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Tocky outsmarts Jah Prayzah at NAMAs


Dancehall sensation Obey Makamure popularly known as Tocky Vibes emerged victorious during the 14th edition of The National Arts and Merit awards 2015 (NAMA)after scooping two awards at a colourful ceremony held at 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale on Saturday night.


The Mhai hitmaker outsmarted award-winning contemporary musician Mukudzei Mukombe (Jah Prayzah) in both the Outstanding Song and Outstanding Album categories in which Jah Prayzah was a nominee.The song Mhai was voted as the best while his album single Collection won against Jah Prayzah’s Kumbumura Mhute.

However, it was the prizes that were demotivating in that for his feat, Tocky walked away with floating trophies and a Stop to Start $100 Training Voucher in each category plus two nights accommodation at Hala Hotels.Speaking after receiving the awards, Tocky thanked God for guiding him to the top.

“I thank God who gave me my mother who I made a promise with. Without them I could not have this award,” said Tocky Vibes.
However the shock of the night came when Sulumani Chimbetu won the Outstanding Male musician award with the crowd anticipating that Tocky Vibes deserved the honour. Other notables who won during the night include Likwa Ncube and Cynthia Mare.

Meanwhile, other winners walked away with just floating trophies while others won DStv decoders.

Below is the list of the winners:


Outstanding 2 Dimensional Work
Undressing to Redress by Wallen Mapondera
Outstanding 3 Dimensional Work
Mwana Wedangwe by Rufaro Murenza
Outstanding Mix Media
Disappearing Faces by Rizimu Chiwawa
Outstanding Exhibition
Crossing the Bridge by Clifford Zulu

Outstanding Actress
Bathabile Dlamini in Umbiko KaMadlenya
Outstanding Actor
Memory Kumbota in Umbiko KaMadlenya
Outstanding Director
Nelson Mapako for Umbiko KaMadlenya
Outstanding Theatrical Production
Umbiko KaMadlenya by Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo

Outstanding Male Dancer
McIntosh Jerahuni — Tumbuka Dance Company
Outstanding Female Dancer
Cheryl Mabaya — IYASA
Outstanding Choreographer
Ketan Nagar — The Caterpillar Dance by Kinkini – The Voice of Dance
Outstanding Dance Group
Dance Trust of Zimbabwe

Outstanding First Creative Published Work
Shards written by Cynthia Marangwanda Published by Ko.Maseko Publishers
Outstanding Children’s Book
Around the Fire – Folktales from Zimbabwe edited by Raisdon Baya
Outstanding Fiction Book
Bhuku Risina Basa Nokuti Rakanyorwa Masikati written by Memory Chirere Published By Bhabhu Books

Outstanding Comedian
Clive Chigubhu
Outstanding Poet
Likhwa Ncube

Outstanding Actor
Partwell Nazvo in Prophets of Doom
Outstanding Actress
Bianca Magwenzi in Tariro
Outstanding Screen Production – Full length film
Dust & Fortunes by Justice Chapwanya
Outstanding Screen Production – Short Film
My Dream by Sheunesu Moyo
Outstanding Screen Production (Television)
Mr Perfect by Gugulethu Ndlovu
Outstanding Music Video
Gudo Guru by Munyaradzi Nota ft. Changamire

Outstanding Journalist Print
Garikai Mazara – Sunday Mail
Outstanding Journalist TV
Josephine Mugiyo – ZBC
Outstanding Journalist Radio
Tendai Chakanyuka – Power FM
Outstanding Online Media
Writers International Network (WIN)Zimbabwe

Outstanding Female Musician
Cynthia Mare
Outstanding Male musician
Sulumani Chimbetu aka Sulu
Outstanding Song
Mhai from Mhai by Tocky Vibes
Outstanding Album
Mhai Singles Collection

Arts Personality
Carl Joshua Ncube
Arts Service
Dr Angeline S. Kamba
Life Achievement
Oliver Mtukudzi
People Choice
Uncle Ritchie

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