The Nel sisters to thrill audience at NAMAs 2015
Windhoek – Following a successful event last year in Swakopmund, the 2015 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) is returning to the coastal town in May, with two of Namibian finest exports – Nianel and Riana Nel leading a line-up of artists who are set to thrill the audience.
NAMA Executive, Tim Ekandjo has confirmed to the media that Nianell and Riana will form part of an exciting and diverse performance line up at the 5th anniversary of the NAMAs, which will see Namibia’s biggest stars representative from across all major popular music genres come together for one unforgettable weekend of celebration.
“We are turning 5 years this year and we (the organisers) are proud of having built an exciting and recognizable brand called the NAMAs” Ekandjo noted.
The South African-based Sonia Aletta Nel, popularly known by her stage name – ‘Nianell’ is world-class platinum selling artist, author and motivational speaker, an Honorary Ambassador of Team Namibia and proudly Namibian.
She is an international success story with many of her songs play-listed on radio stations worldwide.
She is a gifted singer, a talented musician and songwriter. Nianell has been a trailblazer for female singer-songwriters in South Africa and she has achieved international success with her first album selling over 2 million copies worldwide. Nianell has consistently delivered beautiful inspirational and successful albums.
Nianell has shared the stage with world acclaimed artist like Christina Aguilera, Westlife, Diana Ross and Andre Bocelli and has won many international awards in Global Song writing, Best Female Vocalist at ‘Vonk Awards’ and Best Gospel/Inspirational category at the ‘16th Annual USA Song Writing Competition’.
Her debut book ‘Knowing Who I Am’ has been released in Afrikaans and in English and is already a best seller in the Afrikaans market.
Her sister, Riana, who is also South African, based is a double platinum selling artist with her album “Die Moeite Werd”.
Riana is regarded as one of the biggest female artist in South Africa today. In 2013 she was awarded the Tempo Award for Best Pop Album at the ‘Ghoema Awards’ and shared Songwriter of the Year award with Johan Vorster.
The national broadcaster, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and mobile telecommunications giant, MTC Namibia continue with their invaluable contribution to local music, through their co-hosting of the NAMAs.
Since the event was revamped in 2011 and after some trials and tribulations – the organisers have managed to perfect the NAMAs, turning it into the most exciting annual event on Namibia’s entertainment calendar.
The NAMA 2015 will be broadcast live on NBC on May 2, 2015 and special packaged shows will air for the Industry Awards on Friday May 1. Fans and viewers across the country and the rest of the world will also be able to view both the Friday and Saturday Awards live online through their mobile phones, and tablets.
Ekandjo has in the meantime confirmed that tickets for NAMA 2015 will be available as from February 23, with the VIP tickets cost R500 while standard tickets goes for R250. Tickets will be available nationwide from Computicket, or online from the Computicket.com website.