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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. ‘Poppie Nongena’ tells the story of a South African isiXhosa mother, who has to find means and ways to navigate and find stability for her family, especially at a time when the law saw her as an outsider, in her own country. 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. Sanlam Namibia last week held the official handover of bursaries and internships in the capital, through its bursaries and internship programme. Pro-Youth Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established this year which is on a mission to build and transform youth into assets rather than liabilities in the society. A young talented Namibian DJ/producer has embarked on a journey to reach a wider audience and become international. 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. The 10th and last edition of the Namibian Annual Music Awards (Namas) will take place at The Dome in Swakopmund in the Erongo Region on 2 May 2020, MTC has announced. 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. 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’. Funky Lab Social Café and the Namibian Police Boxing Club and Fitness collaborated on an exhibition boxing tournament last weekend. Youth leader Ester Simon was honoured with an achievement award by the All African Students Union, through the body’s SheGame Awards2020 in Accra, Ghana. The University of Namibia SRC vice president Phillipus Hamunyela recently delivered the state of the student union address, highlighting the progress which was made regarding the wellbeing of students for the 2020 academic year. The CEO and founder of Elephonic Mobile Technology, Kennedy Liswani (34) has said it is vital for the Namibian youth to be prepared for the 4th industrial revolution to harness the power of current technological advancements. A young Namibian paramedic in the making said nothing can stop one from achieving goals and succeeding in life, as long as you can. After a gruesome accident, she decided to take a career path worth pursuing to save lives. 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 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. 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. Universities in Namibia have gone on early recess amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country. The University of Science and Technology (NUST) has given transport money to students who reside in the hostel, and foreign students are being booked in a guest house to minimise congestion on the premises. Rapper Lisias Hilifavali Uusiku (26), otherwise known as Hilifa94, who at the beginning of this year released his mixtape Everything said he prefers to work with underground producers.