Under the leadership of Lize Ehlers, the Namibian music guru in her own right pulled out all the right stops to ensure that the night was a true success. Performing as part of the ‘The Roots of Love Concert’ was the one and only Adora.
She showcased tracks from her debut album entitled ‘As I Am’, an album that has set stages on flames and earned her rave reviews.
Her opening performance was nothing short of sheer elegance, as she performed a slow grooving jam from her album entitled ‘Ready to fly’. The song depicted her journey in music as many did not believe that she would make it.
Martin, one of the Song Night ambassadors, gave the audience a deep and subtle version of James Arthur’s song ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’. Frans was then joined on stage by Bradley Anthony, aka the Falsetto King, to perform ‘Hello’ by Adele.
They say that dynamite comes in small packages and Anna Shalihu, the female Song Night ambassador, is a testimony to the proverb. She sang the song that was part of all clubs and radio station playlists ‘Nomvula’ by South African soloist Nathi.
Other first-time Song Nighters were also on stage. Such as the likes of Samuel Shines, who performed a fusion of kizomba-reggae on the Ed Sheran track ‘Thinking out loud’. Miss Cooper, a renowned local radio presenter, also graced the Song Night stage for the first time. She sang a soulful Meagan Trainor track, which swayed the crowd with emotion.
Adora made a re-appearance on stage in a modern Nama dress and went straight into her southern roots. “Suide maak vreede” was theme theme as she performed a “lang-arm” track from her album entitled ‘#nu gunis’ – a true crowd favorite. Dressed in her third outfit (army shorts and sneakers) the songstress performed a Damarapunch-skuduru track ‘Secret Lovers’, a Nama-Oshiwambo track, hinting that the sweetest things are done in the dark.
Adora performed show-stopping tracks that kept the audience grooving. She closed off the show with a house track entitled ‘Celebration’ featuring Tulisan. She mesmerized the crowd with her dance moves, as they were pleading for more.
If you want to unwind and relieve some of your mid-week stress, be sure to make your way to the Warehouse Theatre for Song Night for a night of fun and soulful musical performances by Namibian vocalists. The event takes place every last Wednesday of each second month at a damage of N$70. The next event will be on the last Wednesday of April (26 April).