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Zim Models Awards nominees list out

by Staff reporter
07 Jul 2015 at 09:41hrs | Views
The list for the inaugural Zimbabwe Model Awards 2015 nominees is out with more than 15 categories announced.

The awards, which are being held on August 21 at the Rainbow Towers, will see gurus in fashion, modelling and beauty getting recognition.

The awards are being supported by the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture with corporate support.

The awards are the brainchild of Mercy Mushaninga and Rose Moyo.

In an interview, Mushaninga said preparations were at an advanced stage.

"We saw it befitting to host such a ceremony because a lot of disciplines have been catered for. Fashion and modelling is also a career that can be taken seriously to sustain livelihoods. That is the reason why we chose to recognise those making it big in the various arts sectors," she said.

Owner of Zim Gossip Modelling Agency , Mushaninga said the winners will walk away with special prizes.

"I am happy to announce that we have some stakeholders whom we have partnered and have given us something. There are still coming in and so far G-Tel has promised to sponsor some categories with their latest mobile phones while Unilever is giving us hampers for the winners," she said.

Mushaninga said the selection process will follow laid-down rules.

"It's different from music and dance like some might think. We have a panel of judges which is being headed by Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Tabetha Kanengoni-Malinga. All nominees will have some interviews on the red carpet and will sit according to their categories," she said.

She said United Kingdom-based model Nyasha Matonhodze of Louis Vutton fame will grace the event.

"We have some surprise performances from some of the local musicians. We are still yet to finalise the deals and will share with you. So far I am happy that Nyasha Matonhodze will grace the event and share her experience in the modelling industry," she said.

"We have set up a committee that we are working with. This won't be the first and last time to host such an event. It is going to be done annually with different categories," she said.

Mushaninga said the awards will cater from the period of 1980 to present day with also a special category which also include child models.

She said there will also be top honours for those who have made a name in the industry.

However, on the list there is some stiff competition in some categories which include Most Flamboyant Personality, Best Model and Best Pageant of All Time.

Below is the full list of the nominees:

1. Best Model of the 80s (female)

Shirley Nyanyiwa- Chingoka

Juliet Nyathi

Caroline Murinda

2. Best Model of the 1990-2000

Brita Masalethulini

Karen Amanda Stally

Angeline Musasiwa

Dione Best

Nomsa Ndiweni

Una Patel

Annette Kambarami

Yvette D'Almeida-Chakras

Langa Sibanda

Lorraine Magwenzi

Nina Raynars

Selina Stuart

Deline Masiiwa

Priscilla Chigariro

3. Best Commercial Model

Ruvimbo Katiyo

Rujeko Mushove

Jacqueline Tinotenda Ngarande

Soraya Vallabh

Priscilla Chigariro

Vanessa Sibanda

4. Best Promotional Model

Vimbai Mutinhiri

Chengetai Gunguwo

Nyarai Mutamangira

Jacqueline Tinotenda Ngarande

Olivia Coffee

Gracious Muza

5. Best Pageant Model

Samantha Tshuma

Vanessa Sibanda

Nadine Hahn

Anne-Grace Mutambu

Malaika Mushandu

Tendai Hunda

Corinne Crewe

Oslie Muringai

Emily Kachote

Rossanna Hall

Clara Matenga

Samantha Dika

Tsungai Musikwakuenda

Rumbidzai Mudzengerere

Lisa Morgan

Bongani Dhlakama

Cynthia Muvirimi

Hilda Mabu

Letwin Tiwaringe

Lungile Mathe

Victoria Moyo

Nokuthula Mpuli

Linda Van Beek

Brita Maseluthilini

Phoebe Monjane

Lorraine Mapala

Caroline Marufu

Dananai Chipunza

Thabiso Phiri

6. Most Curvaceous Model

Nomvula Mlotshwa

Sheila Chikengezha

Chiedza Gwanda

Sarudzai Wadukah

7. Outstanding Charity Project

Yvonne Teurai Chanakira

Malaika Mushandu

Samantha Dika

Teurai Chanakira

Yolanda Chimbarami

Chiedza Gwanda

8. Most Talented Model

Vanessa Sibanda

Sharon Andrews

Chengetai Gunguwo

9. Most Promising Model

Tracy Mhlanga

Soraya Vallabh

Clara Matenga

10.Best Fashion Model

Chengetai Gunguwo



Hilda Mabu Dhlamini

11. Most Photogenic Model

Mellisa Moyo

Victoria Chidarikire

Tapiwa C. Sithole

Soraya Vallabh


12. Best Model of the 90s

Jonathan Denga

Joseph Kandengwa

Wilfred Kandengwa

13.Best Commercial Model

Trust Mathe

Emmanuel Tenga

Melgin Tafirenyika

Tinashe Chiwara


Tawanda Mariri

Malvin T. Mukuyu

Tineyi Gwanzura

Oliver Keith

14. Best Promotional Model

Oliver Keith

Melgin Tafirenyika

15. Best Fitness Model

Melgin Tafirenyika

Oliver Keith

Tineyi Gwanzura

Tinashe Chiwara

16. Outstanding Charity Project

Ngugi Vere

Oliver Keith

17.Most Talented Model

Tawanda Marere

Oliver Keith

Melgin Tafirenyika

18. Most Promising Model

Tino Mujoni

Don Eugine Williams

Timothy Hogo

19. Best Fashion Model

Arnold Nyangoni

Tawanda Mariri

Timothy Hogo

Michael Jacob -Sen

20. Most Photogenic Model

Tino Mujoni

Don Eugine Williams

Michael Jacobsen

Marvin Mukuyu

21. Teens Female (13-19 years)

Best Pageant Model

Yolanda Chimbarami


Best Commercial Model

Yolanda Chimbarami


Kid Models (0- 12years)

· Best Kid Model

Megan Matsika

Eugene Zimbudzi

Tinotenda Kazangarare


Best Model Agency of all times

Medussa Promotions

Sillohoute model Management

Best Model Agency

AM Model Management


Size 4



Model Management

Iconic Model Managent

Best Teen Pageant

Miss Teen Zimbabwe

Miss GHS

Miss Harare Junior

Mr and Miss Interact

Best Pageant all times

Miss Zimbabwe

Miss Lucky 7

Miss Railways

Miss Malaika

Zim Sun Super Model

Best Pageant

Miss Zimbabwe

Face of Elite Zimbabwe

Miss Curvy

Miss ZimZam

Miss Heritage

Miss Universities

Miss Tourism

Miss Carnival

Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe

Face of Zimbabwe

Mr Ugly

Miss Matofotofo

Most Promising Pageant

Miss ZimZam

Miss Heritage

Miss Curvy

Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe

Best Pageant Organisers

Leslie Gurajena

Wilbert Rukato

Tare Munzara

Mercy Mushaninga


Miss Zimbabwe Trust

Best Fashion Show

Zim Fashion International

Shona Accra Church Swag

Zimbabwe Fashion Weekend

Sadc Fashion Week

Best Label

Harare Tees

Boys DzeTonaz

House of Gushungo

Hovhorosi Style

Best Choreographer

Hilary Indi


Best Photographer


Mr Mutasa

Casa Studio

Still Motions

Real Life Images

Best Designer



Maita Marimo

Hilary Indi

Charlie Mub

Best Fashion House



Jan Jam

Designer Closet

Addicted to Shoes

Best Fashion Magazine

Sky Host



Best Beauty Shop

Hair World

Best Cosmetic Brand

Langa Cosmetics

Vault Cosmetics

Black Opal

Best Hair Products





Best Trend Setters Male/Female

Pokelo Nare

Makosi Sambasi

Vanessa Chiyangwa

Spencer Madziya

Napoleon Nyanhi

Most Flamboyant Male

Wicknell Chivhayo

Genius Kadungure

Eubert Angel

Frank Buyanga

Most Flamboyant Female

Pokello Nare

Zodwa Mkandla

Beverly Angel

Makosi Sambasi

Vanessa Chiyangwa

Best Fashion and Modeling Journalist

Sharon Muguwu (Daily News)

Tafadzwa Zimoyo (The Herald)

Winstone Antonio (Newsday)

Jonathan Mbiriyabveka (freelancer)

Mellissa Mpofu (The Chronicle)

Adoration Bizure (H-Metro)

Itai Mutinhinri (Star Fm)

Candice Mwakalyelye (Zi-Fm)

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