Chikune advocates for tax free sanitary pads

Impressive singing talent

19 November 2020 | Art and Entertainment

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Voice Perfect Namibia, which recently reached its semi-final stage, has seen the competition’s judges Lioness (La-Toya Mwoombola), Monique English and Chikune (Colleen Leitner) take it upon themselves to fight against SGBV (sexual and gender-based violence), rape and the taxing of sanitary products.

Chikune is generating awareness for Tax Free Namibia, which calls for the removal of taxes on sanitary pads.

“I dedicated one of my performances to this cause,” she said.

The foundation approached her at the beginning of the year, asking her to take a photo forming a triangle with her hands depicting the symbol of a uterus.

“I read about My Period is Awesome, which is the foundation that runs programmes to end period poverty. The foundation portrays menstruation in an upfront manner and I feel it is something that I want to be part of. My Period is Awesome reached out to me through Womens Action for Development (WAD) and I developed passion for it,” Leitner said.

Back to singing

The 2016 Namibia Annual Music Awards Female Artist of the Year also said that she is impressed by the talent on offer in the online singing competition she is judging.

“I didn’t know that Namibia has so much talent. It has been amazing seeing it. Many talented people have fallen out already. It was a hard process for me to judge, because it became extremely difficult to choose. Namibia actually has a lot of talent. If we just harness and invest in it, it will go somewhere,” she said.

Voice Perfect Namibia is an online singing series that moulds talented individuals into artists by providing a competitive music platform. The semi-finals, “Episode 5”, features 15 artists competing for the finale.

For this episode, the artists have been challenged to create their own lyrics and composition to one of the two beats that were allocated to them.

Swakopmund-based singer Euthermiah “Karlie the Vocalist” Kalimbula, said that she wrote about love, pain and heartbreak. “I am used to writing lyrics because even before I entered this competition, I have been writing my own music,” she said.

Alex Sirongo said that he has experienced ups and downs during the competition so far.

“There were times I had to struggle with getting my videos ready, as I didn't have the best resources available to produce videos for my performances.”

However, Sirongo said that there were also many positive things that he experienced during the competition.

“I grow out of my comfort zone as a singer and gained good tips from the organisers with regards to becoming a better artist,” he said.

Voice Perfect Namibia’s episode 5 can be viewed on https://youtu.be/Q_b9Uyy5WWQ

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