HARARE - Zimdancehall star Killer T, who walked away empty-handed from the recent National Arts Merit Awards (Nama), could find solace at the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) on tomorrow night at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).
Jah Prayzah’s Jerusarema out-competed Killer T’s Ngoma Ndaimba and Winky D’s Gafa Life to win the award for 2015’s best album.
Killer T, who had three Nama nominations, also failed to land the Outstanding Male Musician and Outstanding Song categories that were won by Jah Prayzah and Winky D respectively.
The Toda Kumbofarawo hit-maker’s failure to land a single Nama gong triggered an outcry from his fans.
Interestingly, Killer T is again sitting on three nominations at the Zimas. He is in the running for the Best Dancehall Musician, Album of the Year and Best Male Artiste awards.
The Mbare chanter’s manager, DJ Bima, was noncommittal when the Daily News sought his comment on the imminent Zimas.
“We will see what comes out on the day. We are not expecting anything at all. Definitely, we will be in attendance. People might want to dwell on what happened at Nama but we have no comment. We will take things as they come out,” was all he could say.
Killer T’s camp has maintained a dignified silence in the wake of the Nama controversy.
The Zimdancehall star’s manager told the Daily News recently that the Mbare chanter was doing all in his power to encourage his fans to accept the Nama results.