Namibian model and self-taught make-up artist, Prisca Anyolo, or just Prisca, sees herself dominating the entertainment industry in the near future, whether local and internationally.
It takes a lot of dedication to keep the inspiration juices flowing over a span of nearly a decade, which for a small group of part time Swakopmund artists has worked perfectly well since they opened their well supported Meerkat Art Gallery in town.
Namibian thespian veteran David Ndjavera, is the mastermind director behind the production, Three Women and You, tackling the transgressions perpetrated against women from inception and continues to haunt them on a daily bases.
Isn’t it amazing how the wheels have turned on the old guard in the entertainment industry? Take nothing away from the OGs; they have our childhood memories embedded. We will forever be grateful for the beautiful times where we use to beg them for autographs and hang onto their every word.
Hip-Hop song writer and singer, DeeJay, is ready to release his much awaited Champion album end of next month. DeeJay, who has been in the music business for over a decay, couldn’t hide his excitement revealing the news saying the 13 Track album is already complete and ready for music outlets’ shelves by November 30th. Champion album will be his first music project under his new label, Deal Done Records (DDR), owned by Djokic Dragan, popularly known as Antonio, of Antonio’s Art who is also responsible for his management and sponsorship agreements.
With the festive season countdown almost upon us, market goers are being spoilt for choice as rows of stalls offering hand-made items and unique crafted goods makes early Xmas shopping for the perfect gift, a breeze.
Modest Ipangelwa marks his debut in the publishing scene with the release of, The Contradictions of Antiquity (published by Partridge India), a literary embodiment of life expressed in different ways that hopes to awaken the reader’s imagination.
I am not comfortable with established artists doing covers or skits on international songs. It just does not make any sense. I have seen repeatedly how some Namibian artists upload covers of international songs to their channels on YouTube. As if, you are crying out to be discovered. When and if you are discovered, let it be for your original songs. Not because of some cover you did.
Although breaking into the fashion industry is extremely difficult, especially for young and inexperienced designers, the 22-year-old self-taught designer and fashionista, Selma Shapwa, known as Kaselly, is ready and eager to tackle the industry with her new collections.
They say October is the most beautiful month, “Oktober maand die mooi mooiste maand” as the saying in Afrikaans goes. However, spring is not the only thing heralded by the month of October. You may not know, but in Windhoek in the month of October, 20 years ago, Roof of Africa Hotel came into being. Thus, the scene for its 20th anniversary is set, where it will be celebrated in style at its premises in Nelson Mandela Drive in Klein Windhoek.
Local singer and producer who described himself as a Jack of all trades for his multiple talents, Chubby Beats, is going solo, leaving behind his former band known as, Magogoz. He has been with the band for more than ten years.
What comes to mind when I say “Heroes/Heroines Day”? Leader’s right? Leaders who fought tirelessly for the land of the brave right?
WINDHOEK – Namibian jazz lovers are in for a nostalgic musical treat when local jazz sensation and saxophonist, Suzy Eises, pays homage to late South African jazz legend and human rights activist Hugh Masekela, at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) this Saturday.
I’ve written about this before but it seems my pleas are being flatly ignored. Etiquette needs to be followed with theatre. It’s really just common sense. As a functioning adult there are some stuff that one should just know are wrong like answering a call in the middle of a theatre production. Which in case you still don’t see why that would be a problem, causes distraction on all ends.
Having just been nominated as Favorite Female Model of the Year in the Simply You Magazine (SYM) Lifestyle and Fashion Awards, local fashion model, Princess Verukiruaije Tjozongoro, says she is now ready, steady and ready to face all challenges in the modeling industry.
The COSDEF Arts & Craft Centre in Swakopmund has received a colourful new facade, thanks to art students who painted the 72-metre long external wall in decorative eye-catching patterns last week.
WINDHOEK - African Vocals, an Acappella band from Mondesa, Swakopmund, will be fundraising in the Namib Primary School hall in Swakopmund, on September, supported by Elemotho. Funds shall be raised for the third Germany tour the group is planning for May 2019, after tours to Germany in 2014 and 2017. Tickets are for N$80 and will be available from August 6. Contact 0814217546 for tickets.
This Shoprite saga got me thinking. How do South African multinational brands impact the Namibian arts and entertainment sector, if at all? If there’s an impact…is it positive or negative? Could we expand our probe from just the arts and entertainment sector to the overall Namibian way of life?
Local film, Oom Land, directed by local director and scriptwriter, Tim Huebschle has been nominated for ‘Don’t Stop Wondering’ award at the upcoming seventh Jozi Film Festival after reaching the ten finalists among all entries received from across Africa.
The voice is one of the first sounds a baby hears when it comes into the world. The voice is also the most powerful tool a radio presenter can possibly possess - as an ability to carry meaning, message and magic, to a mass listening audience.
WINDHOEK - Maltas Club Namibia recently took their annual experiential learning trip to Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa.
WINDHOEK- The Mariental Public Library has embarked on a new programme titled Life after Grade 12. The idea initiated last year by Letta Shivute, the librarian, is to inform and advice learners about different study fields, and different jobs in the market. Shivute came up with this initiative when she noticed that learners who came to do online applications to different universities last year, were just applying for almost the same study fields, revealing a lack of information on different career choices. Shivute thus thought it fit to expose the learners to different career choices.
WINDHOEK - Life tells the best stories - and the stories author Hanna Schott told her young audience of Grades 1-4 learners at the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) in Windhoek recently were indeed as colourful and varied as life itself.
Beatrix Vivian Jahanika Ujamba, 26, lives and works at the Young Africa Skills Centre in Walvis Bay but grew up in Otjiwarongo where she attended and matriculated from Paresis Secondary School.
Life Skills is one of the most underrated, disregarded and un-valued subjects at school.
WINDHOEK - The Hardap community libraries has initiated reading outreach activities with children from crèche in the Hardap Region.
This year’s Copper Festival to focus on tourism and investment