By Jeoffrey Mukubi
THE University of Namibia (UNAM) Stadium was a hive of activity this past Saturday as The Dogg’s Final Concert and Charity Cup drew a considerable number of people. The day started off with a Charity Cup soccer tournament during the day and the Final Concert in the evening, which saw some of Namibia’s cream of the crop artists performing their biggest hits. Rapper Hilifa 94 opened up the live performances with his laid back Oshiwambo hip hop songs, including one of his hit records titled ‘Yashe’. Hilifa was recently signed by Pamoja Records, owned by businessman and musician, Leather Mein. Other hip hop performers on the night included KK, on-fire female rapper Lioness, Omshasho’s KP Illest and LMPC, who was joined by longtime friend and fellow label mate Jaleel. Lioness roped in afro-pop diva Oteya to perform their latest collabo hit titled ‘Di Matta’. As the night progressed, partygoers could not wait to see Diamond Platnumz, as well as The Dogg. Sunny Boy took the crowd down memory lane as he performed some of his old songs, including ‘Balance’ and ‘Koko’, a hit by Gazza on which he was featured. Tate Buti did not disappoint either, as his music seems to resonate with the young and old. His hit record ‘In Heaven there is no Beer’, caused a temporary commotion amongst the audience as fans started to throw beer cans in the air, which caused some people to duck for cover. Diamond Platnumz brought the house down with a well-choreographed performance. He performed hits such as ‘Na Na’ and ‘African Beauty’ with his energetic all-male dance crew. The crowd went wild when the man of the moment, The Dogg, took to the stage at around 1am for an electric 45-minute set. He passionately thanked his fans, who have backed his career for all the years, at the end of his performance. During a pre-show press conference, The Dogg confirmed that he will be featuring Diamond Platnumz on a new song. While also confirming that the past weekend show was his last event, The Dogg said he would remain active in the music industry. “I still have a music label and a business to run, so I am not fully out of the game,” he said.
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