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“We have come of age, ” Gazza on Namibian Independence

A look at how far the music industry has come through award-winning artist Gazza.

One of Namibia’s most celebrated artist Gazza born Lazarus Shiimi believes the Namibian music industry has come of age on the dawn of three decades of uhuru.

Being one of those that have created a visible footprint in the arts industry, Gazza said the industry has achieved much in 30 years though it lacks structure. He believes much is geared towards self-enrichment.


“ But I can stand for different artists within the industry who have achieved a lot, I can’t mention them all but they are pushing day and night because music has become our way of life.” He told unwrap.online, adding that:

“Namibian music has been into existence since we migrated from lake Tanganyika/Mount Kilimanjaro to share this land with Sun people, so yes we have what it takes for as long as we exist 30 years and beyond. We have a footprint which can carry the music industry for the next 30 years and beyond,” he said.


Chelete hitmaker has been in the music industry for more than 15 years. He released his first two albums titled Zula to Survive and Tanauka in 2004 since then he has been doing great in his music career.


Gazza is one of the artists to watch out for come 21 March at the Hage Geingob Stadium alongside international acts Tiwa Savage, D’Banj and Master KG.

While the aim is to bring Namibians together through arts, the five main sponsors including MTC, Nesria, Profile Investments, Huawei and Tafel Lager are all individually celebrating their milestone.
MTC will be celebrating its 25th birthday, Nesria will be celebrating being the foremost brand in the insurance industry as well as being the only company that covers liabilities as a result of the strike and riots, Profile Investments being proudly Namibian owned, Tafel Lager will be celebrating 30 years of unity and Huawei, Namibia’s prosperity.


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