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Shoprite Group hosts Top Stars 2019 contest

The Shoprite Group held its annual Top Stars singing contest tonight at Hilton Hotel. The singing contest is only open to Shoprite Group employees only.

The contest was hosted officially by South African TV personality Katlego Maboe. The event was attended by members of the public and the Shoprite Group employees. The crowd was lively and reacted to the contestants from various singers who are Shoprite Group employees from Namibia, South Africa and even as far as Nigeria.

Katlego Maboe did very well as an MC

The event was held to ensure that some contestants who took part in the Namibian event would eventually earn enough points to make it to the grand finale of the Top Stars 2019 on 19 October 2019 at Cape Town, South Africa.

The winner of the Namibian event was Nigerian singer Brenda Pender. She amazed the judges and the crowd with her outstanding performance and deserved to walk away as a top singer at the contest.

Another artist who also did very well on stage was Boma Jackreece who hails form Lagos Nigeria.

Namibians Jonas and Nester who are employees from Shoprite Eenhana also had a crowd favourite original song titled Com Visit Shoprite that had the audience singing along because of its catchy and playful chorus. Other Shoprite Group employees who performed were Lira, Mastermind, The Golden Reag and Etango.

Hot and spicy had a stellar performance.
Victoria from Nigeria made a good impression.
Mastermind had a powerful and strong performance.
Etango brought traditioanal vibes to their performance set on stage.
Lira had a good performance.
The Golden Reag had matching outfits and their dances and singing was in sync.

Katlego Maboe rose to occasion as the MC and used his wit and charm to entertain the crowd and had a great control of the proceeding throughout the show. He also had a unforgettable performance that many would remember before he took over his duties as MC.

The 2018 grand finale Top Stars winner Gift Phiri was also judging at the competition and had a very unique and great performance on stage that left the crowd begging for some more.

Joe Phiri the 2018 Top Stars singing contest winner.

The Top Stars initiative is a Human Resource project driven by the Shoprite Group of companies for all its employees across Africa. The contest creates fun in the workplace, assists with building self-esteem and fosters teamwork. Part of the experience comes with mentorship and performance coaching from music industry professionals to help prepare the contestants for their moment in the spotlight.

All the Top Stars 2019 performers at the Hilton Hotel in Namibia.
Shona Ngavahttps://unwrap.online
Shona Ngava is a music journalist, educator, and blogger who aims to share more insight on how music impacts the average listener. He has worked previously for the Namibian Sun as a journalist and has done countless reviews of many albums and singles focusing specifically on the Namibian music scene. He is the host of the only show on radio that is dedicated to album reviews and music critiquing in Namibia. He works at the community radio station of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) called NUST FM. He is currently the Programming and Music Director the radio station and is responsible finding the right music for the station and audio and radio production at NUST FM. Shona Ngava has 5 years experience within the print and broadcasting industries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications Technology. He is passionate about the entertainment industry and elevating and taking it to better heights. He believes in equal treatment of artists and making sure their stories are told all the time every time hence he is a contributor for unwrap.online. Besides Journalism, Shona Ngava's other interests lie in artist management, social media marketing and talent management and brand management.

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