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Swakopmund wins bid to host Music Awards

Swakopmund wins bid to host Music Awards

The 8th Namibian Annual Music Awards will take place on 28 April at the Swakopmund Dome yet again, according to the organisers this week.

MTC’s Tim Ekandjo explained that the town of Swakopmund ticked all the boxes in terms of requirements and that they look forward to joining forces with such a progressive and forward looking leadership, that understands the impact of such events on their communities, and importantly that it takes sacrifice to make it happen.

“Presented with such figures, it is pleasing to note that the Swakopmund Town Council and Councillors deliberated very thoroughly to see how the town can lure the organisers of the NAMA’s back into our beautiful town again. With this short remarks, ladies and gentleman it is now my distinct honour, to hereby accept and duly informed the Namibian nation that Swakopmund has accepted to host the NAMA’s 2018 and we are eagerly looking forward to host and welcome you in our incredibly, beautiful town of Swakopmund,” Paulina Ndahafa Nashilundo, Mayor of Swakopmund said at the official announcement.

This year’s event will be hosted by three phenomenal women; Tanya Doringo, the lifestyle blogger, Face of Tutaleni as well as the 2014 NAMAs Blueroom host; Esperance Luvindao, Miss Grand Namibia 2016, an internationally published Poet, writer, presenter and final year medical student and Odile Gertze, former Miss Namibia, actor and presenter.

The 2018 NAMA nominees will be announced on the 28 March live on NBC TV during the Whatagwan slot at 16h00.

The organisers also announced that ticket sales to the 2018 event has gone live at Webtickets. VIP tickets sell for N$600 while general tickets sell for N$250. The first 150 VIP tickets will however sell at a special discount of only N$450 while general tickets would sell for only N$150. Once the first 150 tickets are sold out, the prices will go back to normal.

Caption: Odile Gertze, former Miss Namibia, actor and presenter will be co-hosting the 2018 NAMAs in Swakopmund.


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