THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe has re-branded its premier awards event — the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) — following the change in management, NewsDay Life & Style has learnt.This year’s edition will run under the theme Taking it Back to the People.The re-branding came in the wake of the appointment of a new management led by radio and television personality Napoleon Nyanhi
Masvingo Afro-Fusion band, Identity are this year’s winners of the Chibuku Road to Fame music competition.
The eight-member group which was formed in 2016 shrugged off competition from nine others at the Glamis Stadium in Harare on Saturday and received a recording contract and $20 000 prize money.
On second position was afro-fusion band Jesa from Harare with Matabeleland South’s Dengedza Express coming third. For their efforts, Jesa is set to receive $15 000 and $10 000 for Dengedza Express. in 2017, Identity whose music is about love and the way people live, made top three at provincial level. They improved their act last year and were second. This year, they meant business as they clinched the top spot at provincial level and went on to shine at the national finals, putting Masvingo on the map.
We are calling all artists and creatives to submit their work for consideration and award nomination for the 19th Edition of the National Arts Merit Awards!
Entries close on 30 November 2019.
You can also submit your works by following this link: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSew_QD-qWRaaRe94…/viewform…
The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in partnership with Chibuku the joint organisers of the Chibuku Road to Fame cordially invites you this Saturday the 5th of October 2019 to the National Finals at the Glamis Arena, Harare.
The Road to Fame show is the National Arts Council quest in Talent identification and promotion within the music sector in Zimbabwe. The intention being to issue quality music productions and sustainable income generation for the groups there after.
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.
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.
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.