2017 NAMA nominees to be revealed by mid-March
After months of anxious nerves and eager anticipation, the wait for who made it into the nominees list for the 2017 Namibian Annual Music Awards will finally be revealed on 15 March.
According to the NAMA Organising Committee the announcement ceremony will take place at NICE restaurant starting at 17h00, with the live broadcast on NBC 1 starting at 18h00.
The announcement follows after an intense and vigorous vetting and judging process by an independent Steering Committee and Judging panel, consisting of both local and international acclaimed individuals. They had to sift through a maze of 865 entries received from all around the country since 02 December 2016.
“So much 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,” said Executive Chairperson of the NAMA’s, Tim Ekandjo.
NBC’s Chief Commercial Officer, Umbi Karauihe-Upi on her part said, “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.”
She added that the NBC as a public broadcaster with a mandate to provide a wide and varied scope of content it is once again ready to showcase to the viewing public, a world class event on 28 and 29 April, but for now our energy and focus is all geared towards putting together an exceptional nominee announcement event.
Owing to space constraints at the venue, only sponsors, invited dignitaries, media and limited number of artists will be invited to the nominee reveal. Artists are therefore encouraged to tune into NBC 1 to watch the event live.