NAMA, a show full of glitz and glamour

By John Nhandara

VARIOUS creatives and art enthusiasts converged at the Harare International conference centre Saturday night, for the 20th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama), a show full of glitz and glamour.

The awards ceremony saw ZBC Power FM’s Rumbidzai Mugwira popularly known as Chamvary scooping the outstanding radio journalist award.

In the music category, Nutty O seems to have struck the right chord with his latest offering Mustard Seed, which scooped the outstanding album award.

The youthful crooner was also named the outstanding musician, much to the delight of the audience.

Not to be outdone was the Kujata Jata hitmaker DT Bio Mudimba, who walked away with the outstanding newcomer award.

“This means a lot, especially to my community. I did a multi-award winning gospel sensation Janet Manyowa scooped the outstanding female musician award,” said DT Bio Mudimba.

Multi-award winning gospel sensation, Janet Manyowa scooped the outstanding female musician award.

“We have won many awards in the past and this particular one is once again a dedication to teamwork that we have put together as JM music,” she said.

The ceremony was punctuated with brilliant performances by various artists including Janet Manyowa, and Mambo Dhuterere.

Elsewhere, during the week, Nigerian gospel diva, Synachi put out a brilliant performance at the Its Time live with Sinachi show at the Harare international conference centre, while Levels and Fantan of Chillspot were spots on in entertaining guests at the ZANU PF rally held in Kwekwe this Saturday.