Has someone ever approached you and told you that you resemble someone who is known to be a black sheep of the community? How quick are we to say ‘what?! Who me?!’ but if someone comes to you and says you remind them of say Barack Obama? How quick are we then to smile from ear to ear or even make it a Facebook update and exaggerate a little bit more and say “almost everyone said I remind them of the American president”! That is simply because Obama has a good reputation, a good image and he’s all about being a good brand of the Obama name. Read more about Get help if you need it
The NUST student brand ambassadors’ duties include them promoting the brand, uplifting the brand and doing community engagements as well. The head of the steering committee Rodger Kangootui said they thought of ways in which they can fundraise for them to carry out their community engagements and he posted a question in the student enquiry group on Facebook as to what changes they would like with the new brand that were not academic, and that’s where the idea came from. Read more about First for NUST
The most spoken about event, the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) show came to an end this weekend and it was filled with all sorts of sentiments, and it also left many asking themselves, what next? The two-day event took place on Friday at the National Theatre of Namibia and there the industry awards were handed out. The main, or public event took place on Saturday at Ramatex. There was drama, fashion hits and misses, some won and others well, didn’t. Read more about All things NAMA 2016
Did you know that according to a Google search most of the world’s best fashion designers are men? And did you also know that in Namibia, there is a man that is passionate about how ladies would embrace and love their bodies no matter what shape or size when they wear a bathing suit? So passionate is he, he wants you to wear one when summer comes, whether you have been in the gym or not – and he promises you will still rock the seaside while tanning! Read more about Meet the swimsuit guy
The biggest and most glamorous occasion on the Namibian entertainment calendar, the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) came to an end this weekend with songster Chikune and legend Big Ben walking away with the top awards - the male and female artists of the year. The NAMAs is Namibia’s biggest musical event which recognises, celebrates, values and rewards Namibian artists for their hard work and contribution to arts and culture. Read more about Newcomers dominate NAMAs
So the night of glitz and glamour has arrived and I’m so excited to see who’s gonna rock up with what designer outfit, and who does whose makeup. Yes, I am talking about the NAMA’s blue carpet events! Usually we get a lot of people complaining that our artists and socialites don’t know how to style themselves and many are dying to find out who’s wearing what. Read more about Yes, glamour matters
The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA) has grown from an evening marred by technical glitches and an infamous goodnight greeting during the first awards show almost six years ago, to a world-class event that celebrates local music, and it has set the stage for what has become an evening of fashion and style.
We take a look at some of our favourite NAMA moments and the ones that had us cringing. Read more about Down NAMA memory lane
The Congolese musician known for his impeccable dress style and Rumba rock sound which he pioneered, collapsed on stage and was later confirmed dead on 24 April this year. Papa Wemba, whose real name is Jules Shungu Wembadio, died doing what he loved at the Festival des musiques urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA) in Ivory Coast when he fell down in the middle of his act. Read more about Massive
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Less than a week after the pop star died and an outpouring of grief and nostalgia prompted fans to buy 2.3 million of his songs in three days, it’s still uncertain whether he left a will, or who will handle his estate.
Prince owned a dozen properties in and around his famous Paisley Park complex in suburban Minneapolis: mostly rural pieces of land and some houses for family members. Public records show those properties were worth about US$27 million in 2016.
Estimates of how much licensing his personal brand will bring in after death reach to the purple clouds. Read more about Questions on Prince’s estate