Nǃxau ǂToma honoured at Namibian Film and Theatre Awards

Nǃxau ǂToma honoured at Namibian Film and Theatre Awards

Late Namibian actor Nǃxau ǂToma, who starred in the 1980 movie, 'The God's Must Be Crazy' and its sequels, in which he played the Kalahari Bushman Xixo was honoured with a Lifetime Achivement Award, at the fifth Namibian Film and Theatre Awards, held at the National Theatre of Namibia on Saturday.
Handing over the  prestigious award to a visibly emotional daughter of ǂToma, Executive Director in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana appreciated the great talent of the late actor and acknowledged his role in the film industry.
ǂToma died in 2003.
Also speaking at the event was renowned South African actress Leleti Khumalo who has gained international fame for her lead role in the movie 'Sarafina'.
Khumalo motivated actors who were nominated for the awards to be passionate and work hard if they want to make it in what she described as, a "vicious" industry.
The actress reminded nominated actors, producers and script writers not to place too much of their attention on the glam and fame aspect of the industry.
The Namibian Film amd Theatre Awards, under the theme 'Creating Tomorrow for Today" is set to recognise and honour Namibian talent in film and theatre production.