Online, online, online!

28 February 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Since taking over tjil last year, I have been met with praise, yet also criticism. I have been met with pride, yet also concern. It's no secret that digitalisation is taking place in so many sectors and entertainment isn't left out of this revolution.

It is for this reason that I announce that tjil will be going online, with this edition being the last weekly one. Worry not, this is how it is going to work: There will still be a monthly themed edition of tjil that will also double as collector's items for our sentimental readers. There will also still be a weekly entertainment page for your dose of entertainment, but we encourage you to access our online platforms for all the latest entertainment news.

The good thing about this transition is readers no longer have to wait for Fridays for entertainment news – Namibia Media Holdings newspapers will now share it online on a daily basis. As we all know, print media has limitations and boundaries, but these are now challenges of the past.

We have been so overwhelmed with the love we have been getting in our inbox and on social media lately. In fact, we even appreciate the posts that criticise, strutinise and scream at us. Because more than anything, the content in these pages is created to spark healthy conversations and encourage independent thinking in the entertainment space.

Also, those comments on the not-so-happy side help us grow and improve. Art has always been a channel through which to express oneself, so all of it is welcomed. Except the ones bordering on being criminally insane, ignorant and the occasional odd selfies. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do with that content, especially the selfies. Best keep it for your significant others who, we guess, will appreciate it a whole lot more.

An even bigger shout out to everyone who has supported tjil's physical editions for the last 10 years. Let's continue to do so online.

From tjil's editorial and production team, we assure you that we are here to put in the work. I cannot pretend to have all the answers all the time – I am not omniscient – but I am committed to you, entertainment. Having worked at Namibian Sun for years, I can safely say that the publication isn't going away. What I set out to do in the beginning, and shall continue to do, is serve you with passion and dedication. The preservation, promotion and development of the entertainment industry are at the heart of my efforts.

In this issue, I sat down with Cassidy Karon, founder of the streetwear brand //Concept. Having a musical background, what he has achieved in the fashion space is commendable. It was for that reason we had to shine a light on his work.

Lastly, besides the readers, I would also like to thank former tjil journalists who came before me. Your contributions to the game are incomparable and my only wish is to build on the legacy you started.



[email protected]; @MichaelMKAY on Twitter

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