NAMA 2024 set for the creative city of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo

NAMA 2024 set for the creative city of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo

The National Arts Merit Awards are set to take place in Zimbabwe’s city of Kings and Queens, Bulawayo on the 24th of February. The theme of these years awards is “Kwa22”. The official lights of the events will go on at ZITF Hall 3.

Submission for awards is open and will close on the 30th of November. The work to be submitted should have been released between the 1st of December 2022 to the 30th of November 2023. Submissions can be made here (National Arts Merit Awards 22nd Edition Entry Form (NAMA 22)

Categories for this edition are as follows:

Music Awards

  • Outstanding Female Musician
  • Outstanding Male Musician
  • Outstanding Song
  • Outstanding Album
  • Outstanding Newcomer

Dance Awards

  • Outstanding Dance Group
  • Outstanding Female Dancer
  • Outstanding Male Dancer
  • Outstanding Choreographer

Visual Arts Awards

  • Outstanding Mix Media Work
  • Outstanding 2D Work
  • Outstanding 3D Work
  • Outstanding Exhibition
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Theatre Awards

  • Outstanding Actress
  • Outstanding Actor
  • Outstanding Theatrical Production
  • Outstanding Director

Media Awards

  • Outstanding Journalists Print
  • Outstanding Journalist Television
  • Outstanding Journalists Radio
  • Outstanding Online Media

Literary Awards

  • Outstanding Fiction Book
  • Outstanding Children’s Book
  • Outstanding First Creative Published Work
  • Outstanding Poetry Book

Spoken Word Awards

  • Outstanding Comedian
  • Outstanding Poet
  • Distinct Social Media Skits

Film and Television Awards

  • Outstanding Actor
  • Outstanding Actress
  • Outstanding Music Video
  • Outstanding Screen Production (Television)
  • Outstanding Screen Production (Full Length Film)
  • Outstanding Screen Production (Short Film)

Special Awards Outstanding Artist in the Diaspora

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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