This week’s stars of the week are Big Ben and Chikune who were awarded as best male artist and best female artist of the year, respectively, at the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) last week. They each won a whopping N$100 000 and a brand-new car, a Toyota Corolla. Big Ben surprised many when he won the best male artist of the year for his ‘Back to the basics’ album.
The best male artist of the year category was tightly contested as eventual winner Big Ben faced stiff competition from one of the country’s most decorated artists, The Dogg (who won three awards on the night), Valentino, Swart Baster, LMPC and Exit.
The category for the best female artist of the year was closely contested by Freeda, Ann Singer (who won four awards on the night), Chikune (the winner), Sanet Lambrechts, Treasure and Damara Punch sensation Female Donkey. However, Chikune beat off her competition with her album ‘In with the new.’