Thursday, March 21, 2019

Namibians In Diaspora Mark The Independence Celebration

Namibian communities living in diaspora marking the Namibian Independence Day celebration. 
Namibia’s Independence Day, is celebrated annually on the 21st March. It is one of the biggest annual celebrations in the country and among Namibians in a diaspora. The date marks the day in 1990 when independence from South Africa was officially recognised. “At first, what is now Namibia was the German colony of Southwest Africa, but following World War I, it came under the control of South Africa. 

Namibian Independence Day is celebrated by many Namibians either at home or abroad are taking it to the streets to demonstrate unity, freedom, peace and stability. Students in dispora like at Limkokwing University in Malysia usually convening parades, traditional dances and a host of other celebratory events. As part of the National Independence Day, Namibians in UK Diaspora Harmony Companions has put together an exciting event that boasts of live music performances by various local upcoming and well established Namibian artists in the UK include Fashion Show by a couple of fashion designers such as Mrs Eva Moscovitch the CEO of Eva’s Design and Uatii Kav of Uatii Fabric Design.


The event will be also honoured by the presence of inspiring guest speakers, Her Excellency Linda Scott the Namibian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mrs Thandiwe Khumalo former Bill Gates Global Poverty Ambassador and Advocate for Disability Rights and Mental Health, to name but a few. The live music performances will feature numerous Namibian artists, namely: Simon Amutjira, a singer and keyboard player, performer and songwriter composer. He has released 8 albums so far 4 in gospel music and 4 in Namibian traditional music, he has won two music awards in Namibia. Simon is currently working on his 9th album in the gospel. 


Namibian UK-based members posed at 28th Independence Day last year in London. Photo:DSC.
'As Namibian community living in Britain, we are always looking forward to such a wonderful event and performances. Cello Unotjari Hauanga, music producer and artist. He is also CEO of CUH records and artist. He plays the piano and loves to entertaining people. Cello released a new album in 2018. Taaya Shangula is a producer and songwriter/artist, he describes his music as a fusion with bits of hip hop afro beat and house. His aspiration is to see more Namibian participate/engage in music on a wider scale. Finally, the youngest and upcoming artist J.13 songwriter/rapper his music is hip hop, afrobeat and R & B.

 The date of celebration slated for 23-24 March 2019 at DRS Stadium 24 Middle Park Ave in London. It’s going to be an amazing celebration, with DJ Black Cerian heating up the dance floor. And our beautiful Hosts/MC Tuko Gurirab and Otja Maslowska Event coverage will be by international photographer Michael G Spafford, who specialises in consultancy and travelling. Michael’s work includes studio and locations shoots. Fine arts, fashion and glamour. Cultural photography around the world, capturing the beauty of each country and its people. 

We anticipate over 200 people living in the UK attending this event. The community is working together in running much of the planning and programs ahead of the event. We are aiming to make this celebration more inspiring at the same time catering diverse audiences. We want to take this opportunity to invite fellow Namibians, friends and families in the diaspora to join us in the celebration of 29 years of peace and stability as ''One United Nations''.

NOTE: This article will be updated very soon!


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