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Battlelines drawn at Nama


THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) yesterday announced nominees for the 12th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) scheduled for February 16 at Large City Hall in Bulawayo.

Entertainment Reporter

Regardless of the changes that have been effected on the categories, the awards remain a far cry from the ideal model crafted by various stakeholders at a number of stakeholders meetings that were held last year.

Commendable is the inclusion of comedy in the spoken word category which still falls short as it only focuses on stand-up comedy.
The full list of nominees is as follow:

Outstanding Dance group
Magesh , IYASA, National Ballet

Outstanding Female Dancer
Melany Caruthers , Loveness Mambakwa
Siphephiso Magonya

Outstanding Male Dancer
Peter Lenso, Arthur Ndlovu, David Machowa

Outstanding Choreographer
Tinashe Ngwenya, Alfonis Ndlovu, Brian Geza

Outstanding Actor
Teddy Mangava, Charles Matare, Zenzo Nyathi

Outstanding Actress
Rumbidzai Karize, Caroline Mashingaidze, Nothando Nobengula

Outstanding Theatrical production
Eclipsed, Wusiku, When Angels Weep

Outstanding Director
Zane Lucas, Eunice Tava, Styx Mhlanga

Visual Arts

Outstanding Mix Media Work
Humming Bird, Melodies from the Mermaid,  Ecosystem

Outstanding 2 Dimensional Work
Cloud Nine, Ceremonial Dancers,

Morning Light

Outstanding 3 Dimensional Work
Unto Us a Child Is Born, Family in Mind,          Never Ending

Outstanding Exhibition

Spirit of Friendship, The Cycle, Inhlama  Spoken Word

Outstanding Comedian
Clive Chigubhu, Carl Joshua Ncube, Ntandoyenkosi Moyo

Outstanding Poet
Tatenda Chinoda, Sithandazile Dube,
Isaac Lambada


Outstanding Female Musician
Plaxedes Wenyika, Hope Masike,
Cindy Munyavi

Outstanding Male Musician
Sniper Storm, Knox, Sulumani Chimbetu

Outstanding Song
Gochi Gochi by Jah Prayzah, Love YeMusoja  by  Sniper Storm, Ndinonyara by  Knox

Outstanding Album
Love YeMusoja  by  Donald Chirisa, Shongwe  by Blessing Shumba, Syllabus  by Sulumani Chimbetu

Film And Television

Outstanding Actor
James “Jingo” Mariseni, Lloyd Kurima,   Cyril Sadat Sanhewe

Outstanding Actress
Qeqeshiwe Mntambo, Sara Mpofu,
Locadia Matenga

Outstanding Music Video
Ruvimbo  by Energy Mutodi, Amai Bhoyi     by Jutal, Mativenga      by        Roki

Outstanding Screen Production (Television)
Delete, One family Can and  Mazikhethela

Outstanding Screen Production (Full Length film)
The Kiss, Suku  and Simbimbino

Outstanding Screen Production (Short Film)
Inhlanhla, Ivevane and Mind games    Literary Arts

Outstanding fiction Book
Taking The Lead by Sibongile Mnkandla
Chioniso, And Other Stories   by        Shimmer Chinodya and The Incubus    by        Samachai Kawengo

Outstanding Children’s book
Panic On Fun Day       by        Farai Nyandoro
My Daughter  by        Albert Nyathi
Meri Nebhutsu Tsvuku          by        Ignatius Mabasa

Outstanding First Creative Published Work
From Where The Wind Blows    by  Oliver Nyambi and Tendai Mangena (eds)
Once A Lover Always A Fool  by        Philani Amadeus Nyoni


Outstanding Journalist (Print)
Margaret Chinowaita, Raisedon Baya, Mthandazo Dube

Outstanding Journalist (Television)
Sifiso Mpofu, Terrence Mapurisana, Leonard Mabvara

Outstanding Online Media
The Writers International Network, Three Men On A Boat, Zimbojam

Outstanding Journalist (Radio)
No nominees

Special Awards

Outstanding Promoter of the Year
C & A Entertainment
Brumat t/a Horizon Bar and Restaurant
Chipaz Promotions

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