Esparanza Martins crowned Miss Petite 2024

Esparanza Martins has been crowned Miss Petite 2024, securing the opportunity to represent Namibia in Malaysia in May.

Martins, in her debut pageant, clinched the title with Angelica Varela as her first runner-up and Helena Shiya as the second runner-up.

Reflecting on her journey, Martins spoke about the challenges of her first-time participation in a pageant, emphasising the demanding nature of the experience.

"Lukas" film premiers Thursday

A Namibian film that aims to tell the story of street children will premiere this Thursday at the Sterkinekor cinema at Grove Mall.

"Lukas," a film based on real-life stories of street kids in Windhoek, aims to create awareness and start a conversation about lasting solutions for children who live on the streets.

The film, by Ombetja Yehinga Organisation, conducted interviews with the street kids and developed a script based on their stories.

The hour-and-four-minute film involves about fifty actors depicting the real lives of those living on the streets.

Miss Earth Namibia jets off to Asia

Miss Earth Namibia Martha Kautanevali has jetted off to Asia, where she will be representing the country at the 23rd Miss Earth competition slated for December 22 in Vietnam.

A throng of family, friends, and supporters escorted her to the Hosea Kutako International Airport to wish her well.

Among the well-wishers was Miss Namibia Organisation's Chief Executive Officer, Umbi Karuaihe-Upi.

Kautanevali says that she is ready to represent Namibia at the competition.

Local film makers call for more investment

The African and especially Namibian film industries need deliberate investments from governments and the corporate world to empower local filmmakers.

Those involved in creating the Pan-African film Skeleton Coast believe that Africans must tell their own stories to improve their representation in the media.

Namibian Director and Content Creator Maria Nepembe, who has further experience as an actor in the Nigerian film industry, was the first Assistant Director for the project.

Invest more in the film industry - Dr. Williams Ijoma

A Nigerian filmmaker says film has a way of introducing nations. Therefore, there is a need for investment in this industry.

Dr. Williams Ijoma said this in an interview with nbc News.

Dr. Ijoma, who is on a familiarisation visit to Namibia for possible collaboration, visited the nbc headquarters.

He says many people know about Nigeria through film and emulate the culture through what they see in these films.

Miss Namibia Jameela |Uiras unveils national costume

Miss Namibia Jameela |Uiras has unveiled her national costume for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant slated for November 18 in El Salvador. 

At the event on the outskirts of the capital, |Uiras  paraded the oryx and diamond-inspired costume she will wear in the national dress category at the glitzy international event.

|Uiras explained how she came up with the idea for her costume, which she named the Majestic Diamond Oryx, and sketched.

The dress was designed by creator Mwatile Kapolola and stylist Nadia Wilson. 

EFN to host Journalism Awards

The Editors Forum of Namibia (EFN) will host the Journalism Awards this Thursday. The awards seek to recognise journalists for their outstanding work throughout 2021 and 2022.

Journalists will be recognised in the fields of politics and public governance, agriculture, environment, forestry and fisheries, education, health and social development, energy, visual storytelling, and sports. Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of N$15,000, while the 2023 Journalist of the Year will walk away with N$25,000.

NFC empowers film producers

The Namibia Film Commission is conducting its first ever screen and film production workshop in the Kavango East Region. 

The two-week workshop is aimed at equipping regional script writers, directors, camera operators, and production editors with the necessary knowledge and skills to independently produce films. 

The workshop is led by film producer and director Caleb Cindano.

NFC, Moon Valley Films embark on location familiarisation tour

The Namibian Film Commission (NFC), in partnership with Moon Valley Films, will embark on a location familiarisation tour aimed at promoting Namibia as the perfect film destination for international films.

World-renown location managers, who play a pivotal role in the selection of filming destinations, are in Namibia on a ten-day tour to familiarise themselves with the different landscapes Namibia has to offer.

The aim was also to promote Namibia as a filming destination by providing a real-life experience.

nbc Plus App launches

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) has unveiled its latest innovation, the nbc Plus App, which promises to revolutionise the way viewers and listeners access their favourite radio and television stations.
With just a click of a button, users can now enjoy seamless access to 11 radio stations and three TV stations, right at their fingertips.