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Bkay n Kazz up for several awards at Zimaa UK

By Lance Guma

Afro-Pop music duo Bkay n Kazz are in the running for several awards at the Zimbabwe Music and Arts Awards UK 2012. The awards ceremony in their third year will be held on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Maidenhead-Windsor.

Kazz from the group BKay n Kazz with R&B diva Cynthia Mare. Both Bkay n Kazz and Cynthia have been nominated for Zimaa UK Awards
Kazz from the group BKay n Kazz with R&B diva Cynthia Mare. Both Bkay n Kazz and Cynthia have been nominated for Zimaa UK Awards

Technically Bkay n Kazz stand to win two awards despite three nominations. They have two videos nominated under Video of the Year for Tendi and Dancehall Style. They are also in the running for Male Artist of the Year.

Other prominent artists nominated include Oliver Mtukudzi, Nox Guni, Winky D, Stunner, Roki, Alick Macheso, Cynthia Mare, Karen Stally, Roby Gee, Sharon Rose, Decibel, film directors Demetria Karonga and Lorraine Fox.

Although the awards are only open to those artists resident in the UK, they also recognise artists who have done shows in the UK under the “Touring Artist of the Year” category.

Onismos Mposhi one of the coordinators said the “format focuses primarily on those involved in the different arts sectors as it is a sector that has been making huge strides in enhancing the country’s cultural image in the United Kingdom.”

The awards ceremony will form the centrepiece of the event which includes dinner and live entertainment. Awards will be handed out to the winners by prominent members of the community as well as specially invited quests.

Mposhi said the winners will be decided via an online poll. This year they took the unprecedented step of disqualifying nominees in two categories due to irregular voting patterns pointing towards cheating.

The attempt to cheat was in the Broadcasting: Radio Presenter Or DJ of the Year category where 686 rogue votes were made from the same IP address from a server based in the USA over a 12 minute period.

Meanwhile entertainment for the awards night will be provided by musicians, poets, dancers and comedians. Two time ZIMAA UK nominees, Kamikaze Test Pilots will be delivering their thumping rock music with a Zimbabwean twist. Visit the Zimaa Website Here

Below are the categories and their nominees

Music: Video of the Year

Ndimi Mafans – Boyz Retonaz & Stunner

Sele Mama – Roby Gee

Tendi – Bkay & Kazz

Dancehall Style – Decibel Ft. Bkay N Kazz

Tamic ft Cindy-I Luv You

After Party – Money B

Toda MaBaby – Juss Russ ft Junior T

Music: Gospel Artist of the Year

Jane Doka

Farai Muvuti

Caroline Rumbi

Sharon Rose

Obert Mazivisa

Aaron Manatsa

Varaidzo Mutungwazi


Music: Touring Artist of the Year

Nox Guni

Winky D

Jah Prayzah

Thomas Mapfumo

Oliver Mtukudzi

Lady B


Alick Macheso


Jay C


Music: Female Artist of the Year


Cynthia Mare

Karen Stally

Sharon Rose

Kyriah Dee


Music: Male Artist of the Year

Short Man

Kamikaze Test Pilots

Iam Emkay

Bruno Money B

Boyz reTonaz

Roby G

Bkay & Kazz

Rhyme Assasin


Ogga Kattalog


Juss Russ

Shayne Ndingz




All Stars

Music: Club and Event DJ of the Year

Andy Blixx

DJ Socks

Kelvin Soul Supreme

Welly T

Dj Mkhukwini

DJ Nyari

DJ Timmy (tim2soxx)

Mr Lion

Dj Lavaman TNC

Sir Charlie

Film: Film of the Year

To The End of The Road

The Inlaws

The Earring

Maidei Meets Europe

Mazimba Part II

Film: Film Actress of the Year

Lorraine Fox

Itai Chengetai

Nothando Nobengula

Bianca Mapfumo

Dalma Chiwereva

Leah Ali

Susan Manyewere

Film: Film Actor of the Year

Lewis Prince Makanda

King Alfred

Philly Chakanyuka

VA Majaya

Gibson Chimuzinga

John Manyewere

Film: Film Director of the Year

Tawanda Chimuzinga

Shadreck Rukweza

Demetria Karonga

Marc T Mandisoul

Rufaro Kaseke

Michael Zemura

Visual Arts: Fashion Designer of the Year

Manicawear Clothing

Leah African Design

Adel Kaseke – CurvySwan

Chenai Chic

Chipo Bespoke

Blackarmoor Clothing Brand

Performing Arts: Upcoming Artist of the Year

Wayne Mazadza

Taka Chipango

Kwayedza Kurera

Khalil Madovi

Promotions: Event of the Year


Roki & ExQ UK Tour


End of Summer Diamond Blast ( Nox & Jah Prayzah)

Tuku Live at O2 Indigo

Dangerzone Take Over Tour

House Infusion Tour

Media and Broadcasting: Broadcaster of the Year

ZimOnline Media

Zimnet Radio

Dandaro TV

Afro TV

Zimbabwe Entertainment

Afro Essence TV

Media and Broadcasting: Media Group of the Year

New Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe

Zimonline News

Into Zimbabwe

Broadcasting: Radio Presenter or DJ of the Year

Sir Charlie

DJ Lady J

DJ Lady Bimma

Simply Dubz

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