It is all systems go, for the second edition of the popular and exciting Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA) ceremony slotted for Saturday, 14 April 2012.

The 2012 NAMA Awards will be held at the Ramatex Industrial Grounds in the former Rhino Garment Textile Factory in Otjomuise suburb, situated along Moses Garoëb Street and Otjomuize Road.

The NAMA’S are being held in partnership with MTC and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), as broadcast partners.

“We are extremely excited and delighted that months of painstakingly and meticulous planning have borne fruits – raised MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo.

“We have gone to extreme lengths and heights to ensure that this year’s NAMAS, will be breathtakingly spectacular, unforgettable and out of this world. To this end we remain absolutely confident that with the investment, both in terms of labor and cost this project, come April 14, 2012 –Namibians will experience entertainment never seen before”

Added Ekandjo that this year production facilities and event management function was done in close collaboration with Pan African music powerhouse – ROCKSTAR4000 MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and Namibia’s own DB Audio, a local sound production company with an excellent event and image hosting record in Namibia.

Notes, Ekandjo, following the success of the 2011 NAMA Awards, MTC and NBC deemed it fit for this year to scout for a larger venue – which can accommodate up to 4000 people in complete comfort and peace of mind.

“It was logically incumbent on us to ensure that a large and diverse crowd from all corners of Namibia grazes the event on the award night” says Ekandjo. Our decision to host the event at Ramatex – is a leap of faith – but primarily also that Ramatex presents an opportunity for the NAMA Exco to create an ambience, stage presence and a production never seen in Namibia before. The stage will also be the biggest ever assembled in Namibia, said Ekandjo.

In a making sure that guests enjoy the splendor of the evening and performance without any worries – uniformed and plain clothes security details will be deployed inside and outside the hall to ensure that all matters concerning security will be dealt with efficiently and instantly.

This project would not have been possible if not for the support of our partners and stakeholders, who is supporting in various forms, said Ekandjo.

“MTC is forever indebted – and we are optimistic that the relationship will grow from strength to strength – all in the interest of the Namibian music industry, the melting pot of all culture and celebration that is Namibian – just like MTC, Ekandjo noted.

This year’s sponsors are, Castle Lager, Hyundai, J&P Group, Social Security Commission, Rennies Travel, Knowledge Katti Foundation, Air Namibia, Alexander Forbes, Sunshine Tours, Bank Windhoek, National Arts Council, Methealth Namibia, PC Centre, Moola Mobile, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund, D-Club, JJD Construction, ZTE, Old Mutual, Sell Namibia, Standard Bank Namibia, Jay Jay’s Body Repairs, and Chez Temba VIP Lounge

Tickets are available at all Computicket outlets, at any Shoprite and Checkers Branches Country wide. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • VIP tickets N$250, includes complimentary drinks and snacks, ushering, access to VVIP Lounge, and opportunity to walk on the blue carpet – NAMA’S own version of the red carpet.
  • Premium ticket cost – N$ 100
  • Wheel chair ticket cost – N$ 100
  • Standard ticket cost – N$ 80.
  • Semi restricted tickets – N$ 60 (this means if there is still room available)

Voting closed last night at midnight but public can still vote for the song of the year until the day of the music awards.

Entries received for this year’s awards where 781 artist/groups – and only 288 nominees made it through. The NAMA sets to recognize accomplishment in the Namibian recording industry by celebrating those groups and individuals who have excelled in the past year.


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