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ZIMA Awards, the glitz and scandals.

by BustopTV

By Trevor Makonyonga

It was all glitz and scandal at the Zimbabwe Music Awards held in Newlands on Saturday, January 25, night .

The event was well organised as performances and the red carpet event was well done. Even the venue was well decorated showing will of hosting a great event.

It was the awarding that was scandalous and shocking. Zimbuzz described the awarding as controversial.

Zimbuzz has it that, “The Awards ceremony itself was well put. You could tell that something was different and refreshing from the organisational structure.

Attracting headline sponsors like PPC cement shows that they were some respectable and trustworthy people running the institution. However they failed the final test which was the awarding side.

Best Male,Best Female,Best Hip Hop to name but a few were controversial to say the least.”

It was shocking that Gemma Griffiths and Ishan won best male and female gongs considering that they both have only one known song appease.

The selection could have been wrong but since it was vote based, maybe people to the effect of the below list.

Zimbabwe Music Awards 2020


Song of the Year – Winner is Mugarden…Winky D ft Gemma Griffiths

Best Album of the Year – Winner is Freeman (Gango)

Best Newcomer – Winner is Ishan

Best Group – Winner is Fusion 5 Mangwiro

Best Male Artist – Winner is Ishan

Best Female – Winner is Gemma Griffiths

Best Corporate Sponsor – Econet Wireless

Best Promoter – Winner is Impala Car Rental

Best International Zim Artist – Winner is Sha Sha

Lifetime Achievement – It goes to Andy Brown

Special Awards: Zim Icon – Male – It goes to Simon Chimbetu

Special Awards: Zim Icon – Retro Female – It goes to Chiwoniso Maraire

Best DJ – Winner is DJ Stavo

Best Engineer – Winner is GT Beats

Producer of the Year – Winner is Oskid

Best Videographer – Winner is Umsebenzi Ka Blaqs

Best Music Video – Winner is Ngaibake (Freeman ft Alick Macheso)

Best Jazz – Winner is Willis Wataffi

Best RNB & Soul -Winner is Gemma Griffiths

Best Afro Pop – Winner is Ishan

Best HipHop – Winner is Takura

Best Sungura – Winner is Nicholas Zakaria

Best Zimdancehall – Winner is Freeman

Best Alternative – Winner is Sylent nqo

Best Traditional – Winner is Andy Muridzo

Best Traditional Folk – Winner is Indosakusa

Best Tshibilika – Winner Clement Magwaza

Best Dance House – Winner is DJ Stavo

Best Traditional Gospel – Winner is Mambo Dhuterere

Best Contemporary Gospel – winner is Janet Manyowa.

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