As per norm, the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe released the names of the nominees for the 14th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards to be held on the 14th of February at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale. Here is the full list of the nominees of the 14th edition of NAMA .
Dance Section Awards
The dance section comprises of four categories.
Outstanding Male Dancer
The nominees are;
- Stanley Wasili and
- McIntosh Jerahuni of Tumbuka Dance Company which was founded in 1958 and
- Reuben Mlauzi of IYASA
Outstanding Female Dancer
- Charlene Chimara of Dance Trust of Zimbabwe
- Cheryl Mabaya of IYASA and
- Maylene Chenjerai of Tumbuka Dance Company
- Ketan Nagar in The Caterpillar Dance by Kinkini — The Voice of Dance
- Sean George Mabwere in International Skrillex Remix by M &M Dance Factory and
- Richard Ndlovu in The Official opening of the African Union Sports Commission Region V Youth Games by the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture
Outstanding Dance Group
It was established on 2 January 2011.
Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts translated into English, it means Freedom for Young People School of Arts was founded in 2001 by Nkululeko Innocent Dube who was once a teacher at Mpompoma High School and Northlea High School. The group has won the NAMA award for the same category 3 times and several other awards. It has toured many nations on the globe. It is based in Bulawayo
Film and Television Awards Nominees
He is an actor, playwright, and a poet. His outstanding role in the film, Qiniso necessitated his selection for this prestigious award. His real name is Philani Amadeus Nyoni.
- Partwell Nazvo for his role in Prophets of Doom.
- Nash Mphepho in Dust & Fortunes
- Bianca Magwenzi in Tariro
- Stella January in Dust & Fortunes
- Nothando Nobengula in Beyond. She has also featured in Rumbi Katedza's Playing Warriors, Sinners, Zambezi and The Zimbabwe I Know amongst others.
Outstanding Screen Production —Film
Outstanding Screen Production – Short Film
- My Dream by Sheunesu Moyo
- The Calling by Mhle Nzima
- The Journey from Rural to Ramp by Jill Roberts and Lynette Frewin
Outstanding Screen Production
- One Family Can by Johannes Machingauta
- The Other Brother by Charity Mahowa-Matavo
- Mr Perfect by Gugulethu Ndlovu
Outstanding Music Video
- Makanika by Willard Magombedze ft Jah Prayzah
- Gudo Guru by Munyaradzi Nota ft Changamire
- Ndipe Rudo by Andy Cutta ft Sanii Makhalima
Outstanding First Creative Published Work
Outstanding Children’s Book
- Little Hare Stories — Big Trouble at the River by Enock Chihombori
- Mombe Yamai written by Chenjerai Mazambani
- Around the Fire — Folktales from Zimbabwe edited by Raisedon Baya and Christopher Mlalazi
Outstanding Fiction Book
- Mukoma’s Marriage and Other Stories by Emmanuel Sigauke
- Bhuku Risina Basa Nokuti Rakanyorwa Masikati by Memory Chirere
- Writing Lives edited by Irene Staunton
Outstanding Journalist Print
Outstanding Journalist TV
Outstanding Journalist Radio
Outstanding Online Media
- 3 Men On a Boat
- Writers International Network (WIN)Zimbabwe
Outstanding Female Musician
Outstanding Male Musician
Spoken Word Awards
- Rumbidzai Karize in The Convert
- Bathabile Dlamini in Umbiko KaMadlenya
- Lawayne Muzite in Connections
Outstanding Theatrical Production
- The Convert by Almasi Collaborative Arts
- Umbiko KaMadlenya by Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo
- Connections by Pamushana High School
Visual Arts Awards
Outstanding 2 Dimensional Work
- Undressing to Redress by Wallen Mapondera
- Farming and Production by Webster Mubayirenyi
- Song from Within by Boarding Dzinotizei
Outstanding 3 Dimensional Work
- Mwana Wedangwe by Rufaro Murenza
- Contemporary Scourge by Forbes Mushipe
- Jacket of Love by Israel Israel
Outstanding Mix Media
- The Challenged by Forbes Mushipe
- Different Roots, Same Destination by Ngonidzashe Tsiga
- Disappearing Faces by Rizimu Chiwawa
- Social Zoometry by Wallen Mapondera
- Women at the Top by Doreen Sibanda and Thandazani Dhlakama
- Crossing the Bridge by Clifford Zulu
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- About M&M Dance Factory, "Facebook", Published:,Retrieved:30 January 2015"
- IYASA The Birth Of IYASA, "IYASA", Published:,Retrieved:30 January 2015"
- Philani A Nyoni, "This is Africa", Published:,Retrieved:30 January 2015"