Zimbabwe Music Awards Nominees Announced

16 January 2020

Dancehall musician Freeman is topping the annual Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) nominations list, with his name on six categories. He was nominated for Best Male Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Zimdancehall Artist, Best Music Video and Song of the Year. The award ceremony to be held on January 25 at Newlands Country Club, Harare.

Here is the full nominees list:

BEST FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tammy Moyo

Shasha

Ammara Brown

Gemma Griffiths

Janet Manyowa

BEST MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Takura

Asaph

T Gonzi

Ishan

Freeman

BEST GROUP/ DUO OF THE YEAR

Firm Faith

Vabati Vajehova

Sinazo

Fusion

BEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Joyfull Praise Choir (JPC)

Mambo Dhuterere

Ishan

Garry Mapanzure

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Franceesca by King98

Mutare by Shasha

Ramba Wakadzvanya by Baba Harare

Gango by Freeman

GENRE AWARDS ZIMDANCEHALL

Ndunge Yut

Enzo lshall

Freeman

Nutty O

Bazooka

SUNGURA

Mukoma Panga

Peter Moyo

Nicholas Zakaria &Khiama Boys

Greatman

HIP HOP

T Gonzi

King 98

Takura

Asaph

Cal_vin

AFRO POP

Ammara Brown

Rocki

Ishan

Tammy Moyo

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL

Minister Michael Mahendere

Janet Manyowa

Joyfull Praise Choir(JPC)

Sharon Manyika

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL

Mathias Mhere

Rev TT Chivaviro

Joyfull Praise Choir(JPC)

Mambo Dhuterere

RNB & SOUL

Gemma Griffiths

Brian Nhira

Nyasha David

Berita

JAZZ

Diana Samkange

Willis waTaffy

Vuyo Brown

Sylent Nqo

DANCE (House/Gqom/Kwaito/EDM)

Novuyo Seagirl

Reverb 7

Huby Blakes

DJ Stavo

TSHIBILIKA

Ndux Jnr

Madlela Skhobokhobo

Bolomba

Clement Magwaza

TRADITIONAL FOLK (Chinyakare/Chimurenga)

Baba Harare

Greatman

Andy Muridzo

Agga Nyabinde

TRADITIONAL FOLK (Ezomdabu/Imbube)

Indosakusa

Sotja Moyo

Charles Mahlaba

Ukukhanya Kwezwe

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Sylent Nqo

Vimbai Zimuto

Dj Chrxn

Huby Blakes

SPECIAL AWARDS

ZIM ICON - RETRO FEMALE

Chiwoniso Maraire

Busi Ncube

Stella Chiweshe

Susan Mapfumo

ZIM ICON - RETRO MALE

Simon Chimbetu

Lovemore Majaivana

Leonard Dembo

Tongai Moyo

BEST INTERNATIONAL ZIM ARTIST

Brian Nhira

Queen Vee

Shasha

Buffalo Soldier

BEST COLLABORATION

Ngaibake by Freeman x Alick Macheso

Mugarden by Winky D x Gemma

Kure by Ishan x Ti Gonzi

You are more by Janet Manyowa x Nqubeko Mbata

BEST DJ

Judgement Yard

DJ Stavo

Gospel DJ Unlocked

Reverb 7

BEST PROMOTER

Brai Out Zw

2Kings Entertainment

Pablos

Impala Car Rental

BEST CORPORATE SPONSORS

Econet Wireless

Delta Corporation

Impala Car Rental

United Refineries (Roil)

TECHNICAL AWARDS

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Ndimi by Janet Manyowa

Ngaibake by Freeman x Alick Macheso

Zvemoyo by Takura

Vavengi by Queen Vee

VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Umsebenzi Ka Blaqs

Andy Cutter

Simdoc Films

Naxo Films

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Reverb 7

Jamal

Oskid

Rodney Beats

ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Rodney Beats

Tammy Bhima

GT Beats

Msizkay

PUBLIC VOTE CATERGORY

SONG OF THE YEAR

Kure by Ishan x Ti Gonzi

Murgaden by Winky D x Gemma Griffiths

Ngaibake by Freeman x Alick Macheso

Reurura by Seh Calaz x Mambo Duterere

Sadza neMuriwo by Jah Prayzah

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