NAMA apologises to artists
First PDK, then Tate Buti and now Fishman. These artists are disgruntled with the organisers of the the Namibia Annual Music Awards and have withdrawn from the awards, which is scheduled to take place within the next few months.
Omalaeti Productions withdrew PDK from the awards after the group failed to be nominated in any of the categories they entered. The NAMA organisers later nominated PDK in the Best Soukous/Kwasa category for the song ‘Moko’ and said the group’s name was omitted by mistake on a list of nominees submitted in the print media.
Tim Ekandjo, MTC’s chief human capital & corporate affairs officer, apologised on behalf of the NAMA Executive to Omalaeti Productions, PDK and all their fans.
“Firstly we are sad to learn of PDK and Tate Buti’s withdrawals, but however fully respect their decision to withdraw from the Awards. Although we have a strong governance process, mistakes and errors are bound to happen and I would like to ensure the public that the NAMA’s has nothing against any artist, and that is why we are never shy to go back and correct any mistakes that might have been made by the Steering Committee,” he said.