Olufuko Cultural festival

This is the most celebrated cultural festival in the Republic of Namibia
(Click here to view OLUFUKO VIDEO 2015)


Important dates:
24-31 August Olufuko Festival
27 August 2016 Olufuko Official Opening

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OLUFUKO FESTIVAL PROGRAM
24 – 31 August 2016

Tuesday 23 August 2016
08H00– 22H00       Strictly erection of tents and preparation of stands

Wednesday 24 August 2016

08H00     Gate opens to exhibitors                                                         
10H00     Gate opens to Public

10H30     Arrival of Brides: Olufuko talu yimo, Etemo lyomulilo, Ekoho nomasiya
11h00      Okutunga Iimbale (Weaving of baskets) - Live
13H00     Okuhongwelela omaenge, onyoka — Live
16H00     Live Traditional Performances by Akwenye kwa Sheya and Isak Katali
20H00     Live Music show: Exit, Vadu Vaupamba and Upcoming Artist
21H00     Closing of Halls
22H00     Closing of Gates

Thursday, 25 August 2016
08H00     Gates opens to exhibitors
10H00     Gates opens to public

11H00     Omakunde (Okutsa iilya yokoohe) - Live
12H00     Okuhonga oombiga (Moulding of Clay pots by hands) - Live
13H00     Okuhika Oipa (preparation of animal hides.) - Live
13H00   Soccer (Officially opening of the Tournament) Africa Motto FC VS UNAM FC, Volley       and Netball — Live
16H00     Exhibitors Welcoming Ceremony
17H00     Okutunga eshisha/okaanda (making of Mahangu Traditional storage facility) - Live
18H00     Live Traditional Performance  by Meme Itumbapo and Ngwedha Shikongo
20H00     Live Music show : D-Naff, Upcoming Artist, Upcoming Artist
21H00     Closing of Halls
22H00     Closing of Gates

Friday, 26 August 2016
06H00     Gates opens to exhibitors
08H00     Gates opens to public

10H00     Okuhonga omaholo gokunwina (hand carving wooden cups for drinking Traditional brew sorghum beer) - Live
11H00     Okambandjona (Okutsa iilya yokooina) - Live
12H00     Okupela oonguwo, okuhika oomwiya dhoongombe nokuteta oongaku—Live
13H00     Soccer, Volley and Netball
14H00     Presentation by Okahao Engineering, Agriculture Implements Machinery and Manufacturing
14H30     Okutunga Eexupa - Live
16H00     Live Traditional Performances by: Oshitunda nonghedi and Shapumba sha Nikodemus
20H00     Live Music show : Tunakie, Buku and Fibiko , Upcoming Artist 
21H00     Closing of Halls
22H00     Closing of Gates

Saturday, 27 August 2016
06H00     Gates opens to exhibitors
08H00     Gates opens to public

09H00     Arrival of dignitaries'
09H15     Okudhiga Omulilo - Live
09H30     Marching by Traditional Authorities — Live
10h00      Official Opening Ceremony
13H00     Olufuko (an enactment of Girls Initiation Ceremony, Ezaleko lyeemwiya
nokuhika Ondjupa — Live
14H00     Okutsa nokuumba omongwa — Live
14H00     Soccer, Volley and Netball — Live
14h30      Okuteleka owalende ( how to make dry gin from traditional fruits) nokuhanga omalovu giilya
16H00     Live Traditional Performances by Taakambadhala and Ondjongo          
20H00     Live Music show: Bullet Ya Kaoko, Mr. Rhee, Upcoming Artst
21H00     Closing of Halls
22H00     Closing of Gates
   
Sunday, 28 August 2016
 07H00    Gates opens to exhibitors
09H00     Gates Open for Public

09H00     Soccer Tournament  - Live
10h00      Okuyenga Omagadhi goongogo, goontanga –Live
12h00      Okuteleka Epwati — Live
12H00     Ondjimbulula Nekotolo (Aafuko taazalekululwa) - Live
13H00     Soccer, Volley and Netball – Live
16H00     Live Traditional Performance by Netumbo and Omadhiya Cultural Group
20h00      Live Music Show: Nakale Ya Nakale, Upcoming Artist
21h00      Closing of halls
22h00      Closing of Gates

Monday, 29 August 2016
08H00     Gates opens to exhibitors
10H00     Gates opens to public

11H00     Okutsa Olukula noshizimba — Live
12H00     Okandjimbululwena nokunhuka omulilo — Live
13H00     Soccer, Volley and Netball — Live
14H00-18H00   Business Information Session by MITSMED
14H30     Okuninga iikwiila/eehima voshiwambo — Live
16H00     Live Traditional Performance by  Kaimbi Mundjele and Jafet Malenga Munkundi
19h00      Boxing — Live
20H00     Live  Music show :  The Dog, Chester and Upcoming Artist
21H00     Closing of Halls
22H00     Closing of Gates

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Aafuko taa shuna komagumbo ( Departure of Brides)
09H00     Gates opens to exhibitors
10H00     Gates opens to public

11H00     Okutunga Oipapi - Live
12H00     Okuhonga Omihi — Live
12H30     Okuninga oshinghandemba/oshindendembwa — Live
13H00     Soccer, Volley and Netball — Live
16H00     Live Traditional Performance by: Shankala, Abraham Iiyambo
18H00     Award Ceremony
20H00     Live  Music show: Pezzico, Upcoming Artist, Upcoming Artist
21H00     Closing of Halls
22H00     Closing of Gates

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
09H00     Gates opens to exhibitors
10H00     Gates opens to public

11h00      Omathigathano gokutsa (pounding competition) - Live
13H00     Soccer, Volley and Netball – Live          
16h00      Live Traditional Performance by  Ombende nondjeva and Ongolo ya Maria
20H00     Live  Music show :  Gazza, Tequila and Black Sheep
21H00     Closing of Halls
22H00     Closing of Gates

Thursday, 01 September 2016
08h00      Dismantling of stands


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|The Festival has a magazine (N$20.00) that is printed annually.

The new edition from July 2016 to June 2017 is available at the following places:

Windhoek: West End Supermarket (Formerly Louis Botha Store) (Windhoek West not far from the Islamic Centre)

Outapi: Outapi Town Council, Outapi MultiSave, Engen Service, Outapi Town Hotel and many other places

Olufuko Festival Promotional Video 2014 or Go to our Official Facebook Page



1. What is Olufuko?
Olufuko is a female initiation, under which girls between the age of 15-20 have to go through in order to become mature and marriageable women. It is performed by a woman called Namunganga.

.What is the main objective of Olufuko festival?
2.Among others, objectives of the festival are to:
2.1. inform, educate and entertain with the view to appreciate and enhance traditional and cultural identity.
2.2. create tourism opportunities.
2.3. enhance the purpose of unity amongst our people.
2.4. create awareness within the region through cultural, arts and agricultural activities.
2.5. preserve and promote culture and tradition.
2.6  strengthen the local and regional economy.

When is it going to take place and where?
3. From 24-31 August 2016 and it will take place at Olufuko Festival site at Outapi.

Where is Outapi Town?
4. Outapi is in Omusati Region and it is the capital and administrative centre of the region.

How can one participate?
5. Application forms to book a stand can be downloaded from here

Word doc or PDF
fill in the application form and fax it to: 065-251128 or email; Olufuko@gmail.com

Who is hosting the event?
6. Outapi Town Council

How do I calculate the distance between Outapi and Windhoek?
7. Please use the international distance calculator here to calculate the distances between various locations.
The distance between Outapi and Windhoek is 890KM.
There are two ways of coming to Outapi using tarred roads from the Capital City Windhoek till, you reach Outapi.
(1) You can go by road from Windhoek to Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Outjo, Kamanjab, Omakange, Tsandi then to Outapi or
(2) You can go from Windhoek to Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Otavi, Tsumeb, Ondangwa, Oshakati, Oshikuku to Outapi.

Where can I get more information about Outapi Town?
8. Information about Outapi can be found on its website: www.outapitc.org.na or you can download a booklet titled Outapi Town Council, Investment Ready or watch Outapi Promotional video.

Who sponsored Olufuko Festival 2012?
9. Click here for the list of sponsors

Is there any publication about Olufuko Festival?
10. There is Olufuko Festival Magazine which covers highlights of the festival and it is only printed once a year.

Contact Person:
Ms Helena Tomas (Senior Manager: Finance, Outapi Town Council)
0811275546

Other enquiries regarding Olufuko can be directed to the following persons

Contact Ms Nyeuvo Ekandjo at 065 - 251191/ 0812485193 kashikata2010@gmail.com

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