Coastal Tertiary Students get free entrance tickets to the NAMAs
The Namibian Annual Music Awards have given 400 standing tickets to students based at the coast.
The Namibia Institute for Mining and Technology (NIMT) which is based in Arandis will receive 200 tickets, while the Namibian Institute for Marine and Fisheries Training students will receive a total of 120 tickets.
The remaining 80 tickets have been allocated to the International University of Management (IUM) Swakopmund campus.
The decision to provide free entrance tickets to the students was motivated by the desire to ensure that students get a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the NAMAs event, especially since it is taking place in their region for the first time this year.
NAMA Executive Chairperson Tim Ekandjo said that they have opted for tertiary students to get the free tickets in order to play it safe in terms of age, so that they do not have under-aged students at the event.
They have also extended invitations to the leadership of the Erongo region, the honourable governor and the mayors of all towns in the region. The NAMAs executive committee confirmed that the Right Honourable Prime Minister will be attending the NAMAs, and they want national leaders to be part of such events so that they too can appreciate the efforts that Namibian artists put into their art.
The three tertiary institutions that have received free tickets have expressed their satisfaction and gratitude, and the students are excited to attend the NAMAs live for the first time.
The NAMAs will be held on 3 May at the Swakopmund Sports Indoor Centre, with tickets costing N$500 for VIPs and N$250 for standard tickets