New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Oviritje Joins Omalaeti's Cultural Collaboration

Windhoek — Ongoro Nomundu, Tura Horns and  Onÿarata feature on the recently released album of Qwangodhi, formerly Gheto, titled Kokola.

The album is a cultural genre mixed with a bit of Oviritje music which has been released under the Omalaeti Music Productions label.

Meantime Ongoro Nomundu intends to return the good will gesture that a selected group of its supporters among the public, termed as VIP, has been showing the group over the past year by hosting a "thank you" gala evening for them.

The event is also doubling as an award ceremony where artists would be rewarded for their dedication to the group categories such as Best Singer - An Artist that performed very well in CD and on Stage; Best Entertainer - An Artist that entertains the public; Best Dancer - An Artist who danced very well' who picks the crowed; Most Disciplined - The Artist who has disciplined among the fellow artist, the management and the public and Best Artist of the Year - who did his/ her task very well, performs, entertains and committed too.

Also some other awards such as Best performer at Schools for those that are in schools, etc. are on the agenda. The public is expected to have a 50% vote of those deserving the award by sms-ing to the number to be provided soon whom they think deserve an award in the various categories or by posting their choices on the Ongoro Nomundu Facebook. The other 50% will be judged by Ongoro Nomundu management.

Judges are people that have been watching these guy's since last year, check their performance every where, their conduct and behavior towards the public and each other in the group. Each winner will go home with an N$ 1500.00 and a goat or sheep. The Best Artist of the Year will go home with N$ 2000.00 and a cow.

At the event Groovy Uanivi' will be Graduated for his commitment and steadfastness in the group and the genre in the sense that many who have started in this genre have fallen by the wayside or are not in an envious shape today as when they started. Uanivi is thus an exception in this regard having persevered as a lead singer with specially flavoured tenor.

This is the second time that the group is having such an awards since the first time in 2006 at the Kapps Farm Hotel when only the Best Singer, Chello Nÿerura, and Best Entertained , Eto'o Makono, were honoured. It was that year that the group also was crowned the first time as the best Oviritje group in the Sanlam/NBC Music Makers competition with the song Ahi-Ahi. The following year the group again won with the song Onderera performed by Eto'o. Since more awards have been awarded like that of Best Dancer and Most Disciplined Player.

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