The Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) has announced that nominees for the 2021 edition will be released next week.
In a statement yesterday, Zima spokesman, Benjamin Nyandoro said that though the music sector was seriously affected by the Covid19 pandemic last year, the entry submissions were quite robust.
“The adjudication process currently underway will culminate in ZIMA 2021 nominees reveal on Wednesday 27 January 2021,”read the statement.
“By close of submissions as at December 31, 2020, Zimbabwe Music Awards had received more than 1235 music submissions across 30 categories. Impressive and surely well deserving of a befitting awards ceremony. Of special interest is the buzz around the newly introduced COVID-19 Awareness Song Category and response thereof.”
Nyandoro also revealed that the date of the ceremony had been changed from the initially announced, February 6, 2021.
“…ZIMA 2021 awards ceremony has been rescheduled to Saturday 20 February 2021. This has been necessitated by the ongoing developments around concerted efforts to curtail the further spread of COVID-19 and possibly find a lasting solution to this pandemic.
“We hope that by February 20th, the environment will be more conducive to holding the awards ceremony whilst still adhering to safe health practices.”