History of
Winna Mariba

The Nation’s favourite game show

The history of Trustco’s Winna Mariba spans nearly two decades, commencing in 2003 when Trustco Group embarked on an innovative journey by introducing SMS competitions. However, it wasn’t until August 2006 that the actual game show truly came to life, setting the nation ablaze with the much-celebrated 777 Winna Mariba competition.

Born from a blend of creativity and competition, this skill-based TV show format rapidly gained momentum, marking the inception of a cultural phenomenon that resonated with Namibians from all walks of life.

The subsequent years witnessed Winna Mariba’s evolution into a dynamic force, expanding its influence beyond the television screen. From electrifying roadshows to engaging online competitions that propelled Winna Mariba into the digital age, the show’s impact reverberated far and wide across Namibia.

The transformative influence of Trustco’s Winna Mariba was unmistakable, as individuals and families throughout Namibia experienced the life-altering effects of the substantial prize money awarded through the game show. To date, the cumulative prize money has surpassed an impressive NAD 18 million, serving as a testament to the program’s steadfast commitment to enhancing lives.

Become part of the Trustco’s Winna Mariba powered by the NBC social media community by joining the conversation online using the official hashtag #WinnaMariba.

How to enter &
play on the
Winna Mariba


SMS 777

Don’t miss out on the fun, the nail-biting competition, and the chance to win big! Enter now by texting “WM” to 777 and get ready to be part of the Winna Mariba revival!


If you’re a Namibian citizen or permanent resident, aged 18 or older, this is your moment to shine. But hurry, space is limited, and only four contestants will be chosen for each of the thirteen episodes.



Remember, the more you enter, the higher your chances of being selected. And that’s not all! If you’re a paid up Trustco product owner or possess a paid-up NBC TV license, you could double your winnings!  



SMSes are charged at NAD2.50 each. For daily updates, visit Winna Mariba on Facebook
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