It is official – PDK’s song, ‘Saka’, featuring Top Cheri, King Elegant and Athawise has been voted the Song of the Year, making it the biggest song, according to the fans. The song was recently performed as the closing song at MTC’s Knockout Project against Homelessness.
PDK, however, had to work their socks off, as this category was hugely contested by the likes of Adora ft Jayden, DJ Spuzza ft Chester, Don Kamati, Mega and Chakie, King Tee Dee and Y Cliff.
A new NAMA record was set with the votes for the Song of the Year, totalling over 210 000 votes.
“We are very pleased with the manner in which the public participated to declare this year’s biggest song of the year,” said Tim Ekandjo
Many will agree that the 7th NAMA mini premier show was perhaps the most exciting so far, producing really world-class 14 back to back live performances from R&B, Rap/Hip-Hop and the biggest songs of 2019/20.
Liz Ehlers painted the NAMA stage red to send a powerful message against gender-based violence (GBV), and the presenters and artists brought their part to theme this series with countless messages against GBV.
Adora was sultry on stage as usual and delivered a well-thought out performance with her song ‘Sim Di A’. Newcomer Antany Knows, who surprised many by winning the Best Afrikaans last weekend delivered a sleek phone call performance that will certainly be remembered for a very long time. Alta Ouses did her part in announcing her arrival on the NAMA stage with her song ‘Believe in Love’ ft Dee Jay.
At the end of the day, it was Cassidy Karon who walked away with his first solo award in the category of Best Rap Hip-Hop with his song ‘Chains’ ft Romi to declare himself Namibia’s Best Rap/Hip-Hop artist.
Ethnix has crowned Best R&B artist with their soul-searching soul, titled ‘Composure’, after delivering a performance that deserves nothing than a standing ovation.
Lioness brought a different dimension to the stage with a well-choreographed performance to show why she is one of Rap/Hip-Hop’s most lethal artist.
In the Best Pan African category, DJ Zinhle won her very first award with her hit song ‘Umlilo’, also in a category with Africa’s heavyweights with the likes of Burna Boy, Davido, Skorpion Kings and Sho Madjozi.
“What a night of beautiful music. I am proud to see that Namibian artists can produce world-class performances and it was so amazing to see every artist bring their very best to the NAMA stage. This was THE NAMAs weekend 7 – and next weekend, we will award four more categories, namely Best Album of the Year, Best Male and Female Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year.
The following weekend, we will wrap up 10 years of the NAMAs with the Artist of the Decade award, as well as celebrating Namibia’s hit songs in the last 20 years to bid farewell to what has been a very successful and world-class project for Namibian music,” said Ekandjo.