Shingirirayi Mugodi, Entertainment Reporter
Singing sensation Thamsanqa “Tamy” Moyo says she was on cloud nine after winning the Outstanding Female Musician awards at the National Arts Merit Awards ceremony held at HICC.
The 22-year-old faced stiffl competition from Janet Manyowa and Ammara Brown who were vying for the same gong.
In an interview with H-Metro, Tamy said she was excited after being nominated for the NAMAs.
“I feel so excited to have won the award.
“I am now feeling more encouraged to keep on working hard.
“It is good to see that people have been acknowledging the work that I am doing,” she said.
Asked how she felt about winning in the category that her mentors were in, Tamy said:
“It is an honour and I was pleasantly surprised to be the winner.
“Those two are incredible human beings and I really admire their work.
“I feel so inspired to have been among them,” Tamy told H-Metro.
Tamy said that she did not expect the award for Outstanding Female Musician as she was up against the people that she looks up to in the music industry.
Asked what she would say to encourage those that are in the music industry Tamy said the trick is staying true to yourself.
“It is very simple, one has to remain true to themselves and their music.
“Keep doing your best, recognition or no recognition your time to will eventually come,” she said.
Tamy said that the secret behind her success was the Grace of God.
“It is all about believing in God and believing that He sat aside a time for you to prosper.
“I am not the first to do it neither am I the last one to do it,” she said.
“With my mother as my manager there is that eagerness to work hard.
“It is nice having her as my manager because she can be so tough is she needs to.
“She is a hard worker and she pushes me towards greatness as she picks up after me to help me move forward.”