The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) entered into a mutually beneficial arrangement with Simply You Magazine and we are here for it!
The commercial agreement applies to the third annual lifestyle and fashion awards in terms of which, the NBC will avail airtime to promote and produce the awards on all platforms inclusive of online services.
At the launch of the awards, held in Windhoek at NICE Restaurant, NBC Chief Commercial Officer, Umbi Karuaihe-Upi said:
“The NBC is proud to hold exclusive broadcasting rights to the Simply You Magazine Lifestyle and Fashion Awards (SYMLAFA). We are committed to joining forces and resources to leverage on our marketing strategies and solicit for Sponsorship for the Awards.”
The awards were born from the core purpose of celebrating Namibia’s diverse and growing arts industry. Simply You Magazine General Manager, Helena Ndeshipanda Ngaifiwa said that the fashion, photography, beauty, philanthropy, entertainment - you name it - the arts scene has grown immensely over the past two decades.
She added that this growth is as a result of the constant investment, dedication and perseverance of those who took it upon themselves to not only establish an identity for Namibian arts, but to also make sure it reaches its highest potential.
It is against this background that the SYMLAFA was created - to celebrate industry creatives, movers and shakers. Last year’s Awards theme was 'Vintage with a Touch of Glam', 'Diamonds Are Forever' for the inaugural awards and for 2019, the theme for the awards is 'African Royalty: A night with Emperors and Empresses' not to be confused with African print.
Ngaifiwa concluded by thanking all sponsors, industry stakeholders, personalities and everyone who has supported the Award. “We are forever indebted to you all and promise to always give our everything to ensure a night of magic, every first weekend of September.”
How entries work.
Industry experts are invited and encouraged to enter. A panel of industry experts will then be tasked with the vetting and judging process and selecting the top four nominees in each category. The nominees will be presented to the public, who will then vote for their favourite personality. The Diamond Award will be selected by the organising committee also with the assistance of industry experts.