Nama brews a shocker after lesser known gospel artist wins The People's Choice Award [Full Award List Inside]

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Nama brews a shocker after lesser known gospel artist wins The People's Choice Award [Full Award List Inside]

The 18th edition of National Arts Merit Awards happened last night after they were delayed in order to help the nation focus on co-coordinating efforts towards helping victims of Cyclone Idai. ExQ won the Outsanding Male Award while Janet Manyowa took the Outstanding Female Award. Kanjiva by Enzo Ishall was the outstanding song while Tseu Tseu by ExQ was declared the most outstanding album. The biggest shock of the night came when Mai Patai won the People's Choice Award ahead of the more popular artists like Winky D and Killer T.

See the full list of winners below:


Outstanding Poet

  • Likhwa Ncube – aka Likhwa okaNcube

Outstanding Comedian – Spoken Word

  • Learnmore Mwanyenyeka – aka Long John



Outstanding First Creative Published Book

  • Gather the Children  by  Batsirai Chigama  [Ntombekhaya Poetry]

Outstanding Children’s Book

  • The City Girl by Elisha July and Tendai K. Rudanda [Pass-Point Publishers]

Outstanding Fiction

  • Mazai Emheni by  Daniel Mutendi [DanTs Media Publishing]


Outstanding Actor

  • Teddy Mangawa in Ukama

Outstanding Actress

  • Qeqeshiwe M’thembo in The Hostel

Outstanding Theatrical Production

  • Ukama by Savanna Trust

Outstanding Director

  • Lloyd  Nyikadzino for Zandezi



Outstanding Female Dancer

  • Vein N. Alfazema in Black Sheep


Outstanding Male Dancer

  • Martin Chabuka in 100% Afro


Outstanding Dance Group

  • Real Flex Dance Group directed by Martin Chabuka


Outstanding Choreographer

  • Macintosh Jerahuni & Chaleen Chimara – Iwe Neni Tinebasa



Outstanding 2 Dimensional Work

  • The Demolition by John Kotze

Outstanding 3 Dimensional Work

  • Zvirimudombo by Shelton Mubayi




Outstanding Actor

  • Eddie Sandifolo as Clive in Bhachi


Special Mention

  • Admire Kuzhangaira – in Death and Other Complications


Outstanding Actress

  • Tendaishe Chitima as  Anesu in Cook-Off


Outstanding Music Video

  • Dzamutsana produced by Vusa Hlatshayo aka Blaqs


Outstanding Screen Production (Television Series)

  • Kuchina The Genesis directed by  Blessing Gatsi


Special Mention

  • Gaza directed by Ben Mahaka



Outstanding Screen Production – Full-Length Film

  • Cook-Off  directed by Thomas Brickhill



Outstanding Journalist – Print

  • Fred Zindi – The Standard


Outstanding Journalist – Television

  • Patience Nyagato from ZBC TV

Outstanding Journalist – Radio

  • Babongile Sikhonjwa, aka uMrifiti  –  Sky Metro FM


Outstanding Online Media

  • Capitalk



Outstanding Female Musician

  • Janet Manyowa


Outstanding Male Musician

  • Enoch Munhenga aka ExQ


Outstanding Album

  • Tseu Tseu by Enock Munhenga aka ExQ


Outstanding Song

  • Kanjiva  by  Stephen K. Mamhere aka Enzo Ishall


People’s Choice Award winner: 

  • Mai Patai


Outstanding Promoter

  • Unplugged Zimbabwe


Arts Personality of The Year

  • Mokoomba

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