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Zimbabwean artistes nominated for SA awards

by Peter Tanyanyiwa
02 Oct 2015 at 10:54hrs | Views
Popular Zimbabwean born radio personality Delani Makhalima and musician Berita Khumalo have been nominated for the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards in South Africa, set for November. Makhalima was nominated for the People's Choice Award and Khumalo for the Musician of the Year Award for the second time.

The awards ceremony is to held at The Hytte Regency Hotel in Rosebank. Zimbabwe Achievers Awards are meant to honour Zimbabweans who have managed to accomplish exceptional achievements in various fields.

ZAA South Africa chief executive officer, Richard Moyo, said the awards were also a way to appreciate the African migration affair which was a very common factor across the African continent.

"The awards are not just about outstanding Zimbabweans who have flown the country's flag high in South Africa but are a celebration of the African migration story that has affected millions across the continent," said Moyo.

Khumalo has worked with a number of local and international artistes such as Oliver Mtukudzi and Hugh Masekela.

She recently produced a single titled "Mwana waMai" with the two great musicians.

In a statement, the 24-year-old songstress said she was overwhelmed and felt honoured to be nominated for the particular award.

"Artist of the Year is a big award. The year 2015 has been amazing in terms of my music. The reception to my second album 'Songs of Empowerment' has been great. I am so humbled and inspired by receiving this big nomination, I am so grateful to be nominated in such a big category. I respect all the nominated artistes," said Khumalo.

She has also been nominated for several awards in South Africa such as 12th Metro Award for best African album and the 2013 Metro Awards-Best African pop album.

Makhalima has done impressive work in the music industry looking at the fact that he was part of the urban grooves pioneering movement. He has worked with local artistes such as Dino Mudondo, David Chifunyise, Willom Tight, Audius Mtawarira and Alexio Kawara.

He also made a name in South Africa where he worked with numerous musicians like Skwatta Kamp, HHP and Zonke.

He also worked as a presenter for SABCs Metro FM which is one of Africa's largest urban radio stations.

Makhalima has also been selected to be part of the Adjudication Committee for the All Africa Music Awards (Afrimas) which will take place in November.

Source - the herald