“Standing in” is a standard practice in the world of radio. Your favourite radio presenter will never be on air every single day of the year.
For Adriano Visagie, a lead actor in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Salute’, his discovery of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF)’s Portal led to a multitude of projects for him within Namibia’s creative industry.
A trailblazer is defined as a go-getter, creator, and trendsetter. If this notion holds, then the woman dubbed “media guru” definitely fits the bill.
Newly established music label Remember The Eagle (RTE) Records today released an eight-track EP titled Daar Draai Die Dinge with an array of artists including production from DJ Spuzza, Chester Houseprince, Mega, Txngos and vocal lending from Shana Zandile and Florito.
Reacting to the extreme levels of femicide and domestic violence that has plagued the country, local musicians also joined forces to fight the scourge by composing songs condemning the act.
Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has played host to what is to be an annual festival ‘SPYL Pop-Up’ with over a hundred of the party’s young members in attendance and a variety of shows, exhibitions and stalls showcasing various products.
The sixth and final cycle of the National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) relief fund, which amounted to N$974,999.80 came with some artists not receiving any grants.
Former Miss Teen Continental, Chanique Rabe, was crowned Miss Supranational Namibia recently at Droombos after excelling through all rounds and questions on social issues.
The top trending clip on our radar is of local boxing promoter and owner of the MTC Salute Boxing Academy Kiriat Kamanya
Namibian actress, film producer and screenwriter Charlene Girley Jazama says for any person to be an actor, they ought to be acting and taking any role they get seriously because that allows them to build a résumé as well as helps hone their skills.
Retired former chief of the Namibian Defence Force, Martin Shalli was condemned by political parties over remarks attributed to him at a mini Swapo rally held at Five Rand location in Okahandja, where he made remarks saying those who leave the ruling Swapo party to form other parties should be executed.
She became the first Namibian dean at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) in 2015 and went on to start several initiatives such as the Namibia Women in Computing conference and three chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), she eats sleeps and breathes Information Technology.
Many of us are now perhaps aware about workplace bullying.
If there is an absence of designers at fashion shows, there wouldn’t be trends to follow and without models, there wouldn’t be anyone to wear the designed pieces but with these two critically essential members of the fashion industry, one still probes: Why are they in an industry whose future looks bleak and sometimes not so promising.
Local musicians have made their mark on the international scene as far as collaborating with respective foreign musicians is concerned but one wonders whether these alliances have somewhat elevated their careers or are they just stagnant and the ballads produced have become one-hit wonders.
WATCH: Traditional instrumentalist revives indigenous musical arts
Being one of the few Oshiwambo speaking women who play a musical bow called Okambulumbumbwa, Lucia Amunyela is trying to save the slowly dying Oshiwambo musical arts as she embarks on her musical journey.
Social media is supposed to be an easy way to network, share ideas and have social discussions. But because it’s mostly unchecked and unregulated, people can get really rude, d
D-Naff Entertainment has released two exquisite music videos of Lady Dyna’s ‘Ama Ni Dabwisa’ and Shambo artist Christmas with ‘Ondelekelama’,
The local visual artists gathered last weekend at the gallery to paint, create and tell stories the best way they know.
Last year’s Miss Namibia 2nd Runner Up and SYM Female Model of the Year 2020, Johanna Swartbooi has expanded her horizons by trading her hand in fashion.
At a press briefing recently held in Windhoek, The Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music (Nascam) Chief Executive Officer John Max expressed his disappointment at the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) for not reviewing their local content policy, after adopting the Code of Conduct for Broadcasters back in 2018.
The 7th edition of the Namibia Annual Music Awards virtual show was DRAMATIC! I predicted Rose Blvc would win album of the year by virtue of her producer Hoppy Mwiya winning Best Producer of the year and she indeed won the category.
South African TV personality Katlego Maboe was and still is the talk of the week when he landed in hot water from his wife Monique Muller and ultimately his employer OUTsurance after confessing he had been involved in extramarital affairs which led to the wife contracting an STD.
Robyn Nakaambo (31) is a forced to be reckoned with in terms of growth and consistency in brand building as the tricenarian Namibian, who once started as a Unam radio presenter, is now the External Stakeholders’ Engagement Officer at GIPF.
The Business and Intellectual Property Authority (Bipa) has said its mandate is to promote creativity and innovation and facilitate effective and balanced protection of intellectual property rights (including copyright) but does not intervene in the enforcement of copyright.
Newcomer Rose Blvc was the biggest winner of the Namibian Music Awards (NAMAs) 8th edition for scooping three awards including, Best Album of the Year, Best Female Artist of the Year, and Artist of the Year, taking home a bag of N$350 000 in one night.
It’s no secret that music and arts subjects are increasingly being deprioritised in many schools, one of the objectives for music teacher Hans Gariseb to start a music training workshop to help build skills and capacities in, especially marginalised learners.
More people under the age of 40 are suffering from heart attacks and strokes, according to the world heart federation.
Namibian international model Meriam Kaxuxwena, also known as MK, is not impressed with the news that South African singer Lira has been chosen as Namibia’s tourism ambassador for FENATA, further saying she needs her endorsement.
With a career overlapping 25 years in the entertainment industry, Neville Basson (49), one of the most coveted comedians and corporate honcho Namibia has to offer, said the best advice he can give to anyone is for them to find their paths.
When we hear of bullying most of us may associate that with children or school playground. Because it is where it predominantly occurs.
Award-winning artist Big Ben, and Namibia’s leading songbird Erna Chimu have been selected to perform with some international artists at the third Euro-Namibian music festival slated for 30 October at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) Windhoek.
If there is something the well-known singer, Chipolopolo would like to be remembered for, he said it would be the fact that he can diss anybody in the music industry and leave their careers in ruins.
The last quarter of the year 2020 promises to be exciting for D-Naff Entertainment enthusiasts as the label announces projects to be released.
The MTC Windhoek Fashion Week (MTCWFW) has retained its ability to attract a bigger and diverse pool of models and designers from the recent model casting.
Many locals have come out guns blazing, refusing to accept that South African songsters Lerato Molapo, known as Lira, has been identified as the first Namibian Tourism Ambassador, part of Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations (FENATA)’s Travel Ambassador initiative.
In recent years, sustainable clothing has become a catchphrase and it turned a few heads.
The top trending clip this week is of local musician and businessman, Martin Morocky, famously known as King Tee Dee, formerly The Dogg, who was told to return to his house at a sexual gender-based violence protest held at the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court this week.
Who would have thought that Namibia’s most celebrated ophthalmologist once had a dream of becoming a fashion designer?
The scooping of Oc Bulan’s Best Oviritje award for her song /Gai goro !nans di a featuring producer P-Flat at the NAMAs 2020 sent shockwaves as many couldn’t believe a Damara Punch musician would scoop such an award and are still questioning whether it is an Oviritje song.
Let’s recap my predictions for weekend 5 of the Namibian Annual Music Awards.
The top trending clip on our radar is from the Windhoek City Police services requesting members of the public to help with information that will assist in tracing the drivers of the vehicles which can be seen racing each other at Richardine Kloppers and Chrysler streets in Khomasdal.
Mistreatments from the stepmother, child abuse, child labour and missing out on school are some hardships Sebastian ‘Haitota’ Ndeitunga had to undergo, little did he think he would grow up to be one of the prominent people in the country.
Within the peripheries of mental health, 10th October is an annual World Mental Health Day which focuses on raising awareness on mental health problems around the globe. In addition, to rallying efforts in support of mental health.
Asked what she wished she knew before she entered the music fraternity, the local rapper who has been on a music hiatus for almost a decade pointed out that male producer’s prey on female artists, one of many dirty games played in the industry that she wished she knew.
The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) in partnership with the Business Intellectual Property Authority (Bipa) launched the Intellectual Property and Local Content (IPLC) project.
James Moss, in one of his hit songs, sings that he keeps thinking about what went wrong and it keeps him up at night all alone but he realizes that underneath all of us we are just the same.
Namibian musicians are constant topics of discussions, sometimes bullying from the public and media scrutiny ranging from song composition and its relevance, stage performance and lack of dancing abilities to the mere judgment surrounding vocal ability and allegations of auto-tuning or lack of creativity in general.
Since its establishment one of the fast-growing fashion weeks in the country, Katutura Fashion Week, has always aimed to unite the diverse cultures, ethnicities and traditions of Namibia through the art of fashion, and this year’s event is no exception.
Namibian guitarist, singer and songwriter Jackson Wahengo will be the facilitator of the guitar technique workshop for Shambo music taking place from 6 to 9 October 2020.
Food and music are known as two elements that connect people, no matter where you are in the world.
Hilda Basson-Namundjebo is a jack of many trades: sports, media, and communication. She has tapped into them because of the will and determination and desires to succeed in life through impact making, provoking thoughts and changing lives.
Local fashion stylist Reinhard Mahalie has pleaded to corporate Namibia to invest more in local fashion, as lack of funds hampers productivity and ideas are not executed
Job Shipululo Kanandjembo Amupanda (33) said as much as he can switch off now and then, many times, because of his profession, there is no such thing as being bored or relaxed as his life does not allow for relaxation.
Grateful to be alive
Standard Bank Namibia endorsed Ricardo Mannetti and Luis Munana to carry their brand during the MTC Knockout Project slated for 3 October 2020 at the National Theatre of Namibia.
The top trending clip on our radar is that of Big Brother Africa’s #TheChase season eight winner Dillish Mathews, who set the record straight by refuting allegations that she was asking money from people online, after coming across some messages on WhatsApp of someone pretending to be her.
There is no way that you will talk about news anchors and TV commentators in Namibia without mentioning Norah Nolene Appolus, to a point where she is so passionate about her craft that she booted a news anchor aspirant in an audition for saying “the drota”, instead of the drought.
Have you ever been wondering where some of Namibia’s once-biggest music stars are now? Well, Entertainment Now! caught up with legendary rapper Snazzy, just to bring you the ultimate nostalgic throwback.
Multi-award-winning musicians King Tee Dee and Sally are once again in the running for awards at the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) set to be a virtual affair due to the Covid-19 pandemic to be held on 15th November 2020 in Dallas, Texas.
Namibian model Leena Shipwata will soon launch her modelling training programme.
The top trending clip on our radar this week is of Bishop Sageus /Kheib of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN), who presided over a wedding reception saying: “You should have a problem with being alone for so long .’’
When asked how he takes denigration he constantly receives from people, especially on social media, in his line of work, Quinton van Rooyen, the sometimes dubbed controversial businessman, said: “Lions don’t lose sleep at the opinions of sheep”.
Mental health sheds light on suicide during the month of September. Suicide is not a new phenomenon to most of us, although tragic, we may have become accustomed to it.
If we want the world to accept us as we are, we have to let people be who they are. Whether that’s rude, obnoxious, disrespectful or ignorant, you have to accept that you can’t change people. You can influence change in them, but you can’t make them change
GMP’s DJ Shoza has failed to live up to his billing in his latest visuals for the song ‘Take Me Back’.
The second weekend of the NAMAs saw two artists who were nominated for the first time walk away winners.
The top trending clip on our radar is of a vegetable vendor who attacked a police officer when told to vacate an area where she was selling her goods, which prompted her to rip off the wig of the officer.
Having recently celebrated her 39th birthday, Rosalia Martins-Hausiku says that when it comes to following in people’s footsteps as a way of inspiration, it is never easy, but it is possible and the greatest battle to win, is the battle from within.
I recently planned a romantic trip for three couples via my consultancy, Ndapanda’s Consultancy.
James Allen in his book titled ‘As a Man Thinketh’, says that the mind is like a garden and whatever seed you plant in it is what grows there. He also goes further to say that if you do not plant any seeds and you leave it unattended the weed and other plants will grow.
Budding artist and blogger, Esther Eino (22) commonly known, as Selff is keen to make a name for herself in the visual art industry with her exquisite artwork. Born and bred in Walvis Bay, Selff discovered her passion during the lockdown and never looked back.
Retired Afrikaans rapper Wambuseun, real name Lownan Nangombe, is set to open a film-radio school next year. The Namibia Film School (NFS) is going to be the first film-radio school in the country, which will also form as a community film school.
Adora won the Best Collaboration for her hit song ‘Sim Di A’ featuring Jayden while Sally Boss Madam scooped the award for Best Afro-pop for her song ‘Centre’ featuring Don Kamati at the first NAMAs virtual show held over the weekend.
Producer Shilongo Peuyavali Ashipala, also known as Kanibal or shortly Kani said he wants talented musicians to afford to be professionals and exhibit their art at the highest level as the music ‘industry’ is not self-sustaining.
“The concept of the song came from the doubt that people had about me featuring big artists.
Bomba, the founder of the Kasi Vibe festival and owner of Garden In, recently posted on social media that the entertainment industry doesn’t appreciate Carlito enough.
Waka Moo, a show featuring Namibian children and personalities by engaging with viewers through the telling of local stories through entertainment and education, will be hosting the Standard Bank Waka Kids Choice Awards to celebrate young creatives on 12 December 2020.
Can you ever imagine a person in the media field and being a loner? This is what Umbiroo Karuaihe-Upi (56) is as much as she is in an industry that exudes her personality as she is expected to be out there representing the national broadcaster.
Here is something you may not know about me. I double as a travel consultant.
The National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) has recently approved an additional N$342 000 to fund 14 successful applicants from their second cycle of eligible applications. Overall, out of 47 applications reviewed, six individuals, six groups and two organisations were successful.
Namibian popular musician and arguably one of the most travelled artists in the country Elemotho has added his voice in condemning the ongoing wave of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.
One of the conversations that keeps floating around the industry is ... we need to give upcomings a chance.
The top trending clip on our radar is from local comedian Mich Gaoseb who plays the parody of Oucie Regulinde who gets through to her church members that after the service they are going to have an after-service session and watch DStv.
Namibian multiple award-winning gospel artist and actor, Naftalie Amukwelele popularly known as D-Naff said his aim of joining gospel was not to become a full-time artist but to bring as many young people especially celebrities close to Christ as possible.
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air.
The Namibian entertainment industry just like any other has artists who misuse drugs and alcohol. Some feel it is a coping mechanism, while others feel it is cool to smoke and drink alcohol.
Remember The Eagle (RTE) Records, a new label, says its main objective after penetrating the market is to create and maintain an ecosystem in which Namibian artists can thrive and live out their dreams, not only for the artists that are signed under the label but for the music industry as a whole.
Dressing up in flashy outfits, arriving in a classy vehicle, and walking on the red carpet alongside your matric date while photographers capture the beautiful moments is a dream come true for most matriculates, however, things might go south for the class of 2020 as Covid-19 continues prevailing.
Hannah Nangula is already a master of facial adorn with a line of foundation creams and mink lashes but is now set to up the game with a brow pencil.
Despite plans to set in motion the second season of Visible Talent Show, some of the winners from last year are still to receive their payments.
Aimed to promote upcoming and unrecognised artists, Hasai Youth Music Awards (HAYMAs) recently announced the nominees for the Music awards.
The National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN), Arts and Culture Covid-19 Relief Fund has approved the payout for the first round of applications for the cultural and creative industry totalling N$302 000.
Namibians were, and are still, filled with excitement when Reginaldo Antunes, mononymously known as Reggie, appeared this week on the credits of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter's new visuals for Black Is King alongside his friends Karisanene and Mahindiani Mbendura.
Versatile artist Shady Blacc, in his latest mixtape, titled ‘My soul is afro’, sheds light on the hitches black people go through.
Namibia’s jewel, Priscilla Topnaar (42), popularly known as Priscilla Dessert Queen told Entertainment Now! that growing up was difficult because of low self-esteem as she didn’t fit in, and that her mother being diagnosed with cancer is what led her to start singing.
‘Die Eintlike Vibe’, a show dedicated to engage artists, getting deeper into conversation with them through their creative processes, and finding out what inspires them and touch into their personal lives, is back for the second season.
Namibia is one of the best Safari destinations in the world, Top two ask me.
He designed and created a glove that will aid artists or rappers with a new medium of experiencing and expressing themselves in a different way, and to instil a sense of modernity to motivate them to start being more creative when it comes to incorporating technology in their work.
After a number of hints on her latest project, gospel star Lady Dyna has let the cat out of the bag after announcing her return to D-Naff Entertainment.
Titled ‘Looking After Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health (heal by listening to your body whisper)’, the book is targeted at individuals living with chronic health conditions and those struggling to transcend their perpetual unhealthy habits.
Titled ‘Looking After Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health (heal by listening to your body whisper)’, the book is targeted at individuals living with chronic health conditions and those struggling to transcend their perpetual unhealthy habits.
Young entrepreneur Amakali Elifas, the founder of KalawaFresh brand, continues to inspire fellow youth through his brand.
OTU...”On The Up” will be an official list that I will publish three times a year. OTU will give you and the rest of the country a clear picture of which artists are on the up and deserve a chance to sit alongside the Kings and Queens of the Namibian entertainment industry.
‘Jerusalema’, a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG, featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo Zikode, has gone viral months after its release when a famous dance move became a worldwide trend, with people from across the globe joining and making clips of themselves dancing to the tune.
The president of the official opposition Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Kanjonokere Venaani (42) says one thing people don’t know about him is that he thanks God daily as he has undergone the worst human surgery ever.
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear.
So last time my column caused quite a stir on social media, especially on New Era’s Facebook.
The mandatory wearing of masks came into effect in May 2020 as one of the national strategies towards the curbing and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, enforced by the health ministry with strict instructions from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
He makes music that speaks for him and has kept him relevant in the music fraternity but behind this lyrical genius and rapper, Tesh Lavo, is a man battling a mysterious sickness.
RUNDU - Northern based artist, Lukas Thomas, better known by his stage name M-Gee has dropped another fresh video for his fans, this current afro pop offering titled ‘Kumorora’ is inspired by the current Covid-19 pandemic, and it is shot in a vintage style he wore along with other casts who wore some sort of vintage clothes just to give that classic look to the video.
The Queen’s actor Sthembiso Khoza who plays the role of Shaka Khoza is the top trending this week after a video of him appearing at a supposed sex party emerged on social media with women dancing bare-chested and twerking naked.
#ErongoStrong has been trending on social media through a campaign led by Radiowave, in an expression of unity. Because, we are one. We are strong.
South Africa has lost yet another music icon, Patricia Majalisa, dubbed the ’80s disco music queen.
The Top trending story this week is about Jada Pinkett-Smith who inveterated that she was involved in a romantic relationship with singer and songwriter August Alsina after seeing that she got into a particular type of entanglement.
After some time fighting pain, depression, and other personal issues, local songstress, Telka Iita now known as Teqla, found hope, which she is now sharing with her fans through music and she’s continuing to build lasting value in the music fraternity.
Abortion may be a sensitive and complex matter. The current conversation engulfing our nation on abortion is pivotal and necessary as it widens our perspectives and requires us to question our beliefs, ideologies and values we operate from.
Blogger Ndapanda Haininga said she always sought to share her beautiful country with the rest of the world through her writing but had little information about the destinations; hence, she decided on promoting Namibia through her blog.
As per the previous writing for the Oshimwenyo Corner, change is inevitable and resistance to it can bring nothing more than pain or even destruction. Change can be compared to water – and the best analogy would be flood water.
Local music enthusiasts came out guns blazing with mixed reactions recently when data from Radiomonitor, which tracks music airplay in 97 countries, showed some local radio stations’ playlists did not have local songs on sight.
Coronavirus sadness/madness taking its toll? Pfft. Rhetorical question, of course, it is.
ONDANGWA - While most people see discarded materials as garbage, 31-year old Kamati Eliaser sees it as a consignment of art supplies which puts bread on the table.
The best advice she can give anyone is to always run their race at their own pace, adding people should not be afraid to wander off the beaten track and to follow their instincts as they navigate their way through this show called life.
Fresh FM radio personality Denzel Leroy //Naobeb, also known as NSK said the latest knock-out project by MTC is the kind of assignment he is ecstatic to be part of as it is tangible and warms his heart because it is addressing the issue of homelessness in the country.
My travel journey around Namibia started approximately four years ago. I made the conscious decision to get up and experience this beautiful country, and I did so while keeping a very tight budget (laugh with me).
RUNDU – Rundu-based local artist Thomas Lucas, also known as M-GEE, along with other fellow youth in pursuit of relevance recently held a peaceful solidarity demonstration to join the world on the ongoing demonstration of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign.
The much ado about nothing wedding of Leather Mein and Sally Boss Madam that sparked social media buzz had attendees cracking ribs with joy and excitement as the duo premiered their song ‘Bestie’s’ music video at Ster Kinekor, Grove Mall over the weekend.
Tswazis, which hosted their winter bash in the capital to a captivating audience, informed Entertainment Now! that they are planning on being inclusive and with time spread out to the rest of the country, starting with Okahandja at a date to be announced.
Many of us have presumably become acquainted with the term ‘mental health’ – more so now as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A few years ago, I embarked on a personal journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
MTC generously announced an investment figure totalling N$13. 2 million to be ploughed into the entertainment industry, comprising the Windhoek Fashion Week (N$3.6 million) and the 081Every1 Music Fest (N$9.6 million) for the next three years.
Widely believed to be a toothless bulldog that somehow forgot it can bite, artists union, Oruuano has had to defend its existence to members and simply been ignored by government and stakeholders more so now when artists are counting the losses of Covid- 19 in their pockets.
Music sales in the Namibian music scene have declined as people scarcely buy compact disks (CDs) and artists earning money from online streaming and downloads is proving to be quite hard while music retailers are limping as well.
I have had the privilege of visiting the popular Deadvlei. I have dreamt about it for years! A dry pan in the middle of a desert? Who wouldn’t? It is majestic, beautiful, and ethereal!
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).
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.
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.
There is no doubt that one of man’s common fear is the fear of the unknown.
#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.
Last week, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture availed N$5.5 million from its national budget to be implemented through the National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) to ease the effects of Covid-19 as a temporary relief fund for the entertainment sector.
Sofia is a little big-mouthed diva with super sassy lines that will have you rolling on the floor.
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.
Stalin Kay real name Stalin Kapembe, the man behind the famous RV Inc label helped shape the career of Rizzy and produced notable music videos for most of the artists in the country back in the day has recently released an online book for businesses.
The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has availed N$5, 5 million from its national budget for the initiative to be implemented through the National Arts Council of Namibia to ease the effects of Covid-19 as a temporary relief fund for the entertainment sector.
Unless you have been residing under a bridge or bypassing bookstores and libraries, you probably know that books do make a difference in the world.
Chinua Achebe (1958) wrote ‘Things Fall Apart’ in an attempt to argue against Eurocentric notions and redefine civilisation not as a form of spiritual, psychological and economic mechanisation by the whites but rather a remedy to alter that which is deemed harmful to the existing society.
If the name George Floyd does not mean anything to you... I BEG you to continue reading because you are ignorant AF!
Singers from Keetmanshoop amassed for what is being seen as the most heartwarming and beautiful rendition of the ever-popular We Are The World ballad – to be in solidarity with the rest of the world during these tough times brought forth by the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Time immemorial, humanity has tended that a child is no full human being and that the caretaker or parent’s responsibility is to raise them into a decent and fully human being.
The organisers of Kasi Vibe Festival Namibia and the owner of TouchLight Audio and Stage, a company that offers stage sound, lighting and event management services in the country, recently teamed up to stage an event dubbed #DriveThruCinema at Lafrenz parking lot at 80 Rensburger Street, to cater to the entertainment sector that has been hugely affected by the novel coronavirus.
An uncharacteristic wedding that raised the vibe on social media between musicians Sally Boss Madam and Leather Mein is in an actual sense much ado about nothing.
RUNDU - Fashion designer Toze Benjamin believes people can have anything they want in life if they dress for it. He also believes that during the pandemic lockdown, no one should be caught on the wrong side of the law, without wearing a mask. The designer sure deserves a standing ovation as he made the choice to join the global solidarity movement to help keep everyone safe.
Though I am not really into social media as much as I was in my younger days, I do still browse through at least for a minute or two a day, literally. Now, in one of these occasions sometime last week, I came across a quote posted by one of my favourite fellow Hermien Elago that read: “No one is qualified to tell you how to experience the world”.
Benefit concerts are such a bore. Like...wow bruh. The Global Citizen “One World: Together At Home” concert was a bore. The BET “Saving Ourselves Covid-19 benefit” concert was bottom of the barrel ok. I fell asleep 10 minutes into the MTV Base “Africa Day Benefit” concert! Yes, I get it... let’s all come together and save the world through the power of arts and entertainment, raise funds and direct these funds to the most destitute and in the same vein strengthen our efforts towards the fight against the coronavirus. I get it. All good and well... mara does it have to be so damn tedious?
African American singer Ray Charles once said “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” that’s what happened in the country this week. 27 May 2010 will be a bitter day in the lives of music lovers and enthusiasts as it reminds them of the untimely passing of a Namibian music legendary icon, Jackson Muningandu Kaujeua.
Comedian Hazel Kaekoo Kamaazembua Putuaota (21) second clip of homeschooling is the top trending video on our radar as she attempts to teach her daughter. The clip which has garnered close to 6 000 views on Facebook is depicting a typical approach by Ovaherero parents.
One of the most anticipated online shows, #5minFinesse could be the future of online shows in the country, based on the love and support it gets from local and international fans.
To say the return of the rap game’s most beloved acts in the country was unexpected would be an understatement. These are some of the artists that brought and awakened the hip-hop culture in the country, and their reunion came as a surprise to the music industry.
RUNDU - Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) in Rundu have realised that local artists in the region have been hit hard due to social distancing regulations whereby there are no shows, concerts or public performance to promote themselves and have thus come up with an idea to promote them via social media live streaming sessions.
Reggae musician Ras Petu has made a passionate plea for his 30 seconds of fame. The established Ras Petu asked that reggae musicians be recognised and their craft be given a fair chance like any other genre celebrated in the industry.
Last weekend, Entertainment Now! caught up with Exile, one of the most talented rappers in the country from back in the days. He is known to be one of the members of the popular group, ‘The Kalaharians’, and one of the artists who were at the forefront of the music industry in the country from the 90s to the early 2000s.
We have come to live in a world where we are constantly reminded about time and being productive. This has brought us to the point where we become anxious when there is nothing to do. As a result, we try to find even the most trivial things to keep us preoccupied and constantly “busy”.
Namibian filmmakers have once again proven that there is hope in the local industry, through Kapana, a 60-minute long flick. The film aims to enlighten locals and film lovers across the world that love does exist and can be found in the most unexpected places.
All he needs is a pencil, brush and paper and he is the happiest person one can ever get. With an impeccable experience of drawing for almost two decades, Fillemon Negumbo (23) never thought he would be tapping into the type of artistry he is into right now – Hyperrealism.
Local artist, Monika Pinias, known as Top Cheri trended this week after a horrible encounter with the law took the social media streets. The ‘’Hangover’’ hitmaker narrated the whole ordeal in the most artistic way possible to enlighten her supporters on what exactly unfolded.
You see in Namibia if you are not in my camp or if you are not my favourite, I will NEVER give credit where it’s due. I will never praise your work publicly. Never will I admit that your output and quality thereof is amazing and deserves a highlight.
So, chakalaka is such an easy go-to side dish for any pap and warm pasta salad. I make it every two weeks and freeze half and keep the rest in the fridge. It surprisingly holds up well in the fridge for up to a week. Here is my take on a firm family favourite....
Grootfontein-based rapper Paulus Njambi, stage name Nigga Get Rich, who is known for his hip hop vintage type of swag and interesting lyrics in his ballads, recently loaded a video of his Bronx collection, jokingly challenging fellow musician Gazza to clap back on his collection.
Her sense of humour is mesmerising and she has astonishing energy that people crave whenever she performs, but behind closed doors lies an extremely insecure girl.
There was a time I sat at an open mic evening and there was a lady who was reciting a piece to her mother. She spoke about how much her mother means to her and what it means that she is in her life. Although it has been a difficult journey for her and her mother, she has never ceased to show love and care for her.
Miss Namibia national director Conny Maritz has said, for the time being, Miss Namibia Pageant Venture (Pty) Ltd will not go ahead with arrangements for the crowning of Miss Namibia 2020 due to the pandemic.
You might have seen him on TV for 91 days, as he represented Namibia at the fourth season of the Big Brother Africa Show (BBA) and finishing third place, Helsinki-based Edward Mandume Moongo says he is trying out that new modern life as a “Diasporic entrepreneur” but home will always be where the heart is.
I bet you probably at times find yourself wondering why most of our worries are about money, besides all talk of budgeting and daily financial advice in magazines, newspapers and even on social media. You may probably wonder why money appears to be one of the most sensitive issues and often happens to be a source of most people’s anxiety and even serious health mental issues.