Victory Fest to set the city alight this weekend

• BY ROSALIA DAVID

THE annual gospel show, Victory Fest, an event designed to assist believers in spiritual worship through music, will be taking place this weekend at Echo Centre in Windhoek.

Speaking to Confidente founder Franklin Newman said this year’s event promises nothing but a night of healing and soulful tunes.

Various local artists such as Rosevida, Ally Tobias, Mukuenze and Alex Shiwayu will be gracing the stage.

He said the festival is about more than just the music as its main aim remains to give Namibian gospel artists a platform to express themselves.

“The festival pursues to promote Namibian gospel music as well as foster the interest of the genre amongst the general public. With an annual consistency of four years since inception in 2018, the objective is to be the catapult for everything creatively gospel in the local sphere offering a wide range of stakeholder opportunities,” Newman said.

He added that the attraction to an event of this magnitude also presents the necessary opportunity as well as networking platform for local and international gospel artists in order to bring recognition to Namibian music.

“This year, the Victory Fest promises to attract people from different backgrounds between the age range of 14 and 60 years who are consumers and loyal customers of international and local gospel music and social trends. The good thing about this year is that we only have local artists on the line up. It’s a full live band show,” he said.

Newman said the reason behind the local line up is to promote gospel musicians who have also been hit hard by the pandemic saying that it is the perfect time for them to finally grace the stage and instil back hope.

“So many people have lost their jobs and have also lost loved ones, so we need to instil back hope amongst our people through gospel music and let them know that there is still hope. We are inviting everyone to grab a ticket and come help us make this night a success,” he further said.