Preps for Zimhip-hop awards gather momentum Holy Ten

Arts Reporter

Organisers of the 13th edition of the Pogues Zimbabwe Hip-Hop Awards have said preparations are at an advanced stage, with the nomination list already out ahead of the show. 

The event will run under the theme, “Evolution” in recognition of the genre, which some have said is changing and being fast appreciated. 

The ceremony will be held on December 15 at 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale at a glitz and glamour — red carpet affair show. 

In an interview with The Herald Arts, awards show founder member Aldrin Harrison, also known as Beefy in the local showbiz sector, said this year was about promoting local talent. 

“The nominations are out and we are excited to announce that the highly anticipated Zimhip-hop Awards will be taking place on December 15,” he said. 

“The event will be held at the renowned 7 Arts Theatre and we are promising an unforgettable night of entertainment. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate and honour the best of Zimbabwean hip-hop talent.” 

Harrison said no international act was expected this year. 

“This year fans and stakeholders can expect growth,” he said. “You can expect fireworks, this is the country’s longest-running music award show and we are taking it a step further. 

“Last year we had one of the best production sets seen on any awards platform in the country and we are only getting better. We have no international act as we are focusing on our own, promoting local talent.” Harrison said radio personality Noxy will be hosting the event with her co-host to be announced soon.

Below are the Pogues Zimhip-hop awards Nominees 2023:

Best Male

Bling4

Mlue Jay

Holy Ten

Bagga

Saintfloew

Kayflow

R Peels

Best Female

Noluntu J

Young Gemini

Brucella

Millz Million

Banshee

Natasha Muz

Best Collaboration

VI The Law feat. King Massey – Magitare

OCD – Amaihwe – Brucella – King remix feat. Asaph, Indigo Saint, M.U.S.E , Luminous, K Brizzy, Mzisstozz

Boy Tricky – Zvekudaro feat. Dough Major, R Peels, Mycole Biller and Dingo Duke

R Peels – Gold feat. Kayflow x Seven Cadre

Bling 4 feat. Voltz JT – Shiri Ngainaiwe

Malcom Mufunde – Gems feat. RayKaz, Synik, Indigo Saint and M.I.L.E

Holy Ten x Michael Magz – Mututsva

Voltz jt feat Nutty O- Makuruwani

Best Hiphop Group

OCD (Icey Ekxne x Slyme Foxx)

Dough Major, Dingo Duke

Malcom Mufunde, Yaad Universe

Killemol

Holy Ten x Michael Magz

Best Producer

Nasper Incoming

– Nagbeatz

– Boy Tricky

– VinceGoodBeats

– Progisthename

– VI The Law

 

Best Newcomer

– Bling4

– VirusZW

– Bagga

– Kayflow

– OCD (Icey Ekxne x Slyme Foxx)

– Brucella

 

Best Brand Supporting Hiphop

– 3rd World Chronicles

– Infinity Records ZW

– Club Danger

– Stars29

– Voice of ZimHipHop

– Magamba Network

Best Album

– Less Talk More Action – Mlue Jay

– Treasure – Malcom Mufunde and Synik

– Holy Ten & Michael Maggz- New Bhundu Boys

– From Sheebenia with Love – Dough Major and Dingo Duke

– A Boy and a Blanket – VI The Law

– Rangu Jira – Virus

– Public Enemy – R Peels

– When Its All Said and Done – Boy Tricky

– Saint floew- Rise and Lead

 Best Promoter

– Chucknosis – Fiesta Fiesta

– Voice Of Zimhiphop

– Magamba Network

– Selector Base

– Milan Family Restaurant

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