New Era (Windhoek)

28 November 2012

Namibia: Linda Lauches Campaign to Help Pupils With Fees

Windhoek — Teenage singer, songwriter and awards winner at this year's Namibia Annual Music Award (NAMAs), Linda Pendukeni Simasiku, has launched her campaign called "Help a Child, Pay School Fees".

Linda decided on this campaign since she has been interested in education and want to help fellow children and to make good use of the money which she won at the NAMAS. Linda scoops three awards in Best Newcomer, Best RnB and Best Song of the Year categories. These won her a combined cash prize of N$65 000. She will now spend some of that on paying for the school fees of marganalised children nationwide. "Education is very close and dear to my heart. Therefore, I am going to use some of my winnings in 13 schools countrywide in school fees for 2013. I will only choose one child from each of the 13 regions," says Linda.

She is appealing to all disadvantaged children in the regions who cannot afford to pay school fees because either their parents unemployed or have passed away. She further encourages all the needy children to write a motivational letter, which states why paying school fees is important.At just 16 years, Linda has been turning heads on the Namibian entertainment scene. She has been on the cover of entertainment pages in the local media, on the screens of TV networks and been heard on local radio stations. Many have been questioning the origin of her appearance, yet many are familiar with the voice of the "I believe" hit featuring Zambian artist, Petersen Zagale.

Apart from the campaign, Linda also released her second album in October titled Coming of Age. The 16- tracks album consists of hot hits like Always Be My Love, Coming of Age, Victory, Fly Girl and New Swagg featuring Exit. The songs are produced under Supreme Records by the producer Magik Links. Linda says Always Be My Love's lyrics simply refer to a girl who met a guy that turn her life for the better while Coming of Age tells everybody that Linda is growing physically, musically and emotionally when it come to her singing style. The video of New Swagg is already out and airing well on all local television stations.

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