Mobile communications giants MTC has announced the judges for this year’s Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMA).
The event that cost MTC over N$4.8m last year has become the biggest event for Namibian’s entertainment industry and although the date for this year awards are yet to be announced, the hype is already on.
Artists have till 25th January to enter, with albums released between 1st December 2011 to 30th November 2012
Otilia Mungoba,Dr Kagiso Moloi, Ngidipo Nangolo, Mario Locke, Joel Haikali, Corrie Du Plessis, Wojtek Majweski, Sandra Williams, Axali Doeseb, Peter HoaKhaob and Natanael Ipinge make up the a panel of 11 judges all with experience in the music industry.
John Max Eino (NASCAM), Knowledge Iipinge (Mshasho Records), Maria Immanuel (Rocka’s Investments), Josef Gabriel (Ndilimani), George Simaata (Supreme Records & New Makes Media Group), Abel Kandjii (Upambians), Gebhardt Makono (Ongoronomundu), Arrafat, Tafanj (Radio Energy), Dennis Eiseb, DJ Cheeze (061 Music), Naomi Nekwaya (Izinyoka), Kelly Antonio (Dealdone Records), Solani Glo Zulu (Omalaeti) and Alex (Yaziza Entertainment) now make up the steering committee.
“The steering Committee is responsible to do the vetting, i.e. they check whether all entries complies to the rules and regulations of the NAMA’s, they essentially perform 4 key important task (1) they check whether the artists is Namibian, (2) they check whether the artists have a valid album as defined by the rules, (3) they check whether the album complies to the eligible entry dates and (4) they check whether the song has been entered in to the correct category” said MTC’s John Ekango.