4 February 2019
NETHERLANDS Afro pop diva, Vimbai Zimuto, says she doesn’t know the person or group which won in the category she was nominated at the Star FM awards.
The Hakuna Kwaunoenda singer was vying for the Best Song by a Zimbabwean in the Diaspora along with South Africa based Mkhululi Bhebhe for the Song (Everlasting Prayer), Dizzy Dee (Elders), Daddy Don (Mumwe Wangu) and Kazz Mr Boomslang for the song Jolling.
UK based Kazz Mr Boomslang won the category.
In an interview with H-Metro, Vimbai said:
“I don’t even know the person or group which won the category,” said the former Black Spirits member.
She however said she had no hard feelings after losing the gong to Kazz Mr Boomslang.
“Before the awards, I was expecting to win but you know there is always one winner at any award.
“My chances of winning stood at 50-50 but there was to be one winner at the end of the day,” he said.
Quizzed whether she was heart-broken or not, Vimbai added:
“I was not (heart-broken) because the nomination on its own means a lot to us.
“The nomination will also give me the zeal to continue working hard and do well.”
Vimbai, who flew to Zimbabwe on the day of the awards ceremony, was optimistic of landing the gong.
This follows her superb exploits in 2018 when she won hearts of many with her song Hakuna Kwaunoenda and later an album.
Vimbai is one of the few Zimbabwean female artistes doing very well in diaspora where she has lifted the country’s flag higher.
She has become a permanent feature at a number of international festivals as a performer.
Locally, she is adored by many having passed through the late Tuku’s great tutelage.