Despite a low turnout and financial burdens, the Old School Jive plans to revive the good intentions of its brand.
The founder and organising team of the first-ever Old School Jive have issued out a statement, addressing the blunders from the event hosted on 21 Decemeber.
The event that took place at Oshakati open market aimed at attracting members of the public to pay tribute to the musical legends Namibia has produced. In a statement issued on social media platforms, the founder Selma Sylvanus says the event was unsuccessful due to the lack of financial support.
” We had a lack of financial management issues to carter to all needs including payments for musicians and service providers. We vow to do monetary compensation to all as soon as funds become available,” she says.
The event was set to have entertainers including Leghetto, Tunakie, Swart Baster and Jericho to mention a few. The event was also a platform to pay tribute to the fallen heroes such as Axue. Sylvanus says the goal, despite the issues at hand is to raise money to grow the industry and calls on for support from individuals and corporates.
“The Old School Jive brand aims to generate profit in contribution to charity and foundation to groom young talents and to lend a financial hand toward the artwork of our musical legends. We are putting a call out to any individuals and businesses who can make sure Namibia retains this one-of-a-kind musical initiative as an enjoyable event,” she said.