NBC to announce the 2017 NAMA’s nominees this month

Staff Reporter

Windhoek-Following months of anxious and eager anticipation, the wait for who made it to the nominees list for the 2017 Namibian Annual Music Awards [NAMA’s] will finally be announced this month in Windhoek.

The announcement of the 2017 NAMA’s nominees is slated for the 15th March and will be hosted at NICE restaurant starting at 17h00. The event will be aired live on NBC 1 beginning at 18h00. It is reported that the revelation of nominees comes after intense and vigorous vetting and judging process carried out by an independent Steering Committee and judging panel, made up of local and international acclaimed individuals. They sifted through close to a thousand or 865 entries to be exact that were received from all corners of the Land of the Brave since December last year. “A lot has taken place behind the scenes since we called for entries in October 2016, we have received a record number of 865 entries for this year’s awards which not only demonstrates the growing interest, but also the endeared respect that the music industry has for the NAMA platform and its consistent governance procedures,” enthused NAMA’s Executive Chairperson Tim Ekandjo. While from her side NBC’s Chief Commercial Officer Umbi Karuaihe-Upi states that: “Preparations for the main event are well underway and reaching the point of announcing the nominees, means we are getting closer to the big day.” Adding that NBC as a public broadcaster mandated to provide a wide and varied scope of content is once again ready to showcase to the viewing public, a world class event on 28 and 29 March. The organisers cautioned that due to space constraints at the venue, only sponsors, invited dignitaries, media and limited number of artists will be invited to the nominee announcement. Artists are therefore encouraged to tune into NBC 1 to watch the event live.

The NAMA Organising Committee also wishes to call on all the invited artists to please attend the event unaccompanied to ensure there is space for other guests as well.

The Namibian Annual Music Awards is scheduled for the 28th April for Industry Awards and 29 April for the Main awards. The venue where this annual music award event will be done is to be announced soon. The NAMA’s is brought to the viewers and listeners by the Mobile Telecommunication giant MTC and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in association with Tafel Lite, Huawei Technologies, The Directorate of Arts, Standard Bank Namibia, Air Namibia, J&P Group of Companies, NASCAM, Coca Cola, Methealth, Namibia Film Commission and NWR.

Those who are interested in following this event can subscribe to the official digital channels for the Namibian Annual Music Awards in order to keep abreast of multiple exciting announcements that are coming over days and weeks ahead that include more live performances, hosts, meet-and-greets with the stars, ticket sales, amazing competition packages, and much more. Stay in touch by visiting the Nama’s official website: www.nama.com.na, facebook.com/namibianawards, Twitter: twitter.com/namibianawards or @namibianawards and Instagram: instagram.com/namibianawards or @namibianawards.

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