Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) entertainment producer Emily Josef has dedicated her nomination for the 8th edition of the SCREAM All-Youth awards to late colleague, Maria Indongo-Nepaya.
Josef was nominated in the best entertainment personalities in Africa category.
“Through her pivotal teachings, I can proudly say ‘I am because she was’,” she said of Indongo-Nepaya, who headed NBC’s content hub division until her untimely death last week.
Josef encouraged entertainers to continue building the industry.
She said the nomination came as a surprise.
“It’s fulfilling to know people are seeing my work and my passion for the entertainment industry. Being nominated amongst the best entertainment personalities in Africa is already a win, not only for me, but for Namibia and the entire SADC at large,” said Josef.
The SCREAM Awards ceremony will be held virtually on 16 August 2021.
The continental awards aim to celebrate African influencers and content creators for their inspiring work across social media platforms, music, film, media and business.
The nominees were selected through public voting from May to June, with more than a million votes cast.
Other Namibians nominated are:
Celebrity of the year
On-Air revelation of the year
Fashion personality of the year
Social media influencer
Best new act
Entrepreneur of the year (male)
Leone Wayne Wilson
Entrepreneur of the year (female)
On-air personality of the year (male)
Paul da Prince
Youth artiste of the year
Sally Boss Madam
The awards also cover other categories including content creators, journalists, real estate, nightlife personalities, young influencers, fresh artists, social media influencers and best hypeman.