Hip-hop’s streaming dominance was amplified at the previously held 2020 Star FM Music Awards.
The genre was the toast of the party in 2019 and looks set to continue even beyond 2020.
Hip Hop bagged The Best Male Artist Award which went to Ti Gonz, The Best Newcomer award Ishan featuring Ti Gonz for Kure, The Best Hip-hop Song Award Takura for Noise,
The Best Collaboration award was won by Kure, Ishan featuring Ti Gonz, The Album of the Year award was taken by King 98 for Francesca, which he named after his mother, whilst the Most played song on Star FM and the Song of the Year award was Kure by Ishan featuring Ti Gonz.
Zim Hip Hop Awards Best Male – Ti Gonzi
Star FM Music Awards Best Male – Ti Gonzi
Zim Hip Hop Awards Best Album – King 98 – Francesca
Star FM Music Awards Best Album – King 98 – Francesca
Zim Hip Hop Awards Song of the Year – Kure by Ishan featuring Ti Gonz
Star FM Music Awards Song of the Year – Kure by Ishan featuring Ti Gonz
Meanwhile, Dancehall sensation Nutty O won Best Dancehall song for Vroom, Nutty O also gave an energetic opening act, even with the limitations of a small stage he used his experience gained over a period of consistent performances to entertain the crowd.
Nutty O beat Seh Calaz and Mambo whose song Reurura was the Number one on the 2019 Zimdancehall charts.
“We are going to the Grammy’s that’s the Journey, we begin here,” said Nutty O as he accepted his award.
Big winners Ishan and Ti Gonzi gave a big second act performance. The two just looked great together. It was like listening and watching them re-creating the magic that is Kure.
Another great performance came courtesy of gospel break out artist Jonah Chivasa who despite his performance coming after he just lost the Best Gospel award to Janet Manyowa,he summoned the praise in him to belt out the best out of his collabo Ndozvinoita Nyasha with Chelsea.
It was another Janet Manyowa dominance once again as she scooped the Best Gospel Song for Ndimi as well as Best Female.
She won the same Awards in the same competition in 2019.
There were murmurs in the crowd as well as social media outcry as favourite Tamy lost out again in as many awards.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Alick Macheso.
Here is the complete list of the Star FM Music Awards 2020 Winners
The Best African Pop Song Award Ishan Featuring Ti Gonz – Kure
The Best Zimdancehall Song Award Nutty O – Vroom
The Best Hip-hop Song Award Takura – Noise
The Best RnB Song Award Hilzy, Gary Mapanzure – TV Room
The Best House Song Award DJ Stavo Featuring Gemma – Bad News
The Best Song by Zimbabwean in the Diaspora Award Norman Masamba – Chihera
The Best Gospel Song award Janet Manyowa – Ndimi
The Best Newcomer award Ishan featuring Ti Gonz – Kure
The Best Female Artist award Janet Manyowa
The Best Male Artist Award Ti Gonz
The Best Duo/Group Award Ngoma Ingoma – Malobolo
The Best Collaboration award Ishan featuring T Gonz – Kure
The Best Producer award Simplex
The Album of the Year award King 98 – Francesca
Lifetime Achievement – Alick Macheso
Most played on Star FM – Ishan featuring T Gonz – Kure
People’s Choice – Ngaibake – Freeman ft Alick Macheso
The Song of the Year award Ishan featuring Ti Gonz – Kure