NAMA awards around the corner!



Musicians invest a lot of time and effort in perfecting their art. throughout the year, single tracks and albums are released. It is now that time of the year when musicians attain recognition for their work. In Zimbabwe, musicians anxiously await the national NAMA awards. However, only a few are chosen and from those chosen a few will get the awards. In the world of music the 18th NAMA nominees are:


Outstanding Music Video
Tinomutenda Neyi produced by Andy Sobhuza ft. Janet Manyowa
Dzamutsana produced by Vusa Hlatshayo ft. Jah Prayzah
Tekere produced by Andy Sobhuza ft. Tamy Moyo


Outstanding Female Musician
Thamsanqa Moyo aka Tamy 
Janet Manyowa
Sandra Ndebele


Outstanding Male Musician
Stephen K. Mamhere aka Enzo Ishall
Enoch Munhenga aka ExQ
Braveman Chizvino aka Baba Harare


Outstanding Album
Grateful by Janet Manyowa
Ntunjambila by Majahawodwa Ndlovu aka Jeys Marabini
Tseu Tseu by Enock Munhenga aka ExQ 
Dzinosvika Kure by Alick Macheso


Outstanding Song
Sweetie by Nicodimus Mutize aka Jah Signal
Khal’uphethe by Clemence Dube aka Magwaza
Kanjiva by Stephen K. Mamhere aka Enzo Ishal 
Mebo by Obert Chari

Original Afro Vibe

Allover the world, there are diverse genres of music. The genres vary depending on where each piece of music originated. Whenever i think of African music, particularly Zimbabwean music the first thing that comes into my mind is the mbira instrument.Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks, Ephat Mujuru are some of the great Zim artist that promoted the mbira instrument. Most urban African musicians seem to neglect the instrument, forgetting the rich melody it produces.