NAMA People’s Choice Award Nominees Announced
The organisers of the National Arts and Merit Awards (NAMA) have announced nominations for the People’s Choice Award.
The nominees are:
1). Alick Macheso
2). Mark Ngwazi,
3). Dorcas Moyo,
5). Theophilus Chigumira (known for his skits as Kirifodhi also stylised as Kili4dhi and Mai Kirifodhi. Chigumira is the founder and owner of AstrAskits.)
In a statement, event organisers, Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation events manager Tinashe Kitchen said voting has started and will close on Saturday. The Herald quotes him as saying:
Following the amalgamation of votes, the top 5 finalists were selected. From the 20th to the 25th of February, members of the public are now invited to vote for the winner of the prestigious NAMA People’s Choice Award via the following Click N’ Pay chatbot platform: +263 719161399.
Kitchen said the winning finalist will be announced at the NAMA ceremony which will be held at the Harare International Conference Centre on 25 February.
Prior to this final nomination, members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite artiste from any genre and background from February 10 to 20.
All practising Zimbabwean artistes were eligible for consideration, including artistes who were not nominated for a NAMA award.
Votes were cast via the National Arts Merit Awards Facebook and Instagram pages as well as via Whatsapp and SMS.