By Anastasia Paulus
Windhoek – All seems to be going according to plans for what might turn out to be the biggest music show of the year in Namibia. The Westcoast Group is hosting a live show in the capital that will feature American RnB heartthrob – Omarion on Friday, 27 October at the Independence Stadium in Olympia.
Westcoast Group Executive Director Dr. Loneson Mondo has confirmed to The Southern Times that things are in place for the mega-show. “Tickets sales are very good especially VIP and VVIP tickets,” Mondo said, adding that music fans can still buy tickets at Computicket.
Omarion, real name Omari Ishmael Grandberry, is a singer, songwriter, actor and dancer in his own right. He released his fifth album “Reasons” earlier this year that came almost three years after his last album – Sex Playlist.
“Omarion has been in the entertainment industry since 1999. His fan base cuts across different generations. Those who are in their early 40s remember him from the B2K days while teens of today know him for his recent hit songs like Distance and Word4word. His local fan base is wide enough to warrant us inviting him for this year’s show,” Mondo said the singer’s fan base in Namibia.
Omarion on the other seem excited about the show. He said in a recent Facebook post on Monday that: “Excited to get back to the Motherland! Beautiful people of Namibia, hope to see you at the show 10/27/17!”.
Local attractions at the show on Friday are songstress Freeda, the first Namibian musician to feature in Coke Studio Africa. Also in the lineup is Tate Buti himself, who just released his 10th album, titled ‘Onete’ an Oshiwambo word for a net. Swart Baster will also take to the stage as well as Young T, TKB and gospel sensation Maranatha.
“Tate Buti and Swart Baster are very talented performers. They have what it takes to captivate any crowd. Over the years they have proved to be renowned entertainers. They provide value for entertainment,” Mondo said.
“We would like to invite everyone to come and witnesses a mega event that will have a lasting impression,” he said, adding that the music show for organised for a good course.
“The Omarion show is being organised for the purpose of raising funds for the Nursing Excellence Awards to be held by the Ministry of Health in 2018. I would like to make it known that no public fund were used to organise the show.
“The ministry of health did not spend anything on the show. The show will be the biggest show of the year and we are promising all who will attend a fun filled event,” Mondo explained the idea behind the hosting of the show.