The closure of one of Namibia’s most iconic venues has had me in my feels for a while now. An institution that carried arts on its back for close to 30 years. How did we get here? How did we get to a point where an
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.
If I happen to get any of my predictions wrong, as the case with all my previously publicised predictions, kindly address me via mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you 2
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.
WINDHOEK – Matongo Family, comprising Strauss Lunyangwe (Stravo aka Mr Makoya), Arthur Nanub (Damara Dik Ding) and Themba Matongo, has been in the music industry for more than two decades. “With the ups and downs, the group has been together for 21 years,” said Mr Makoya.
WINDHOEK – Having worked in entertainment for more than 10 years, Kanyi Mbua says colour plays a big role in the South African industry and people are typecast. “When directors look at you, they look and decide
WINDHOEK - The National Director of the Miss Namibia pageant, Conny Maritz, has stated that the beauty parade will again be without the swimwear category this year. Speaking to Entertainment Now!, Maritz said
WINDHOEK - Outspoken human rights lawyer, Norman Tjombe, has advised future Miss Namibia beauty queens to read their contracts properly.
WINDHOEK - Miss Namibia 2018, Selma Kamanya, is on the verge of handing the crown over as her year of reign ends. Kamanya recently recapped on her year of reign, which she described as a not-so-easy one but despite it all, there were some positive highlights.
WINDHOEK – Twenty-seven years ago, a Namibian beauty queen was crowned Miss Universe and today
WINDHOEK – People from different cultural groups across the country and overseas attended the Windhoek Annual Cultural Festival (WACF) in large numbers to celebrate and promote the rich Namibian cultural
WINDHOEK- Stand-up comedian Derrick Lloyd Jefferson Sakarias, otherwise known as Lloyd the comedian, the g
OMARURU - Health fads come and go, but one thing is for sure you cannot beat the benefits of the homemade cottage industry with its wholesome foods, especially pure farm produce with all the tasty
WINDHOEK – Even though nudity is probably one of the most sensitive topics in the country, Namibian freelance model and nudist, Ndamononghenda Loth is a nudist who is not ashamed of expressing art through nudes.
WINDHOEK - Aladdin is a 1992 cartoon feature with Robin Williams as a talkative blue genie. Though it may not be the best movie from Disney’s second golden age of animation, its durable charm and
WINDHOEK - Namibian kwaito singer Eric Sell (better known as EES) has tapped into the tourism industry by teaming up with Wilddog Safaris.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) 2019 has called for dancers to audition to
WINDHOEK – Yoga is known to be one of the best therapies to maintain happiness and peace and it is because of that, that Miss Glam World Namibia 2019, 27-old Minsozi Kompeli is pleading for yoga to be taken more seriously in the country.
WINDHOEK - In commemoration of the International Albinism Awareness Day held on 13 June every year,
SWAKOPMUND - Hard rock fans were treated to a feast of live music last weekend, when the fifth Sound for Sight music festival raised the roof in a one-day fest that attracted 10 incredible Namibian bands that
WINDHOEK- Justifying the international judging panel for the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), the corporate communications specialist at MTC, John Ekongo explained that the music industry is small
WINDHOEK – Leonard Makili, known as Kaboy Kamakili, set the country on fire when videos of him singing went viral on all social platforms and there are predictions that he is likely to be the next big thing in the country’s musical scene.
SWAKOPMUND - The first two-day Swakopmund Food Fest held last weekend buzzed with excitement and served up a fabulous atmosphere, while the wafting of delicious aromas from over 40 different food stalls tempted the taste buds.
WINDHOEK - Xwama Restaurant - operating in Windhoek for more than a decade - has decided to expand and change its menu by adding some twists.
Video: Diamond Monica, a property mogul in the making
Namibia is just another province of South Africa. We worship everything from South Africa. We worship their politics. We worship their sport. We worship their entertainment industry. We worship their linguistics. Everything from South Africa is golden to us. Yeah, I said it! Catch all you want!
WINDHOEK - FirstRand Namibia recently boosted the KinoNamibia Film Festival with a pledge of $148 000, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust.
WINDHOEK Leah Misika and Melisa Poulton are hosting Jan Jooster Fashion show today, 31 May 2019, at Cellar Rock at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek. Clothes from the line will be available online as of 7 June 2019.
WINDHOEK - She cracks you up with her 8 o’clock news on social media. But who is this social media news anchor that plans to take NBC’s Fran Thomas’ job as some Facebook and Twitter comments have stated? The originator of the alter ego is Xuro Milton.
WINDHOEK - Since bursting onto the music scene with her sexy music videos in 2007, Monica ‘Diamond’ Shafooli has in recent years concentrated on building her property portfolio. The last time the dancehall queen dropped visuals was in 2016 titled ‘Chekange’ featuring Kamby, which garnered over 63 000 views.
WINDHOEK – Latifah Queen, a popular female artiste whose real name is Priscilla Swartz, was chosen as the new poster girl for Wernhil Park Shopping Centre for the next two years.
WINDHOEK – The Miss Namibia semi-finalists have been tasked with raising funds for the pageant.
‘Cinderella goes to prom’ is a non-profit organisation that identifies girls from less privileged homes and offers them a full matric farewell makeover.
One of the first Namibian online music streaming platforms, Donlu, has broken new ground as it has breached one million views on its site.
The fans of Namibian rap artiste Lioness took to social media recently to express their anger over her exclusion from a South African magazine article on a song she featured with fellow rappers from Kenya and South Africa.
What does the Namibian fashion industry need to do to make it onto the shelves of multinational brands like Jet, Edgars, etc.? It’s no secret that the majority of these clothing multinationals from South Africa are doing nothing meaningful for the ordinary Namibian except make millions per branch and ship it down south.
WINDHOEK – The new television show airing on Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), ‘The Saturday Breakfast Show’ has turned out to be the people’s favourite show based on feedback from viewers on all social media platforms, according to the producers.
Go-getter Heinrich Hafeni is more than an entrepreneur, he is a man with vision who combines the grassroots features of his culture with tourism, hospitality and traditional cuisine, to come up with a smorgasbord of services, that are not only unique to the coast but also Namibia.
WINDHOEK - Popular Namibian oviritje singer, Rakutuka Kandjoze (known as Rax), will be performing live in Manchester, North West England, this weekend at the Community of the Namibians in Great Britain (CNGB) football tournament and
WINDHOEK - Former Miss Namibia, Odile Gertze, is without a doubt the most talented actress Namibia has, having appeared in six theatre plays and over five movies, including a cameo in ‘The Mummy’, a 2017 American action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman starring Tom Cruise.
WINDHOEK - For about three months they kept us glued to our television screens in anxiety and agony of missing out on any scandal or drama, but after they left the Big Brother Africa (BBA) house, many of the Namibian contestants have
WINDHOEK - A former lead singer of the then popular band Afroshine known for its hit song ‘Ti Mama’ in 2008, says musicians should produce music for the world and not Namibia only.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Film Commission (NFC), together with three female producers and directors, hosted the first all-female short films at the National Theatre of Namibia.
WINDHOEK - The national broadcaster’s commercial station, Touch FM, was crowned the overall winner while Base FM was awarded the best-dressed team at the Nedbank Media Kapana Cook-off Competition last Friday.
WINDHOEK- Otjiwarongo-based DJ Castro aka The Whistle DJ knows how to pull off a stellar performance and he didn’t disappoint one bit at the BOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) Party hosted by the KFC DJs which took place at the Zoo Park Amphitheatre on Saturday.
Earlier this year, I blasted people for their double standards. At the time, I was reacting to how people were pressing Slammer to be “humble” after he went on a social rant. My views were simple, he’s a rapper! What on earth do you expect from a
WINDHOEK- The connotation of motherhood is practically limitless. As Namibia and the world gear up to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday, Entertainment Now! spoke to familiar personalities in the entertainment industry on what Mothers’ day means to them and how they plan on celebrating it.
RUNDU – It is better for aspiring musicians to enter the music industry with a mindset of doing music as a passion or hobby as opposed to making a quick buck, as it takes time to make money in this industry, a Rundu based producer and recording artiste Sean Blizy, real name Sindimba Murangi, says.
WINDHOEK – A local musician, poet, actor, and model is competing with other artists from across Africa for the Face of ARTS Africa title.
WINDHOEK – Namibian model and entrepreneur, Luis Munana’s ‘Waka Waka Moo’ children television show is airing in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and other African countries would follow suit, as the second season is set to air soon.
WINDHOEK- With eight years of experience in the mainstream media, a former New Era entertainment journalist took the bold step of starting his own media agency aimed at, among others, promoting artists, young entrepreneurs, and corporates.
WINDHOEK - The popular KFC DJs, comprising of DJ Kadafi, DJ SlickFisha and DJ Chin-Chila are hosting the 1st edition of the 5TH BOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) Show for the year at the Zoo Park Amphitheatre tomorrow, starting from 12h00 till late. There is a line-up consisting of more than 20 local acts, which they collectively did.
KAMANJAB – Arriving in the sleepy village of Kamanjab, about 550 kilometres from Windhoek, one is tempted to believe this is a ghost town. Alas, somewhere in the middle of this dead town lies Oppi-Koppi, the hidden treasure of Namibia.
SWAKOPMUND - Being the owner of a ‘sausage dog’ or a Dachshund, as they are traditionally called, has taken on some kind of “celebrity status” in Namibia these days, with this breed being hailed by doting owners as one of the most sought after pets on the face of the planet.
WINDHOEK – While some artistes rush to release their albums just in time to meet the deadline for the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) each year, Sally Boss Madam drops a single or two to keep her fans happy and in the loop with her newest sounds.
WINDHOEK- With one of the Facebook posts saying, “Ni**az be actin like somebody gon’ die or somethin’ Weedhu!! I had to shake you up a bit...these are the only moves that will basically elevate the game cause it pushes everyone and raises the artistic bar meaning better music Otampanikifwa ko ka chii kokuMtata shili...Se iina tu tila...Hambaa, ” he posted.
WINDHOEK - Sigera Jazz Band’s ability to perform live music is impeccable and captivating. According to veteran sports journalist and guitarist Carlos Kambaekwa, also known as CK, who happens to be one of the members of the band, “Sigera” is a Khoekhoegowab name which means “we are coming”.
WINDHOEK - Sthembiso ‘SK’ Khoza, a South African television presenter and actor best known for hosting shows such as Mzanzi Ridez and Goal Diggerz, and who also acted as Shaka in The Queen, will be partying with Namibians on May 4 at Cappello.
The whole King Tee Dee/Diamond Platnumz situation that unfolded this week had me in my feels. I don’t know what makes me more mad…the fact that Diamond Platnumz broke an unwritten rule, the fact that black Twitter chose to poke fun at King Tee Dee or the fact that King Tee Dee’s PR team failed to do damage control.
WINDHOEK - The first annual live ‘Heal our Land’ concert was launched at the National Theatre of Namibia Backstage on Wednesday.
WINDHOEK- A 38-year-old author, who recently released her first electronic book entitled “Her First Encounter” on Amazon, says she opted for that route to expose her novel to international audiences because Namibians do not really have a reading culture.
WINDHOEK - The death yesterday of Timotheus Duwe, known in musical circles as simply Phura, has been described by insiders of the local entertainment industry as a huge loss.
WINDHOEK – Although house, hip-hop and kwaito music predominate the Namibian music industry, gospel sensation D-Naff (real name Naftalie Shigwedha Amukwelele) has kept the genre on another level in terms of deliverance and keeping it in the mainstream.
WINDHOEK – SoundWave Africa aims to revive the Zoo Park amphitheatre one of the top venues available to host musical shows and events in the city and has a capacity to host 1 400 people by making it a place, which young people can start to appreciate again.
WINDHOEK - After apologising to the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) for a derogatory comment she made in 2017, Ruusa Ndapewa Munalye shared with Entertainment Now! about her future plans and what it takes to be a businesswoman.
WINDHOEK – Namibian reggae lovers and Rastafarians celebrated the reggae revolution in commemoration of World’s Cannabis Day last weekend.
WINDHOEK – The social media hullabaloo over Namibian kwaito pioneer King Tee Dee’s alleged removal from a song he initially did with Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz is tarnishing the latter’s name, a spokesperson said this week.
SWAKOPMUND - Every tourist’s dream when visiting Namibia is to get the chance to hear the beat of African drums, while getting caught up in the rhythm of a spellbinding live performance of traditional sounds.
There’s an ill-conceived notion that artists are to stay away from politics and focus on their art. I’m terming it an ill-conceived notion because that’s just me being nice. If I were to be the NSK that you know, I’d term it b******t!
WINDHOEK - Are you having an event that requires flowers? Is there ever an event where flowers are not needed? Anna Mushimba has opened By Invite, a baby company that has been in the flower-making industry for over two years. It is a paper flower-making business.
WINDHOEK - Former Big Brother Housemate and frontman for the Elvis se Seun band has traded the demanding roles of the entertainment industry for a much more subtle position at Theo’s SuperSpar in Otjiwarongo, as a Marketing Specialist.
WINDHOEK- Local Disc Jockey, DJ Cappucino, last week expanded her wings when she officially signed with Nigerian Flyboy Entertainment owned by recording artist, performer and entertainer Kizz Daniel.
WINDHOEK - After creating a platform for rappers to showcase their lyrical skills at a well-organised event, the organisers of Rap Battle Namibia decided to pull the plug and postpone the event to later this year because of poor response from the artists/contenders.
WINDHOEK- Clad in a cyan dress, makeup on fleek, with a shopping bag from Aldo, she waltzes in the lounge of a local hotel where the interview is agreed to take place.
RUNDU - The Ngandu Music and Arts Festival, scheduled to take place next weekend at the river town of Rundu, is the first of its kind and will provide a platform for business owners and artists to promote their products, services and talents.
WINDHOEK - Rising female star Monica Pinias, aka Top Cheri, delivered another spectacular performance during the glittery children literature awards and book launch, hosted by ‘I am the Key Media’ at the National Independence Memorial Museum on Saturday.
WINDHOEK- At the age of 21 fashion designer, Nicole Schmidt became a mother and had to put her studies in fashion design on hold to focus on motherhood.
WINDHOEK- One of the biggest orchestra performances in the local entertainment calendar will take place this weekend when the College of the Arts (COTA) presents its ninth Bank Windhoek Baroque Concerto Festival at the Windhoek Dutch Reformed Church.
WINDHOEK - The recent launch of “Rockstar”, Namibia an affiliate of the internationally acclaimed Rockstar Group, introduces a new era of world-class strategic production and brand activation in Namibia.
WINDHOEK - Professional Namibian belly dancer Sascha Olivier-Sampson, who won bronze and gold in the 2018 Los Angeles World Championships of Performing Arts, is proving once again that her “hips don’t lie”, with another sparkling programme lined up for this year.
WINDHOEK – The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek is inviting the public to celebrate the American culture of jazz music with live performances by “The Myrna Clayton Experience” who will also be joined by Namibian jazz and saxophonist sensation, Suzy Eises tonight.
WINDHOEK - Pastor Haruna Goroh and his wife, Titilayo Goroh, of the Jesus Centre church donated a car to local hip-hop star Jericho (real name Jericho Gawanab) at their congregation situated in Windhoek’s Okuryangava location, last week.
WINDHOEK - Local artists Adora Kisting and Tulinane Amushila, aka Tulisan, through their manager AB Amushila, the executive officer of Phoenix Media Group Namibia, have decided to give copies of their CDs to the street vendors to sell on their behalf.
A factor that helps me with my decision-making process on whether I am going to eat at your joint or not is the images used to brand your food in and around your restaurant. Sounds ridiculously frivolous but that’s my determining factor. I hate it when restaurants and take away joints use images from the internet for their store branding. It’s a huge turn off.
WINDHOEK - The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Cluster in Namibia will launch the second edition of the EUNIC Music festival today at the Warehouse Theatre.
SWAKOPMUND - Professional artist, Kabelo Modise, is hot off a solo Independence Celebration exhibition held at farm Shalom in the Swakop River Valley, where he displayed over 30 pieces of his intricate linocut works - a distinctive style which earned him acclaim as one of Namibia’s most influential and talented artists
WINDHOEK - With music being universal, one would expect women to be in the industry not only as singers but also as producers. Getting hold of them is difficult because it is either they are upcoming like Afroberries’ DJ Alba or they not based in the country like Gina Jeanz.
WINDHOEK – The much-debated two-part documentary titled Leaving Neverland is a global hot topic at the moment, and DStv customers across Africa had a taste of the documentary over the weekend. The documentary is said to have taken the world by storm.
WINDHOEK-One of Namibia’s most talented and successful film producer, currently based in South Africa, Abraham Pieters, well-known as AB, says he is not ashamed to let the whole world know about his struggle with mental health, especially in the cut-throat entertainment Industry.
WINDHOEK-The Brass Instrument Training Institute (BITI), is gearing up for its ninth trumpet festival and instrument workshop this June.
There is this new buzz around Namibian entertainment in Southern Africa. There will always be long debates as to what caused this buzz. As a credible commentator on entertainment in the country, take it from me, Namibian artists need to take credit for this one.
WINDHOEK-The newly initiated Windhoek Annual Cultural Festival (WACF) is calling for interested exhibitors to apply for stalls, and artists who are interested to perform during the festival to apply.
WINDHOEK-MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), has launched its portal on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com
WINDHOEK- Live performer, Dollar Yves Idinu, or just Dollar, a Namibian-based Congolese musician, has announced his massive comeback with great hit songs featuring three top South African (SA) singers.
Hard at work to find a niche for themselves into the local market, talented and sensational music duo, Sadrax Ndjubila popularly known as Saddy, and Remember Nashiwaya aka Bliss annouced this week that they are releasing a collaborative album mid this month.
WINDHOEK- South African comedian Trevor Noah became a topic of discussion because of his presumed insensitive joke about the Indian-Pakistani war, which he said would be entertaining, adding “it would also be the longest war of all time - another dance number”.
Skelly Muuondjo-Fraser can be remembered from her hay days of the Oviritje group called Tjitjekura Tjeriama.
Who knew that we celebrated the humble Milk Tart - with ‘National Milk Tart Day’ set aside each year on February 27, giving credence to one of the most popular desserts on the planet?
WINDHOEK-Zebras, cheetahs, hippos and more all starred in a film that took home the top prize in the second Annual AirVūz Drone Video Awards.
WINDHOEK-Female vocalist, Maria Immanuel popularly known as ML, who has been making waves over the past years in the music industry, reveals this week that she is releasing an Independence Day album to drop on the Independence Day, March 21.
WINDHOEK – Just as the music industry was coming to terms with the shocking passing on of Zimbabwe’s internationally acclaimed multi-talented folk singer/guitarist, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi – another iconic muso is no more.
LÜDERITZ- The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Snobia Kaputu, is confident Namibian visual artists if provided with conducive platforms to create and showcase their art, can become progressive artists and great art entrepreneurs.
Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, florists, gift shops and restaurants around the country have once again cashed in on this romantic celebration held each year on February 14, playing their part to fuel Cupid’s arrow all in the name of love.
If wearing African print is your thing, then the vibrant fashionable dresses, variety of handbag options and stunning beaded accessories designed by Chic D’ Afrique, should easily find their way into any woman’s closet.
The soft drone of the powerful Catamaran’s twin engines surging through the ocean, was muffled by the cry of Seagulls and splashing of little waves as they hit the side of the luxury yacht on a clear summer’s day.
WINDHOEK-Have you ever been at an event and immediately get carried into another dimension, to a totally different world? That’s the vibe one could feel at the tribute concert for late Zimbabwean but international artist, Oliver Mtukudzi, famously known as ‘’Tuku’’ last Friday at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek.
Namibian moviemakers are getting better as far as creating movies is concerned. Treat your Valentine to a trailer of a locally produced movie titled Hairareb along the highly anticipated Will Packer’s produced What Men Want at Ster Kinekor at the Grove Mall tonight.
WINDHOEK - Sparkle Babes are hosting a Valentine’s Dance this Thursday at the Khomasdal Community Hall.
WINDHOEK-Marking four years next week, the Love Yourself Campaign (LYC) promises a powerful and amazing year for plus size beauties rocking Namibia with their beautiful bodies.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the temptation to spoil that someone special in your life is top of the list right now, with not everyone wanting to splurge on the usual bunch of flowers.
I love how corporates who move into new office spaces still leave signage at the old offices for months informing clients that they moved to a new place. Its common sense isn’t it? It does not even cost you an arm and a leg.
WINDHOEK- It is obvious that the late South African township music disco king, Dan Tshanda, has secured quite a following in Namibia. This was quite clear when a small but significant crowd of his fans gathered to pay tribute to him at the Tura Zone Car Wash in Katutura on Friday.
It is no secret that Namibia has produced some of the world’s best sportsmen, beauty queens, artists and musicians - one of them undeniably bluesman ‘Riaan Smit’ who has recently settled in the Cayman Islands, playing on international stages and doing what he does best - entertaining.
WINDHOEK - In association with Concerts South Africa (SA), indie-folk singer and songwriter, Shotgun Tori, makes a comeback this year in the Land of the Brave with her tour, Where We Left It Off.
WINDHOEK-Remembering the legacy of the late South African musician, Dan Tshanda, who passed away on January 5 to heart failure, Okakarara residents are having a Farwell Bash for the late Disco music legend, at Tate Sammy’s Beer House No. 2 today.
WINDHOEK - It’s game on with a special sports movie channel in February and March. In 2018, DStv channel 109 became the home of several not-to-be-missed curated television events, including some sizzling themed movie pop-up channels.