Odile Surprises At Namas

Many were unsure if it was her, and if so, when exactly had she gone from glamorous beauty queen to multi-skilled dancer? Joining the likes of other famed Namibian dancers like Stanely Mareka and Tulimelila Shityuwete, most viewers and audience members alike were shocked to see Odile Muumlller perfectly executing a variety of dance moves, including ballet, Kwaito and modern dance at the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA) over the weekend.

Although some found it pleasantly surprising that our former beauty queen was also a dancer, others on social networks had little love for the former Miss Namibia. Some even questioned how any Miss Namibia would end up as a ‘back-up dancer’ at an awards show. Little did many know, Odile had been a professional dancer long before she was crowned Namibia’s most beautiful woman back in 2010. In fact, the fresh-faced beauty has dreamed of being a dancer since she was a child.

Speaking to The Namibian, Odile sounded upbeat about her performance, despite the negative comments. “I have been dancing since I was five years old so this was not a first for me. However, I was initially supposed to do only ballet and contemporary pieces but the choreographer ended up adding all other genres as well,” she says. She reveals that through her performance at the NAMAs, she has secured an opportunity to dance at the Gauteng Sports Awards later this year. Asked if she thinks Namibians appreciate dance as an art, she says it may not be the case. “From my experience, not nearly enough. At the end of the day though, I dance for myself and not for other people.”

She was part of the contemporary dance production ‘Anima’ and, in addition to her fashion qualifications, she is a budding actress and part of the long-awaited ‘Katutura’ musical.

In addition, fans can look forward to her dance performance in the follow up of ‘Anima’. She reminds Namibians that just because someone is a former Miss Namibia title holder, it does not mean they can not be involved in any other projects.

Source : The Namibian