Ponti started singing at the very young age of 5 years. His exquisite singing talent was discovered by Mrs Ena Venter (conductor of the Mascato Youth Choir). Ponti sang in Mascato Youth Choir and in Maranatha Singers over the past few years. Not only has performed as soloist in these choirs, but he has also composed songs that these choirs have performed here in Namibia and abroad. From 2007 – 2013 Ponti was part of the marimba group Ongoma. He enrolled at the College for the Arts in 2007, where he received vocal training from Hermien Coetzee. Ponti performed as vocal soloist with the Namibian National Symphony Orchestra from 2008 – 2011.
Ponti received his First Concert Certificate in 2009 and his Advanced Certificate in Music in 2010. In 2009 he was invited to perform as soloist with the world-renowned Kokkopelli Choir in Canada. In 2010 he was invited by the Namibian embassy in Berlin, Germany to perform as main artist at their Independence Celebration Concert.
“My dream for Collective is that we become a world-travelling group touching the hearts of everyone that we meet along the way.” – Ponti Dikuua
In addition to his unique vocal talents, he is also an excellent producer. He produces his own songs and has produced songs for many local artists. Ponti produced and recorded corporate songs for FNB and DeBeers Marine Namibia.
A highlight of Collective in their short existence was being summoned by His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, in December 2015 to accompany his Christmas message.