Jah Prayzah: Nama’s biggest winner

A MASSIVE National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) celebration has been lined up for Thursday at Private Lounge in Harare.

BY ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER

Headlined by the Batai Munhu combination of Sulumani Chimbetu and Jah Prayzah, the gig will feature Guspy Warrior while Ammara Brown will make a guest appearance to perform her duet with Jah Prayzah released two weeks ago. Titled Kure Kure, the track is receiving significant airplay.

Jah Prayzah walked away the biggest winner on Saturday, bagging four gongs at the awards ceremony held at Bulawayo Rainbow.

The celebrations on Thursday will also include owner of the venue Biggie Chinoperekwei who scooped the Promoter of the Year with his company Divine Assignments.

Enock Chihombori, who won the Best Production with Gringo The Trouble Maker, broke into tears on receiving the award and lamented that he had lost everything.

The winners walked away with a variety of hampers and $500.

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Literary awards

Outstanding First Creative Published Work

  • Rebel Soldier by Solomon Mwapangidza

Outstanding Children’s Book

  • The River God Unyaminyami by Fortune Tazvivinga

Outstanding Fiction Book

  • Branching Streams Flow in the Dark by Charles Mungoshi
  • Imbwa Yemunhu by Ignatius Mabasa

Dance awards
Outstanding Group

  • 8 Count Dance crew

Outstanding Female Dancer

  • Maylene Chenjerai from Tumbuka Dance Company

Outstanding Male Dancer

  • Peter Lenso from Tumbuka dance Company

Outstanding Choreographer

  • Sean George Mabwere from Rolex Dance Crew

Film and television awards
Outstanding Actor

  • Nash Mphepho in Decoder

Outstanding Actress

  • Eunice Tava in Sinners

Outstanding Music Video

  • Mwanasikana by Willard Magombedze ft Jah Prayzah

Outstanding Screen Production — Full-Length Film

  • Gringo The Trouble Maker by Enock Chihombori

Outstanding Screen Production — Short Film

  • Decoder by Zandile Mahaja

Outstanding Screen Production (TV)

  • No Nominees

Visual arts awards
Outstanding Mix Media

  • Nhapwasikana by Forbes Mushipe

Outstanding 2-Dimensional Work

  • House of Stone by Webster Mubayirenyi

Outstanding 3-Dimensional Work

  • Indigenisation by Israel Israel

Outstanding Exhibition

  • No Nominees

Spoken word awards
Outstanding Comedian

  • Simba the Comic King — Hakeem vs Pistorious

Outstanding Poet

  • Obert Dube

Theatre awards
Outstanding Actress

  • Nyaradzo Nhongonhema in Pub Stories

Outstanding Actor

  • Tafadzwa Hananda in Pub Stories/Half-Empty Half-Full

Outstanding Theatrical Production

  • Half-Empty Half-Full by Savannah Trust

Outstanding Director

  • Ryan Lawrence and Peter John Smyth for The Woman In Black

Music awards

Outstanding Female musician

  • Olivia Charamba

Outstanding Male Musician

  • Mukudzei Mukombe aka Jah Prayzah

Outstanding Album

  • Tsviriyo by Mukudzei Mukombe aka Jah Prayzah

Outstanding Song

  • Tsviriyo from Tsviriyo by Mukudzei Mukombe aka Jah Prayzah

Media awards
Outstanding Journalist Print

  • Shamiso Yikoniko — Sunday Mail

Outstanding Journalist TV

  • Sifiso Mpofu — ZBC

Outstanding Journalist Radio

  • Problem Masau — Star FM

Outstanding Online Media

  • Zimbojam

Special awards
Arts Promoter

  • Divine Assignments

Arts Personality

  • Oliver Mtukudzi

Arts Service

  • Intwasa Arts Festival

People’s Choice

  • Jah Prayzah

27 Comments

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  2. u deserve it man…evry1 can listern yo songs @ any age

  3. The man has his own line, unique and fitting for all ages. He has a powerful voice and his videos are well-thought out. We can listen to his music as families. Congratulations Mukudzei.

    But I dont understand how Mai Charamba got an award for 2013 (can somebody enlighten me, maybe i missed her production). There are the likes of Pah Chihera, good production, good videos, powerful voice and very good message. Maybe there is a reason why she was overlooked

  4. saka munotiudza here kuti sabhuku vharazipi vangatadza kuwanikwavo apo. Taurai chokwadi makaposha

  5. congratulations MUKUDZEI………………and my question is ASI MAI CHARAMBA VAKABURA MASONGS MATSVA HERE ASATI ASVIKA NEKUNO????? AKANGOIMBIRWA MA JUDGE HERE???

  6. Withe all due respect to Jah Prazah, this was a total mockery to our Urban grooves singers. shame to you the organizers

  7. Where is Vharazipi? musatiitira chizezuru apa. this is a case of regionalism (tribalism actually). VZ is the only selling actor at the moment. Stop your Harareism please. Zimbabwe is much more than a feww streets in Harare! nxa!

    1. Hurumende ndiyo inokurudzira Tribalism. Its engrained in its constitution. Chinosetsa ndochokuti vapfanha vacho havana zvipo.

  8. Ras komz wepaGweru

    Big up man can you consider a collaboration with Prince Musarurwa am sure that will be a bang

  9. This year tribal connotations were dominating.. can you imagine Vharazipi abd Mbuya Mai John compared to ” Film and television awards
    Outstanding Actor

    Nash Mphepho in Decoder

    Outstanding Actress

    Eunice Tava in Sinners”. Next time we will hold our own in Masvingo. Biased selectors rubbish

  10. haaaa pakaitika favour Vharazipi aifanirwa kuhwinha

  11. haaaaa… hapana zvazvinoreva… VZ VZ aifanirwa kuwinner apa….

  12. why mai charamba got an outstannding female award?the song and video is old,imagine there is fungisai,selma,mtukudzi,pah chihera they are doing wonders NAMA must be serious next time we dont need bribe

  13. Thelma Diyon Kasaira

    Haa apa vakaita favor apa hatingati changodai Jah Prayzer, Best chazoti Jah Prayzer,kungo kosora Jah Prayzer! Ngatinyareiwo hapana asina kutamba SEUNONONGA apa Guspy Worrior ws supposed to scoop smthng apa. Hapana asina kufadzwa neMAWAYAWAYA Shinso deserved smthng apa. GUNGKUNG Soul Jah Love were supposed to share the same bone wth Jah Prayzer

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  15. vharazipi iz nothing as compared to Chihombori , big up Musoja five Stars To a five awards winner

  16. Pah Chihera is number 1. Jah Prayz is number 4. Its a shame the nomination criteria is dubious. Chihera woyeeeeee.

  17. Nama is nothing in the arts industry here in Zimbabwe V.Z was suppose to lift an award izvi zvekupenga munoti atizvizive kuti munevanhu venyu mboko Jah Prayzah chii chacho Seunononga song of the year.

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  19. Oh my gosh, Solomon Mwapangidza is my high school literature teacher and debate mentor. I’m proud of you sir!!!

  20. That vharazipi did not qualify even for shortlisting only tells me that you guys (panel) are a bunch of krooks who converne to dine and wine at the expense of real talent

  21. Kushsisa VZ kana lolipop zvaro – haa zvaishura mafloods akaitika kuraini kwake izvi. Ndiani asingazive Va Mayaya? Aizve-e. iyi yava ipizve iyi?

  22. prince musarurwa ndiyani jongwe is the best song video, best musician jah praizer, best female pah chihera,best film sabhuku vz, best actress, mbuya mai john, best actor sabhuku vz,best song tsviriyo, my selection better than those judges

  23. chimusoro mutakura

    Saka munoreva kuti ehe venaama havana chavakakupangidzai nekuti isu sevanhu vanoongorora tinezvimwe zvatinobwereketerana nekuti ini handisi kurara kumba uku ndichingonzi ehe sahwira wapapi VZ (vharazipi) ahwinha here kana asipo vanombozva here kuti ndoroya nekuti ndine army yemapere ndine zvitsinga ukapotswa nezvizvi haa unorohwa nemubobobo VZ was the man of the year zvenyu zvekupenga kana kamwana unongonzwa VZ VZ aihwa ndangendaiona

  24. NAMA yosevenza neNIKUV. Took a leaf from zanupf

  25. haa srusly VZ was supoz to get smthn -i wonder wat criteria they use bwoz as far as fame s concerned dat of vz s viral

  26. chokwadi hachiputsi ukama,VZ haaisafanira kushayawo kana twambi,asi chii nhai imi

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