All set for the Mid­lands Mu­sic Awards

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Sukoluhle Ndlovu Mid­lands Cor­re­spon­dent

ALL is set for the third edi­tion of the Mid­lands Mu­sic Awards (MMA), which will be held at the Cathe­dral hall in Gweru to­mor­row.

The red car­pet event, which will run un­der the theme “Cel­e­brat­ing Arts, Cul­ture and Mu­sic Ex­cel­lence in Mid­lands province” will be broad­cast live on the Zvisha­vane-based YaFM.

En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by Harare-based Mathias Mhere, Daniel Mhere, Takura, DJ Stavo, Gu­luva 7, Shingi Man­goma, Oskid, Pas­tor Olinda and Good Child among oth­ers.

Last year’s edi­tion saw Mathias walk­ing away with two gongs for Best Gospel Mu­sic Award and Al­bum of the Year Award. The late Bless­ing “Tasa­rina” Chibaya who died two years ago in a car crash re­ceived a post­hu­mous award for the Best Jazz Mu­si­cian of the Year.

Or­gan­iser of the MMA, Mavis Koslek said they have man­aged to reach out to artistes from Kwekwe, Zvisha­vane and Shu­rugwi in this year’s edi­tion.

“This year we’ve mu­si­cians from Zvisha­vane, Kwekwe and Shu­rugwi par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event. Even though we didn’t get a re­sponse from Mberengwa, Mvuma and Gokwe, we’re hop­ing to see mu­si­cians from those ar­eas ris­ing,” said Koslek. The nom­i­nees are: Best Pro­ducer Josh “JaeMac” Makoni Prince “Oskid” Tap­fuma Com­fort “Sky” Chimedza Swizz E Pro­duc­tions Themba (DJ Themba Re­mem­ber) Kuzvikonda Best Mu­sic Video Je­ho­vah Tshu­vah – Pas­tor Olinda

Zino Irema Takura – You & I – Good­child Ndai (Money) – Ur High­ness Ishe We­madzishe – Knowl­edge Khanye Best Sin­gle Zino Irema – Takura Delilah – Good­child Mwedzi Muchena – DJ Stavo ft Oliver Mtukudzi Ready to Go – FYP ft QuaZor Best Hiphop Mu­sic TupAc Shakur – Afriken Colour of Dreams – Gu­luva Se7en Sin­gles Col­lec­tion – Crys­tale­fire Lazarus – Ur High­ness Chib­hachura – Di Truth Best Jazz Mu­sic Kushin­girira - Va­len­tyne Tichasvika Chete – Sa­mukoko Sen­ti­men­tal Bran­don Mvura Pen­ti­mento Bran­don Mvura Best New­comer Heavy Rain – Daniel Mhere Je­ho­vah Tshu­vah – Pas­tor Olinda Pen­ti­mento & – – Sen­ti­men­tal – Bran­don Mvura Sin­gles Col­lec­tion – Dru­daman T Uringirozi – Ju­nior Tee Best Club DJ Dj Crocx Dj Masty Dj Brian Dj G Freshy Dj Sil­ver Best Dance­hall Mu­sic Sin­gles Col­lec­tion – Tiny Trig­ger 10 out­ter 10 – Giantau Int. Chamanginga – Zi­zoe Kuone­sana – Le­gion Last Num­b3r – Ma­gaivha Best House Mu­sic Mwedzi Muchena – DJ Stavo ft Oliver Mu­tukudzi Best Reg­gae/Chigiyo Mu­sic Sin­gles Col­lec­tion – Chaki & The Spe­cial­ist Best Col­lab­o­ra­tion Mwedzi Muchena – DJ Stavo ft Oliver Mu­tukudzi Kushin­girira – Va­len­tyne ft Prince K Musarurwa Ndakanya – Bran­don Mvura ft Edith WeU­tonga & Claire Daza to Topola – Gu­luva Se7en ft Cal_vin Lazarus – Ur High­ness ft Roki Best AfroPop Mu­sic Sin­gles Col­lec­tion – Good­child Mon­u­men­tal – Bran­don Mvura & Serah K The Fu­ture Vol 1 – The Fu­ture Crew Best Tra­di­tional Gospel Mu­sic Hwa­manda – Al­bert Chawa Is­rael Dou­ble Dou­ble – Mathias Mhere Ishe We­madzishe – Knowl­edge Khanye & Psalmville Voices Anenyasha – At­talia Pare­hwa Heavy Rain – Daniel Mhere Best Con­tem­po­rary Gospel Mu­sic Je­ho­vah Tshu­vah – Pas­tor Olinda His Grace – Wel­laz (ft Will Young) Mabasa Makuru – Ny­bal Happy Birth­day – EECF Praise Team In­guva Chete – Pan­ganai Sit­hole Life­time Achieve­ment Award An­thony Mukanga a.k.a Tony G | Base­line Stu­dios. Best Ra­dio DJ/Per­son­al­ity DJ Chilli – Power FM Zim­babwe Ru­varangu Tichareva – YaFm DJ Tony G – ZiFM Stereo Gogo Beau – YaFm

Pas­tor Olinda Takura Shingi Man­goma DJ Stavo Mathias Mhere

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