NAMAs organisers ban Blossom

NAMAs organisers ban Blossom
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The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), on Friday announced a 12 month ban on musician Blossom, real name Ruusa Munalye, for utterances made on social media.
The ban is effective immediately.
She caused a stir on social media his week for having made statements that may be viewed as tribal.
The ban prohibits Blossom from attending or performing at the NAMAs, irrespective of whether she is invited, or as part of the entourage or as a supporting act for a contracted artist and for conducting any business with the NAMAs.
The ban is on condition that the artist extend a public apology.
If she doesn’t apologise the NAMAs Executive Committee will extend the ban with another year.
NAMAs Executive Chairperson, Umbi Karuaihe-Upi said, “the NAMAs is a platform that unites all Namibians and artists need to realise that they are role models.”
Karuaihe-Upi further said, “the ban is not a punishment to Blossom but an action to protect the reputation and integrity of the National music awards."
The organisers of Namibia’s premier music awards want to send a strong warning to all artists who wish to associate themselves with the NAMAs that they have a responsibility to desist from making tribal or racial remarks or act in a manner that is unbecoming and undignified and against the ideals of nation building.