The Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) will honour President Mugabe at a ceremony set for February 25 at the HICC.
This year’s edition will run under the theme “Celebrating leadership through music.”
In a statement, the organisers said they would also host a concert dubbed “Well Done Bob” in honour of the esteemed leader.
“With this in mind, we will be using our platform as major players in the musical sphere to honour the country’s number one citizen, His Excellency, President Mugabe. We are excited to announce an additional show-piece that will come hot on the trails of the awards ceremony,” reads the statement.
“This concert is a musical celebration of Robert Mugabe the teacher, father, uncle, president and continental icon.”
Zima said the show would have a line-up of some of Zimbabwe’s finest musicians including a special performance by Ghananian reggae sensation Blakk Rasta.
“Among his many hits, Blakk Rasta has penned a song titled ‘Mugabe’ which is a tribute to the President. Blakk Rasta is scheduled to arrive in the country on February 20 and will perform both during the awards and the WDB concert which will follow immediately after the awards ceremony,” Zima said.
Meanwhile, the organisers have added some categories to the awards ceremony.
Song of the year category has 10 nominees with songs that topped the charts last year.
The nominees in this category are:
Eriza — Jah Prayzah
Alleluya — Roki and XQ
Ebenezer — Rev TT Chivaviro Disappear — Winky D
Takuda Kumbofarawo — Killer T
Gulekwete — Soul Afrika
Makanaka Jessu — Pastor Michael Mahendre
Ndomira Pamuri — Janet Manyowa
Chimwe Nechimwe — Blessing Shumba
Kana Zvandibata — Fungisai
Feat Killer T
The organisers said people could vote using WhatsApp number 0718 678 601 using key word ZIMA7.
They have also added two media categories — Best Print Media and Online reporter.
Winestone Antonio (NewsDay)
Sophia Chese (The Herald)
Prince Mushawevato (The Sunday Mail)
Rest Mutore (H-Metro)
Two broke Zimbos (TWIMBOZ)
Tawanda Marwizi (Zimpapers online)
Tafadzwa Zimoyo (Zimpapers online)
Sharon Netsai Muguwu (Daily News).