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Absalom Iimbondi in action for Tigers. File photo

THE Namibia Football Association (NFA)'s interim secretary general Jochen Traut said Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) do not sponsor national football leagues.



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DJ Dreas heading to Rocking the Daisies

TOP Namibian DJ, Andreas Nambambi, aka DJ Dreas, will be performing at this year's Rocking the Daisies music and lifestyle festival, set to take place from 7 to 9 October in South Africa.


Getting the Pulse Racing

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AWARD-WINNING artist, writer, film producer and director Micheal Kahorongo, also known as Micheal Pulse, has been faced with many obstacles over the years, but has kept moving towards achieving his dreams.


Miss Namibia, Miss Teen Namibia to be crowned

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IT is pageant season again, as tonight Miss Teen Namibia will crown a new young beauty queen, replacing the reigning Alexis Swart and beginning her year of duty, in NBC's first live show since the pandemic brought events to a standstill in 2020.



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The Peter Principle

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BEING SUBJECTED to the ineptness of staff at a Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) listed commercial bank this week was a sobering experience.


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      Anna The-Flutist instils hope in women with disabilities

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      ANNA Veijo, known in the music sphere as Anna The-Flutist, says there is no need for women born with disabilities to look down upon themselves.

      The virtuoso was born on 14 May 1986 at Oshakati with a hip deformity. Despite this, she describes herself as a self-motivated, energetic and hardworking woman, who has sentiments of hope for others in the same position as hers.

      “Do not allow a state of disability to define you, your talent or any of your capabilities, as we are uniquely created for our purpose,” she says.

      Anna The-Flutist was one of the standout performers at this year's World Music Day celebrations recently held at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) in Windhoek.

      “It is not easy being a female artist in an industry dominated by male artists. However, I stand my ground to leave a good mark for every performance to make sure it is unique.”

      With an honours degree in music and visual art from the University of Namibia (Unam) and a Grade 5 Level

      Music International Certificate from the Royal College of Music, London, the muse hopes to become a professional music artist.

      After graduating from the College of the Arts in 2008, the college employed her in its extension programme to teach art and music in the Khomas region.

      “During that time, I got an opportunity to continue playing the flute in live bands such as The One,” she narrates.

      She continued doing gigs while studying music and visual arts at Unam. It was during this time that she adopted her stage name, Anna The-Flutist.

      Apart from recording with musicians like Ama Daz Floor, creating a unique style of playing African music genres, such as soukus and rhumba on the flute, is one of her notable achievements.

      Artists who have inspired her include Russian flutist Polina Loubnina and Elemotho.

      Anna The-Flutist aspires to represent Namibia on a global stage and to become a professional music lecturer so that she can contribute towards Namibian music education. – unWrap.online


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