Omalaeti releases Chief Riruako song
Omalaeti music has released a song commemorating the late Chief Kaima Riruako, who
passed away on 2 June. The song which features Omalaeti artists, Kamati and Tyjinaa,
celebrates Chief Riruako’s life and calls Namibians to unite in the wake of the legend’s
The song is performed mainly in Otjiherero with a very traditional melody over soothing
guitar sounds. The track, Chief Riruako, will be released online for free to the public
via Omalaeti’s website as well as Facebook.
Chief Riruako led an illustrious life as chief of the Ovaherero people, and spoke out
for well being of all Namibians regardless of their tribe and fought for compensation
crimes committed by the German colonial regime against the Namibian people.
OMG Managing Director John Walenga said, “We have released the song to celebrate
the life the great chief and we will distribute it for free through our different
The song also pays homage to the celebrated character of the late Chief Riruako who
led the contingent that went to fetch the skulls of the Hereros and Namas that were
taken many years ago.