Olufuko Cultural festival

This is the most celebrated cultural festival in the Republic of Namibia

Olufuko Cultural Important Dates:
Festival: 24 August 2015 to 04 September 2015 (Venue: Olufuko Cultural Centre)

Click here to download daily Programs:

24 - 28 August 2015

29 August to 4 September 2015


DATE: 28 AUGUST 2015
Ms. Hilda Namwenyo Haipinge
Hon. Modestus Amutse

07H00 Gates opens to exhibitors
08H00 Gates opens to public
09H00 Arrival of dignitaries
09H30 Arrival of H.E. Dr. Sam Nujoma, the Founding 
President and Father of the Namibian Nation 
and Patron of Olufuko Festival
09h40 Marching by Traditional Authorities
10h00 National and AU Anthems
10H05 Opening Prayer by: Deacon Ambrosius Shalumbu
10h20 Welcoming remarks by Hon. Matheus Ndeshitila
The Town Mayor
10h40 Statement by Tk. Oswin Shifiona Mukulu, Chief of
Ombalantu Traditional Authority
10H55 Performances by Police Brass Band
11h00 Speech by Hon. Ester Anna Nghipondoka 
Deputy Minister -Education, Arts & Culture 
11H25 Remarks and introduction of guest by 
Hon. Erginus Endjala, Governor for Omusati Region
11h45 Keynote address and official opening of the 4th
Olufuko Cultural Festival l 
12h20 cultural performance performance 
12h40 Vote of thanks by Hon. Tataati Simon Shileka
12h55 Closing Prayer by Deacon Ambrosius Shalumbu
13h00 AU and National Anthems
13h05 Viewing of the Traditional Homestead by invited guests
13H25 Touring of the exhibition tents 
Festival with invited Guests only
13h45 Lunch: invited guests only


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

The new edition from July 2015 to June 2016 is available at the following places:

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

Onelugo Tuckshop: Ohakahana (0812960197)

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

Oshakati: Shali Garage

Ongwediva: Kambwa Trading (Shikomba Complex next to Oshana Mall)

Otavi: Etunda Service Station

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

Download Application forms (2015) here by clicking word or pdf (at the end) to book for stalls: Word doc or PDF


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 2013 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.

Olufuko Festival Promotional Video 2014

Download Application forms here by clicking word or pdf (at the end) to book for stalls: Word doc or PDF,

Olufuko Bank Account Details:

First National Bank Account name: Olufuko Festival

Branch Code:281673 (Outapi)

Cheque Account No: 62245297488

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

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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Address: Outapi/Tsandi Main Road
Phone: +264 65 251191
FAX: +264 65 251128
Postal Add:P.O. Box 853, Outapi, Namibia
E-mail: otc@iway.na