…Single-handedly fills-up Warehouse Theatre
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
UN D O U B T EDLY one of Namibia’s very own living legends, Big Ben has proven once again why he is a force to reckoned with, by single-handedly filling-up the Warehouse Theatre without any major sponsorship backing this past Friday for his first one man show for the year.
It seems that this year is off to a massive start for the multi-award winning talent and all-round nice guy. Big Ben is clearly passionate about music, as well as entertaining the Namibian public and this was evident in the multitude of song lovers who packed the venue to the brim while others were still spilling outside the doors of the theatre.
Matongo Family, a legendary afro-pop trio, did the honor of opening the show, with a mixture of their timeless hits and new offerings. They did a great job on keeping the crowd entertained as Big Ben was getting ready to hit the stage.
Confidente got to speak to Big Ben seconds before he set fire to the stage with his ensemble of memorable and very pleasurable jams. The confident artist said at the time that he was not nervous at all. “I am just ready to have fun and entertain the fans that came out to support” Big Ben said.
The 39-year-old from the Omutiuanduko village in the Erongo region has been actively doing music since 2001 and with close to two decades of experience in the bag, he still has a lot to offer.
The band was effortless, with the clear crowd favorite being Fernando Paulus, a celebrated drummer and the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA’s) music director.
Big Ben has demonstrated that Namibians still crave musical feasts from their local artists and filling up the Warehouse Theatre is testimony that he is still one of the best doing it in the Land of the Brave. Later that evening in the midst of mind-blowing performances, a middle-aged was heard screaming “We love you Big Ben” and singing along to virtually every song.
Big Ben made a toast to celebrate the success of the show with some of his fans joining him on stage and thanking everyone in attendance.
Confidente. Lifting the Lid. Copyright © 2015