The much anticipated 10th NAMAs will soon kick off, but this time live and online. The event was initially scheduled to take place on 2 May 2020 at the Swakopmund Dome but was indefinitely postponed due to COVID19.
The executive committee is pleased to announce that the 10th and last of it’s kind with MTC will be delivered online.
“The event will take place over an 8-full weekend period starting from the Saturday, 15th August
ending Saturday, 14th November 2020. We will award four categories over a full weekend, two
on Saturday and two on Sunday. All the mini NAMA shows will start at 16h00.
“All the nominees in the categories will have an opportunity to perform their nominated song
which essentially unlike previous years gives every nominee an opportunity to perform this
year. We will then announce the winners of the music genres immediately after the shows and
pay out prize monies to the winners.
“This year we will also give every nominee a flat participation fee of N$3000 taking into
consideration that COVID-19 has resulted in a loss of income for so many artists. In addition,
all proceeds from ticket sales will go to a Covid-19 relief fund in support of Namibian artists
and the live music entertainment industry that have lost all their income during the Pandemic
restrictions,” explained NAMA Executive Chairperson Tim Ekandjo.
All of the concerts will be re-broadcast again to everyone else, on NBC Television as well in 3 days after the live concert happened.
The public vote for Best Pan African Artist of the Year has already closed in May but the voting
for the Song of the Year will continue until 14h00 Saturday, 24th October 2020.
Throughout the weekends, fans will be allowed to vote for the 5 artists that they want to see
perform again and the artist with the highest SMS votes will perform on Sunday, 8th November
in the All Fan Favourite slot to officially close the NAMAs 2020 and to bid farewell to this 10
year-long magnificent event that has transformed the Namibian music scene.
A total of N$1.2 million will be paid out in prize monies with the all categories receiving
N$30,000 except for Best Album and Song of the Year each to receive N$50,000, Best Male
and Best Female Artist receiving N$100,000, while the Artist of the Year will walk away with
N$200,000. The Artist of the Decade will walk away with a cool N$150,000 and a one-year
DSTV Explora subscription from Multichoice Namibia.
Herewith the full weekend NAMA schedule;
Sat, 15th August: Afrop Pop & Best Collaboration
Sat, 22nd August: Best Single & Best Traditional
Sun, 23rd August: Best Gospel & Lifetime Achievement Award
Sat, 12th Sept: Best House & Best Producer
Sun, 13th Sept: Best Kwaito & Best Reggae
Sat, 26th Sept: Best Music Video & Best Group/Duo
Sun, 27th Sept Special NAMA Award
Fri, 9th Oct: Best Soukous Kwasa & Best Afrikaans
Sat, 10th Oct: Best Damara Punch & Best Oviritje
Sun, 11th Oct: Best Rap/Hip Hop & Best R&B
Sat, 24th Oct: Best Pan African & Song of the Year
Sun, 25th Oct: Best Album of the Year
Sat, 7th Nov: Best Male, Best Female Artist & Artist of the Year
Sun, 8th Nov: Best Newcomer & Artist of the Decade
Sat, 14th Nov: All Time Fan Favourite