After hosting a successful second installment of the Okavango Music festival on December 24 last year, Shakawe village will host the third annual get-together charitable festival at Shakawe Community grounds on Christmas Day.
The festival that is centred on artists from the Okavango area, this time around managed to include an artist from the south in the name of Tumza and the Big Bullets. The show organiser Kebadile Wasenda, also known as Kaybee in music circles, told Showbiz in an interview that this time the festival has grown and managed to attract sponsorship from Mascom, Dropping Keys, Amicable Stewards Tutorials, Wapanawa Photography, L.V.P, Highlight Caterers and Visual Presence.
She said they have been in need of a proper stage and sound for the past two years and the sponsors have stepped up to ensure a memorable festival for the revelers in Okavango. Kaybee said the lineup include local artists amongst others Chris Manto 7 of Zwaka Presa fame and a Namibian artist called Ayce Flame. “Unlike last year, where we brought three artists from Namibia, this year we want more locals to dominate the lineup,” she highlighted.
Kaybee was quick to indicate that the
Kaybee said even though Okavango is well known for tourism, their festival has not yet tapped into the tourism market. The other artists on the lineup include Lopza and Wetu, DJ Core, DJ Benene BW, KayBee, DJ Cooper, RayD, Bendrox, Yannic Disho and Chapison. Normal tickets are sold at P50 while VIP costs P200. VIP ticket includes a boat cruise to one of the Islands in the Okavango.