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Pianist Dennis Eiseb to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAMAs

Pianist Dennis Eiseb to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAMAs

The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) will honour Dennis Eiseb with the 2020 NAMAs Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday 5 September.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for an artist who has achieved legendary music status over his/her lifetime and has contributed immensely to the music industry with their music.

Eiseb is a music producer, musical director and a Jazz pianist. He was the winner of the best instrumental category (Music Makers in 1997). Dennis Eiseb graduated from the University of Namibia with an Honours Degree in performing arts and is a music lecturer at the College of the Arts.

Eiseb started his musical journey in the early 80’s while still at school with the band called Young Faces as a vocalist and keyboard player. Later on, he moved on to ‘Ama Africa’ band based in Okahandja. The band later became ‘The Heroes’ and joined the liberation struggle under the umbrella with the NUNW. After independence, Eiseb was part of Rakotoka band and toured around Europe for almost 10 years.

“We are extremely excited to honour Mr Eiseb with this musical honour, especially while he is still alive because he gets to appreciate it,” NAMAs Executive Chairperson Tim Ekandjo said.

The second weekend of the NAMAs is scheduled for this coming weekend, Friday, 4th Sept for Best Single and Best Traditional, and Saturday 5th Sept for Best Gospel and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Best Single category is sponsored by NASCAM, Best Traditional is sponsored Namibia Sport Commission, Best Gospel category is supported by Air Namibia and the Lifetime Achievement by Windhoek Fashion Week.

Tickets for each show sells for only N$10 and is available at Webtickets countrywide. Both the Friday and Saturday shows starts live at 18h00 and will be rebroadcast on NBC television on Sunday at 21h00.


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Donald Matthys

Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys