Wika starts with a slow roll

Wika president, Holger Mentzel and Heiner Dillmann, Wika chairman, received a sponsorship from Bank Windhoek on behalf of the popular German festival. Elzita Beukes did the honours on behalf of the bank.The very popular German carnival, Wika is building up steam as it moves into its second week of celebrations. It started last week with the Biwak moving this weekend to the Children’s Carnival, and then really picking up speed with next week’s Prinzenball, the Fancy Dress evening, the Buettenabend and the International Evenings later in April.
Bank Windhoek has for the 10th consecutive year, supported Wika with a N$33,000 sponsorship. Wika is Namibia’s oldest carnival and celebrates its 61st anniversary this year.  
The Wika motto “Es läuft alles wie geschmiert”, conveys the idea of a smooth-running, never-ending party.
Wika president, Holger Mentzel, said “Windhoek’s fools and jesters can expect fireworks of show acts and fun-filled programmes at this year’s carnival. The public can once again expect to be treated to a host of scintillating performances on and off the stage in 2013.”
One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the performances by two seasoned German artists, Marie Luise Nikuta and Andi Ost.