Zimbabwe Music Awards 2020: All the winners

The winners for the 2020 Zimbabwe Music Awards were announced Newlands Country Club in Harare on 25 January.

  • Freeman took home three awards.

 

Dancehall singer Freeman won three awards in the Best Album of the Year, Zimdancehall and Best Music Video categories. South Africa-based amapiano singer Shasha was crowned winner in the Best International Zim Artist. Ishan and Gemma Griffiths took home the Best Male Artist of the Year and Best female Artist of the Year awards respectively.

Below is the full list of winners:

Best Female Artist of the Year

  • Gemma Griffiths
  • Tammy Moyo
  • Shasha
  • Ammara Brown
  • Janet Manyowa

Best Male Artist of the Year

  • Ishan
  • Takura
  • Asaph
  • T Gonzi
  • Freeman

Best Group/ Duo of the Year

  • Fusion
  • Firm Faith
  • Vabati Vajehova
  • Sinazo

Best Newcomer of the Year

  • Ishan
  • Joyfull Praise Choir (JPC)
  • Mambo Dhuterere
  • Garry Mapanzure

Best Album of the Year

  • Gango – Freeman
  • Franceesca – King98
  • Mutare – Shasha
  • Ramba Wakadzvanya – Baba Harare

Genre Awards

Zimdancehall

  • Freeman
  • Ndunge Yut
  • Enzo lshall
  • Nutty O
  • Bazooka

Sungura

  • Nicholas Zachariah
  • Mukoma Panga
  • Peter Moyo
  • Greatman

Hip Hop

  • Takura
  • T Gonzi
  • King 98
  • Asaph
  • Cal_vin

Afropop

  • Ishan
  • Ammara Brown
  • Rocki
  • Tammy Moyo

Contemporary Gospel

  • Janet Manyowa
  • Minister Michael Mahendere
  • Joyfull Praise Choir (JPC)
  • Sharon Manyika

Traditional Gospel

  • Mambo Dhuterere
  • Mathias Mhere
  • Rev TT Chivaviro
  • Joyfull Praise Choir (JPC)

R&B & Soul

  • Gemma Griffiths
  • Brian Nhira
  • Nyasha David
  • Berita

Jazz

  • Willis waTaffy
  • Diana Samkange
  • Vuyo Brown
  • Sylent Nqo

Dance (House/Gqom/Kwaito/EDM)

  • DJ Stavo
  • Novuyo Seagirl
  • Reverb 7
  • Huby Blakes

Tshibilika

  • Clement Magwaza
  • Ndux Jnr
  • Madlela Skhobokhobo
  • Bolomba

Traditional Folk (Chinyakare/Chimurenga)

  • Andy Muridzo
  • Baba Harare
  • Greatman
  • Agga Nyabinde
  • Diana Smkange

Traditional Folk (Ezomdabu/Imbube)

  • Indosakusa
  • Sotja Moyo
  • Charles Mahlaba
  • Ukukhanya Kwezwe

Best Alternative

  • Sylent Nqo
  • Vimbai Zimuto
  • DJ Chrxn
  • Huby Blakes

Special Awards

Zim Icon – Retro Female

  • Chiwoniso Maraire
  • Busi Ncube
  • Stella Chiweshe
  • Susan Mapfumo

Zim Icon – Retro Male

  • Simon Chimbetu
  • Lovemore Majaivana
  • Leonard Dembo
  • Tongai Moyo

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Andy Brown

Best International Zim Artist

  • Shasha
  • Brian Nhira
  • Queen Vee
  • Buffalo Soldier

Best Collaboration

  • ‘Mugarden’ – Winky D ft. Gemma
  • ‘Ngaibake’ – Freeman ft. Alick Macheso
  • ‘Kure’ – Ishan & Ti Gonzi
  • ‘You Are More’ – Janet Manyowa ft. Nqubeko Mbata

Best DJ

  • DJ Stavo
  • Judgement Yard
  • Gospel DJ Unlocked
  • Reverb 7

Best Promoter

  • Impala Car Rental
  • Brai Out Zw
  • 2Kings Entertainment
  • Pablos

Best Corporate Sponsors

  • Econet Wireless
  • Delta Corporation
  • Impala Car Rental
  • United Refineries (Roil)

Technical Awards

Best Music Video

  • ‘Ngaibake’ – Freeman ft. Alick Macheso
  • ‘Ndimi’ – Janet Manyowa
  • ‘Zvemoyo’ – Takura
  • ‘Vavengi’ – Queen Vee

Videographer of the Year

  • Umsebenzi Ka Blaqs
  • Andy Cutter
  • Simdoc Films
  • Naxo Films

Producer of the Year

  • Oskid
  • Reverb 7
  • Jamal
  • Rodney Beats

Engineer of the Year

  • GT Beats
  • Rodney Beats
  • Tammy Bhima
  • Msizkay

Public Vote Category

Song of the Year

  • ‘Murgaden’ – Winky D ft. Gemma Griffiths
  • ‘Kure’ – Ishan & Ti Gonzi
  • ‘Ngaibake’ – Freeman ft. Alick Macheso
  • ‘Reurura’ – Seh Calaz & Mambo Duterere
  • ‘Sadza neMuriwo’ – Jah Prayzah

 

 

Source: www.musicinafrica.net

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