the My Namibia song will be done before the end of the current government.
WINDHOEK-D-Naff, real name Naftalie Shigwedha Amukwelele, on Monday blasted a fraudster on social media for swindling money from the public purporting they would join his (D-Naff) music stable and also help the so-called boxer with his expenses for a fight in the UK.
This year’s fashion week reportedly saw 35 designers showcase their work. Five from the College of the arts, two students from the University of Johannesburg, ten beginners, ten emerging designers and eight established designers.
WINDHOEK-Talented Afro-pop and rap musician Lasarus Mvula, also known as Lasarus, has teamed up with female sensational singer, Miss Rose, on an album titled ‘One and Only’, which was released recently.
WINDHOEK- Locally produced feature film ‘The White Line’ took awards at Seventh African Emerging Filmmakers Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography.
WINDHOEK- A favourite to many, young and old, Oshikandela, a product of Namibia Dairies is on a quest of promoting local creatives by partnering with local designers to produce four works of art using the new Oshikandela image as a reference through a competition themed ‘Hip with Heritage’.
WINDHOEK - After having officially reunited and revamped, Matongo Family, which comprises of Themba Matongo (Thembizo), Strauss Lunyangwe (Mr Makoya) and Arthur Nanub (Damara Dik Ding) have decided to tell their stories differently.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending clip is from South Africa’s actress and television host Kanyisile Mbau who last week uploaded a tweet dragging iPhone users for stealing cables. “I am concerned about the way USB cords that charge iPhone devices go missing
WINDHOEK- A new local web series titled ‘Untitled’, which follows the lives of seven different artists in Windhoek, aims to show how artists are people and how they struggle, especially in their line of work and finding their place in the industry.
WINDHOEK- The Windhoek Fashion Week (WFW) 2019 dénouement off in style at Dinapama Manufacturing and Supplies Factory with an impeccable collection. The event saw the launch of the ‘Helao’ collection, which featured amazing pieces with prominent Odelela material dominating by Deon Angelo.
You know when one finds themselves looking at their life, they tend to have two sights: forward and backwards. We spend the majority of our time focused on the future: always planning and anxious about where we are going and trying to ensure that we are doing the groundwork to get to where we are going. We spend so much time immersed in the 'what ifs' and little time in the now. We spend equally as much time studying our past and trying to piece together the areas we could have done better, the things we have experienced and the things we wish had been different. There is a very powerful scripture I live by that reads:
WINDHOEK- MultiChoice Africa announced last week that the highly acclaimed documentary, Hafeni: The Man from Mondesa aired yesterday on DStv’s channel 409. It especially fills MultiChoice with pride, as it is a local Namibian production made by Namibians, telling a story that will resonate with viewers across Africa.
WINDHOEK - Anna Vambe from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has advised artists they are not charity cases, and must run their businesses and make money.
WINDHOEK- A group of youth who are into drama plays called Kufamosha drama group is appealing to fellow local film companies to assist them with filming equipment to record part four of their series called ‘Fiyo naini Namibia letu lili ngaha’ (till when is Namibia like this).
WINDHOEK- Our top trending clip is courtesy of Namibia’s Hot Tea on YouTube about Exit showing his new car and chilling with Young T. The clip was uploaded on November, 2nd this year and has garnered close to 10 000 views so far.
WINDHOEK - Ann Singer finally released her second sophomore 12-tracked album titled ‘Sanity’. She started recording the album late last year, which took her several months of many sleepless nights in the studio.
WINDHOEK- The Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music (NASCAM) Chief Executive Officer Eino-John Max, was recently appointed to be Chairperson of the Confederation of International Society of Composers and Authors (CISAC) Africa Committee on a three-year term.
WINDHOEK – As part of her responsibilities as a beauty queen, Miss Teen Namibia 2019, Schwané Blignaut will be launching a campaign titled ‘Beauty has a story’ to create awareness against social bullies among school children.
WINDHOEK- The sad news broke by MTC’s Chief of Human Capital and Corporate Affairs, Tim Ekandjo stating that after almost 10 years of closely awarding deserving local artists for their craft and contribution they have done in the music industry, it would regrettably bring this project to a close.
WINDHOEK- Nathan Green is a professional photographer who does portraits on lifestyles, intending to tell African stories through his lenses. Recently, Green and his team launched his project called Street Exhibition in Otjiwarongo.
For so many years many people have heard about a protection order that has been put in place to assist those people who want to escape their abusers. Many survivors do not understand how the process of applying for a protection order works. They move quickly to apply for a protection order only to withdraw it within a short period.
I think one of the most overrated phrases in the entertainment industry is “all the way from South Africa”. We are slaves of South Africa. South Africa own our souls. We are that side chick that believes that love is about suffering. So much so that whenever we see or hear the phrase “all the way from South Africa” we jump without asking how high.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending clip this week is about entrepreneur and actress Dillish Mathews’ Instagram story that she uploaded this last week about women giving attitude to their men. While eating cake, she demonstrates how other women eat men whose women are arrogant.
WINDHOEK – They say ‘gold medals are not made of gold, they are made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts’ and this defines eight-year-old Kari Rabie, who won a gold medal last week in the Rumba in the Jungle competition in South Africa.
WINDHOEK-Mental illness has a long history of being stigmatized in societies around the globe.
Its election time and everyone is in the mood to have their voices heard including entertainers. I for one think that entertainers need to lead these conversations. I think it’s refreshing to see your favourite entertainer champion an ideology or some sort of cause.
WINDHOEK- The top trending clip for this week is of a Namibian Police Officer receiving a bride from an alleged truck driver believed to have been transporting tourists through Namibia.
Award-winning gospel vocalist, Maranatha Goroh, popularly known as Maranatha, spoke about her thrilling journey with a new album, Maranatha Music Ministries (M3) brand, new singles and her album release party.
WINDHOEK – Namibian upcoming artist, Makilla, who was signed under the UGU records owned by Singer and award-winning artist, Young T, says he has parted ways with the record label to join a group of five various artists, ‘Young Kasi’ label.
WINDHOEK- The European Union and its member states will be hosting the European Film Festival in Namibia this year with emphasis on promoting cultural diversity within the film industry.
WINDHOEK - To all Luis Munana and Maria Nepembe’s fans, the wait is over as the duo brought you their exclusive websites where everything you might need to know about them will just be a google click The duo
WINDHOEK – Namibian entertainment journalist, Michael Kayunde, will go on an information tour to Germany themed “Jazz from Germany”, which will see him attend the 50th German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt next week.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending clip this week is of Businessman Johnny Johnson Doeseb aka JJD’s MTC Knockout project fight against youth activist and academic Job Amupanda. The clip was officially uploaded on
WINDHOEK- Namibian literature heavy-weight Fredrick Philander says there is a concerted effort in the theatre and film industry to ignore the older actors by the media that have shaped the industry the way it is right now.
RUNDU – Rundu based rapper M-Gee has released his fourth album titled Esimbi which translates as an ‘elder’, describing his growth in the music industry that he has taken on since 2009 when he started
WINDHOEK - A great friend of Oshosheni Hiveluah, fellow filmmaker and director Tim Huebschle described the late Hiveluah as his confidant. “I haven’t only lost a filmmaker, I lost a friend. Just recently,
WINDHOEK- The top trending clip is our very own clip we filmed at the Old School Benefit Concert which was hosted by Patty’s Heart Foundation last week.
The sound industry is really starting to annoy me of late. If you been attending events in the last 3 months or so you’d notice that there is always a problem with sound. If it’s not power/generator issues, its microphone issues or the actual sound is poor.
Hot on the heels of the graduating class of 2019, the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academies in Luaka, Nairobi and Lagos are buzzing with excitement as the class of 2020 sit for their first day in class. The 60
WINDHOEK – They say good music doesn’t have an expiration date which was just proven by Patty’s heart foundation as they brought back good old days music last weekend.
WINDHOEK- The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) in partnership with the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) hosted its 5th Namibian Theatre & Film Awards (NFTA) 2019 last week in the capital which saw its
WINDHOEK – From comedy to music, Namibian comedian, Social media influencer and newcomer to the music industry, King Gucci is not just your regular teenager, he is chasing his dreams like he’s running out
WINDHOEK- An emotional roller-coaster night in the Central Business District (CBD) was noticeable this
VON BACH- Doctainment hosted the 2019 Windhoek Spring Fiesta in partnership with Malibu and Power
WINDHOEK – With decades of modelling experience, setting trends and getting highest recognitions in the
WINDHOEK – The University of Namibia stadium was filled with concert-goers on Saturday evening as they came to witness entertainment by the best in the industry. The event also saw many artists performing
WINDHOEK- The International Food and Crafts Bazaar is taking place at the Franco Namibian Cultural
WINDHOEK – Afro-pop group, Maszanga, and local producer Araffath Muhuure have decided to bury the
WINDHOEK – One Africa TV (OATV) has signed a live streaming and video-on-demand agreement with
WINDHOEK - Some people will say it’s beginners luck but 10-year-old Camilla Joann Daries is a natural in
WINDHOEK- Ngaihape Mupurua, known as Nga-I has alluded to becoming a father as the reason he decided
WINDHOEK- The Patty’s Heart Foundation will be hosting a benefit concert on 4 October at the Katutura Youth Complex.
WINDHOEK – The role of Sthembiso Khoza (also known as SK Khoza), who plays Shaka Khoza in the popular southern African Mzanzi Magic soapie The Queen, ends on October 28.
WINDHOEK - The first-ever Namibian Students Cultural Exchange Expo was held at Sam Nujoma stadium over the weekend.
WINDHOEK – Local award winning Dj Uakengeza Ngoinue popularly known as DJ Castro recently launched his first debut album titled Evolution which is likely to be a game-changer proven by its rich sound.
WINDHOEK – The City of Windhoek has received a whopping N$1.2 million from its sponsors to host the 8th edition of the Windhoek Jazz Festival. The largest amount of N$600 000 was contributed by Windhoek Lager.
WINDHOEK – Maerua Mall will be in partnership with Windhoek Fashion Show (WFW) to host a series of pop up shops for all designers that would like to market or sell their products from the 16-21 September 2019.
WINDHOEK – Namibian artist, poet, actor, model and a man of many talents, Peter L Peter takes us through his journey to The Face of Arts Africa Ambassador which he described as informative and educative.
WINDHOEK- With some Namibian cultures, including the Oshiwambo culture, slowly losing their values, Oxungi which means night discussions in Oshiwambo language attracted hundreds of event-goers to promote cultural diversity and language in the country on Saturday.
WINDHOEK- Upcoming afro-pop artist Ajax the Mess wore his eye-catching outfit at the Namibian Annual Music Awards (Namas) 2019 to capture audience attention before venturing into music next year.
WINDHOEK- Namibian International model Meriam Kaxuxwena ranted on social media recently for not being appreciated in Namibia for the work she has been doing by representing the country internationally while on
SWAKOPMUND- Outapi’s finest David Shikalepo otherwise known as Exit from Rockaz Entertainment proved people in the industry wrong by winning the Best Kwaito and Male Artist of the year categories at the Namibian Annual Music Awards held at the Dope in Swakopmund.
WINDHOEK- The Top Trending clip on Entertainment Now’s radar is of The Godfather of Namibian Comedy, Neville Basson reciting different tribal groups when being stopped by traffic officers while intoxicated/under
WINDHOEK – Recognition is likely to be one of the best dreams of every woman and for Namibia’s favourite blogger, businesswoman, founder of the EM Love Foundation and Director of One Economy Foundation.
WINDHOEK – Namibia is once again taking part in Miss University Africa and 22-year-old runway model, paralegal graduate, law student, makeup artist, hairdresser, Youtuber and an accessories designer Kamary
WINDHOEK- Jane Swan once asked how is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, and our highest aspirations. That’s the beauty of music, that is the reason why people listen to music and that is why musicians make music, to communicate with their fans, to send messages of hope, laughter and many more.
WINDHOEK – Namibia-born musician, singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist and now actress, Taylor Jaye, who is currently living in South Africa has ventured into acting and she will be acting in a Nigerian series, ‘Un-locked’ alongside Nigerian actor Mike Ezuruonye.
Did you know that we have Namibian authored books in the market? It’s a rhetorical question. Sorry, if I bruised your ego by pointing out the obvious. I just can’t help but wonder why you haven’t tweeted about a Namibian authored book? What’s stopping you from posting about Namibian authors?
WINDHOEK - Lee-andro Likius Keshe Neshila is a force to reckon with when it comes to gym activities. He was recently awarded for his work at the Simply You Magazine, Lifestyle and Fashion Awards for Favourite Fitness Personality for 2019.
WINDHOEK - The Namibian Trust and Dance Troupe that uses the arts to create social awareness, Ombetja Yehinga Organisation, premiered ‘Ilithyia gone mad’ yesterday at the Warehouse Theatre, in collaboration with an international guest, from the Netherlands, Eveline Castelein.
WINDHOEK – Getting connected to people or building relationships might be a challenge to many, however, Speed Dating is back with another coffee circle, which took place this week at The Kitchen Restaurant in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK - The recently ended third edition of the Simply You Magazine Lifestyle and Fashion Awards hosted style experts from around the country.
WINDHOEK- One of the most anticipated events on Namibia’s music calendar, the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), this week announced six hosts that will oversee the awards.
Earlier this year I spoke about how entertainers who may have changed their stage names get pissed when one addresses them on their old stage names. My question at the time was, “Who did you tell that you changed your name?” My question stands till this day.
WINDHOEK – Namibian vocal and a cappella sensation, Vocal Motion 6 (VM6), will be hosting the first a capella music festival in Windhoek on 31 August this year.
WINDHOEK - Funky Lab Social Cafe is set to officially open its Windhoek branch on 30 August 2019. After a brief stint two years ago, the popular social cafe closed its doors when Maerua Mall’s body corporate objected to the establishment obtaining a liquor licence.
WINDHOEK – For so many years, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) community have been in seeming battles with the straight people because of their sexuality.
WINDHOEK – On a night of great excitement, high adrenaline and wonder of who would scoop the titles of Miss and Mr Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) 2019, 20 finalists battled for the crowns in which Harvey Upingasa and Nandeekwa Tjiurutue came out top.
WINDHOEK- Namibian physician and politician, Libertina Inaaviposa Amathila, was bestowed with the Diamond Award at the Simply You Magazine Lifestyle and Fashion Awards over the weekend.
WINDHOEK- The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) will this year honour Stoney Mubiana with a lifetime achiever’s award, the executive committee announced this week.
WINDHOEK- Two men (referred to as ST and Agogo), who claim to have a lot of money, have been entertaining Namibians over the past few days. But how did this mini entertaining beef come
WINDHOEK - Kwaito singer, Eric Sell (better known as EES) has been forced to seek funding to release his album after Sony Germany let him down.
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SWAKOPMUND - Cute potted succulents are the latest gardening trend sweeping Namibia, plus a wonderful decor accessory and alternative to the big garden experience, especially in these drought-
WINDHOEK - It was no secret when GMP and Mshasho fans and artists chose alliances in favour of one or the other back then. In the middle of it all, music sensation Sunny Boy sided with The Dogg (now King Tee
WINDHOEK - There have been issues on the Song of the Year category for the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), especially regarding the vetting process. On social media, the NAMAs’ committee said
If one takes away music from a radio station, what will be left? That’s my challenge to you today or until the next Industry Loop. As you listen to your favourite station for the next seven days, take away the music element and place super emphasis on content.
WINDHOEK - Moses Kairimuti, also known as DJ Mo, has decided to put his dark past behind him and concentrate on his brand, which will include MO Cell, MO Q and MO Cash.
SWAKOPMUND - The magnetic sound of African drum beat together with a display of swirling contemporary dancers, is the essence of ‘Showcase Namibia’. Showcase Namibia is a unique local collaboration
WINDHOEK- The Visible Talent Namibia Show, which started scouting for talent recently, has allocated N$50 000 for the first prize winner, N$30 000 for the second runner up while the third winner will walk away with N$10 000.
WINDHOEK - Ogoba Butterfly, arguably one of Namibia’s most successful music labels when it comes to investing in local talent and growing them into recognisable brands, will be ushering in a new chapter when it
WINDHOEK- There is an impression that the country’s “bigger” artists are enjoying the fruits of their popularity with rules being bent in their favour whether for submission of music videos for airplay or
Fans have been venting on social media about how their favourite musicians did not make the overall nomination list. Either that or how some musicians didn’t make it in certain categories. Which is normal right? I mean you’re a fan…you want your favourite to win all the time! However, how about you remove the fan tag and consider a few things.
WINDHOEK - Multi-genre singer, Johannes Namuhuja (popularly known as Kapa Kamandela) is not new to the local music scene. He made his name when he was part of a band called Young Kasi, based in the north, but parted ways last year to go solo.
WINDHOEK – Some people believe ‘prison changes’ lives, and it clearly has changed the life of local artist, Ghost (real name Sakeus Johannes), who is about to set the music industry on fire with his upcoming album. Born and raised in Engela, in the northern part of Namibia, Ghost was sentenced to five years in prison for possessing drugs.
SWAKOPMUND - Professional Namibian belly dancer Sascha Olivier-Sampson is not only the closest thing to being a ‘Goddess’ you will find adorned in silks and beads, but she is also an exceptional performing artist with a heart of gold. She has just celebrated her tenth ‘Shimmy for Shelter’ dance extravaganza, which this year raised N$31 000 towards two major Namibian animal charity projects.
WINDHOEK - Mannetjie Tjiundje, popularly known as DJ Max-T from NBC Omurari FM, has a wealth of experience when it comes to local music and promotes it very well in his own vernacular, which is Otjiherero.
WINDHOEK - Namibian singer, record producer, and songwriter, Joseph Tuhafeni Ailonga aka Jossy Joss has decided to jump ship after 15 years and six months of service at Radio Energy.
WINDHOEK - Never have I had a film captivate me as much as ‘The White Line’ did. As I sat in anticipation, I was fearful, I was angry, I was disgusted and I felt sad. The joy and the overwhelming pride I felt, as it fundamentally told our story, our Namibian story, is indescribable.
OMUTHIYA - The Arts Performance Centres in Tsumeb and Oshikuku are struggling to keep their doors open amid lack of funds to run the day-to-day operations, leaving the musical and arts career of over 500 students on the line.
SWAKOPMUND - When it comes to laughter and merry-making you can always count on the week-long ‘ KÜSKA Carnival’ activities, which celebrated 34 years of a fun-filled programme, ending with a lively carnival float procession through the streets of Swakopmund last Saturday.
WINDHOEK - Nesindano Namises has delved into her artistry by developing a show called theKhoest. Khoes, as she is known, tells the story of transformation and visibility, which is expressed through poetry with experimental sounds and chants, in Khoekhoegowb.
WINDHOEK- “We need to go through a lot of mental, emotional and physical preparation to be able to shine on television. I personally would not be able to cope throughout my journey without the support of my mentor and those close to me. Therefore, I urge the Namibian nation to be more supportive and empathetic and not be too quick to break young women down”.
WINDHOEK - ‘Yellow Submarine’ will be televised on One Africa TV. The show will feature compelling interviews with Namibia’s most prominent entertainment personalities. The show, which premieres on Sunday, is centred on arts but branches out into other areas of life such as medicine and issues affecting artists.