NAMAs leave audience in awe

From a horse to motorbikes, flying eagle, bath tab, and a shower on stage the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMA's) 2019 is one for the books that will have many talking for some time.

A night of glitz and glamour at a local hotel in Swakopmund where the NAMAs 2019 was hosted left many speechless Saturday evening, This year's NAMAs had a much bigger stage and for the first time, there were stunts performed.

Lize Ehlers was the biggest winner of the night walking away with three awards for the Best House, Best Female Artist of the Year and the newly introduced category Overall Artist of the Year.

Receiving her award for the Best House, Ehlers noted ' Thank you MTC, NBC for recognising music with a message, this award goes to Fantastic Sam a real person who does nails for a living who's all the way the in Windhoek and he said we as men need to be fantastic because we are not good enough yet so Fantastic Sam thank you for the inspiration' before thanking her producer, family and fans.

For her performance of the song 'Fantastic Sam' Lize Ehlers appeared on stage on a black horse, South African award-winning musician and the hitmaker of 'Deeper', Holly Rey for her performance come into sight of an entourage of motorbikes.

Sally Boss Madam stunned the audience when she flu on an eagle while performing her hit song 'Net so', Y Cliff during his performance of the song 'Drowning in my feeling' went in to a bath tab ring on stage and if you thought it couldn't get any better rapper Skript stood under a running shower during his performance which was absolutely mind-blowing.

MTC's Chief of Human Capital and Corporate Affairs, Tim Ekandjo at the event said year's event which will mark a decade of the NAMAs will be even much bigger and better.

Exit won the Best Kwaito and Best Male Artist of the Year categories, while Top Cheri took the Best Newcomer and Best Album of the Year Award.

Gazza's Chelete which reached a million views on Youtube won him the Best Afro-Pop and song of the year awards.

Another big winner at the awards was KK who's single 'KhAimA' featuring the TSWAZIS 
won him the awards for Best Single and Best Music Video awards.

The Best Afrikaans song went to Vaughn Ahrens for the song 'Amen', Best Damara Punch 
went to T-Bozz and Staika for the song 'Nauxube', best Oviritjie went to MBM for the song 'Mukaa kozongome' and the Best Soukous/Kwasa 
went to Allen Jonathan for the song Chichikezako featuring DJ Lenga Lenga.

The artist won on the evening but was not present to receive their awards is Big Ben for the Best Traditional Award, Jaleel for the Best R&B award, AKA who won the Best Pan African Award.

New to the Awards newcomer Lindsey won the Best Gospel category for her song 'Alles op die altaar', the Best Rap/Hip Hop was won by Skrypt for the song 'I got it', Best Reggae went to Gerry Dread for the song 'Ghetto Survival' and the award for Best Collaboration went to Blenge Mo Fire featuring Etjo from the duo Ethnix and Jimmy Jay for the song '2 Sides'.

Duo Twazis walked away with the Best Duo/Group of the Year award.

Source: Namibia Press Agency