Washed-out Ja Rule out of time

Once popular American rapper Ja Rule is reportedly heading to Southern Africa, including Namibia, in May. If this is true, Ja Rule will be the second international rapper reaching Namibian shores following rapper EVE. Tjil takes a look at when last Ja Rule released new material and why Namibians should be offended at appearances by international performers who were once stars. Read more about Washed-out Ja Rule out of time

Dumping ground for has-beens

Ja Rule is said to be heading to Namibia. According to information received by tjil, Ja Rule will perform at the Hage Geingob stadium on May 30 with normal tickets costing N$250, Golden Circle tickets N$350 and VIP tickets N$500.
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Friday, January 30
‘Katutura’ screening

LQ Lounge
Chruschey ‘First lady's birthday party’.

FNCC Gallery
College of the Arts Fashion Show

Old Wheelers Club
Prinzengarde goes to Köln! Raffle Draw

National Art Gallery
Paper as Metaphor for the Fragility and Vulnerability of the Human Being

Unam Main Campus Library Auditorium
Creating a Winning Team

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Art Talk takes on 'The Media & Us'

Art Talk returns next month with the theme ‘The Media & Us’ - an open discussion on cultural and entertainment reporting in Namibia. It will be held on February 10 at the FNCC Cinema and starts at 18:00.
Art Talk is an initiative of the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre to get those who love art talking. It is about sharing experiences, voicing differing opinions, but also finding common ground and developing agendas for the advancement of the arts in Namibia across the arts disciplines.
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Whitney biopic with no Whitney Houston

Movie title: Whitney
Director: Angela Bassett
Writer: Shem Bitterman
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Shot of the day

PAYBACK: A Bahraini protester prepares to throw back a tear gas canister during clashes with police after a demonstration against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq. PHOTO: NAMPA/AFP Read more about Shot of the day

Shot of the day

HEARTACHE: People light candles on Independence Square in Kiev, in memory of those who died during shelling in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. At least 27 people died on January 24 in a rocket attack on Ukraine's strategic government-held port, after Russian-backed rebels rejected peace talks.
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Miss Namibia absent from Miss Universe

Although the Miss Universe pageant remains Namibia’s most successful international pageant with the country’s maiden win coming from there, Miss Namibia 2014, Brumhilda Ochs, was missing from this year’s Miss Universe held in Miami this month. A former Miss Namibia attributes her absence to Namibia’s business community losing interest in the Miss Namibia pageant. Read more about Miss Namibia absent from Miss Universe

Has the business community lost interest in Miss Namibia?

It is no secret that Namibia has had a miserable record at international beauty pageants as the country hasn’t come close to winning a title since Michelle McLean’s fairytale rise to the throne at the Miss Universe pageant in 1992. Despite never winning a title again or at least having a runner-up, Miss Universe remains a special pageant in the hearts of Namibians.
This year, however, Namibia was not represented at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami on Sunday.
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Zambezia for children and youth

AfricAvenir in partnership with the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre and new partner HISA open the Inspiring Young Imaginations series in 2015 with the movie ‘Zambezia’.
‘Zambezia’ will screen on February 6 at 14:30 at HISA Community Centre in Okuruyangava at Erf 3316, Omuvapu Street, opposite Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Primary School. The film will also screen the next day at 10:00 at the Cinema of the FNCC.
The movie was directed by Wayne Thornley in South Africa and was released in 2012.
It is 83 minutes long, has no age restriction and is in English.
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