Tswazis Invade the South

THE Tswazis teamed up with ma gaisa queen Brumelda to deliver two smashing shows in the southern mining towns of Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah over the weekend.

Performing older hits from their first album like ‘Step By Step’, as well as some fresh tracks from their latest album ‘Full Force’, Tswazis kept the crowd entertained and yearning for more. The predominantly Damara punch group known for their vibrant, energetic and captivating stage presence proved that they are one of the best performing acts on the Namibian entertainment scene. They kept audiences in both Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah on their feet, either admiring their dancing skills or dancing along to the beat.

Promoter January Ivula, better known as Zakes Tabakan, said the performances in the two mining towns form part of a planned nationwide tour, planned to head to Mariental, the coast and the North next.

They decided to perform in Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah because of the lack of entertainment events there and also because the trio are in demand there.

“There are not too many shows happening in Oranjemund and the people are hungry for entertainment so I thought it would be good to bring an act that will entertain a diverse audience,” Ivula said.

Radio presenter, Ice The Prince, who does the local music segment on community radio station, O-fm, said it was a pleasure to have the artists in the diamond town as they do not get much local content for the radio station.

“It was a really good thing for them to perform here and also to visit the studio and do the interview. We struggle to get new albums from local artists as well as to give listeners updated news and the latest content from our home-grown artists,” he said.

It being Tswazis’ first time in the diamond town, the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) 2013 Best Newcomer award winners said they decided to perform in the south to treat their southern fans and to get an entertainment feel of the two towns for future performances.

Speaking to O-fm, they vowed that the weekend’s performances would definitely not be the last the south has seen of them. “We are definitely coming back to Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah,” the group said, adding that if they are invited to perform at the upcoming annual Diamond Festival held in Oranjemund, they would not hesitate to return.

Source : The Namibian