2 April 2019

Zimbabwe: 9th Anniversary ZAA UK Nominees Out

The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards UK (ZAA UK) have released the much anticipated list of nominees for the 9thAnniversary ZAA UK event set for Saturday 25 May 2019 in London at The Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4LH.

The list features nominees from the fields of academics, business, sport, entertainment as well community.

The UK edition comes hot on the heels of the South African Edition set to be held on the 6thof April at The Hilton Hotel in Sandton Johannesburg.

The ZAA UK edition is the flagship brand of the awards having been founded in 2010 by Conrad Mwanza and has in the past honoured various Zimbabweans in the UK for their efforts in flying the country's flag high and being inspirational figures within society.

The 2019 nominees list will be followed by the voting period where the nominees on the list will be hoping to join an illustrious list of past ZAA which includes the likes of sportsman Don Armand, chef Gineas Mupfayi, Seriel Entrepreneur Fungai Ndemera, entrepreneur and social butterfly Summer Rose as well as community organisations like Qoki Zindlovukazi among other categories.

Meanwhile ZAA South Africa is on Saturday 6thApril 2019 at Hilton Hotel, Sandton for more info please visit www.zimachievers.com/sa/

ZAA Canada is on Saturday 29thJune 2019 at Radisson Hotel, Edmonton South., for more info please visit www.zimachievers.com/canada/

ZAA UK Professional of the year Award

Employed. Excelled in their field. Not an entrepreneur

This award recognises eminent public, private and educational sector professionals who have demonstrated passion, leadership and commitment to the sector.

Sarah Chitongo

Stephanie Travers

Tafadzwa Mugwagwa

Tatenda Mazivanhanga

Tsungi Maruta

ZAA Male Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to a business person who can demonstrate a genuine passion for social issues and with a proven track record of operating a successful business enterprise.

Nominee will have demonstrated business excellence and acumen with a proven track record of success in business.

ZAA is honouring entrepreneurs whose boldness drives them to do things differently and change our world in the most unexpected ways.

Ben Ngombe

Dexter Lasell

Nkosiyazi Moyo

Patrick Ndlovu

Tichaona Chisango

ZAA UK Business of the Year Award

A business that can demonstrate a long standing commitment of aresponsible business & leadership in the marketplace, workplace, environment and the community. Business must be financially sound, active in their community.

EL-GS Leasing

MmmNandi Homemade Preserves & Extremely Chilli Sauces

Tann Law Solicitors Ltd

Waruch Freight Logistics

Zimfoods

ZAA UK Female Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to a business person who can demonstrate a genuine passion for social issues and with a proven track record of operating a successful business enterprise.

Nominee will have demonstrated business excellence and acumen with a proven track record of success in business.

ZAA is honouring entrepreneurs whose boldness drives them to do things differently and change our world in the most unexpected ways.

Bree Macdonald

Codilia Gapara

Juliana and Juliet Mango (The Mango Twins)

Rejoice Bhila Kwaramba

Sabe Connor

ZAA UK Innovation Award

Awarded to the nominee that has shown an aptitude to their work and an ability to think outside the box and taking a leading role in providing solutions and innovative measures that better the community.

Codilia Gapara

Joseph Madyembwa

Rejoice Bhila Kwaramba

Simon Kaguramamba

Tichaona Chisango

ZAA UK Young Achiever Award

Nominee will be 25 and below and will have been a beacon for leadership, community and cultural engagement. Will have participated in activities that demonstrate the excellence, cultural richness and diversity of being Zimbabwean. ZAA wishes to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote positive achievements of all young people.

Rumbi Mukoyi

Rutendo Mushonga

Stephanie Travers

Tsungi Maruta

ZAA UK Community Champion Award

Nominee will have shown extraordinary courage and will have taken upon him or herself to campaign tirelessly and lead in the improvement of the Zimbabwean community:

ZAA honours someone who has worked tirelessly to engage, involve and consult the community; someone who has got to the grassroots of communities, made strides to understand their priorities and campaigned on issues that matter to them.

Blessed Kapesa

Fadzai Beatrice Nyirenda

Lesley Wadzanai Katsande

Patience Ndebele-Omijie

Victor Kazembe

ZAA UK Community Organisation of the Year Award

A charitable organisation that has worked and campaigned tirelessly to deliver a sustained positive impact to the Zimbabwean Community.

Budiriro Trust

Inspire Women, Men and Children

Jersey263 charity

Mopane Foundation

ZAA Cultural Ambassador

The nominee has to show a traceable and proven track record of upholding and promoting an authentically Zimbabwean trait and culture with pride and dignity in the diaspora in a manner that shines a positive light on Zimbabwean culture, lifestyle and general way of life.

Bruce Ncube

Flame Lily

Rejoice Bhila Kwaramba

Silvanos Mudzvova

Taste of Zimbabwe

UK Based Music Artist of the Year

An individual or group who have demonstrated great musicianship, quality and uniqueness of music, and performances throughout the year. They will have a huge presence and impact on their audience/listeners on multiple channels.

Donnell Mangena

Kevin Jones

Kwaye

Rachel Chinouriri

Rodney K Hwingwiri

ZAA UK Sports Personality

Awarded to a sportsperson who has achieved recognition at the highest level. The Individual will have also been a role model or have promoted sports development for aspiring sports

This is awarded to the sportsperson "whose actions have captured the public's imagination".

Alec Madimu

Chad Abrahams

Farai Mudariki

Muzzy Nduna

Sam Curren

ZAA UK Break Through Award

This is award to the nominee who has made a breakthrough in their field that has led them to success and prominence with innovation that is clearly sustainable and carries great impact.

CK2 Catering

Codilia Gapara

Equip To Overcome

Nubianpic

Rutendo Mushonga

ZAA UK Event of the Year Award

An event that showed meticulous research, careful planning, tireless work, complex logistics and creativity and brought the community a flavour very close to home.

End of Year Gospel Show

Jive Festival

SAMA Festival

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase

Zimfest

ZAA UK Male Personality of the Year Award

Influential, inspiring and in the news. From all walks of life- politicians, actors, sports stars, artists and models. Others have a lower profile but still intrigue with their determination to make their mark.

Blessed Kapesa

Enock Musungwini

Jan-Paul Weaper

Joseph Madyembwa

Munashe Chirisa

ZAA Female Personality

Influential, inspiring and in the news. From all walks of life- politicians, actors, sports stars, artists and models. Others have a lower profile but still intrigue with their determination to make their mark.

Blessing Mutamba

Nyasha Matonhodze

Paida Fundira & Sindi Kayembe

Primrose Simbani & Evelyn Madzima

Samantha Tapfumaneyi

ZAA People's Choice Award

This category is won by the nominee with the highest count of votes, voted by the general public. Nominee will have shown enthusiasm and charisma in engaging the wider community through several channels. The Top 5 nominees are selected by picking the highest nominations.

Enock Musungwini

Ivy's Kitchen/Taste of Zimbabwe

Jan-Paul Weaper

Munashe Chirisa

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