Parents urged to allow their children to pursue careers in art industry

The MTC Windhoek Fashion Week Director, Kalistu Mukoroli, has encouraged parents to allow their children to pursue careers in the art industry.

Mukoroli says as the country continues to face economic challenges and a high unemployment rate, young people need to be encouraged to take up art as a career.

He hosted master classes, where learners were taught how to make the most of their talent.

With the help of a designer, learners were paired with Fashion Meets Sounds, which seeks to identify young, bright designers at various schools.

Namibia Film Commission aims to add value to local and international filmmakers

The Namibia Film Commission (NFC), through its strategic plan, aims to create value by providing a "one-stop shop" to both local and international filmmakers.

The 'one-stop shop' for film will permit film funding, location facilitation, training, and market research data, among others.

The NFC's core mission is to revitalize and bring about innovative ideas aimed at transforming the local film industry through a targeted approach to attract foreign film producers to Namibia.

Namibia remembers Araffath Muhuure

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Jesus Center Church in Windhoek to pay their last respects to the late music producer Araffath Muhuure, who died last Friday at the age of 40.

During the memorial service, speaker after speaker hailed the late producer as a pioneer who helped shape the music industry in Namibia into its own form and identity.

Several local musicians performed songs produced by Muhuura in dedication to his memory and expressed gratitude for his guidance and support throughout their careers.

Applications for Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia open

Applications for the Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia competitions are officially open.

The activation event was held at Maerua Mall in the capital.

Those wishing to follow in the footsteps of current title holders Cassia Sharpley and Zoe Karsten are urged to download an application form on for both Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia or visit the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation's TV and Radio headquarters.

Music producer Araffath Muhuure dies

The Namibian music industry is mourning the death of a well-known music producer, Araffath Muhuure, who died on Friday, aged 40.

Muhuure was known for his innovative work and collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Araffath Muhuure began his career as a sound engineer in the 1980s, playing several musical instruments during Sunday services.

“F.O.N.S returns to the music scene”

Future Over Night Sensation (F.O.N.S), real name Shaquille Fons, returns to the music scene with mellow sounds called "Passion" in which he is featured by Princelou Faragama.

Faragama does fusion Hip-Hop, Afrobeat/Afroswing, and RNB music.

Both artists are from Windhoek, Namibia, but are based in different parts of the world, resulting in them having to work via an online platform.

Molelo Radio Drama Project launched

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) has launched the Molelo Radio Drama Project, a new venture that promises to be a game changer in the country's entertainment economy.

The project was launched by the national broadcaster's Director General Stanley Similo in Windhoek.

The project received an overwhelming response to its call for proposals from the public for radio dramas in various languages.

The Molelo Radio Drama Project was initiated by the nbc to promote Namibian cultural diversity and art through local dramas in all languages.

Over N$450,000 raised at Luderitz Crayfish Festival Gala Dinner

More than N$450,000 was raised during the 2023 Luderitz Crayfish Festival Gala Dinner.

The festival is slated for the weekend of April 27–29.

The primary objective of the festival is to position the town of Luderitz as a tourism destination as well as serve as a platform for businesses and individuals to invest in the town.

Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Silvia Makgone launched the 2023 festival.

Evaristus Shikongo Correctional Facility holds annual choir competition for offenders

Offenders serving time at the Evaristus Shikongo Correctional Facility near Tsumeb frequently turn to God for hope and the institution's annual choir competition allows offenders a platform to worship. 

The nbc visited the facility as offenders prepare for this year's choir competition.

Being in a correctional facility gives offenders time to reevaluate their lives and consider making better decisions.

Often, offenders develop or strengthen existing relationships with God - and what better way to worship than through song? 

NBC premiered 14 short local films

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) continues to promote local content as it premiered 14 short films in partnership with 'No Plot Productions'.

nbc's Director General, Stanley Similo, expressed pride in the project while calling on the business community to support the local film industry.

Similo says this will assist in creating rich content that will pave the way for Namibian films to be showcased on different platforms globally and, in turn, grow the country's filmmaking industry.