KWAITO superstar Manxebe continues to contribute his energetic musical skills as one of the headliners of the School Mode Activation tour, which began earlier this year in the country’s central north.
The tour, organised by Kashipu Investment, aims to combine entertainment and education, and raise money to assist schools with much needed renovations and maintenance.
The tour continues this weekend, with Manxebe performing at the Otjikoto Secondary School on Friday and the Gabriel Taapopi Secondary School on Saturday.
According to Manxebe, being a part of this event means a lot to him because it encourages pupils in their education and also allows them to have some fun.
“I feel great about it because pupils don’t get opportunities to attend our shows that we normally do at night clubs, so it makes it easier for them not to feel left out,” Manxebe says.
Most of his fans are schoolchildren who enjoy his performances on schoolgrounds, he says.
Apart from performing, the musician also gives a motivational speech to the pupils, encouraging them to study hard in order to achieve good grades.
“I also advise pupils to pursue their dreams while pursuing an education,” Manxebe says.
He will be joined by artists like TG, as well as school dance groups, while Erick the DJ and DJ Dellie will also be spinning the decks. All events begin at 18h30.
The School Mode Activation tour began with a bang in January at the Shaanika Nashilongo Senior Secondary School, as well as several other schools in the central north.
One of the tour’s goals is to provide career information and educational activities to pupils considering managerial careers in the music industry.
According to Sandro Ithana, the tour’s founder, the demand for such skills is growing rapidly as graduates are increasingly expected to take on broader tasks and responsibilities than most technical universities have traditionally prepared them for.
The tour also aims to prepare pupils for the academic year, and Ithana emphasises that by the end of the year, he wants the three schools to perform best in the region and country.
There will also be dance competitions, educational question and answer sessions, and spelling quizzes, Ithana says.
This event is being filmed by Abraham Amushila, well known as Ab Pro for Viralcom and Captured by Us, who is doing the videography and photography of the event, and sound is provided by Erick the DJ of Itz2Easy Music, while Moxa Angombe of Busy Boys Namibia is doing the artwork.
So far, more than 700 people have attended the event, including teachers and pupils.