Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Music awards event gets financial boost
At the recently held Nominee Announcement event, MTC’s Chief Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo (right) received a sponsorship of N$250,000 for the 2017 Namibian Annual Music Awards from Standard Bank’s PR & Communications Manager Surihe Gaomas-Guchu.
The bank’s sponsorship will cater for Pan African Artist of the Year, Best Pan African Artist of the Year, Best Group Duo and Best Traditional categories. The NAMAs will take place on 28 and 29 April in Walvis Bay.
At the handover event, Gaomas-Guchu said the bank is pleased to be part of the event that is geared towards promoting and recognizing local talent in the music industry.
“Music transcends culture, belief, age – it unifies through storytelling and lingers in the fibre of our existence. In this context our financial contribution speaks volumes to our commitment to enable the growth in this aspiring industry while we keep moving the nation forward as a universal and diverse bank represented across Namibia and the African continent as a whole,” she said.
“With a total investment of N$17-million, the 2017 NAMAs is geared towards celebrating the achievements and hard work of local musicians and this year the event is mostly dominated by newcomers and live bands,” said Tim Ekandjo Chief human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer of MTC.
The popular local music event is jointly organised by MTC and NBC.