Zima 2021 awards ceremony on course

19 Jan, 2021 - 09:01 0 Views
Zima 2021 awards ceremony on course Benjamin Nyandoro


Entertainment Reporter

Organisers of the 2021 Zimbabwe Music Awards ceremony say the annual music fete will be held February 20, ending weeks of speculation.

With the Covid-19 pandemic now a global issue which has led to lockdown in most countries, the local showbiz scene had not been spared by the effects of the lethal virus.


However, the event organisers have assured fans that this year’s virtual edition will certainly take place next month.


Zimbabwe Music Awards ceremony spokesperson Benjamin Nyandoro said they will also be guided by the authorities regarded the situation.


“By close of submissions as at December 31, 2020, Zimbabwe Music Awards had received more than 1235 music submissions across 30 categories.


“Impressive and surely well deserving of a befitting awards ceremony. Of special interest is the buzz around the newly introduced Covid-19 Awareness Song Category and response thereof.


“The adjudication process currently underway will culminate in ZIMA 2021 Nominees Reveal on Wednesday 27 January 202,” he said.


Nyandoro said the new dates were being held in line with the Covid-19 regulations.


“ZIMA wishes to inform all music stakeholders that ZIMA2021 awards ceremony has been rescheduled to Saturday 20 February 2021.


“This has been necessitated by the ongoing developments around concerted efforts to curtail the further spread of COVID-19 and possibly find a lasting solution to this pandemic.


“Year 2020 tested the music sector beyond measure. Resolves to contain the spread of the vicious global pandemic COVID-19 necessitated the adoption of safe practices and among others, discouraged gatherings or holding of live events.


“The world of music was certainly not spared. Nevertheless, music is still a way of life.


“We hope that by February 20th, the environment will be more conducive to holding the awards ceremony whilst still adhering to safe health practices. Watch this space for more,” he added.

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