The Zimbabwe Music Awards 2020 will be hosted under the theme: ““Rhythm, Roots and Cultural Diversity,” the ZIMA spokesperson Benjamin Nyandoro has said.
In a statement, Nyandoro said despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the ZIMA awards will be held to bring together masters, creators, performers and supporters to another celebration that recognises, unites and awards Zimbabwean music talent.
“This edition seeks to unite Zimbabwe’s diverse musical roots, rhythm and culture under one strong voice and sound.
“The Zimbabwe Music Awards undertakes to recognize and award deserving Musicians in a fair and transparent manner that brings all stakeholders to resource the process in their unique and diverse skill sets. In this edition, we have added new innovative categories to embrace the diverse music culture of Zimbabwe and the obtaining context,” he said.
Nyandoro said the glamorous Zimbabwe Music Awards will be a beautifully disruptive hybrid of a Virtual and physical Event, scheduled for Saturday 19th of February 2022.
“We take this opportunity to invite our friends – The Partners, who make this journey a memorable one.”
With support from its partners and the corporate world, ZIMA completed building a Home for one of Zimbabwe’s celebrated music icons Comrade Chinx in Sentosa, Harare and handed it over to him and his family.
It also added more awards categories so that the ZIMA becomes representative of all of Zimbabwe’s rich music cultural diversity and also introduced retro awards that seek to award the outstanding musicians that stood out before the establishment of ZIMA, Nyandoro said.
In 2020, ZIMA established its head office in Harare, and hosted a music awards recognition and celebration event at The Country Club in Highlands Harare, rebranding itself as a premium event hosting high profile notable guests.
This year, ZIMA commissioned an external adjudication steering committee comprising of 12 qualified persons to oversee and develop the ZIMA Rule Book.
It also hosted a successful Virtual awards event that was broadcasted on ZBCTV and various streaming platforms that exposed the event to a total reach of over 5 million, among other achievements.