Zim Dancehall Awards nominees announced

A party was held this week in Zimabwe’s capital to announce the nominees for the annual Zim Dancehall Awards. The ceremony will be held on 6 March 2015 at the East End Hall Showgrounds in Harare to honour outstanding artists for the year 2014.

Tocky Vibes. Photo: nehandaradio.com
Tocky Vibes. Photo: nehandaradio.com

Held annually in February, the Zim Dancehall Awards honour top artists in this popular genre for their achievements over the preceding year and also to motivate them in their music careers. The awards not only honour the artists, but also those involved in the whole Zim Dancehall industry, including producers, DJs, the media, video producers, and other stakeholders.

The Zim Dancehall nominees for the year 2014 are:

Song Of The Year

‘Mhai’ by Tocky Vibes
‘Mai Devante’ by Shinso man
‘Paita Party’ by Winky D
‘Giroriya’ by Legend Elly
‘Kwatinobva Kwakasiyana’ by Seh Calaz

Best Vocalist
Celcious
Seh Calaz
Guspy Warrior
Soul Jah Love
Pinco Spice

Best Album
‘Varidzi vezvinhu’ by Freeman
‘Silver Bullet’ by Sniper Storm
‘Wedzera Mawatts’ by Guspy Warrior
‘There is no danger’ by Ricky Fire
‘Still Young’ by Kinnah

Best Collaboration
‘Hatichabatika’ by Soul jah love & Shinsoman
‘Summertime’ by Seh Calaz & Freeman
‘Change Gear’ by Tipsy & Ras Pompey
‘Ndakapera Tsoka’ by Kinnah & Lady Squanda
Tasangana Zvidhakwa’ by Shinso man & Yoz

Best Female Artist
Lady Squanda
Lipsy
Empress Shelly
Darula
Juwela

Best Male Artist
Seh Calaz
Tocky Vibes
Winky D
Soul Jah Love
Shinso man

Best Zimdancehall Video
‘Chimakanika’ by Tally B
‘Manika’ by Viviun
‘Bata Ruwoko Rwangu’ by Freeman
‘Inini’ by Quonfuzed
‘Ndinochema’ by Seh Calaz

Best Live Peformer
Winky D
Dhadza D
Killah T
Kinnah
Ricky Fire

Best Social Message
‘Simudza Maoko’ by Tocky Vibes
‘Pazvikona’ by Winky D
‘Jehovah Mukatisiya’ by Killah T
‘Mazuvano Kune HIV’ by Tally B
‘Kuponda Nhamo’ by Soul Jah Love

Zimdancehall Artist Diaspora
Jusa Dementor
Miz Dee
Buffalo Soldier
Jah Hanief
Teban C

Zimdancehall Ambassador
Freeman
Killah T
Judgement Yard
Soul Jah Love
Lady Squandah

Best Colabo Riddim
‘Cashlance’ by Cashlibs and Vigilance
‘Madlevel’ by Jeepers Mad P (JMP) and Levels (Chillspot)
‘Chillslam’ by Chillspot and Bodyslam
‘Mbare-Chitown’ by Givenchy and Equation

Best Conscious Riddim
‘Y2K’ by Y2K Productions
‘Silent Kille’r by Sunshine
‘Pure Niceness’ by Chillspot
‘Ice n Roses’ by Ice and Roses
‘Step Up’ by Kutso

Riddim Of The Year
‘One Clan’ by Chillspot
‘Bodyslam’ by Bodyslam Records
‘Sunshine’ by Sunshine
‘Voice’ by Mount Zion Records
‘High Praises’ by Cashlibs

Best Club DJ
Garry B
Flevah
Cables
Fidel
Sadiki

Best Mix Tape
Garry B – ‘Volume 17’
Dj Staera – ‘Zimdancehall to the world Volume 17’
Judgement Yard – ‘Volume 18’

Best Conscious Song
‘Tokwe Mukosi’ by Ras Caleb
‘Wings’ from Jah by Kinnah
‘Mamutsa zvirer’ by Jerry B
‘Be Strong’ by Curtis B
‘Dziripo hama’ by Tocky Vibes

Best Dressed Artist
Winky D
Freeman
Ricky Fire
Terminator
Quonfused

Most Promising Artist
Ninja Kabhida
Jerry B
Killer Man
Darula
Rebel

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