Cops shut down Swakopmund House Festival

27 Dec 2016 12:20pm
By Paulus Shiku
SWAKOPMUND, 27 DEC (NAMPA) – Namibian R&B/Pop singer, Sally and South African House musician, Busiswa delivered stunning performances at the third annual Swakopmund Summer House Festival at the Mondesa Sports Stadium on Saturday.
Sally, real name Sally Keya, features Busiswa Gqulu on her new single ‘Bim Bim’ that is receiving airplay on local and international music television channels such as Trace.
Her song ‘Boss Madam’ earned Sally continental recognition when she won the All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) Best Female Award this year.
Busiswa is famous for songs such as ‘Ngoku’, which features DJ Oskido and Uhuru, and 'Lahla' on which she collaborated with Uhuru and DJ Bucks.
The two had the entertainment-hungry crowd sing and dance along to their songs for almost an hour.
Another highlight of the night was the performance by South African House group ‘Dbn Nyts’, who became popular with the song ‘Shumaya’. The group showed the young people the latest House dancing steps.
Other acts were Namibia’s DJ Kboz and DJ Hou Vas amongst many other entertainers.
Global Entertainment organised the show with support from Fresh FM and Windhoek Cash and Carry among others.
Thousands of people attended the much-anticipated show which ended in good spirits without a single fist thrown even after the Namibia Police came to shut down the concert at 00h07 on Christmas Day.
An officer of the law went on stage to tell the party goers to go home.
“You have enjoyed enough, now go and sleep. Thank you for your cooperation,” the officer said.
He did so in accordance with the law which states that all music entertainment events have to stop at midnight.
Erongo Police Commander, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu on Monday explained that organisers of such shows could be penalised for going beyond the stipulated hours, especially if alcohol is sold at such events.
“You can be slapped with a criminal charge if you operate a liquor outlet on Christmas Day. This can apply to shows if they go beyond the time allocated to the organisers,” said Nelumbu.