Namibian musicians gear up for festive season

By Glenn-Nora Tjipura

WINDHOEK–NAMIBIAN artistes are preparing for their busiest time of the year – the festive season.

One of Namibia’s music heavyweights, Gazza, said the festive season is a time to make money for Namibian artistes, and that he will be having live shows all over the country.

Gazza plans on dropping a new album during the festive season, and he promised his fans they will not be disappointed.

“It’s going to be the bomb,” he said. His latest single ‘Get It On Tonight’ with Suzy Eises will also feature in the upcoming album.

“The festive season is supposed to be spent with family but due to my career, I am super busy this time of the year. I only get my holiday early in the year,” said Sally Boss Madam.

Sally, who is up for the Best Female Artist in the 2016 All Africa Music Awards, said she will be busy with shows in the northern part of the country, the coastal towns and the southern regions.

Dice is another artiste who is set to drop an album during the festive season. He proclaimed that his new offering will be launched sometime in November. The artiste, who has also ventured into acting, is busy concluding the shooting of two TV series that he is involved in – ‘Dreamers’ and ‘The 3rd Will’.

“I hardly have time to have fun or spend time with my family during the festive season,” said multiple award-winner, The Dogg. The Tsar of Namibian kwaito will be seen all over the country entertaining his fans.

Sadly, his album is still on the production line, and will not be ready for release during the festive season.

The Dogg, who is an advocate for the National Voluntary Male Circumcision project as part of the war against HIV/AIDS has called on Namibians to be responsible during the festive season.

The reigning Artist of the Year, Big Ben said: “As a musician, this is the time to work, in order to cover bills for the first three months of the year.”

Big Ben will be seen all around the country, and will perform at a festival in Zambia.

He already has an album out ‘The Best of Big Ben’, a compilation all of his greatest hits.

All the artistes expressed grave concern over the safety of the nation during the festive period and encouraged everyone to take care be it at home or on the roads.

Liz Ehlers said: “I just want everyone to be safe, to live wholeheartedly and love wholeheartedly, and to rest and recover for the next year, and most importantly to go back to being the best versions of themselves.”

The singer/actress this time around will be occupied with theatre and will be touring all over Namibia with one of her theatre plays titled ‘Meisie van Mariental’. The play will have a pre-screening in Windhoek at the Franco-Namibia Cultural Centre on November 18 and 19.