Instead of promoting growth and inspiring confidence and creativity through awards we may find ourselves discouraging the industry through unfairness.
Melody Zambuko the director of the Music Crossroads and also a board member of Jeunesses Musicales Internationale (JMI) an organization based in Brussels with 60 plus countries in membership across the globe stood tall amongst world leaders in Kigali, Rwanda on the 9th of December as she received an award on behalf of JM International.
There are not many artistic platforms in Zimbabwe that have survived the past decade and defied the very volatile economic situation, lack of funding, criticism like the Zim Hip Hop Awards have done. Salute!
Epic! That is the word to describe those performances and I want to single out Courtney Antipas Sharon Manyika Machingura Michael Mahendere Kudakwashe Mutsvene and Janet Manyowa for those big acts with a very special mention to Ngonidzashe Mavera Aka Prophecy! His set was ridiculous! It’s been a long time since I’ve watched someone put on a real show and he did just that. The high energy, the dancers and the delivery was simply exceptional. His double up with my boy Takura Shonhai on Jehova was what can I say? Sick! In hip hop lingo. It was amazing to say the least. It’s a clean bill of health for the PERMICANS from me. A thumbs up!
The 4th edition of the premier gospel music Permican Awards are set and much bigger! The awards platform has just announced the nominees for this year’s awards will be held on the 22nd of November 2019 at the City Sports Centre in Harare.