After releasing the nominations list last month, the organisers of the 8th edition of the Changamire Festival Awards have revealed that they are ready to host the awards which will be held at 12 April at Long Cheng Plaza in Belvedere.
Leading the pack on the nominations is Holy Ten who got nominated on 14 categories, automatically crowning him as the “king” of Hip Hop in the country.
The founder and organiser of the awards Tafadzwa “Zimboy” Muchechetere said Holy Ten was worth the nominations since he was consistent throughout the past year.
“Holy Ten has secured 14 nominations and that is record breaking. He has been nominated for Best Male, Best Album, People’s Choice, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Hip Hop Verse, Socialite of The Year, Best Hip Hop Group, Best Performance Act, Best Alternative Act × 2, Best Collaboration × 2,2 Songs of The Year,” said Muchechetere.
On the female side, rapper Kikky is leading with 11 nominations which include Best Female, Song of The Year, People’s Choice, Best Alternative Song, Best Hip-Hop Verse, Best Performance Act, Best Hip-Hop Group, Best Hip-Hop Video, Socialite of The Year,2 Best Collaboration.
Honorary Awards for the night, including the Lifetime Achievement Honorary Award, will be presented to Roki, Nadia Nakai and Blackie will be bestowed with the most influential female and male African artistes respectively.
“We have honoured Roki as a local artiste as we embrace his commitment to the music industry. It is a lifetime commitment and it requires recognition. As we embrace Roki, we will be celebrating with him a lifetime achievement of 20 years of pushing the culture, Urban Groove, producing the passion and everything,” said Muchechetere.
Below is the full list of nominees:
1. Lifetime Achievement Honorary Award: Roki
2. Most Influential African Female Hip Hop Artiste: Nadia Nakai
3. Most Influential African Male Hip Hop Artiste : South African Superstar Blackie
4. Best Male: Voltz JT, Holy Ten, Crooger, Suhn, Luminous (Byo), Saint Floew
5. Best Female: Noluntu J (Byo), Young Gemini, Kikky, Milz Million, Easy Ice, Yamikani
6. Best Newcomer: Leo Magozz, Kay Flow (Gweru), Bagga, Bling 4, Noluntu J (Byo), Brian Jerk
7. Song of The Year: Nharo – Hillzy, Pressure – Holy Ten x Mr Candy x Micheal Mags, Fire Emoji – All Star,
Silas Mavende – Saint Floew, Zviri PaGround – Bling 4, Dzinga Munyama – Tanto Wavie
8. Best Album: Zviri Ever Beautiful 2 – R Peels, Suhn – Suhn Forever, Life of Muvhimi – Voltz JT, Book of Malachi – Holy Ten, Drill Lives Matter – Leo Magozz, Sauna Season E.P – Saint Floew
9. Best Alternative Song: Ikoko – Nyasha David x Takura, Sorry Boys – Kae Chaps x Jnr Brown, Lola – Ishan × Annatoria, Loss – Nick Genius x Holy Ten, Wandachuza – Takura, Vhaolensi – African Wine x Kikky.
10. Best Producer: LXA, Mwamba, Washa T (Bindura), Leekay, Dj Oxygen (Gweru), Jon The Producer
11. Best Collaboration – Impilo – Zimbiyana Jones x Msiz Kay (Byo), ChiBack – Kikky x Crooger, Pressure – Holy Ten x Micheal Mags x Mr Candy, Pfurai NeKuno – Voltz JT x Emtee, Fire Emoji – All Star, Ndichikura – Saint Floew × Jnr Brown
12. Changamire Entrepreneur of the Year: Don The Billionaire, Boss Tumelo, Boss Jefferson, Tatenda Samukange, Boss Ben, Danger Mashwede
13. Best M.C: Mc Fidodo, Mc Cut, Mc Mocla, Mc Tatts, Boimac, Lexxie
14. Best Fashion Brand: Hatiperi, Hatipfeki Junk, SVG, Stars 29 (Byo), Brands by JayTee, Chasers
15. Best Dance: Nixxi, Megatrons (Byo), Break Nation, Lexxie, Static Dance Crew (Gweru), Robotics
16. Best Model: Vuyi Sibanda, Pretty Sindy, Hillary Makaya, Krystial Osieki (Kwekwe), Tarsha Yellow China (Mutare)
17. Best Vixen: Keisha Mafa, Lisa The Dancer, Shezreen, Yolanda Cream, Lexxie, Stormie (Byo)
18. Best Hip Hop Verse: R Peels – Dzorai Gas 1st Verse, Bling 4 – Fire Emoji Verse, T Gonz – Ndakadzika Midzi,
Kikky – Fire Emoji Verse, Saint Floew – Chiedza 1st Verse, Holy Ten – Fire Emoji Verse
19. Best Co-Ordinated Hip Hop Event: Burna Boy Show, BlowOut BurnOuts Festival, Better Brands Rick Ross Show, Shoko Festival, Hip Hop Power Festival (BYO), Voltz JT Life of Muvhimi Album Launch
20. Best Performance Act: Domane Youth (Suhn Forever x Denim Woods), 40 Gang (Kikky x Crooger), Stunner Megatrons (BYO), Holy Ten, Saint Floew
21. Best Hip Hop Group/Duo: Samanyanga Sounds, 40 Gang (Kikky x Crooger), Killemol, Tha Nu Vyb, Domane Youth (Suhn Forever x Denim Woods), A Piece of Ebony
22. Best Online Media: 263 Post, Zimcelebs, Eyes of 263, Zimcelebz, Nash Tv, Zim Magazine
23. Best Alternative Act: Shashl, Nyasha David, Micheal Mags & Mr Candy, Nick Genius, Kae Chaps, Kim Makumbe
24. Best Promoter: Betterbrands, Oceane Le Ren X, Dj Chucknosis, Hatipfeki Junk, Prezzo, Dj Iroq,
25. Best Diaspora: Mlue Jay (S.A), P9nde (U.K), Draze (U.S.A), Hillzy (S.A), Paida Possible (U.S.A), T Mula (S.A)
26. Best Brand Supporting Hip Hop: Hip Hop Power Festival (BYO), Hatipfeki Junk, Betterbrands, Mashwede Infinix Mobile, Magamba
27. Best Hip Hop / Afro Pop Dj: Dj Tastyk, Dj Raydizz, Dj Iroq, Dj Klick & C Skills, Ace Forever, Dj Coop
28. Best Amapiano Dj: MadeHerBelieve, The Doc, Langton B, Andile Brown, Prince Eskhosini (Byo), Dj Crocx (Gweru)
29. Best Hip Hop Video: Voltz JT – Rerukai, Kiddy Losso x Crooger – Night in London, Hillzy – Nharo, Holy Ten x Micheal Mags x Mr Candy – Pressure, T Mula – Go Getter, ChiBack – Kikky x Crooger
30. Best Lyricist: T Gonz, Jnr Brown, Indigo Saint (Byo), Kayflow (Gweru), Zimbiyana Jones (Mc Chita), Dough Major
31.Hip Hop Personality: Socialite of The Year – Hillary Makaya, Holy Ten, Vuyi Sibanda, Don The Billionaire Selekta Base, Kikky, Stunner, Shashl, Hope Lil One, Mudiwa Hood
32. Best Underground Act: Mycole Biller, Truth, Indigo Saint (Byo), Dj Mambo, Teekay Mxoexic, Moorfeg, Nyathihuru, MegourZw (Byo), Teqniq, M Killer
33. People’s Choice: Kikky, Tanto Wavie, Bling 4, Takura, Young Gemini, Voltz JT, Luminous (Byo ), Crooger, Saint Floew, Holy Ten.