Pah Chihera's star continues to shine

HARARE - Despite having a single album to  her name, songbird Pamhidzai Tracy Mbirimi, aka Pah Chihera, has scooped the Zimbabwe International Women’s Award (Ziwa).

She bagged the award on Saturday at an event held in the United Kingdom.

The Runonzi Rudo singer expressed gratitude to fans who voted her as best musician ahead of Shingisai Suluma, Tariro Negitare and Tendai Nelson.

“I am happy to receive the award and I want to thank my fans for supporting me to achieve this,” she said.

Pah Chihera is set to receive the award in August when will tours the United Kingdom together with other local artistes such as Sniper Storm and Quonfuzed among others.

“We are going to perform in Manchester, Coventry and London from August 1 to 3 and that is where I am going to receive my award,” she said.

In March, the former Prince Musarurwa backing vocalist’s video Runonzi Rudo was voted the best music video on the Zimonline Radio Awards.

Currently Pah Chihera is putting final touches to her second album which is expected to hit market shelves around December.

On the same awards, renowned author Tsitsi Dangarebgwa and actress Danai Gurira were voted author and actress of the year respectively, while Makosi Musambasi was voted media professional of the year.

Daily News columnist Pamela Samusuwo is the fashion designer of the year while Tsitsi Masiyiwa is the inspirational woman of the year.

Ziwa awards were founded in 2013 to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroines in the Zimbabwean community. Women who have made a contribution to our community from entrepreneurship, business, education, social, charity, humanitarian work, entertainment and arts.

Below are the finalists of Ziwa 2014;
Panel award — Maud Chifamba
Author of the year — Tsitsi     Dangarebgwa
Actress of the year — Dananai Gurira
Blogger of the year — Cynthia Moyo
Musician award — Pah Chihera
Media professional of the year —   Makosi Musambasi
Community Champion of the year — Gail Mawocha
Professional woman of the year — Rumbidzai Bvunzawabaya
Fashion designer of the year — Pamela Samusuwo
Lifetime Achievement — Doctor Enour Guti
Sportswoman of the year — Kirsty Coventry
Young achiever of the year — Scola Dondo
Peoples’ choice — Chiedza Badze
Motivational Speaker — Stephanie Gillian
Inspirational Woman of the year — Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Entrepreneur of the year — Langa Sibanda

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