Freeman’s Star continues to shine

Freeman’s Star continues to shine

With multiple wins at the NAMA and Star FM music awards (this year alone), dancehall singer Freeman HKD had more than a shining chance at the recently held Zimbabwe Music Awards.

The singer bagged three gongs (Best Zimdancehall, Best Album ‘David and Goliath’ and Best Male Artist).

Janet Manyowa, Feli Nandi and Leo Magozz took home two awards each.

Below is a list of the winners in each category:

Best Hip Hop: Saint Floew

Best Collaboration: Leo Magozz & Friends – Fire Emoji (The Remix)

Best Contemporary Gospel: Janet Manyowa

Best Jazz: Josh Meck

Best Dance (House, Amapiano, Kwaito, EDM): Leslie Kampila

Best Traditional (Folk, Ezomdabu, Imbube): Amaqaqa

Best Alternative: Feli Nandi

Best Album: Freeman HKD – David & Goliath

Best Newcomer: Leo Magozz

Best Group/Duo: Indosakusa

Best Zimdancehall: Freeman HKD

Best Sungura: Mark Ngwazi

Best Afro-Pop/Afrofusion: Ishan

Best R’n’B & Soul: Nyasha Timbe

Best Tshibilika: Insimbi Zezhwane

Best Traditional Gospel: Dorcas Moyo

Song of the year: Freeman HKD – Vakomana Vedrip

Best Producer: Oskid

Best Male Artist: Freeman HKD

Best Diaspora Artist: Dr Chaii

Best Videographer: Studio Art Pictures

Best Music Video: Janet Manyowa – Vaudze

Best Traditional (Chinyakare/Chimurenga): Mary Anibal

Best Female Artist: Feli Nandi

Lifetime Achivement Award: Tymon ‘Whitehorse’ Mabaleka

The awards were hosted at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare under the theme ‘Reimagining the Industry’. The glitzy event was hosted by popular radio personalities Amard and Becky K.

Kudzai Mhangwa

Kudzai Mhangwa is a writer, actor and musician. He writes poetry, plays, essays and short stories. His work has been featured on House of Mutapa, Atrebla Magazine, Ka'edi Africa, Poetry Soup and elsewhere.

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