#NAMAMOMENTS – NAMIBIAN SUPERSTAR BIG BEN PERFORM ONE OF HIS MEGAHITS LIVE AT #NAMA2016

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#NAMAMOMENTS – BIG BEN’s WINNERS INTERVIEW IN THE BLUE ROOM FASHION LOUNGE AFTER WINNING THE BEST TRADITIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD AT #NAMA2016

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ICONIC NAMIBIAN HITMAKERS RAPHAEL & PELE TO REUNITE ON NAMIBIAN ANNUAL MUSIC AWARDS 2017 STAGE IN WALVIS BAY ON APRIL 29th

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Damara Punch fans can look forward to a memorable and mind blowing performance when the electrifying Raphael & Pele reunites on the NAMA 2017 stage. The trio will perform their all-time hit song titled Xai //na gomasen that will take fans on memory lane. The trio went their separate ways after 10 years of making hits. They were best known for introducing a kudu dance when they released their second album Xai //na /gomasen. The trio last performed together in 2012 at the NAMAs.

Tickets for the 2017 NAMAs are available at WebTickets Namibia and customers can buy them at any Pick n Pay stores at Wernhill Park, Auas Valley, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Customers can also buy online via the website at http://www.webtickets.com.na with their debit card, credit card or EFT payments. You can also book online and pay at the selected outlets at any cashier in Swakopmund, Auas Valley, B1 City, Katutura, Mega Centre, Werhnhill Park, Ongwediva or Katima Mulilo.

General seated tickets sell for only N$250 while VIP tickets sell for only N$500. Limited Golden Circle standing tickets will be available for only N$120 each.

The 7th Namibian Annual Music awards will take place on Friday 28th April (Invitation only Industry Awards) and Saturday 29th April (Main awards) 2017.

The Namibian Annual Music Awards is proudly brought to you by MTC and NBC, and with generous support and co-sponsors Tafel Lite, The Directorate of Arts/National Arts Council, Standard Bank Namibia, Air Namibia, J&P Group of Companies, NDTC, NASCAM, Coca Cola, Methealth, Namibia Film Commission, Erongo Red and NWR.

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MARANATHA TO SHARE NAMA STAGE WITH THE LEGENDARY REBECCA MALOPE

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Namibian new gospel sensation Maranatha will share the stage with legendary Rebecca Malope at the 2017 Namibian Annual Music Awards. The two will perform a medley of their songs “In his Presence” and “Thula Africa” respectively, another first on the NAMA stage. This is definitely a performance to look forward to at #NAMA2017

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ABOUT MARANATHA:

Maranatha is a rising star with a powerful and unique voice. She started singing at a very young age but officially started her singing career in 2013. She has shared the stage with great local performers such as Namibia’s gospel sensation D-Naff and South African gospel stars Rebecca Malope and Benjamin Dube, she performed on several international stages such as TBN Africa (during Praisathon) and Christian Family Churches, Johannesburg and the Bay Cape Town. She is a graduate of Advanced Public relations from the University of Namibia

Maranatha is one of the few gospel singers that one finds difficult to limit to a single genre. She has been able to bring in a contemporal feel to her delivery of gospel music. Maranatha says she is a minister and not an entertainer. Maranatha released her first debut album entitled “Smile” in 2016 at the National Theatre of Namibia. Her album serves to encourage people to always have a positive outlook on life and to never give up on life.

“Performing with Rebecca Malope is a dream come true for me. It is something I have always been looking forward singing with a woman of her caliber. It is an honour and a humbling experience and also an opportunity to learn from her. I am so grateful for the exposure”, said Maranatha

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ABOUT REBECCA MALOPE:

Few artists occupy the high firmament that Rebecca Malope enjoys in the South African music scene. She has released 35 chart breaking albums, sold millions of copies, won countless music awards, honoured by institutions of higher learning and above all is respected by her peers and revered by legions of her fans.

From the moment she entered and won “Shell Road To Fame”, Malope’s name was in the stars. Her superb collaboration with Sizwe Zako, Vuyo Mokoena and Jabu Nkabinde weaned her off bubblegum music and instead spurned gospel anthems that inspired generations.

Her music has given birth to new believers, entrenched faith in those who started to doubt themselves and brought back hundreds from their suicide attempts. Malope, through her immense talent and voice has comforted many women who couldn’t bear children, struggling to support their families or were in abusive relationships. And many more men and women whose hearts have been broken by the death or loss of their loved ones have found strength in the spiritual booster that is her music.

Rebecca’s music indeed reaches people from all walks of life and from all over the world. Despite all of these tremendous accomplishments and accolades, heartaches and struggles, Rebecca refuses to forget her roots and her biggest mentor, her Lord. And she’s always pushing herself forward – in particular honing her song-writing talent. Since she joined SAMRO Rebecca has notified more than 70 songs! She is the original gospel superstar who performs mostly new compositions and her unique style of singing has been imitated by many young artists and continues to be an inspiration to wannabe singers.

Her TV show on SABC2 unearths new talent on a weekly basis. While her role as a judge in the South African version of the international television show “Clash of the Choirs” showcases her musical expertise and helps unearth the country’s next big choral group. She is the big sister whose wisdom and words of encouragement helps fuel the ambitions of the next crop of gospel stars.

Rebecca Malope, Sis Ribs, Doctor Malope is a legend in her own lifetime. She is a national treasure to be cherished. Thirty one of committed service to the music industry and 15 SA Music Awards, Lifetime Achievement, Best Gospel Classic Song and Best Gospel Artist at the Crown Gospel Music Awards, 4 Metro FM Music Awards, 2 Kora All Africa Music Awards later. Music trends will come and go, and styles will change, but Malope will remain the rock of ages!

“I love Namibia and always look forward to performing there so I am very excited to be going back and can’t wait to perform at the NAMA’s for the 1st time. I’m also really looking forward to performing with the very talented Maranatha I hope our performance leaves people with a feeling of unity amongst all Africans.” Rebecca Malope

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NAMAs 2016 REACH MORE THAN 400 MILLION VIEWERS

The 2016 Namibian Annual Music Awards is set to expose Namibian artist to a record 400 million viewers across Africa and the world.

The NAMAs 2016 is here, making a welcome return to the city of Windhoek after 2 years in Swakopmund. We welcome the NAMAs back in the city where it all started in 2011, and we are ready to quench the thirst of the entertainment industry by producing a stellar show.

LOOK AND FEEL/TECHNICAL:

The Namibian Annual Music Awards was again produced by the world class and leading Pan African Music Entertainment group the Rockstar Group under their RockstarTV company and brand, who once again took the show to a record breaking national, Pan African and global audience and yet another trademark worldclass cutting edge production, RockstarTV are so well known for.

NAMA Executive Chairman Tim Ekandjo explains that the NAMA audience has so much to look forward to this year. To ensure a truly explosive 6th edition of #NAMA2016, the Namibian Annual Music Awards 2016 will be ignited by a myriad of pyrotechnics during the main show including flame guns, flame explosions, confetti guns, pyrotechnic jet sparks and fountains that will amaze our audience and make our artist feel like the diamonds we want them to be.

#NAMA2016 will feature once again one of the biggest rigs in NAMA history, measuring over 50m wide by 10m high, backed with a giant high resolution specially imported projection surfaces and 3 high resolution high lumens projectors, a further 2 high impact projectors to map a feature set piece supported by a further 3 high lumens projectors for additional projection surfaces.

To power the show, a few thousand kilometers of cable have been laid down. Over 500-flight case boxes have been used to transport equipment such as show lights, electronic desks, lights, cameras and tripods. A full state of the art HD OB Van and Satellite Uplink Facilities are set up with over 10 HD cameras are used to shoot the show with a myriad of TV screens having been installed backstage, on the Blue Carpet and Across dressing room areas. For the first time, the NAMAs will be broadcast in High Definition to give our TV audience across the world the same quality broadcast experience they would get from any international award show in the world.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

A production crew of over 300 people worked behind the scenes to bring the entire production together, made up 90 percent from Namibia’s best and the balance from the best specialists in live music awards production entertainment from South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Angola, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

 

Both the Friday Industry Awards and the main show are streamed live across the world taking the NAMAs to the footsteps of any interested viewer in the world. “After 5 years of hosting the awards, we now want to market the NAMAs across Africa and the world to give our artist the much needed exposure, but also to expose Namibia as a tourist destination to the rest of the world, said Ekandjo.

Audience around the world can watch both the Friday and Saturday Blue Carpet Shows and The 2016 Namibian Annual Music Award Ceremonies live via live stream by  logging onto the MTC Website or the NBC website as well as on your cellphone on  www.mtcnama.mobi which is compatible on all types of devices online and the web through any internet enabled device, computer, tablet or mobile phone handset.

MTC Website: http://www.mtc.com.na

NBC Website: http://www.nbc.na

NAMA Website: www.nama.com.na

 THE BLUE CARPET SHOWS…

  • A more formalized blue carpet this year
  • 6 Blue Carpet Hosts this year with 3 Namibian presenters and 3 International Music Entertainment Industry Experts hosting
  • 1st Ever addition of a Fashion Music Lounge on the Blue Carpet with 2 separate hosts
  • 1st ever addition of live performances on the Blue Carpet
  • Filmed Blue Carpet for 90 minutes for both the Friday and Saturday Shows
  • Pan African and International live and pre-recorded Broadcasts of the Blue Carpet Shows and global live streaming to an audience of over 300 million TV viewers and thousands of mobile phone viewers

EXPLOSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCES:

Audience can expect a jam packed entertaining show this year with over 32 performances scheduled for the Friday show and over 35 performances scheduled for the Saturday show, the most we have ever had so far. For the first time we have a NAMA In-house Live band that will play over 60% of the show with live band to give the audience a well- deserved experience.

Gal Level, Tequila, Matongo Family and Ras Sheehama will make welcome returns to the NAMA stage with memorable performances to look out for, while newcomers like LMPC, Young T, Ann Singer and many more prepared for their debut performances. The NAMA stage will for the first time welcome Pan African artist to our stage with performances by AKA and Roberto set to thrill audience.

BEST MALE AND FEMALE ARTIST GETS WHEELS:

The Best Male and Female Artist will not only walk away with N$100,000 each, but will also for the first time in NAMA history drive away with a brand new 1.6 engine Toyota Prestige worth N$290,000 totalling their prize money to a whopping N$390,000. These artists will become the proud owners of these cars courtesy of the NAMAs. “This is a positive step towards empowering our artist to own a useful asset that will assist them in growing their business”, said Ekandjo.

BROADCAST PARTNERS

This year the NAMAs will be broadcast on NBC TV, Trace TV, SoundCity, EATV, SABC 1 and the rest of the world via live stream in addition to syndicated media coverage from leading media across Namibia, Pan Africa, the USA and Europe.

MORE NOMINEES:

Most Socially Responsible Artist of the Year: Lize Ehlers, D Naff and Eez

Most Disciplined Artist of the Year: Satlam, D Naff, Sunny Boy, Lize Ehlers and Paradox

Best Producer: Araffath, Martin Morocky, Ben Kandurika, Lucas Osidiana and Richard Goagoseb

MEDIA INFORMATION

Camera Restrictions:

Media that would like to film video at the awards, will need to make an official request to John should they wish to do so, as no video cameras will be allowed and security will unfortunately restrict anyone with a video camera, due to only video cameras and filming being allowed to the Official Broadcast Partners — NBC, SoundCity, TraceTV, EATV

Flash Cameras will only be allowed on the Blue Carpet area, no flash cameras will be allowed in the main show arena due to the fact that we are filming for broadcast and a camera flash will detract and interfere with our broadcast. Should any flash photography be noticed in the main arena, then unfortunately security will be removing the camera from the related individual and return the camera to its owner only after the event.

Media Walk Through:

Media Walk Through will take place at Ramatex at 13:00 (1pm), tomorrow Thursday 28th April, thereafter we will proceed to NTN for a Media Walkthrough at NTN Theatre for the Industry Awards. We therefore kindly ask the media to roam within the designated media areas.

Media Accreditation:

There are two types of media accreditation, one granting access to photography and filming at the blue carpet area only, and the other granting access for coverage of the main show arena as well. Pease ensure access requests are made to John and cleared with John in advance. All media accreditation will be issued to media between today and the media walkthrough at the venues.

OUR SPONSORS:

MTC and NBC, Huawei, Namibia Breweries, Air Namibia, Directorate of Arts, Standard Bank, J&P, Sugar King, Methealth, NDTC, YDE, Coca Cola, Galaxy Advertising, Namibia Film Commission, Namibia Statistics Agency, Nascam, FNB, ViB Mobile

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