Guest Contributor | Feb 21, 2024 | 0
Tribute exhibition and auction of MJ’s exclusive portraits
If you were or still are a fan of the Pop icon then this is the chance for you to take a walk in the past and go have a look to purchase a portrait or two of Jackson and have it as your own souvenir.
Portraits of the late Pop icon Michael Jackson’s visit to Namibia will be showcased and sold as a form of tribute to the singing hero, at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre’s gallery for four consecutive days from the 21June.
Jackson who passed away in 2009 visited Namibia in 1998.
The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) will exhibit exclusive behind the scene photos of Jackson’s historical visit to Namibia.
During this visit he joined African leaders in a call for debt relief and advocated the start of a new era for the world’s poorest region, especially for its children, while addressing the World Economic Forum’s 8th Southern Africa economic summit.
He said, he and his then partner (Barden International) would look for global investments to bring economic empowerment to people and to enrich children.
Jackson met with top ranking officials like the Founding Father, HE Sam Nujoma, the then Prime Minister, Right Honourable Hage Geingob,Mr Theo Ben Gurirab and several business tycoons during the 1998 visit.
Despite Jackson’s fame as a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and an actor, he had a soft spot for children and wanted to make the world a better place for them.
Jackson often stated that he was against the fact that they are mistreated and abused in various ways probably because he claimed that his father emotionally and physically abused him when he was a child.
He also declared that he would donate funds to make the world a better place for them. ‘’We are going to put our money where our mouths are’’ said Jackson.
“Michael Jackson deserves to be acknowledged as a legend because he will never be forgotten” said an unwavering Windhoek supporter upon hearing the news of the planned auction.
Date: From Tuesday 21 June to Friday 24 June
Venue: FNCC Gallery