NAMA award winning artist, Blossom, has formally tendered an apology for the derogatory remarks she made in 2017.
In a formal apology letter send to NAMA Executive Chairperson, Tim Ekandjo, Blossom’s letter read as follows; “I hereby give a formal apology to the public in general, and to the Head of State, His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob, for a comment I made on social media in 2017 when I wrote on my page saying, “Okwankara eeta ondjala, Biggest mistake. I fully take responsibility for this negative remark which may have been considered tribal. I further extend my apology as it is part of my duty as a musician and business woman to uphold unity”, ended the letter.
The NAMA Executive Committee welcomed Blossom’s apology in a reply letter written to Blossom by Tim Ekandjo that read as follows; “We would like to thank you for taking this bold step in tendering your apology. Apologizing is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. We wish to inform you that the NAMAs have accepted your apology”.
In 2017, the NAMAs executive committee had slapped the artist with a 12 month ban after her tribal remarks posted on her social media that were directed to the President Hage Geingob.
In the same space, Bank Windhoek that had booked Blossom to perform at their event also pulled her off the line-up. Blossom did however challenge the NAMAs committee with her lawyers where she stated that her posts where not directed to the head of state and that the word Omukwankara was not derogatory. We are glad she apologized regardless of what was.
We certainly can not wait to celebrate your music on the NAMAs platform again Blossom. Blossom also started exercising her entrepreneurial skills and launched her self titled Blossom Fragrance which she sells along her stylish fashion clothing at her boutique Blossom Kollections in town. Get it girl!