Southern Times Writer
Windhoek - The organisers of the fast-growing Kasi Vibe Festival now need an alternative bigger venue o r even look for a venue after unexpected thousands of people flocked to the Sam Nujoma Stadium for the ever-growing festival.
Now in its third year, the Kasi Vibe Festival is a Windhoek exhibition platform to showcase goods and services with kiddies’ activities, food, wine lovers’ garden, beer corner and fashion boutiques, among others.
The three-day event attracted thousands of people but gates had to be closed temporarilly on the second day as security guards could not simply handle the crowd desperate to buy tickets at the gate.
Order eventually returned after Kasi Vibe organiser Bomba Shigwedha ordered that the people be allowed to enter for free.
“Kasi Vibe is what happens when we ignore the shift in consumer interests and spending patterns. The reclamation of social and economic spaces by the youth will happen slowly, then all at once. Proud of you UncleBomba, SalmiShigwedha and ‘Switch’. Stuff of legends,” Namibia’s First Lady, Monica Geingos tweeted to the organisers after she visited the festival.
Kasi Vibe aims to create a platform for the communities in the location with the objectives to bring out young entrepreneurs and small medium enterprises to come out and showcase their innovative ideas through product sales.
The platform assists participants to build their brands while empowering youth in the process.
Kasi Vibe Festival public relations officer, Salmi Shigwedha, told The Southern Times this week that despite some challenges the Volume 5 of the festival was a success.
“It was a success that we were overwhelmed by the attendance. We didn’t expect it. As a result, we are looking at expanding the venue,” she said.
She added that Kasi Vibe is a platform for the youth entrepreneurs to market their services and products.
The platform is in demand so much that just two days after opening stall applications for Volume 6, the organisers received 218 applications.