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Friday, April 27 2018 | NEW ERA 28 entertainment FUN DAY Winner… Little ‘Superman’ - and winner of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals SPCA)’s Fun Dog Day best dressed category, 12-year-old Harry, with owner Jacky Siebeck and Charlie in her Dressed-up doggies stole SPCA’s fun day fundraiser • Donna Collins The dress up parade, with owners strutting their stuff with some of the best looking ‘mutts’ in the business, all squeezed into colourful costume, was the highlight of the popular ‘Fun Dog Day’ outdoor fundraiser show hosted by the Swakopmund Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) last Sunday. Characters ranged from a Labrador dressed up like Bob Marley, a Pug wearing a Superman outfit, a Pit-bull swaggering a pink Tutu, a mutt bandaged up like an Egyptian Mummy, a Boerbull in a gym outfit and lots more. A total of 47 entries took part in the day’s competition, which included a variety of categories such as the “Slobbering Champ”, Best Dressed, Scruffiest, Best Personality, and Best Wagging Tail, to mention some. Hills were the main sponsor of the prizes and the fun day has been going for over a decade. There was a wide variety of breeds which ranged from a long legged Great Dane the size of a donkey, a pure white standard French Poodle, ‘Sausage Dogs’, Staffies, a Boerbull, Swiss Alsatians, and Rottweiler’s right down to a tiny fluffy Toy Pom - they were all there. Many of the dogs were SPCA rescues, and not all dogs entered for the different categories were thorough breeds, many were good old ‘pavement specials’ with loads of personality, and a story to tell. In keeping with tradition, a group of faithful volunteers took time to parade many of the SPCA’s ‘golden adoptables’ with Photos: Donna Collins I-Jah-man… Buddy doing his best to pull off his Bob Marley outfit which won a prize, with proud owner Bianka Meyer looking on the hopes of finding them new homes. A raffle draw with 400 tickets were sold. Amazing prizes included a week-end for two to Moon Mountain Luxury Tented Lodge, a Laramon Boat Cruise, a trip with Tommy’s Living Desert Adventures and an Alter Action Sandboading experience. Apart from raising much needed funds for the SPCA’s mounting running costs, the day is also held to create more awareness for the animal shelter in Swakopmund, which operates as an independent animal welfare Currently the SPCA is expanding its premises and building new kennels, with construction already the growing need for the many strays they take care of, as well as providing bigger boarding facilities in Namibia’s holiday town during organisation. underway to accommodate the busy holiday season. MOVIES Mpingana Dax - chairperson Mark Grove - vice chairperson Lené Janse van Rensburg - treasurer Vernna Muronga – secretary marketing FAN strives matching NFC’s funding • Staff Reporter The new board of the Film Association of Namibia (FAN) will strive at raising funds to assist members as much as possible, to match the Namibia Film Commission (NFC)’s funding. The new board will also address the business of filmmaking by focusing on business administration, marketing and film distribution, to give new members the skills they need for the success of their future productions. The ultimate aim is to formalise the film industry in the future, as well as showing the business and job opportunities in filmmaking in Namibia, especially for unexposed Namibians. Besides offering members experience, the new board will also be upgrading the FAN website and have members listed according to skill level. It also aims to create a monthly digital newsletter covering what is happening in the film industry, as well as highlighting opportunities for members in the industry. The board envisions signing up interested individuals for trainee programmes and or technical placement schemes for international productions within a year. In the long-term, these individuals will be moving up in the production hierarchy every year, based on skill and experience. This in turn will give the NFC access to filmmakers in tiered levels who

Friday, April 27 2018 | NEW ERA entertainment 29 EVENT Country Club to launch Beatz and Eatz music festival • Pinehas Nakaziko Well-known South African musicians, Almero Welgemoed, Deon Meiring and Bouwer Bosch are to inaugurate the first ever music festival of the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino (WCCR), titled Beatz and Eatz on May 25. Taking place under the beautiful Namibian sky, music enthusiasts are welcome to take their blankets along. Those purchasing tickets as part of the early bird promotion, stand the possibility of a great prize of a two-night stay for two at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre inclusive of breakfast. “We will, of course, also cater for the food enthusiasts and Coennie Muundjua – regional coordinator can be integrated into their plans. The board’s goal is to increase membership, improve FAN’s visibility and image as an institution in the Namibian film industry. The board also aims improving its membership base by diversifying it to ensure it represents everyone in the filmmaking industry. FAN will facilitate the improvement of entry level filmmakers’ skills. a variety of food and drink stands will be available from three O’clock (15h00) in the afternoon, until late. We look forward to welcoming all of you at this great event,” says WCCR’s general manager, Tony Boucher. The draw will take place during the evening of the concert. The WCCR also offers an accommodation special for the weekend of the music festival for N$ 1840.00 per night for a double room, including breakfast but excluding tourism levy. Early Bird tickets for the festival has been available since this Tuesday at www. webtickets.com.na and Pick n Pay stores for N0.00 per adult and N0.00 for under 16’s while under 12’s may enjoy the show for free. Entries Girley Jazama – PR and FAN’s board’s objective for 2018 is organising a short film two-day shoot event for new members. This event will encourage participants to be as creative as possible. This will give the board an indication of who is capable and able to be a part of their proposed upcoming short film programme intended to give new members insight into working for the competition closes on May 24. Boucher says tickets at the door will be slightly more expensive and will cost N0 for adults and N0 for under sixteen’s. “People are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment as limited tickets are available,” WCCR’s General Manager, Tony Boucher says. He adds that the music concert will offer Namibians another great opportunity to enjoy an evening out – this time enjoying acoustic and laid-back music. He delights that “the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino has produced its fair share of exciting happenings, ranging from international golf tournaments to Miss Universe and Miss Namibia pageants and boxing bonanzas”. Beatz and Eats… South African musician, Deon Meiring, who together with fellow SA musos, Almero Welgemoed and Bouwer Bosch, will be performing live at the inaugural Beatz and Eatz music festival on May 25 at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino (WCCR). Photo: Contributed on set, under the guidance of experienced heads of departments. To execute its mandate of developing the film industry, the board urges filmmakers to register as FAN members for N0 a year as the association is member driven. The fee for students is N0. The board would also emphasises that FAN represents everyone in the industry, irrespective of race or colour. The Filmmakers Association of Namibia (FAN) founded in 2000, promotes the growth and development of the Namibian film industry. FAN is a member driven organisation and members mandate the FAN board to take up their consolidated concerns and suggestions with relevant stakeholders as representatives of its members. The FAN board speaks on behalf of the industry as whole. All filmmakers who have not yet registered with FAN, are urged to do so by emailing filmmakersnamibia@gmail.com to find out how to register. NSK Industry Loop My predictions: NAMAs 2018 If I happen to get any of the predictions wrong, kindly send me a mail as it has been the case for the past three years at i will not reply because this email does not exist@yahoo.com. FYI, I’m still sour about Best Musical Event of the year, Entertainment Dj of the Year, Entertainment Journalist of the Year, Live Performance of the Year, Song with a Message and Acapella! Best Male Artist of the Year: Last year I predicted Sunny Boy but Gazza took it. This man dropped five videos in a space of 12 months. He performs at almost every trade fair and music show. His album is a great success. What more does one have to do to win this award huka? Best Female Artist of the Year: Last year it was a catfight between Oteya & Adora but instead Monique English surprised all. It’s the quiet ones fam. I would’ve said Sally this year mara judging from what transpired last year, Ousi Eises! Best Album of the Year: Say: I correctly predicted for Pumumu last year. My winning streak will continue with Chikune. Which will cause controversy because self-righteous coconuts seem to think that if you win album of the year you are automatically supposed to win Artist of the year #FacePalmEmoji. Best Soukous/Kwasa: The first and only award for PDK tomorrow night. Best Single: No Hip Hop song for the first time in two years for this category. In that case, Numba Numba all the way! Best Rap/Hip-Hop: Jericho arguably had the most controversial win last year beating Young T’s “levels”. This year, all five nominees have incredible albums. However three were incredibly active throughout the year. Two nominees performed almost everywhere. Two have fantastic videos. Yoh! Both beautifully sampled. Both have insane views. But 1 stayed longer on my personal playlist. Three’s up omes. Best RnB: Baainaars stand UP! Another one for Antonio. Salvador! Best Oviritje: Triple T will make it two wins in three years! Best Newcomer: I correctly predicted Jaleel last year. The trend would’ve continued with RnB had Salvador learned how to answer his phone to get some gigs. As a result, Suzy Eises will get this one. Best Music Video: Last year it was the battle of the husbands (Kbozz vs Sula) and Sula won. This one is going back to Malaka Draai. !eshee! Best Kwaito: Exit will cement his status as the King of Kwaito. Best House: What has Doris done for this category since she won last year? Nxo. Even though the video is terrible, “Pangaman” will take it. Best Duo/Group: Lol. I really feel sorry for the rest of the nominees in this category for they know this one is going to Herero location #PropheticVoice. #Warakat Best Gospel: Isn’t it beautiful how this category has moved on from the dominating days of D-Naff? N.I.A (Hip Hop) 2016, Maranatha (Soul) 2017. This year, the diversity in Gospel will be celebrated with a win for Rodney Seibeb (Damara). Best Damara Punch: Ou Stakes will mark his return to the industry with this one. Best Collaboration: Hip Hop has been dominated this category in the last two years with wins for and Gazza. Despite KP’s commanding presence in this category, Ousi Eises will break that Hip Hop dominance over this category. Best Afro Pop (inclusive of Township Disco): Never has PDK faced such tough competition in the face of One Blood. Onjema is a fantastic song. Odikwa is a great album but lawd knows One Blood has one song and one song only that can make PDK’s whole album look like a joke! Best Afrikaans: This award will stay at the Warehouse with the Dessert Queen (Bradley last year). Song of the year: Why do I get the feeling that Sally will have a very heart breaking evening tomorrow? One Blood is literally giving all the heavy weights in this year’s edition a run for the money with ONE SONG bruh. Best Traditional: Another win for Otjiwarango, Maszanga! Best Producer: It’s going to be a bloody party with Mbapeua Mbaundamuje. One song guys…wow! Until the next loop, we say “GMTM”! NSK is a professional MC. For bookings, email naobebsekind@gmail. com @naobebsekind (twitter)

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