By Jeoffrey Mukubi
A group of Namibian entrepreneurs have ventured into providing a free platform for local music to be made available online, while successfully promoting up-and-coming musicians who want to be heard.
The website also streams music videos and provides entertainment news, while keeping the user informed about current events.
The platform, namibiamusic.com, is a response to the rapid pace at which technology is evolving, including smartphones being used to bridge the gap between artists and their fans. The website was founded in 2015 by Yemen Saunders Jumah and Matthias Chitalu, with the help of a team of talented personnel, including Baptista Joao, Hosea Kambonde and Andreas Uusiku, and has gone from strength to strength. Together they have registered a company, known as NEXXT MEDIA GROUP (NMG).
Jumah said, “Our aim is to expose hidden talent, put Namibian music on the international map, and promote interaction between artists and their fans. We also want to play a major role in the Namibian entertainment industry.” The website uploads musical content from artists all over Namibia, regardless of them being famous or not.
With this great initiative, users of the website are able to stream and download the latest singles from artists that are trying to promote their upcoming albums or who are simply trying to get their music heard.
“In order to maintain quality, from the quantity of content submitted by artists, content is emailed to the management and verified, to ensure that it is of good quality and has no vulgar content,” Jumah said.
“The advantage of the site is that it is user-friendly and accessible to people of various levels of technological competence.”
The songs that are uploaded on the website have a unique link that can be shared with fans by the artists, for direct downloads.
“Our team works hard every day to ensure the website adopts the latest technologies, as far as media publishing is concerned, and we are busy working on launching a mobile application that will be available on Google Play soon.” Jumah added that their main goal is to help artists ex%
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