Musician to launch maiden album
The same venue successfully hosted 4000 people last December when Kwaito sensation, Gaza launched his latest album. “I have done enough to have a full-house come April 29”, said Tunakie.Various supporting groups such as Killa B of Eliko fame, Mighty Dreads, DJ Mufaro and rumba group 4X4 will also play. “All these artists are crowd pullers in their own right”, she adds. The two time winner of the Sanlam/NBC Best Traditional Artist Award believes Ombwila (Oshiwambo for mini-skirt) will be better than her first song, Ekalanyana. “The title track and Ila wu tale are set to appeal to a lot of my fans, just wait till I sample it on the 29th”, promises the 24 year old musician. According to her manager, Mike Nesongano, tickets are fast disappearing from their selling stations. “We are very fortunate that a CCTV crew that is touring the country will cover the show for us and that will take Tunakie’s music beyond borders. Ombwila unlike past Tunakie releases will be performed by a live band, Arise Africa, a grouping of session artists in Namibia. On the eve of the launch, Tunakie will play some of her latest songs at an event marking South Africa’s independence on April 25 in Windhoek. A total of 2000 CDs are expected to go on sale at the Zoo Park and Tunakie has assured her Ongwediva home fans that another launch will be held in the North later next month, coinciding with the Ongwediva Trade Fair.