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The outgoing United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative Dennia Gayle (DG) bade farewell to Namibia after five years of commitment to serving the country and her people. The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) 2020 will formally end tomorrow the final category of Artist of the Decade after an investment of N$100 million into the music industry over the past 10 years. 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. 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. 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. The application of fishing quota by The Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music (Nascam) from fisheries ministry was rejected but the team has lodged an appeal to be reconsidered and are still waiting for the response. Lazarus Shiimi, popularly known as Gazza, has scooped the Artist of the Decade Award, the most coveted and sought after accolade at the finale of the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) in the capital over the weekend, while Jazz musician Rose Blvc walked away with the Best New Comer award. Ngaifiwa said: “SGBV has been one of the biggest cries from the nation. I am amplifying what the office is already doing. Namibia’s local pizzeria Eagles Pizza has donated N$9 000 to Hamutenya Hidipo Katewa (29) has said people only have mindsets that being a pilot is the only choice one can have when it comes to aviation, enlightening that there are many fields within the industry Kobus Haimbondi (49) who has been in the tourism industry for more than 25 years and speaks 16 languages. D-Naff Entertainment has released two exquisite music videos of Lady Dyna’s ‘Ama Ni Dabwisa’ and Shambo artist Christmas with ‘Ondelekelama’, Confident, courageous sportsman The song, which has received more 100 000 viewers to date, has music enthusiast tongue wagging, Thirty-two young Namibian women graduated as the first ambassadors in the country from the DREAMS programme aimed at supporting adolescent girls and young women in the prevention of new HIV infections. The Afrox Leadership Academy, an initiative of Afrox Namibia said it has committed itself to serve students’ needs in terms of developing their leadership skills despite Covid-19. 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. 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. 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. 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.