By Confidente Reporter
IT’S official, the town of Walvis Bay will make history by hosting the prestigious Namibian Annual Music Awards for the first time. Priding itself as an ‘Oasis of Opportunity’ and described as the jewel in the desert, the harbor town is this year host town for the 7th edition of NAMAs.
This year’s edition will take place on Friday 28th April (Invitation only Industry Awards) and Saturday 29th April (Main awards).
The event will take place at the Namibia Development Corporation building situated in the Walvis Bay Extension 2 area. The building known as the !Nara Namib Industrial and Logistics Estate Building in Trekkopje Street, is co-owned by NDC and the Ministry of Industrialisation, and it offers ample parking space.
“We are excited about hosting the NAMAs in Walvis Bay for the very first time. We have always maintained that this is a truly Namibian event, and we are prepared to take it to any town that complies with the basic requirements allowing us to host the event successfully. The leadership of Walvis Bay understands the importance that such big events play in the local economy and reputation of the town and have therefore embraced it with both hands, we thank them for their visionary leadership and allowing their residents to enjoy a truly world class event,” said MTC’s Tim Ekandjo.
“We encourage the residents from Walvis Bay and the entire Erongo region to be part of history by attending the event in Walvis Bay. We are also extending an invitation to all Namibians to join us to celebrate the best that our music industry has to offer when we convene at the coastal town,” said Umbi Karuaihe-Upi, NBC chief commercial officer.
Wilfred Immanuel, Mayor of Walvis Bay said: “Music brings people together, irrespective of race, creed or culture and Walvis Bay is proud to be hosting the 7th Namibia Annual Music Awards. We welcome the nation’s most talented musicians to our oasis in the desert. It is fitting that the ceremony will take place at a venue, named after a uniquely indigenous plant found only in Walvis Bay district, the! Nara plant
and the Namib Desert, names that profoundly carry our heritage and legacy.”
Tickets for the 2017 NAMAs will go on sale at WebTickets Namibia and customers can buy them at any PicknPay stores at Wernhil Park, Auas Valley, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Customers can also buy online via the website at www.webtickets.com.na; or book online and pay at the selected outlets in Swakopmund, Auas Valley, B1 City, Katutura, Mega Centre, Werhnhil 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 NAMAs are mainly sponsored by MTC and NBC.
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