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NAMA Celebrate Zimbabwe’s Top Artists and Style Stars in Spectacular Night of Art and Glamour

The National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) took place on Saturday night at the Harare International Conference Center (HICC), where the who’s who of the art world, celebrities, social media stars, fashionistas, and fans of award ceremonies gathered to celebrate the best of the best in Zimbabwean arts.

The evening was filled with breathtaking performances from some of the most talented artists in the country, including ExQ, Ammara Brown, Juntal, Freeman, Leo Magozz, Holy Ten, Voltz JT, and Saintfloew, who delivered a splendid show that left everyone in awe.

While the performances stole the show, some of the personalities who graced the red carpet still have a lot to learn when it comes to Red Carpet etiquette and dressing up to such shows.

However, for others, it was an opportunity to show off their impeccable style and taste in fashion.

KVG in a Ivhu Tribe design

Mai Titi, KVG, Malaika Mushandu, Bakari, Faith Candy,Hope Masike, and Ivhu Tribe models were just a few of the many stars who turned heads with their show-stopping outfits.

As the awards ceremony unfolded, there was an air of excitement and anticipation in the room as each category was announced, and the winners took the stage to accept their well-deserved awards.

Mai Tt in a Tapfumanei Munenge (coco) design

From visual arts to music, drama, film, and literary arts, each winner was recognized for their outstanding contribution to the industry and exceptional talent.

The NAMA awards ceremony was not only a celebration of art but a celebration of Zimbabwe’s rich cultural heritage, and the people who make it come alive.

Fashion designer Bakari – in a By_Bakari design


Here are the complete winners:


Outstanding Female Dancer: Ndomupeishe Chipendo in Teleunga

Outstanding Male Dancer: Terrence Kapesa in A Kid from Bulawayo

Outstanding Dance Group: Elysium Magna Dance Theatre in Birth of Christ

Outstanding Dance Choreographer: Sean Mambwere in Silently Complicated



Outstanding 3-Dimensional Work: Celebrating Together by Taurai Chinofura

Outstanding Mixed Media: Mysterical Revealer by Terrence Musekiwa

Outstanding Exhibition: A Book that Cannot be Read by Allison Baker curated by Fadzai Muchemwa



Outstanding Poet: Obert Dube.

Outstanding Comedian: Mukudzei Kandoro Majoni aka King Kandoro.

Outstanding Social Media Skits: Theophilus Chigumira aka Mai Kirifodhi



Outstanding Journalist – Print: Nyadzombe Nyampenza – Newsday

Outstanding Journalist – Radio: Owen Madondo – Star FM

Outstanding Journalist – Television: Colette Musanyera – ZBC

Outstanding Online Media – Nash TV



Outstanding Actor: Shaun Mundawarara as Collymore in The Play that goes Wrong

Outstanding Actress: Min’enhle Mguni as Renee Stokes in Heartbreak Mafia

Outstanding Theatrical Production: Bayethe Nkosi by Umkhathi Theatre

Outstanding Director: Sue Bolt in The Play that Goes Wrong



Outstanding First Creative Published Work: The Madman on First Street and other stories by David Chasumba

Outstanding Children’s Book: Sloba and the Chameleonaire by Costa Chayambuka.

Outstanding Fiction Book: The Quality of Mercy by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

Outstanding Poetry Book: Starfish Blossoms by Samantha R. Vazhure



Outstanding Actor: Searchmore Takavada as Husband in 3 days in March.

Outstanding Actress: Sylvia Mavezere as Wife in 3 days in March

Outstanding Music Video: Fight For Me by Mann Friday, Directed by Kalai Faye Barlow

Outstanding Screen Production (Television): Intab’enkulu Directed by Kuda Bryan Bwititi

Outstanding Screen Production (Short Length Film): 3 Days in March Directed by Kuda Bryan Bwititi

Outstanding Screen Production(Full-Length Film): Ngoda Directed by Joe Njagu and Eddie Sandifolo



Outstanding New Comer: Leo Magozz, Bling 4 and Brian Jeck.

Outstanding Female Musician: Dorcas Moyo

Outstanding Male Musician: Emegy Chizanga aka Freeman.

Outstanding Song: Fire Emoji by Tavonga Leo Magombedze (Leo Magozz), Farai. Gadzani (Bling 4) and Brian Kadyamarunga (Brian Jeck)

Outstanding Album: David and Goliath by Emegy Chizanga aka Freeman



Promoter Of The Year: X-Mo Squad

Outstanding Artist In The Diaspora: Tafara Nyatsanza

Arts Service Award: Davidson S. Maruziva

Lifetime Achievement Award: Barbara Makhalisa Nkala

Arts Personality Award: Dominic Benhura

People’s Choice Award: Theophilus Chigumira aka Mai Kirifodhi

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