By Jeoffrey Mukubi
PERCEIVED as one of the best musicians ever to come out of Namibia, and having given 16 years to the music industry, Martin Morocky, known by many as The Dogg (among other aliases) is ready to call it a day.
The multi-award winning kwaito virtuoso officially launched his much-anticipated final concert and Charity Cup at the University of Namibia (UNAM) Stadium last week Friday. According to him the concert and soccer tournament, which is scheduled to be held on 29 September 2018 at the UNAM Stadium, will be a first of its kind and will set such a high standard that will see Namibians support and embrace the stories told through music.
“This project has been created by our understanding of everything Mshasho believes in, with our passion for music and our longstanding desire to make our contribution in every possible way,” The Dogg said.
The charity cup will be held during the day of the concert as a build up to the music performances. The Dogg said 15 per cent of the proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the San Community through UNAMs Foundation as well as to orphans who have lost their parents due to HIV/AIDS, through the Mshasho Trust. The soccer tournament has also been endorsed by Brave Warriors coach Richardo Mannetti and will see former Namibian pro-footballers taking part.
“I think music and soccer go hand in hand and they jell together perfectly, I am really just happy for The Dogg and I wish him well,” said Mannetti. At the launch Ilke Platt, founder of Poiyah Media, the public relations agency, said that that the event is a milestone for the industry. “This event aims to reach an audience of over 12 thousand people and to create unity among old and new artists at the same platform,” Platt said.
She added that a galore of new artists as well as international artists will grace the stage come 29 September 2018. “The importance of the entertainment industry will be a force to be reckoned with and will allow corporates to recognize and
invest further in the arts industry,” said Platt.
The Dogg concluded that on the night of the event he will ask his fans if he should really give up on music and that moment ultimately will determine if it will be his final curtain call.
Place of Birth: Zambia
Albums: 10 solo albums and two collaboration albums
Marital Status: Married to Nomvula Morocky
Years active: 16
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