One if the interesting things that the COVID-19 pandemic taught is that if plan A fails, there is always plan B or more to lean on.
This year, one of the nation’s biggest music awards the Star FM Music Listener’s Choice Awards were held online and during a radio broadcast, Facebook Live and ZNT Prime. After being marred with controversy from Winky D’s exclusion from the list of nominees and Baba Harare rejecting his nomination, the show (proverbially) went on. The awards were hosted by TV and radio personality Erica Ndoro and started over an hour later than expected.
The biggest winners of the night were dancehall phenom Freeman and newcomer Leo Magozz who both bagged three gongs while Feli Nandi won two awards.
Below is a list of the artist that bagged gold.
Best Hip Hop – Leo Magozz (Fire Emoji)
Best R&B – Takura (Haaroore)
Best Newcomer – Saint Floew (Silas Mavende)
Best House/Amapiano – ShaSha (Ungowami)
Best Zimbabwean in the Diaspora – Quonfused (Kamunamato Kekubhawa)
Best Producer – Nicky Genius (Lola performed by Ishan and Annatoria)
Best Gospel Song – Minister Michael Mahendere (Tangai Neni)
Best Duo or group – ZimPraise (Ndiri Mweya)
Best Zimdancehall Song – Freeman (Vakomana vedrip)
Album of the Year – Freeman (David and Goliath)
Best Female Artist – Feli Nandi
Best Alternative – Feli Nandi (Ndoona Iwe)
Best Collaboration – Leo Magozz and Friends (Fire Emoji)
Best Male Artist – Freeman
Song of the Year – Leo Magozz (Fire Emoji)
Best African Pop – Ishan and Annatoria (Lola)
Best Sungura Artist – Alick Macheso (Tinosvitswa Nashe)