HELPING HAND: Ennio Hamutenya donated N$100 000 to the Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Special Care Centre. 
HELPING HAND: Ennio Hamutenya donated N$100 000 to the Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Special Care Centre. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Ennio Hamutenya, Noah Cyrus team up to give back

Staff Reporter
Namibian entrepreneur and music executive Ennio Hamutenya and American singer and actress Noah Cyrus put smiles on the faces of the residents of the Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Special Care Centre in Oshakati East with a N$100 000 donation last Sunday.

This according to a statement released by the Namibian today.

Also in attendance at the handover was deputy prime minister and minister of international relations and cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

The centre is home to over 40 children with disabilities and has faced numerous challenges in recent years.

The donation is aimed at giving the facility a much-needed financial boost and improve the children's lives, the statement said, adding that it is in need of medication, food and clean water, amongst other things, “so the donation is a welcome relief”.

Hamutenya made his part of the donation from the proceeds of his internationally recognised, eponymous fashion brand.

The brand was founded on a philosophy of merging fashion with philanthropy, “so, even with mega-celebrities like Diddy and Amber Rose being just some of his high-profile clientele, Hamutenya remains grounded and is determined to positively impact Namibian communities by giving back to the less privileged,” it read.


Hamutenya, who has been a philanthropist throughout his career, added: “If every brand gave a percentage to a cause, fashion would be a service to better communities.

"After three years in the business, helping various organisations and people monthly with the proceeds of my brand, today is a milestone for the company.

“This year, by the blessing of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am able to donate to a charity in desperate need.”


For the donation, Hamutenya teamed up with Cyrus, who many may know as pop sensation Miley Cyrus’ sister.

“Noah and I teamed up because we wanted to make a real difference in the lives of children who really need it,” he said of the partnership. Since Hamutenya first gifted her one of his famous hats, Cyrus has loved the brand and what it represents.

“This is something we have been talking about for a while, and it was just perfect timing that we both were able to make this difference today,” he said.

The entrepreneur further encouraged Namibians to give back where they can. “N$10 makes just as much of a difference. It doesn’t need to be N$100 000. Let the future entrepreneurs of Namibia see success in what difference they can make in other people's lives. It's not all about your personal profits. Giving back and changing the lives of those suffering is the real success,” he said.


Namibian Sun 2023-12-07

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