Check out D-Naff’s take on culture!
Trust D-naff to teach you a thing or two in anything he does. Whether it is acting or singing you will leave with something new. This time, Dnaff tackles culture through a song titled Ileni Tunweni based on the annual Omagongo Festival that was held at Ongandjera palace. The song that features artists Kudurista, Morocky and Teqla when directly translated is titled Lets Drink, referring to the traditional drink (wine) made from the Marula fruit. Unwrap.online caught up with the award-winning artist who revealed the importance of culture and what it means to him.
Unwrap.online (U): What does culture mean to you?
D-Naff (D): Culture means the way we do things, our ways of living. The treatment of one another and the respect of human dignity without placing a judgment on others based on which family they came from.
U: Based on your culture, what are some interesting facts are there that people might not know about you and your culture?
D: I am from the Aanghandjera tribe in the Omusati Region. Tending to goats and cows were the order of the day. Fetching water and going hunting. Luxury was not an issue and hard working women attracted the men of the day.
U: Do you think as a nation we are losing a sense of culture?
D: We still have some in a few regions but we are slowly losing it to the west. Child discipline is now considered child abuse.
U: What were your best moments in shooting the video as well as recording it?
D: Visiting the Palace and talking to the King. Another thing was seeing the familiar places that brought back childhood memories. I felt really close and home.