Local musicians shine on international platform

HARARE - South Africa-based gospel sensation Takesure Zamar Ncube has joined the long list of local musicians who shone in international awards.

The Agere Pachigaro singer won the Best of Africa Gospel gong in this year’s edition of SABC Crown Gospel Awards held on November 25 in Durban, South Africa.

Zamar Ncube won the prestigious award ahead of Use Me by Ttshepo Lesole from Botswana, Winner Man by Godwin Omighale from Nigeria and God of Wonders by Ayo Solanke from Nigeria thanks to his song Ngidinga Wena.

“Thank you Lord, Jesus for giving me the earthly award. Thanks honey Kudzie. Thanks Worship Addicts family. “Best of Africa” SABC crown gospel awards,” Zamar Ncube said after receiving the accolade.

Zamar Ncube’s achievement comes barely a month after Michael Mahendere’s victory in the prestigious Independent National Gospel Music Awards (INGOMAs) held in South Africa again.

Mahendere won the Best African Gospel Artiste gong.

In celebrating his milestone achievement, Mahendere took to Facebook.

“Celebrating what God has done for us again in this Year of Dominating Territories. We have received by the awesome grace of God The Best African Gospel Artiste of the Year INGOMA Awards 2018 in South Africa,” said the Mwari Munondigonera hit maker.

In 2014 Afro-pop star Cindy Munyavi won the impressive regional award Best Female artiste in Southern Africa at the All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) held in Nigeria.

The awards were held at Grand Ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island in Lagos.

“Mwari vakanaka hamawe...mukombe ...(God is great, the award ) thank you for all your support...we brought the Afrima (All Africa Music Award) for the best female artiste in southern Africa..I cannot contain my joy,” she wrote on her Facebook page after bagging the award.

Munyavi won ahead of heavyweights in form of South Africa’s Lira, Zahara and Zambia’s Mampi.

In 2003, superstar Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi, who has more than 25 local and international awards, was presented with a Kora Award for Best African Male Artiste and Lifetime Achievement Award and also won a Reel Award for Best African Language in the same year.

In 2014, United States of America songwriter and record producer Brian Soko, won the exalted Grammy Award for Best R and B Song.

Soko, who hails from Chiredzi, composed Beyonce’s song Drunk in Love and he also worked with a number of high flying musicians in form of Jay-Z, Timbaland, Jerome, Harmon, Detail, Boots, Dre Moon, Rasool Diaz, and Andre Eric Protector among others.


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