Frans’ Art from the Heart

Frans Uunona was born in a small village near Oshikati. It was through visiting someone’s home, filled with art that, at age four, the artist in him was awakened. Today, art is his lifestyle, as not only does he produced beautiful works of art, but he teaches young Namibian children art, as well. 99FM’s MYD Art spoke to Frans to …

Namibian Design That is Static and Active

An exhibition that looks at Namibian architecture, past, present and future, is about to open its doors to the public to view an artistic counter point of static and active, which is what architecture, is described as. Namibian architect Nina Maritz, notes, “What is interesting about architecture, it’s probably the most stunning art in one sense, because you build a …

Music that Celebrates Beauty in the World

Namibian born musician, composer, performing artist and musical activist, Elemotho, is about to release his fourth album. Touted as the soundtrack to the new sunrise which is on the rise, 99FM’s MYD Art spoke to the award winning artist with powerful messages for our modern times. “Perception is everything and intention drives the spirit and heart more than we think.” …

Luis’ Namibian Pride Project

Rundu born, Luis Munana, is an International Model, Big Brother Africa Housemate, TV Presenter and more. Right now, he’s busy with a project to launch a Namibian children’s cartoon television show. 99FM’s MYD Art caught up with Luis, to talk about this new project, the logistics of it and the upcoming auditions for Namibian children to be a part of …

Art That Takes The Mind on a Journey

Foibe Amundaba is a Namibian artist whose exhibition, “Contrasting colours of a Namibian”, is on at the FNCC right now. Her work is a collection of breathtaking images where colour dances, yet a poignant and powerful message is felt. Contrasting colours of a Namibian, Foibe explains, “is a theme inspired by the mood and feelings of me as a Namibian …

Contemporary Connections in Art

Tulina Nakashona is a Namibian textile artist, Thabo Pitso is a South African sculptor and installation artist. What connects these two artists is that their work stands side by side at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) as part of the Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop and Exhibition. The workshop and exhibition brings together artists from all over the globe …

Pashuka, the Reading Corner for Artists

Pashuka, which means to be alert, enlightened, wise and with open eyes, has just opened up at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN). It’s a reading corner housed inside the NAGN that is aiming to be a home for artists to commune and be inspired through developing their knowledge of art. According to the NAGN of Namibia, “the Pashuka …

A Unique Blend of Unity in Music

Another example of the power of collaboration in the Arts is the musical duo of Blend. The duo are pure fusion themselves, consisting of French-born Christian Polloni, (who is recognised for his contribution to the Namibian music production industry) and Namibian Nesindano Namises (who one of Namibia’s most experienced poets). Their sound is a unification of poetry, soulful sounds and …

Connecting Namibian Musicians with their Audience

Up close is what you get, to Namibian musicians, when you visit the Boiler Room in Windhoek between Wednesday and Saturday every week. The stage is a home for local musicians. Here musicians get the chance share their talents with Namibia and also to hone their skills as performers on the stage that hides nothing from its audience. 99FM’s MYD …

Crafting a Future for Namibian Fine Art

A new beginning for the Arts Association Heritage Trust as a revival exhibition is asking all the lovers of art, to travel back in time to see the future of Namibian art. 99FM’s MYD Art spoke to the Manager and Curator of the Arts Association Heritage Trust (AAHT), Elize van Huyssteen, about this revival as well as the global and …