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Nama awards blunder as top actress award goes to a man

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17 Feb 2013 at 14:15hrs | Views
Pepsie wins NAMA award 2013! IYASA is so proud to be working with you! Go girl! Congrats ! - IYASA
The annual National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) was held in the City of Kings, Bulawayo yesterday.

Unfortunately everything did not go as planned  and there was blunder as the top actress award was given to a man.

There were some complaints from others especially those from Harare because some Bulawayo winners were making acceptance speeches in isiNdebele, yet guest of honor and accomplished musician Oliver Mtukudzi spoke in Shona through out his speech.

However it was not all doom and gloom as the Director of Iyasa, Nkululeko Innocent Dube was over the moon as one of their dancers grabbed Outstanding female dancer award.

Dube wrote on his Facebook Timeline: "Our very own Pepsie Magonya is Zimbabwe Nama's outstanding female dancer of Zimbabwe. Thank you Zimbabwe, thank you Bulawayo , Iyasa,promoters across the world! Fans, family and the power above! I am proud?"

Outstanding female dancer - Pepsie Magonya

Outstanding female dancer - Pepsie Magonya



Outstanding Dance group


Outstanding Female Dancer

Siphephiso Magonya - IYASA (Pictured above)

Outstanding Male Dancer

Arthur Ndlovu - Magesh

Outstanding Choreographer

Brian Geza - National Ballet


Outstanding Actor

Charles Matare in Wusiku by Rooftop

Outstanding Actress

Nothando Nobengula in Wusiku and Ten Bush

Outstanding Theatrical production

When Angels Weep by MNK Production

Outstanding Director

Zane Lucas for Eclipsed - Reps Theatre


Outstanding Mix Media Work

Melodies from the Mermaid by Forbes Mushipe

Outstanding 2 Dimensional Work

Morning Light by David Chinyama,

Outstanding 3 Dimensional Work

Unto Us a Child Is Born by Israel Israel

Outstanding Exhibition

The Cycle by Davina Jogi


Outstanding Comedian

Carl Joshua Ncube

Outstanding Poet

Tatenda Chinoda


Outstanding Female Musician

Hope Masike

Outstanding Male Musician

Sulumani Chimbetu aka Sulu

Outstanding Song

Love YeMusoja by Donald Chirisa aka Sniper Storm

Outstanding Album

Syllabus - Sulumani Chimbetu


Outstanding Actor

Cyril Sadat Sanhewe in Kiriboni The Menace

 Outstanding Actress

Qeqeshiwe Mntambo in Suku

Outstanding Music Video

Amai Bhoyi by Jutal

Outstanding Screen Production (Television)

Delete by Shupai Kamunyaru

Outstanding Screen Production (Full Length film)

Suku by Gugulethu Ndlovu

Outstanding Screen Production (Short Film)

Mind games by Charles Mawungwa


Outstanding fiction Book

Taking The Lead by Sibongile Mnkandla

Outstanding Children's book

My Daughter by Albert Nyathi

Outstanding First creative Published Work

Once A Lover Always A Fool by Philani Amadeus Nyoni


Outstanding Journalist (Print)

Mthandazo Dube

Outstanding Journalist (Television)

Sifiso Mpofu

Outstanding Online Media

Three Men On A Boat


Outstanding Promoter of the Year

Chipaz Promotions

National Arts Service Award

Book Cafe

Arts Personality of the Year


People's Choice Award

Sulumani Chimbetu

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