Third international NAMAs judge announced

11 Sep 2013 10:40
WINDHOEK, 11 SEP (NAMPA) - Phillip Nwankwo, Head of Music and Talent at Trace Television (TV), has been announced as the third amongst a line-up of international and local judges for next year's Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs).
United Kingdom (UK)-born broadcaster, producer, director and columnist Jasmine Dotwala was announced as the first judge, while Managing Director (MD) of One Music Networks Limited in Nigeria, Babafemi Olagbaiye was announced as the second judge.
In a media statement issued here on Wednesday, Mobile Telecommunication Limited (MTC)'s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo said the line-up of international judges are of a high pedigree, adding that the NAMAs are delivering on its commitment of ensuring that a diverse judging panel is in place for next year’s event.
“To have the Head of Music and Talent of Africa’s biggest music television be part of the NAMAs means massive exposure for our artists and for that reason, I am super excited that the emphasis will be on the quality of our artist’s music when judging commences,” he said. Ekandjo said Trace TV has been Africa’s number one music television channel for the past five years, ahead of Channel O in second place, MTV Base in third and MTV in fourth place.
Nwankwo is a one-time choreographer in the Hip-Hop and Latino dance styles. He has performed dances on an international stage with artists and as a group. He explored the opportunity to learn production of videos, film and documentaries).
The NAMAs are an annual awards ceremony hosted by MTC Namibia and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC). The awards were established in order to recognise accomplishment in the Namibian recording industry by celebrating the groups and individuals who have excelled in the year preceding the awards.