Born in Namibia as a descendant of German emigrants, EES now lives in the Cologne area. His musical spectrum combines Kwaito and Afro-Pop as well as House, Reggae and Hip-Hop and made him a star in Africa. Thus, he won the MTV Africa Music Award and the Listener Choice Award and was named the best Kwaito artist in Africa at the Channel-O Awards 2012, EES also received the "African Grammy" for the best album at the KORA Awards 2016.
TopCheri, born in Walvis Bay on the coast of Namibia, is the rising star of the Namibian music scene. She started her career as a journalist and has since reached the top of Namibian rap. From this position, she is also committed to women's rights. Her sound turns to dancehall, with a touch of Afropop, and is heavily influenced by rap. In 2019, she collected pretty much all the nominations that you can collect in Namibia: Album of the Year, Best Newcomer, Best Collaboration, Best Female Artist and so on. This year she released "When We Unite" with EES. The message is already in the title and could also be the motto of tonight.
The concert takes place as a charity event with the support of the "Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin (DKLB)" as well as the "Deutsch-Namibische Gesellschaft e.V." (DNG). The proceeds from ticket sales will be used via the DNG for measures to protect the rhinos in Namibia, which are threatened with extinction.
The German-Namibian Society (DNG) is a non-profit, non-partisan and private organization with currently about 1,500 members and supporters. The society supports projects in Namibia, e.g. in the field of cultural, educational and youth exchange; it has also been campaigning for years for the protection of Namibia's rhinos.
Rhino poaching has increased sharply in recent years. Rhinos are poached for their horn; trade in the horn is prohibited. The horn is used especially in Asia as a medicine and alleged potency agent, although it has been proven that it has no corresponding effect.
The entrance fees to this concert will be used to financially support measures taken in Namibia to protect the rhinos. The DNG will report on the use of the funds after the concert on its homepage www.dngev.de.