The 2021 Nationwide Artwork Advantage Awards will this yr be held nearly beneath the Covid-19 pandemic rules and can run beneath the theme “Our Legacy, Our Pleasure”.
The occasion, which can be beamed stay on ZBC, will even be streamed on Zimpapers Tv Community (ZTN) and the NAMA social media web page, on March 27.
The awards will honouring 40 arts legends and rejoice Zimbabwe’s fortieth anniversary, in addition to the 35 years of the Nationwide Arts Council (NAC)’s existence.
Organisers of the present yesterday launched a trailer of among the performers for this yr’s version, which was warmly obtained by musicfans.
Identical to the Grammy’s, BET and MTV awards reveals, it’s important to know who’s performing and internet hosting such an occasion, however some native present organisers desire to go away that as a shock.
Such a transfer impacts the manufacturing, creativity and assist, not solely from followers, however the company world as effectively, who find yourself doubting the seriousness of the ceremony.
The NAMAs are equivalents to the Oscars, the celebrated American present which cowl music, dance, theatre, and everybody now could be anticipating fireworks, with NAC elevating the bar from final yr’s version the place it introduced South African-based Zimbabwean actor Leroy Gopal because the host of the present.
Final yr’s opening track was a remix of “Ngaibake” that includes Alick Macheso, Freeman, Ammara Brown and TiGonzi, which had the entire auditorium on its toes.
What surprises are in retailer this yr?
Nicely, just a few of the performers for the evening have simply been introduced.
In keeping with the trailer, the listing of performers consists of Zimdancehall sensation Poptain, Nutty O, Anita Jaxson, Busi Ncube, ExQ, DJ Tamuka and Tammy Moyo.
In an interview, NAMA govt producer, Napoelon Nyanhi, affectionately often known as “Napstar” within the showbiz business, mentioned regardless of the Covid-19 pandemic that has affected the leisure business, the present will go on as deliberate and it is going to be held nearly.
“It’s a complete 100% no attendance, every thing is digital. NAMA is about positioning our artistes to be taken severely in Africa and the world. We’re, due to this fact, striving to maintain on elevating the bar of the ceremony in order that it provides worth to the profile of profitable and performing artistes.
“This yr now we have a distinct format, however we’ll nonetheless elevate the bar. Lockdown or no lockdown, we’ll conquer.”
Nyanhi mentioned the present can be two-and -half hours lengthy.
“Rehearsals are going down and we are attempting to verify every thing is on level and in place, no glitches in any way. The present can be 2 hours half-hour sharp. What makes us completely different is our dedication to professionalism and ground-breaking creativity.
“So many corporates have began to take us severely by approaching board as a result of they’ve seen the diligence in our method.”