Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-16 09:02
Adele Driven To Drink
The record-breaking singer says the ex-lover who inspired her mega successful album 21 left her “angry, bitter, lonely and devastated. I tried to learn to drive but that didn’t really work,” she said.
“I didn’t keep up my lessons. I was recovering from a severe break-up so I was drinking a lot so I imagine I was over the limit for most of them.” Now she says her heavy heart is bottled up in the chart-topping record. Read more about 99FM Top Gossip
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-16 08:58
Main sponsors MTC and NBC have announced that they are astounded by the overwhelming rate of participation from artists across the country that entered this year’s Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA).
“We are excited about these awards that recognise that Namibian music has come a long way and just like the country itself is maturing into a well organised and powerful influence in the region. Local music is being recognised for its value and distinction and is being favoured in homes across the country. Read more about NAMAs moving along
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-16 08:56
A brand new entertainment magazine hit the Windhoek scene at the start of this month with the free release of Namlicious’s first issue. Tjil spoke to the spunky mother and son team behind this new development.
According to Anneleen and Jaco van Zyl, the idea for the magazine grew from the need they saw for more events and entertainment promotion in Namibian media. “At first we decided to come up with an advertising book where people could advertise their parties and events,” said Jaco, “but there was so much interest that we later decided to make a magazine. Read more about A yummy spin on local entertainment
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-16 08:54
The Windhoek Carnival, better known as WIKA, turns 59 years old when this year’s festivities kick off with the Biwak on Saturday, 26 March. Visitors to the carnival can expect a host of fun-filled and exciting events under this year’s theme “Der Ton macht die Musik”, loosely translated as “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” Read more about WIKA turns 59
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-16 08:52
The National Theatre of Namibia’s (NTN) five-year strategic plan took centre stage at the national theatre’s official opening ceremony for the year last month.
The theme for the NTN’s 2010 to 2014 strategic direction is: ‘Art is the seed for social transformation and change.” Speaking at the ceremony, NTN General Manager Werner Thaniseb said that over the past 20 years, the arts and culture sector has gone through commendable transformation and change – moving towards a creative and vibrant industry with the potential of contributing to Namibia’s Gross Domestic Product. Read more about Theatre for change and profit
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-09 08:16
BIG Brother Africa is coming around again and last week local auditions took place in Windhoek. The Namibian Sun approached Claudia Blohm, Communication Officer for MultiChoice Namibia to hear how it went. Read more about Big Brother auditions
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-09 08:13
Lady Gaga’s Album Downloads
The controversial pop star’s first album passed the 300 000-downloads mark, the Official Charts Company said last week. The achievement makes Gaga’s album the most successful ever in the download charts. ‘
The Fame’ is also one of only three records to have sold more than 250 000 copies online. Lady Gaga is preparing to release her second album ‘Born This Way’ in May, revealing the video for its title track earlier this week. Once again, the video is raising a few eyebrows, with a number of fans on Twitter expressing disgust at the graphic shots. Read more about 99FM Top Gossip
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-09 08:11
Adele’s Heartbreak 21
Brit Awards performer Adele says heartbreak is responsible for the success of album ‘21’. Talking about her hit second album ‘21’, the young Londoner said an intense and brief affair changed her. “I had the most amazing, immense relationship,” she told Reveal magazine. “It didn’t last unfortunately – it stopped being fun but thankfully the ending wasn’t bitter.” Read more about 99FM Top Gossip
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2011-03-09 08:08
Britney’s New Single Leaks
The second single from Britney Spears’ upcoming album ‘Femme Fatale’ was posted on the internet on Thursday, and the upbeat dance anthem ‘Till the World Ends’ has some pundits predicting a club hit.
Tracks leaking online has long been a problem for musicians seeking to control the release of their records, although Spears quickly took to Twitter to promote the “formal premiere” of the track on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. Read more about 99FM Top Gossip