176 entries submitted for ‘My Namibia Song’ Competition
The My Namibia Song Competition, which was launched in August 2017 by Hon. Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), which ended on 11 September, received 176 submission from around the country.
The Ministry is satisfied with the total number of entries and submissions received for My Namibia Song competition after only a month of awareness creation roadshows.
The Ministry said the public was asked to submit original recorded songs accompanied by lyrics at any of the MICT regional offices countrywide. Therefore now that the competition has officially ended the selection process will commence immediately.
My Namibia Song Technical Committee has already nominated a panel of five independent judges who will carry out the selection process. This judges are expected to select five top songs among all the 176 total songs submitted and the winning song will be announced towards the end of November 2017.
The Committee wants to ensure that in the end a national song that will withstand all odds and remain popular from generation to generation is chosen and the winner of the competition is expected to be awarded N$50,000 plus royalties.
My Namibia Song Technical Committee consists of officials from MICT, Office of the President, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Nascam, Olthaver and List Group of Companies, MTC, Gondwana Namibia and Namibia Wildlife Resorts.