First-Time NAMAs Nominees Scoop Awards Over The Weekend

The Second weekend of the 2020 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) saw two artists who were nominated for the first time walk away winners.

Centrepiece (Images: NAMAs/Provided)

Centerpiece from Rehoboth won the Best Single award while Ou Billem scooped the Best Traditional award in a rather tightly contested category with the likes of Teqla and Erna Chimu.

Maranatha who is no stranger to the NAMA stage had to fence off rather stiff competition from the likes of Effy and Joharetha to scoop the Best Gospel award with the song for the 2nd time in the NAMA history with her soulful song Yahweh.

Dennis Eiseb was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the music industry and for having mentored so many successful artists.

Erna Chimu

The NAMA weekend was once again filled with soulful and exciting performances with all artists bringing their best performing live for a TV audience only.

“We would like to congratulate all the nominees and especially Centerpiece, Ou Billem and Maranatha for winning in extremely tough categories. We would also like to announce that from next weekend the NAMAs will only take place on Saturdays and the Friday events will be removed from the calendar and combined with the Saturday shows to give the audience more entertainment value,” NAMA Executive Tim Ekandjo said.

This now means that the NAMAs will award 4 categories per Saturday. The nominees for Best House, Best Producer, Best Kwaito and Best Reggae will battle it out next weekend.


The new schedule is as follows:

Sat, 12th September

Best House
Best Producer
Best Kwaito
Best Reggae

Sat, 26th Sept

Best Music Video
Best Group/Duo
Special NAMA Award

Sat, 10th Oct

Best Soukous Kwasa
Best Afrikaans
Best Damara Punch
Best Oviritje
Sat,17th Oct

Best Rap/Hip Hop
Best R&B
Best Pan African Artist of the Year
Song of the Year

Sat,24th Oct

Best Album of the Year
Best Male Artist of the Year
Best Female Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year

Sat,31st Oct

Best Newcomer
Artist of the Decade
Namibian Legends Performances

Legacy & More Shows To Embrace This September On DStv and GOtv

DStv and GOtv’s September line-up includes a range of African and international shows, as well as features specially curated for African audiences.

Tune in soon to see what’s on screen this September with DStv and GOtv. You’ll find a sprinkling of top shows like Love Comeback, Legacy and The Sol and much, much more.

Here’s a snapshot of September’s super-bingeworthy action:

Love Comeback

Find out whether ‘they love me or love me not’ in this reality series with real-life stories of forgiveness and couples reunited (or not) with a little help from the Love Come Back team.

Discover how it all works out on Africa Magic Showcase, DStv Channel 151 every Sunday at 18:30 CAT.

Sol Family

Explore the reality of the behind-the-scenes drama of Sauti Sol – one of Africa’s most beloved bands – as we watch their daily interactions with each other, their fans, and the world.

It’s all going down on Maisha Magic Plus, DStv Channel 163 on Sundays at 18:30 CAT and on ShowMax.

The Legacy

Brought to you by the award-winning production house Tshedza Pictures, this telenovela explores the tale of two families on opposite ends of society and their interactions. With startling storylines set in the fast-lane world of investment billionaires and a sterling, diverse cast, this new daily is designed for DStv’s Premium audience. Legacy is M-Net 101’s very first telenovela.

Find out what happens when worlds collide from Monday, 21 September at 19:00 CAT on M-Net, DStv Channel 101.

Behind The Story

Join Pearl Thusi on a deep dive into the backstories of some of Africa’s best-known and most controversial personalities, media stars and musos.

The new season airs on BET, DStv Channel 120 and GOtv Channel 21 on Fridays at 22:00 CAT.


Discover Africa’s most diverse and talented artists in their own creative stomping grounds. Follow their journeys in this reality programme, visit their hometowns and see their contributions to art and culture on the continent.

Find out more on the Curiosity Channel, DStv Channel 185 every Tuesday at 19:00 CAT.

Free Willy (1993)

It’s a whale of a tail beloved by audiences of all ages and now you can compare the original ’93 version to the ’95 sequel on DStv and GOtv.

Follow this watery movie saga on TNT Africa, Friday 11 September at 18:20 CAT on DStv Channel 137 and GOtv Channel 18 and Free Willy 2 at 20:00 on the same evening on DStv Channel 137 and GOtv Channel 18.

Train of Salt & Sugar

A train journey uncovers the harsh realities of life in Mozambique after the civil war as four unlikely companions share their stories in this multiple award-winning movie.

Catch this eye-opening film on ShowMax as soon as you can.

Big Brother Naija Season 5

Have you been keeping up with Nigeria’s favourite reality show lately? If not, how will you know if your favourite character’s still in the Big Brother house?

Find out if they need your help to stay put by tuning into the 24-hour drama on DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Channel 29.

The African Couple

This infinitely relatable series focuses on a newlywed couple and the daily challenges they face in a unique African context.

It’s happening daily at 21:00 on ROK Ghana, DStv Channel 164 and GOtv Channel 18 or Channel 118 for viewers in Ghana.