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Musicians feed off politicians

A wave of political mishaps, bleeps, blunders and loss of tamper in parliament has become a content hive for local music producers who are keeping audiences entertained from political jabs.

More so in this era when most musicians are stranded at home with very little space where they can practice their skill to multitudes because of the state emergency imposed to curb the spread of Covid- 19 pandemic.

From the poor spoken English skills of former Governor of Ohangwena Usko Nghaamwa, to President Hage Geingob’s common-sense jab with journalists Jemima Beukes and Denver Kirsting to the recent war of words between a motor-mouth politician and opposition leader Bernardus Swartbooi and his long-time nemesis Utoni Nujoma all have ended up in house songs.


While the two had their heat of the moment while budget, by any, means a serious topic being discussed their rivalry had enough to feed the creatives mind. In a matter of hours, Namibians were finding an Amapianon version of the debate online.

The President even had to take a joke out of it and demand his fair share of royalties from his songs recently while announcing the extension of lockdown in the Erongo Region for two weeks.

“On a lighter note I have a lot of songs that are playing but I also want my cut,” the president said much to the laughter of those that attended his press briefing at the statehouse.

While finding the new creativity a bargain for entertainers and talents, radio presenter and producer DJ Lischen says that it is a matter of time musician caught up on the trend.

“Just like comedians turn political scenarios into jokes, artists and producers have become open to adding their two cents, after all, we need a lot of humour to cope with a lot what we going through right now and how much better if we can dance to, sing along and have a giggle at the same time,” she said.

On the other hand, the DJ who had worked with Dixon and Dice on certain projects cautioned the need for producers not to rush work and compromise on quality.

“Well, I think it’s brilliant! However, creativity should never be rushed,” she concluded.


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