Odile Gerzte signs management deal with Rockstar Group
WINDHOEK, APRIL 17 – Leading Pan-African full-service music entertainment, talent and celebrity group of companies, the Rockstar Group, signed the multi-talented former Miss Namibia Odile Gertze to an exclusive global management deal with its unrivaled and leading African full service artist and celebrity talent
management powerhouse Tsunami MGMT.
Odile is a hugely talented and all round superstar personality, actress, radio host, TV personality, model, live events MC, fashion journalist and dancer in addition to a former Miss World finalist, representing her home country of Namibia.`In addition to full service talent management, the deal also includes a content development deal with its groundbreaking broadcast and multi-platform content companies ‘Rockstar Television’ and ‘Rockstar Radio’.
“Odile is an incredibly multi-talented star and we are thrilled to have her in the family, beyond excited
in the partnership and being part of her journey to success across the continent and beyond,” said Jandre Louw, the Founder & President of Tsunami MGMT and President of The Rockstar Group.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Rockstar family. To know you have such a powerful team supporting you
and your dreams is an incredible feeling and I look forward to working together,” said Odile.
“Odile is such a unique talent and definitely must be a global star!!! We are excited as a super
entertainment powerhouse to have her on board!! Welcome to the biggest family Odile” says Sammy
Forson, acclaimed award-winning media personality and Managing Partner of The Rockstar Group
Ghana and Tsunami MGMT.
“Odile is an example of the stellar talent women on the African continent possess. Her shooting star has
only started taking off and we are very excited to be on this journey with her” mentioned Somoina
Kimojino, Managing Partner of The Rockstar Group Kenya and Tsunami MGMT.
“We are incredibly honored to have a great a name as Odile in our stable of very talented stars. This
underlines our commitment to bring to Africa and the world not just great content and entertainment
but undoubtedly the best.” noted Sammy Thuo, co-Founder and Director of SARACEN OMD and
Managing Partner, The Rockstar Group East Africa and Tsunami MGMT.
“Odile has such a myriad of talent and audience appeal relatable across borders in addition being a very
confident powerhouse as a female actress, trendsetter, presenter, writer, fashion icon, personality and
we are beyond ecstatic to be on this journey with her,” noted Rokhaya Kebe, Managing Partner, The
Rockstar Group and Tsunami MGMT Senegal and French African Territories.
“Odile Gertze is a refreshing and very bright talent. She is such a great addition to the Tsunami family.
We are looking forward to being part of her journey to reach for the stars,” commented Chali Bravo,
Managing Partner The Rockstar Group Zambia and Tsunami MGMT.
Born and bred in Windhoek Namibia, with a passion for the entertainment industry, Odile continues to
make her mark. With a degree in Fashion Design from Elizabeth Galloway Fashion Academy and
qualifications in Journalism from UNISA, she also has a passion for dance and is qualified Ballet Dancer.
In 2010 she was crowned Miss Namibia which contributed to her skills of modelling, presenting,
commercials and motivational speaking.
Odile Gertze has since been working as an actress, professional dancer, MC, radio presenter, TV
presenter and model. Acting, as her main passion, began in 2013 with short films such as Gutter Culture
and the Namibian Award Winning ‘Coming Home’.
Nominated for Best Actress in Film at the 2014 Namibian Film and Theatre Awards, Odile has also enjoyed a successful dancing career, particularly with the widely popular African Ballet Titled ‘Anima’. In January 2015, the highly anticipated Namibian Feature Film, Katutura made its successful debut in local cinemas.
That following year, Katutura had its international debut, screening at the 2016 Annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. And in 2017, Katutura enjoyed more success by being nominated 7 times at the 4th Namibian Film and Theatre Awards 2017 with Odile sharing the honour of being nominated and winning the Best Female Actor in her role as Esme in Katutura.
Other nominations include Favourite Female Actress for the Simply You Lifestyle Awards both in 2017
and 2018 Award Ceremonies. Odile has recently enjoyed the stage in productions such as ‘All the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses’ and ‘Thinning Lines’. Odile also worked as a News Journalist for Radiowave and currently works as a freelance journalist and as Brand Ambassador for Gondwana Collection.
In 2018 Odile became one of the official main show hosts of the coveted Namibian Annual Music Awards
as on-stage presenter for the main awards ceremony and global cable and satellite television broadcast
to an audience across 400 million viewers in over 75 countries.
Odile has a new short film, titled ‘Encore’ by Senga Brockerhoff, set to premiere early 2019 at various
Tsunami MGMT is the 1st global, Pan African full-service talent management powerhouse or ‘super
management company’, and the only with Pan African on the ground presence and reach in all countries
across the African continent, in addition to a global network representing the best of Africa across Africa
and the rest of the world.
Tsunami MGMT also represents global talent who have relevance to audiences and fans in Africa, with a full-service representation across the continent. The Tsunami MGMT group consist of the majority of the most powerful and successful talent management powerhouses in each country in Africa and across all key regions of the continent, collectively making up the continental powerhouse that is Tsunami MGMT.
The Tsunami MGMT group consist of regional talent management and music entertainment company
powerhouses ‘RCKSTR MGMT’, ‘Global Think’, ‘Saracen OMD’, ‘Somz Talent Management’, ‘Evolve by
Sammy Forson’, ‘STEP Music’, ‘Sling Beats Music’ and other regional subsidiaries individually and
collectively making up some of the biggest historic talent, music entertainment successes both on the
African continent and beyond.
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