The popular Hymn Awards and Choir Competition event is set to take place on the 25 and 26th of April at Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre after being held successfully for the first time at the same venue last year.

The organizers are calling on all choirs and singers across the country to register in order to vie for the coveted prizes.

Just as last year, there will be winners in the following categories: matured, youth, solo, and instrumental.

Each of the matured and youth categories will produce winners for first prize, second prize and third prize.

Last year’s ‘Matured Choir’ category was won by Mweneni Aluhe pOompadhi dhOmuwa, the ‘Youth Choir’ category was won by Opuwo Youth Choir, ‘Female Solo’ was won by 11-year old Natalia Emvula, while the prize for ‘Male Solo’ went with Lukas Shigwedha and ‘Best Instrumental’ went with Eliphas Samuel.

Mighty Symphony of the University of Namibia HP Campus received the prize for ‘Gender-Balanced Choir’.

Mrs Neliwa Lavinia Nakashole and Mrs Magdalena Kambudu were honoured with special awards for their life-time contributions to society for their work in producing timeless hymns over the preceding decades.

“The choirs and solo singers are invited to register as soon as possible so that the organizers may start putting in place all the arrangements,” says Mr Ndali Nenkavu, the founder of the Hymn Awards and Choir Competition.

“Registration is free, just contact Paulina Iita at 0812901032.”

IN THE PHOTO: Mweneni Aluhe pOompadhi dhOmuwa Choir received a cheque of N$10,000.00.