Walvis Bay hosts NAMAs for the first time
It has been officially announced by Walvis Bay Council and MTC that the 7th Namibian Annual Music Awards will be proudly hosted in Walvis Bay on 28-29 April.
In a press conference held yesterday, Walvis Bay Mayor, Alderman Immanuel Wilfried, expressed his excitement to have the 2nd biggest nationally televised event to take place in Walvis Bay. “I think we can all agree the power of music has the ability to break boundaries and unite people from all walks of life and this is what makes it magical, this is why we as the Port City of Walvis Bay have welcomed the NAMAs.
Having said this, I would like to call on the business community of Walvis Bay to support this event in the form of sponsorships. In the same breath I would also like to call on the community of Walvis Bay and those from other towns to come and celebrate our local artists at this event”, Wilfried commented.
“So much has taken place behind the scenes since we called for entries in October 2016, we have received a record number of 865 entries for this year’s awards which not only demonstrates the growing interest, but also the endeared respect that the music industry has for the NAMA platform and its consistent governance procedures”, Executive Chairperson of the NAMA’s, Tim Ekandjo, commented recently.
“We can assure that we want to present a world class event. We are grateful to hand over the trophy to say the NAMAs are on”, added John Ekongo, Corporate Communications Officer of MTC.
During the press conference Ekongo handed over the NAMAs trophy to Wilfried, as it will be housed in Walvis Bay until the next awards. The event will be held at !Nara Namib Industrial and Logistics Estate Building in Trekkopje Street. The event will take place on Friday, 28 April which is invitation-only (Industry Awards) and Saturday, 29 April (main awards).
Tickets will be available via WebTickets Namibia and Pick n Pay stores. The awards exist to recognise accomplishments made in the Namibian recording industry by groups and individuals.