NAMIBIAN creatives and artists are receiving more international recognition than ever, with the latest being in the recently announced Scream All-Youth Awards set for 14-16 August 2021.
Disc jockey and entrepreneur DJ Alba is among Namibians that are being recognised and hopes to win.
"These awards are continental and the fact that I did not enter or anything is something for me to be proud of. It just proves that I'm on the right track. To be recognised among such influential people is already a milestone for me," she says.
She adds, "Deejaying is something that has a very negative connotation and it's something I really wanna change. It's an art discipline just like any other and it requires passion, perseverance and consistency for you to see results just like any other art form and I need aspiring DJs/artists to know that from the onset, nothing comes without consistency and discipline."
Among the nominees is model and entrepreneur Luis Munana, who received notification via Instagram that he has been nominated. With this nomination, he says he hopes to create partnerships and collaborations with the people he is up against and the international community.
The awards ceremony is one of the biggest all-youth awards in West Africa, which has spread to the rest of Africa.
Namibians nominated in the scream awards are:
Celebrity of the year
Fashion personality of the year
Brand influencer of the year
Social media influencer
Bet new act
On air revelation of the year
Youth artiste of the year
Sally Boss Madam
Entrepreneur of the year (male)
Leone Wayne Wilson
Entrepreneur of the year (female)
On air personality of the year (male)
Paul da Prince
You the artist of the year