POY leads Zim hip hop nom­i­nees list

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Lan­galakhe Mabena/Nh­lal­wenhle Ng­wenya Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dents

days be­fore the fi­nale, de­spite the in­evitable nerves.

Unathi shared that in Cape Town, peo­ple are claiming “their” Pax­ton. “You are amaz­ing!” she con­cluded.

The au­di­ence and view­ers also got to see the evicted con­tes­tants from the Top 10 when they opened the show with a per­cus­sion per­fect per­for­mance of Be­liever by Imag­ine Dragons. Vo­cal­ist LaSauce also took to the stage for her hit sin­gle, I Do.

Next week’s fi­nale will be broad­cast live on Mzansi Magic (DStv chan­nel 161) at 5PM.

BU­L­AWAYO’s POY who re­cently re­leased his 13-track of­fer­ing ti­tled, Short Cuts to Heaven, con­tin­ues to shine as he has been nom­i­nated in five cat­e­gories for this year’s Zim Hip Hop Awards.

POY has been nom­i­nated for Best Male Artiste, Best col­lab­o­ra­tion for his song Get out of the way fea­tur­ing Spits Loui, Best Al­bum for Short cuts to Heaven, Best video of the year for his Higher song and Peo­ple’s Choice. Mudiwa has also been nom­i­nated in five cat­e­gories – Best Gospel act, Peo­ple’s Choice, Best Hip hop hus­tle, Video of the year for his track Slay­ing and Best Male Artiste.

Mudiwa and POY are closely fol­lowed by Mike Kata who was nom­i­nated for Best Hip-Hop Hus­tle, Best lo­cal Brand for his fash­ion la­bel Zvan­huwa and Best col­lab­o­ra­tion for his hit track Zun­guza remix.

Neck to neck with Mike Kata is Tehn Di­a­mond who also got nom­i­nated for Song of the year for his track No stress, Video of the year for No stress, Best Col­lab­o­ra­tion and Best male artiste.

The awards will be held on De­cem­ber 9 for the first time in Bu­l­awayo with the city’s artistes, Floppy X, Gu­luva 7 and Naboth Ri­zla also nom­i­nated. Floppy X has been nom­i­nated for Best new­comer and Peo­ple’s choice while Gu­luva 7’s Ngena Ka1 track has landed him two nom­i­na­tions for Song of the Year and Best verse.

Naboth Ri­zla has been nom­i­nated three times for Best Hip Hop Hus­tle, Best Pro­moter and Best Me­dia un­der the TV cat­e­gory for his Hip Hop 263 show.

Chron­i­cle scribe, Bon­gani Ndlovu, has been nom­i­nated in the Best Print Jour­nal­ist cat­e­gory.

POY, who is be­hind the pop­u­lar Mab­homba track, said he was ec­static. “I’m hon­oured be­cause this has proven that I’m still rel­e­vant in the hip hop mu­sic in­dus­try. I’m con­fi­dent that I’ll win all the awards that I’ve been nom­i­nated for as I want them to re­main in the City of Kings and Queens,” said the word­smith.

Founder and or­gan­iser of the Zim Hip Hop Awards, Beefy Har­ri­son, said: “For all the 24 cat­e­gories, the judges will choose the win­ners based on their per­for­mance, rel­e­vance and the im­pact their mu­sic had this year, ex­cept for the Peo­ple’s Choice award where peo­ple will vote for their favourite artiste.”

Be­low are the Zim Hip Hop 2017 nom­i­nees

Botl­hale

POY

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