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17 Apr 2019

Hail the NAMA 2019 winners!

It was a night to remember at the National Arts Merit Awards at the Harare International Conference Centre when artistes were awarded in various categories for their outstanding works.The music category,  which usually attracts a lot of attention and feedback, had surprise winners this year.In a category that involved all artistes, gospel singer Mai Patai made a mark when she was voted the best in the People’s Choice category.

It is a good year for Mai Patai, who also became the first woman to be to make it into the top three of Coca-Cola Radio Zimbabwe Top 50.Winning another accolade means the lady had a great potential with her album titled “Punish the Devil”. She has indeed punished the devil with great success.Rising dancehall singer Enzo Ishall proved why he is called the man of the moment when “Kanjiva” was voted the best song of the year.

Janet Manyowa continues to push the envelope in the gospel category. After many accolades in previous awards ceremonies, this time she bagged the Outstanding Female Musician of the Year while the Outstanding Male Musician Award went to “Nzenza” hitmaker Ex-Q.

17 Apr 2019

Thrills, spills, surprises at NAMA 2019

THE 18th National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) held on Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) saw several creatives bagging awards with many others going back home disappointed.

Trending musician, Jah Prayzah’s video, Dzamutsana, was voted the Outstanding Video of the year. Before the awards night, the video had been compared to his long-time nemesis Winky D’s MuGarden. After the win, the video producer, Vusi “Blaqs” Hlatshwayo, announced that he was now calling it quits.

04 Mar 2019

Dorothy Masuku buried

The Zimbabwean delegation which was led by National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) director Nicholas Moyo and Bulawayo-based poet and musician, Albert Nyathi attended Masuku’s final parade before burial at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus.

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04 Mar 2019

NAMA Nominees are out!!

     THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ), organisers of the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama), yesterday unveiled the nominees for the 18th edition whose awards ceremony has been slated for March 23 at the HICC.                                                      

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03 Dec 2018

Jikinya Dance Festival 2018 Winners

This year’s Jikinya Dance Festival was held in Beitbridge on 22 November at Wellton Primary School. Schools showcased sterling performances that were a clear indication that schools are investing in promoting Zimbabwean dances as well as working towards ensuring that varied cultures are appreciated and safeguarded. The results were as follows:

1.Chipindura Primary School(Mashonaland Central), Floating Trophy, monetary prize and Medals for each of the participating children and their teachers.

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20 Aug 2018


Tinashe Tafirenyika-Poet

Tinashe Tafirenyika is a Zimbabwean poet and winner of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) 2018 for Outstanding Poet in Spoken Word. Tafirenyika is a medical practitioner at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. She was the “Luckiest Poet” five times in a row a feat that saw her performing at the Shoko Slam in September 2013.

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