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Nama awards blunder as top actress award goes to a man

by Staff Reporter
17 February 2013 | 6227 Views
Pepsie wins NAMA award 2013! IYASA is so proud to be working with you! Go girl! Congrats ! - IYASA
The annual National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) was held in the City of Kings, Bulawayo yesterday.

Unfortunately everything did not go as planned  and there was blunder as the top actress award was given to a man.

There were some complaints from others especially those from Harare because some Bulawayo winners were making acceptance speeches in isiNdebele, yet guest of honor and accomplished musician Oliver Mtukudzi spoke in Shona through out his speech.

However it was not all doom and gloom as the Director of Iyasa, Nkululeko Innocent Dube was over the moon as one of their dancers grabbed Outstanding female dancer award.

Dube wrote on his Facebook Timeline: "Our very own Pepsie Magonya is Zimbabwe Nama's outstanding female dancer of Zimbabwe. Thank you Zimbabwe, thank you Bulawayo , Iyasa,promoters across the world! Fans, family and the power above! I am proud?"

Outstanding female dancer - Pepsie Magonya

Outstanding female dancer - Pepsie Magonya



Outstanding Dance group

Outstanding Female Dancer
Siphephiso Magonya - IYASA (Pictured above)

Outstanding Male Dancer

Arthur Ndlovu - Magesh

Outstanding Choreographer
Brian Geza - National Ballet

Outstanding Actor
Charles Matare in Wusiku by Rooftop

Outstanding Actress
Nothando Nobengula in Wusiku and Ten Bush

Outstanding Theatrical production
When Angels Weep by MNK Production

Outstanding Director
Zane Lucas for Eclipsed - Reps Theatre


Outstanding Mix Media Work
Melodies from the Mermaid by Forbes Mushipe

Outstanding 2 Dimensional Work
Morning Light by David Chinyama,

Outstanding 3 Dimensional Work
Unto Us a Child Is Born by Israel Israel

Outstanding Exhibition
The Cycle by Davina Jogi


Outstanding Comedian
Carl Joshua Ncube

Outstanding Poet
Tatenda Chinoda


Outstanding Female Musician
Hope Masike

Outstanding Male Musician

Sulumani Chimbetu aka Sulu

Outstanding Song
Love YeMusoja by Donald Chirisa aka Sniper Storm

Outstanding Album
Syllabus - Sulumani Chimbetu


Outstanding Actor
Cyril Sadat Sanhewe in Kiriboni The Menace

 Outstanding Actress
Qeqeshiwe Mntambo in Suku

Outstanding Music Video
Amai Bhoyi by Jutal

Outstanding Screen Production (Television)
Delete by Shupai Kamunyaru

Outstanding Screen Production (Full Length film)
Suku by Gugulethu Ndlovu

Outstanding Screen Production (Short Film)
Mind games by Charles Mawungwa


Outstanding fiction Book
Taking The Lead by Sibongile Mnkandla

Outstanding Children's book
My Daughter by Albert Nyathi

Outstanding First creative Published Work

Once A Lover Always A Fool by Philani Amadeus Nyoni


Outstanding Journalist (Print)
Mthandazo Dube

Outstanding Journalist (Television)
Sifiso Mpofu

Outstanding Online Media
Three Men On A Boat


Outstanding Promoter of the Year
Chipaz Promotions

National Arts Service Award
Book Cafe

Arts Personality of the Year

People's Choice Award
Sulumani Chimbetu


Source: Byo24News


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