THE Zimbabwe music awards has announced that the 7th edition of the awards will be held on Thursday February 25 2016 at the Harare International Conference Center – HICC. As always, the organizers have planned an event that is befitting the cream of our crop, to celebrate and honour them as they should.
ZIMA 7 is running under the theme, “Celebrating leadership through music”.
“With this in mind, we will be using our platform as major players in the musical sphere to honor the country’s number 1 citizen, His Excellency, Robert Gabriel Mugabe. We are excited to announce an additional showpiece that will come hot on the trails of the awards ceremony,” said ZIMA.
ZIMA will host a concert dubbed “Well Done Bob”. This concert is a musical celebration of Robert Mugabe the teacher, father, uncle, president and continental icon.
The concert will have a line up of some of the countries finest musicians and a special performance by Ghanaian Reggae sensation Blakk Rasta who expressed a great desire to have the opportunity to participate in this celebration.
Among his many hits, Blakk Rasta has penned a song titled Mugabe which is a tribute to the President. Blakk Rasta is scheduled to arrive in the country on the 20th and will perform both during the awards and the WDB concert which will follow immediately after the awards ceremony.
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce additional nominees for the awards.
The first are the top 10 nominees for the song of the year award. This is a public vote category and fans are encouraged to vote via our whatsapp platform for their favorite song.
The nominees in this category are:
ERIZA JAH PRAYZER
ALLELUYA ROKI AND XQ
EBENEZER REV. T. T. CHIVAVIRO
DISAPPEAR WINKY D
TAKUDA KUMBOFARAWO KILLER T
GULEKWETE SOUL AFRIKA
MAKANAKA JESU PASTOR MICHAEL MAHENDRE
NDOMIRA PAMURI JANET MANYOWA
CHIMWE NECHIMWE BLESSING SHUMBA
KANA ZVANDIBATA FUNGISAI FEAT KILLER T
Voting can be done via whatsapp on the following number. Voters should send a message with the keyword ZIMA7 and the name of the song to 0718 678 601
ZIMA7 also sees the introduction of Media awards in 3 categories. The nominees for the media awards are as follows
Winestone Antonio (NewsDay)
Sophia Chese (The Herald)
Prince Mushawevato (The Sunday Mail)
Rest Mutore (H-Metro)
Two broke Zimbos(TWIMBOZ)
Tawanda Marwizi (Zimpapers online)
Tafadzwa Zimoyo (Zimpapers online)
Sharon Netsai Muguwu (Daily News)
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