THEY scooped the Song of the Year accolade at last year’s local radio station Skyz Metro FM courtesy of their Amalobolo hit, and once again, the production has afforded Ngoma Ingoma a Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA) nomination.
They are nominated for Song of the Year alongside “on fire” gospel songstress Vuyo Brown for her song Thulawazi, Top Kings for Amakhekhe, Mzoe 7 for Asambeni, Chipman for his song Babazala, Asaph’s Like So and Ngawuzw’ Umoya Wami by Msiz’ Kay featuring Awa Khiwe and Mzoe 7.
This is arguably one of the tightest categories at this year’s awards as all the nominees and their songs have been doing well in the course of the year.
“Ngoma Ingoma is honoured to be recognised for Amalobolo. A nomination is a win already for us, whether we win the gong or not it’s a different story.
“We are proud to be recognised among such talented artistes on the category,” said the all-male band spokesperson Blessing Stot.
Vuyo Brown introduced herself with a soothing voice which touched many people’s hearts courtesy of her song Thulawazi. She revealed to B-Metro that the nomination shocked her.
“The song did very well in the year and the responses it received shocked me because when I penned this song the sole intention was to heal people and give them hope that God is there.
“When I released it, it took a life of its own as I saw it breaking boundaries and language barriers as it topped number one on most charts, the category is very tight but I am looking forward to taking the award home,” said the soft spoken Vuyo Brown.
Raising the hip-hop flag high on the nominees is Asaph with his song Like So/Mhoroi and he is humbled by the nomination.
“I have been nominated before at the RoilBAA in the past years but to be nominated on the Song of the Year it’s big, winning the award will be a good vibe because I feel it will further the message of the song,” said Asaph.
Zim Dancehall’s Chipman who is nominated for his offering Babazala said: “I am humbled with this nomination and I would like to thank my fans for standing with me always.”
Msiz Kay who commands Mzoe 7, Asaph and Awa Khiwe on his song Ngawuzw’ Umoya Wami said: “I am happy the song is nominated this year because I worked with talented creatives.”