27 Apr 2016 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 27 APR (NAMPA) The best male and female artists of this years Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) will each, for first time ever, walk away with Toyota Prestige Corollas plus N.dollars 100 000 cash.
This is a positive step towards empowering our artists to own a useful asset that will assist them in growing their business, said NAMAs executive chairperson Tim Ekandjo of main sponsor Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) during a media briefing on Wednesday.
He said the two cars were purchased by the NAMAs organising committee and were not sponsored by any dealership.
I can safely say weve spoken to 90 per cent of dealers and none of them were willing to sponsor us, not even with one car, said Ekandjo.
This years NAMAs will be viewed by about 300 million people across the African continent and the world at large.
This will be made possible by high tech equipment such as 10 high definition cameras, rigs measuring 50 metres (m) wide and 10m high and giant high resolution projection surfaces. Myriad television screens will be installed as well.
Meanwhile, nominees have been revealed for the following categories:
Most Socially Responsible Artist of the Year: Lize Ehlers, D Naff and Ees;
Most Disciplined Artist of the Year: Satlam, D Naff, Sunny Boy, Lize Ehlers, and Paradox;
Best Producer: Araffath, Martin Morocky, Ben Kandukira, Luca Osidiana and Richard Goagoseb.
The two-day NAMAs awards ceremony is taking place at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) on Friday 29 April and at the Ramatex complex on Saturday 30 April.