The Finale goes Virtual...NAMA 2020
The much anticipated 10th Namibian Annual Music Awards will soon kick off, but this time live and online. The event was initially scheduled to take place on 2 May 2020 at the Swakopmund Dome but was indefinitely postponed due to COVID19.
The executive committee is pleased to announce that the 10th Namibian Annual Music Awards will be delivered online.
“The event will take place over an 8-full weekend period starting from the Saturday, 15th August ending Saturday, 14th November 2020. We will award four categories over a full weekend, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. All the mini NAMA shows will start at 16h00.
“All the nominees in the categories will have an opportunity to perform their nominated song which essentially unlike previous years gives every nominee an opportunity to perform this year. We will then announce the winners of the music genres immediately after the shows and pay out prize monies to the winners.
“This year we will also give every nominee a flat participation fee of N$3000 taking into consideration that COVID19 has resulted in a loss of income for so many artists. In addition, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to a Covid-19 relief fund in support of Namibian artists and the live music entertainment industry that have lost all their income during the Pandemic restrictions,” explained NAMA Executive Chairperson Tim Ekandjo.
The NAMA Premium Livestream Concerts will be exclusively available to view to people who bought a ticket to the show. Tickets will be available online at Webtickets Namibia and nationwide at Pick n Pay stores. To attend the NAMA Premium Livestream Concerts and to view it live as it happens online, on your mobile or on laptops, computers or Smart TV’s, you will have to purchase a ticket. Once you’ve purchased a ticket you will receive a message containing your secure unique logon details to stream the show live. Your ticket gives you access to the live show in addition the ability to view the NAMA concert again within 48 hours afterwards. All of the concerts will be re-broadcast again to everyone else, on NBC Television as well in 3 days after the live concert happened.
“No guest will be allowed at the event except the sponsors who will still have an opportunity to present their awards to the winners, and the rest of the country can enjoy an exciting 8 weekend mini shows online at a very minimal fee that will be used to raise funds for the music industry as a relief package,” said Ekandjo.
The public vote for Best Pan African Artist of the Year has already closed in May but the voting for the Song of the Year will continue until 14h00 Saturday, 24th October 2020.
Throughout the weekends, fans will be allowed to vote for the 5 artists that they want to see perform again and the artist with the highest SMS votes will perform on Sunday, 8th November in the All Fan Favourite slot to officially close the NAMAs 2020 and to bid farewell to this 10 year-long magnificent event that has transformed the Namibian music scene.
“We would sincerely like to thank all our co-sponsors being NACN, Air Namibia, Standard Bank, NDTC, Namibia Statistics Agency, NASCAM, Namibia Film Commission, Namibia Sports Commission, MTC Nestor Sunshine Promotions, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, NAMCOR, Mikel Jes, Windhoek Airport Transfer & Tours, Trip Travel, Simply You Magazine & Lifestyle Awards and MTC Windhoek Fashion Week for their generous support” said Ekandjo.