Buoyant music star Nutty O sets eyes on BET and GRAMMY

Zimbabwean songwriter and vocalist born Simbarashe Chiwadzwa popularly known as Nutty O emerged a double winner at the recently held 20th National Arts Merit Award in Harare, Zimbabwe. These 2 wins have set him to 5 awards this year including the 3 ZIMA awards he scooped a fortnight ago for best male artist, album of the year and song of the year.  Continue reading Buoyant music star Nutty O sets eyes on BET and GRAMMY

Magnificent 20th NAMA set: Zim Hip Hop gets the biggest bite

After a sabbatical, due to COVID 19, the NAMA awards ceremony will be making a comeback on the 26th of February, and the National Arts Council has gone all systems out to put up a top drawer event. Last year’s ceremony was a virtual celebration of 40 Legends from across disciplines and it was a top tier and received some rave reviews. Continue reading Magnificent 20th NAMA set: Zim Hip Hop gets the biggest bite

NAMA 2022 readies to celebrate creative excellence

The National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) is Zimbabwe’s biggest and most anticipated award event on the calendar, drawing multi-sectoral creatives into one space and orchestrating historic moments of success. This year’s event is set for the 26th of February 2022 and preparations are in overdrive with the nominees being announced on the 10th of this month. Continue reading NAMA 2022 readies to celebrate creative excellence

NAMA awards lines-up Diaspora artists for the Legends events

A first and rare occurrence, the collaboration has been called the ‘Big Diaspora Collaboration’ as it  will see 7 Artists in different countries of the world coming together on one track. Bekezela (SA),  Brian Nhira(USA), Cindy Munyavi (USA), Sani Makhalima (Australia), Tina Masawi (Spain), Vimbai  Zimuto (Netherlands), Vusa Mkhaya (Austria)  Continue reading NAMA awards lines-up Diaspora artists for the Legends events

Crisis of paralysis and the music industry in Zimbabwe _ #Earground

Fourth, music in Zimbabwe has no sustainable structures to support and sustain new talent. We welcome new talent but, in most cases, talent wilts away. This is largely because of a lack of knowledge of the industry itself. The general conclusion is that apera “their career is over”. But that’s another debate for another day. Continue reading Crisis of paralysis and the music industry in Zimbabwe _ #Earground