Ngoma Awards 2012

I am very proud of the Ngoma Award I won in 2008 for my years of contribution to the development of musicians in Zambia and am very happy to see that the awards are coming back. The picture above is of my ‘Grammy’! Thanks to George da Soulchild Kaufela, co-presenter of our Sunday night radio show, for this piece.

The 15th Annual Ngoma Awards which are designed to recognize artistes in creative writing, visual arts, and theatre as well as media arts are slated on Wednesday, 19th December, 2012. The awards which are hosted by the National Arts Council of Zambia (NAC) and sponsored by Zambian Breweries are back after a two year hiatus.

This year in the category of the Chairman’s Award there is an opportunity for Zambians in the Diaspora who have attained outstanding achievement in the arts, in film, music, literature, visual arts, theater, dance, acting to be honored. The criteria are as follows: “A Zambian in Diaspora; man or woman of Zambian descent who has attained outstanding achievements in the arts sector in their country of residence or further.”

On Wednesday 29th November the Awards Nomination party was held at LIV Club in Lusaka. From 18 hrs -21 hrs.where some nominees were revealed.

Some of the nominees include.

Macky 2 nominated for the Emmanuel Mulemena award for best male performer

Mampi nominated for the Joyce Nyirongo award for best female performer.

Abel Chungu nominated for the Alick Nkhata award for best vocal recording — and Scarlet nominated for most promising upcoming performer.

Ngosa, Mazuba and Nambeye, the social media ladies! —.

Local artist Exile nominated for the Emmanuel Mulemena award for best male

We certainly hope these Awards we be more organized then the born n bred Video Awards.