… As an all-female host team is unveiled
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
THE coveted and prestige Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) will for the third time, return to the coastal town of Swakopmund, the awards’ organisers announced on Tuesday.
The awards are also expected to beat their 2014 and 2015 record of drawing more than 7 000 to the event and pumping at least N$1 million into the town’s economy through support services.
Speaking at the announcement ceremony, Swakopmund Mayor Paulina Ndahafa said the gesture by the NAMAs organisers is “encouraging” since the town already had the honour of hosting the event before.
Amongst the shortlisted towns were Walvisbay and Windhoek, before Swakopmund ultimately won the bid to host.
MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo noted that “Windhoek is simply losing its prestige and the NAMAs organisers would prefer to work with municipalities in other towns”.
The NAMAs’ hosts were also revealed and this year no males were selected to present.
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