Shot of the day

FURY: A high column of ash and lava spews from the Calbuco volcano in Chile amid an electrical storm. The volcano erupted last week, triggering a red alert. Authorities ordered an evacuation for a 10km radius around the volcano, which is the second in southern Chile to have a substantial eruption since March 3, when the Villarrica volcano emitted a brief but fiery burst of ash and lava.
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NAMAs tickets nearly sold out

Fans, who have waited for the last minute to purchase their Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) tickets, may be in for a nasty surprise, with 75% of tickets already been sold. MTC’s Tim Ekandjo yesterday confirmed the ticket sales yesterday said the NAMAs brand has grown tremendously, and that people are generally excited about Namibia’s biggest weekend in music.
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NBC hailed for shaping local artists

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has throughout the years played a pivotal role in the promotion, growth and welfare of the local entertainment industry.
Several musicians interviewed ahead of the 2015 Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), scheduled for Swakopmund next weekend, paid tribute to the public broadcaster for helping to shape their destiny as artists.
Award winning musician Young Cash, also known as Cashley, did not mince his words when he spoke about NBC’s contribution to the music industry.
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The Dogg to tie the knot in September

The Dogg earlier this year opened his first clothing store at Oshakati’s Maroela Mall, making him the first Namibian musician to own a retail home for his brand.
While he is mostly known for making hits and winning almost every award here in Namibia, The Dogg is excited about the future of his clothing line.
“It was a big step opening my shop and there has been massive support for the brand in the North. Mshasho clothing is about being comfortable and looking good, and people love that,” he says.
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Shot of the day

EARTH DAY: Young Indian girls pose with their painted faces during a 'Save Earth' awareness programme that formed part of global World Earth Day celebrations. World Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 with events held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
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Shot of the day

GO FLY ONE: People fly their kites to form the shape of a car in the sky on the beach in Berck, northern France, during the 29th ‘Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs Volants’ (International Kite Meeting) which runs from April 18 to 26.
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Keeping it real

This has been such a sad time for Africa. These last few weeks we watched with horror images of fellow Africans being killed and attacked, violently and savagely, by fellow human beings. One can’t help but wonder where we went wrong as a people. And then over the weekend, tragedy struck when a boat with more than 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. These migrants, women, men and children, must have been desperate for a better life, so much so that they risk boarding these dangerous ships in search of a better life. Read more about Keeping it real

Advice from the fashion gurus

With the NAMAs less than two weeks away, tjil spoke to some of Namibia’s most enthralling fashion designers, who offered tips and advice on what colours are trending now and how not to fall apart on the blue carpet. Read more about Advice from the fashion gurus

Actofel Iluvo, Robert Narciso and Friends to exhibit at the NAGN

The National Art Gallery of Namibia will be hosting the exhibition of Namibian-based artists Actofel Iluvo, Robert Narciso and Friends as they set up an installation art exhibition at NAGN. The exhibition, which is titled ‘UNIT’, will open tomorrow night at 18:00 in the upper gallery of the NAGN.
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Xenophobia hits musicians as shows are axed

South African musicians are bearing the brunt of the country’s xenophobic attacks with many of their gigs cancelled this week.
Kelly Khumalo, Big Nuz, Black Coffee, Winnie Khumalo, Ringo Madlingozi and Cassper Nyovest have had their international acts affected by calls for a boycott.
UK based company Elite Promotions, on its Facebook page, revealed that Kelly’s UK show, scheduled to open on May 1, had been postponed in solidarity with the innocent victims of xenophobia in South Africa.
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