ROOFTOP Promotions the incubators of Wene Music Awards have postponed the awards after a clash with the Zimbabwe International Music Awards.
The later had initially been penned in for yesterday at the Harare International Conference Centre, but were postponed to October 29 at the last minute.
In a statement yesterday Rooftop Promotions said they had postponed to a later date.
“This position necessitated by the need to pave way for the ZIMA Music Awards to be held on the 29th of this month,” read the statement.
“Wene music and ZIMA are meant to complement each in the music awards ceremonies for the benefit of everyone involved and our position has been has been communicated officially to the organiser of ZIMA Music Awards.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to communicate to all the musicians and stake holders that Wene Music and Zima awards ceremonies dates will not clash.
“This follows reports that Wene Music Awards and ZIMA dates clash and would like to tell all musicians that they won’t be divided on which event to attend.”
The statement said the Wene Board of Adjudicators and its secretariat felt ZIMA awards and any others that are in the arts industry are meant to promote the growth of the music industry in the country.
“Wene is open to any advice from anyone who has been involved in the preparation of awards ceremonies so that we share our experience and produce a world class event that everyone looks forward to,” said the statement.
“We are moving our ceremony to a date yet to be announced having given the ZIMA music awards winners time to celebrate their awards with their fans in various parts of the country.
“Rooftop Promotions will also want to share this with the public that they have started the construction of their 500 seater Theatre in the Park venue which had been delayed by some papers works which has since been rectified and work has now commenced.
“The world venue will also be used as the awards ceremony reception as it will match the standards that have been planned for such an event.”