New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Linda Pledges School Fees

Young awards winning artists in the 2012 Namibia Annual Music Awards (Namas), Linda, intends to pay for the school fees of needy children all over the country with her takings from the awards.

Linda received a total of N$65,000 on Monday at the prize-giving ceremony here for her three awards as Best Newcomer, Best Song of the Year and the Best RnB. "I want to help the less fortunate children in schools, as I grew up as a school child I noticed that there were a few children that always had to drop out because they couldn't pay their fees and if I can help them I am going to," she says.

She further explains that she will embark to find 13 learners in the 13 regions who she will aid with the payment of fees for the full year next year. "I want to make dreams come true for the children to have a normal school year and be a normal school child without anything to worry about," she says.

"Because of what I have achieved I know I can do better. It has been quiet and inspiration for me to get these awards and know that I can do more. My plans are to go forward and do better than I have done. My only competition is myself," she says.

According to Linda, mastering the balance is important and she has managed to put aside her week days for school and her weekends for music.

She will, however, be taking a break from the glitz and glamour world of music to pay her school work the much needed attention. "I have already finished half of the album and I will finish the rest with time," she notes.

She is dedicating her Song of the Year to her loyal fans that he she says have been by her side on her musical journey thus far. "When I recorded I Believe I knew automatically it would be a hit. I kept praying and I believed that I would make it this far. I walked home with more than I expected at the awards. I thought I would only scoop best newcomer," she says.

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