Marleys to grace Zima

HARARE - The family of the late reggae legend Bob Marley is expected to grace the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) to be held early next year where the departed Jamaican music star will be posthumously honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. 


Zima chairperson Joseph Nyadzayo made the revelation in a statement that accompanied nominations for the second edition of Zima.

“We sought to honour the role of artiste Bob Marley’s thirty six years after he graced our first Independence Day and flag-raising ceremony in 1980, then aged 35. And 36 years after his death, we are honouring him for giving us the de-facto anthem, proudly entitled Zimbabwe, and for leading the reggae music revolution in our free nation which has influenced important music types such as our own Zimdancehall.

“His family expressed interest in receiving the award at the event and for reasons of aligning our dates with their busy schedule, we perched on a January and February clear space on their itinerary and it is between these two months that we shall iron out the dates as we keep the media updated all the while,” he said.

The 2015 Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) nominations list

Best Acapella

Nkwali - Nkwali

Revival and reformation - 7th day Tynwald east choir

Mbiri yashe - Vabati vevhangeri

Hosanna -Breeze Music

Mavambo - Tariro Yedenga Choir

Best Alternative Music

Nyaya Dzerudo -Bryan

Beating for You -Alethea

Moto Ngaubvire - Cythia Mare

Kodak moments- Warren H

Lalela - Alfred Nenguwo

Best Choral Music

Nomoyo- Makumbe High School

The Battle Against Evil - African Joy with Sabastian Magacha

Chisikwa -Xtreme Afrique

Best collaboration

African Queen- Trevor Dongo ft Soul Jah love and Shayzo

Kure Kure -Amara Brown and Jah Prayzah

Alleluya- Roki and XQ

Kune Muponesi -Janet Manyowa ft Pastor Mahendere

Ngala Ngala -Nesto ft Squash

Best Contemporary Gospel Music

Kuregerera In Advance -Takesure Zama and Worship Addicts

Mwana Wamambo- Mudiwa Hood

King of Glory -Janet Manyowa

Makanaka Jesu -Pastor Mahendere

Tinosimudza Maoko-Itai Zama

Best Dancehall Music

Awuya Wuya- Winky D

Ngoma Ndoimba- Killer T

Toti Toti- Tocky vibes

Bandit Rebirth - Sir Calaz

2015 Collection-Soul Jah Love

Best Hip Hop

Mind over matter- Trey XL

Bebengakholwa - Cal –vin

Trae Young -Trae Young

Zita Rako - l-kat

It’s Our Time- Klap

Best House Music

Mhururu - Tkp

Its love -Skaiva

Ngikulindile -Squash

Achimwemwe -Defined House

You Can’t Say No- J dot

Best Producer

Russo - Way Too Nice /Various

Sani Makhalima - The Ark

Munyaradzi Viyale- Jerusarema / Jah Prayzah

Prince Oskid Tapfuma and Tamuka Mukulumi -Kenako Volume 1

Elton Bryce -Bryce Nation

Best RnB /Soul/Afro pop

The Ark- Sani Makhalima

Ammartia -Amara Brown

Two Steps To Go-Trevor Dongo

Music Vocals -Cindy Munyavi

Mutongi Wemoyo -Varaidzo

Best Single

Ndomira Pamuri - Janet Manyowa

I Cry Too- Mzoe 7

Thank God It’s Friday- Roki ft XQ

Ngala Ngala- Nesto ft Squash

Handikusiye- Shingai Mangoma feat Reverb7

Best Sungura

Rumbidzo- Nicholas Zacharia

Gunship -Sulumani Chimbetu

Mupedza Nyaya -Romeo Gasa

Zvandigumbura- Mark Ngwazi and Njanja Express

Mafaro Chete- Zebedee Gurajena

Best Traditional Gospel Music

Paita Nyasha -Bethan Pasinawako

Ebenezer- Apostle Rev T chivaviro

NdiJesu -Blessing Shumba

Glory to Glory -Mathius Mhere

Grace Period -Grace Murudzwa

Best Traditional Music

Zvakarongeka- Tasarina Chibaya

Jerusarema - Jah Prayzah

Changamire -Gudo guru

Chaki -Chaki volume 1

Mwene Wemoyo - Mangwenya Diana Samkange

Best Video

Andy Cutta - Alleluya /Roki and XQ

Joe Njagu - Zvidikidiki /Selma Mtukudzi

Andy Cutta- Ndomira Pamuri / Janet manyowa

Andy Cutta -I Don’t Care When I am In love /Candy main ft Clare Valentine-Shamwari

Album of the year

Jerusarema - Jah prayzah

King of Glory -Janet Manyowa

Ngoma Ndaimba -Killer T

Kuregerera in Advance -Takesure Zama

Makanaka Jesu-Pastor Mahendere

Best Duo and Group

Roki and EXQ     

Defined House      

Sabastian Magacha and African joy        

Extreme Afrique 

Best Male Artiste

Killer T- Ngoma Ndoimba

Jah Prayzah -Jerusarema

Pastor Mahendere-Makanaka Jesu

Trevor Dongo-Two Steps To Go

Suluman Chimbetu- Gunship

Best Female Artiste

Varaidzo- Mutongi Wemoyo

Cynthia Mare- Moto Ngaubvire

Janet Manyowa - Glory to Glory

Cindy Munyavi -Music Vocals

Amara Brown- Armaratia

Best Newcomer

Zebedee Gurajena - Mafaro Chete

Nkwali - Nkwali

Janet Manyowa -Glory to Glory

Alethea- Beating For You

International Achiever

Buffalo Soul Jah

Lifetime Achievement Award        

Bob Marley

Comments (3)

Is the family going to be reimbursed the $250 000.00 that they late father was swindled out of for the two concerts n 1980.

Gudl'ndlu - 20 November 2015


tongogara - 21 November 2015

A very noble idea indeed, Bob Marley was one of the greatest musicians ever to have graced the the music scene and l fully support the award.However, on the Home front there was another greater musician whom l feel should be honored as well and that musician was a multi-linguistic par excellence with some hilarious yet entertaining music, and this man was called Paul "Dr. Love" Mtavire.He deserves an award as well , and l hope ZIMA would look at that as well.

tichaona - 23 November 2015

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