Bulawayo Arts Awards Provide Early Christmas Gifts

Bulawayo Arts Awards were hosted on the 24th of December and the ceremony was set aside to celebrate the contribution which was and is being made by Arts in the city.

Artists in Bulawayo have managed to contribute in the country’s economy and tourism industry with the arts and culture sector.

Wearing the gliting and glamourous designs, artists from all sectors in the world of arts attended the annual ceremony of Bulawayo Arts Awards’s sixth edition.

The ceremony which was headlined by prominent artists including upcoming artists such as the 13 year old, Andrea The Vocalist who derives from the majestic town of Victoria Falls which is situated to the North of Bulawayo Province which is Matabeleland North.

Andrea won the hearts of many when he performed his prominent song Uhambo and the crowd made a sing-along when he was performing.

During the handover of the gongs, Andrea was awarded the Newcomer of The Year (All Geners).

Andrea once appeared in a documentary which was broadcasted by BBC and he said as a form of punishment for being naughty he had to sing to the church congregants.

The video of Andrea singing which appears in the documentary and was recorded by one of the members of the church congregation where he fellowships and caught the attention of many artists, including regional and international artists including namely Dj Maphorisa and Aubrey Qwana.

Andrea was discovered by  Tendai Joe the brainchild of JBross entertainment and with the availability of social media it has played a major role for him to reach international network. His gong comes with  a package of 35 thousand rands worth of sponsorship which will be used for travel and creation of works in Eswatini.

Meanwhile, Msi’zkay was recognized as the man of the moment as he won the song of the year for his song ‘Kulula’ which featured Bhekiwe and won many hearts.

Msi’zkay was also awarded the People’s choice which meant he also walked away, with a fully serviced residential stand.

Below is the list of winners:

1. OUTSTANDING ARTS PHOTOGRAPHER

Visuals by Corey

2. OUTSTANDING DANCE ENSEMBLE

Ezimnyama Dance Ensemble

3. OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER

Priviledge “Subaru” Bere

4. OUTSTANDING MALE DANCER

Masotha Nzou – Sungura Masters

5. OUTSTANDING THEATRE ACTRESS

Nomvuyiso Mabi

6. OUTSTANDING THEATRE ACTOR

Julian Tshuma

7. OUTSTANDING COMEDIAN

Chik Aljoy

8. OUTSTANDING POET

Obert Dube

9. OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – ENGLISH

A life in song and Media by Robert Mukondiwa

10. OUTSTANDING NDEBELE LITERARY WORK

Mthokozisi Ncube lo Ntuthuko M. Nyathi – Izicucu Zodengezi

11. OUTSTANDING ARTS JOURNALIST (All Media)

Langalakhe Mabena – B-Metro

12. OUTSTANDING ONLINE MEDIA

CITE ZW

13. OUTSTANDING RADIO DJ

Cde Phil – Khulumani FM

14. OUTSTANDING CLUB DJ

Nite Freak

15. OUTSTANDING FASHION DESIGNER/HOUSE

A Tribe Called Zimbabwe

16. OUTSTANDING MODEL

Anelisiwe Ndebele

17. OUTSTANDING AMBASSADOR (Worldwide)

Crispen Nyathi

18. OUTSTANDING HIP HOP ARTIST /ACT

Luminous

19. OUTSTANDING KWAITO/HOUSE/GQOM ACT

M J Sings

20. OUTSTANDING ALTERNATIVE MUSIC

Ma9nine

21. OUTSTANDING GOSPEL ARTIST/ACT

Everton Mlalazi

22. OUTSTANDING IMBUBE/ ACAPELLA GROUP/ACT

Amaqaqa

23. OUTSTANDING TSHIBILIKA/RHUMBA ACT

Dubia Masters

24. OUTSTANDING MUSIC PRODUCER

Murphy Cubic

25. OUTSTANDING MUSIC VIDEO

Koloyi – Gang O (MJ Sings, Murphy Cubic, Amany)

26. OUTSTANDING SONG OF THE YEAR

Kulula – Msizkay x Bhekiwe

27. OUTSTANDING TV PRODUCTION/PROGRAMME

Amanxeba

28.OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM

The Signal

29. OUTSTANDING FILM/TV ACTRESS

Natasha Dlamini – The Signal

30. OUTSTANDING FILM/TV ACTOR

Tawanda Denga in The Signal

31. NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR (All Genres)

Andrea The Vocalist

32. OUTSTANDING MALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Mzoe 7

33. OUTSTANDING FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Nkwali

34. OUTSTANDING COVER BAND

Ramsey K (Byo)

35. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Jomo Mhone

36. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (All Genres)

Msiz’ Kay

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