Zimdancehall chanter Jah Master pushed all negativity aside and knocked down all competition as he scooped three wards at this year’s edition of the annual PPC Zimbabwe-sponsored Zimbabwe Music Awards 2021 (Zima) ceremony which was hosted virtually on Saturday the 21st of February 2021 at Newlands Country Club in Harare.
The rising Zimdancehall sensation, who attracted bad publicity after he kicked a fan off stage in Chinhoyi last year, continues to hog the limelight as his smash song Hello Mwari, appears to have been answered generously.
Jah Master dominated the list of the nominees with four nominations, alongside fellow chanters Poptain and Nutty O.
He scooped the Best Zimdancehall gong, Best Male and Song of the Year (Hello Mwari) awards respectively.
Also not to be outdone was fellow newcomer and rising Hip Hop star Holy Ten, who bagged two gongs.
Holy Ten took home the Best Hip-hop and Best Newcomer gongs.
Seasoned Gospel songstress Janet Manyowa scooped the Best Album of The Year (Sounds of Victory) and Best Female gongs.
The awards spokesperson, Benjamin Nyandoro is quoted as having said that ZIMA2021 is a reflection of the great work.
“Congratulations to those who released musical material in 2020. It was a different year. ZIMA2021 is a reflection of the great work. We are all winners. The desire and spirit to do more is more important. Our all-weather friend, PPC, thank you,” he said.
Below is the full list of the winners:
BEST COVID 19 SONG
Indosakusa – COVID-19
Umsebenzi Ka Blaqs
BEST RNB & SOUL
BEST CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL
BEST TRADITIONAL GOSPEL
BEST GROUP /DUO
Crisswiss & The Dot
BEST INTERNATIONAL ZIM ARTIST
BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sounds of Victory – Janet Manyowa
Trevor Dongo x Feli Nandi- Mufudzi Wemombe
Poptain x Allanah – Fadza Mutengi
SONG OF THE YEAR
Hello Mwari – Jah Master
Safirio (Mukadota) Madzikatire