2018 Zim Hip Hop Awards Nominees List Released

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The selection panel for the 2018 Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards has released the nominees list for all categories of the event set for December 15.

As anticipated, dynamic songster Takura Tendayi earns the most nominations with seven, ahead of fire-spitting duo, Asaph and Mariachi , who have five nominations each.

Voting also opened online on Thursday, November 21, for fans to decide in the only category decided by fans- the People’s Choice Award- out of 25 distinct categories.

The event’s Jury Panel will decide the most outstanding categories for all industry-based categories including Best Hip Hop-Supporting Brand, Best Diaspora, Best Radio DJ, Best Club DJ, and Best Media- for traditional journalist and online blogging.

Here are the nominees…

Best Male  

  • Mariachi
  • Takura
  • Asaph
  • R Peels
  • Ti Gonzi

Best Female

  • Sacha
  • Kikky Badass
  • Natasha Muz
  • Tashamiswa
  • Blaq Diva Quin

Best Collaboration

  • Asaph ft Thadawg and F Mcswag – ‘Mambo’
  • Takura ft Junior Brown – ‘NdakabvaKujecha’
  • Kay Gee 40 ftMrNoxa – ‘Sterek’
  • Mariachi ft Junior Brown – ‘Salisbury’
  • R Peels ft Tehn Diamond and Munetsi –  ‘Mweya’

Best Hip Hop Group

  • Team Bho
  • Mula Nation
  • Nxt
  • Myke Pimp and Trk
  • Noble Styles and Trae Yung

Best Producer

  • Jamal
  • Rayo Beats
  • Fun F
  • Quazor
  • Maclyne Beats

Best Newcomer

  • King 98
  • K Brizzy
  • Nxt
  • Fucci
  • Tanto Wavie

Best Local Brand Supporting Local Hip Hop

  • Zvanhuwa Fashions
  • Kingsville Clothing
  • Team legacy
  • Changamire Fest
  • Grape Vine

Best Album

  • Mariachi – Muzukuru
  • Takura – Someone Had To Do It
  • Guluva 7 –  Command Hustle
  • R Peels – Kudenga Kure
  • Crooger –  ShumbaInoruma

Best Promoter

  • Preezo
  • Zimboy
  • Thorne Laroq
  • C.T.O Banks
  • Naboth Rizzla

Best Diaspora

  • Don Dada
  • Rich Forbes
  • Young Tyran
  • Mab
  • Mlue J

Best Radio DJ (None Submission Category)

  • Kheke Skyz Metro
  • Thorne Laroq Khulumani FM
  • Mox Star FM
  • Promethius Power FM
  • Lady K and PdZi FM

Best Club DJ

  • Raydiz
  • TK Beats
  • DJ Drew

Best Gospel Act

  • Courtney Antipas
  • J Soldier
  • Joe Chiz Jnr
  • Caspeado
  • Dr Mtk

Best Dance Crew

  • Antivirus
  • Megatronz Empire

Best Underground

  • Muse
  • GunX Da Pharoah
  • H-files
  • Dakid Verse
  • Lady Eef

Best Alternative

  • Indigo Saint
  • Coco Master
  • Kaygee 40
  • Nxt
  • Chronnic

Best Media – Online

  • The ZimTainment
  • Insider 263 Magazine (Cto banks)
  • Juice magazine
  • Zimbuzz

Best Media – Journalist

  • Mike Shoko
  • Charmaine Chasweka
  • Tanaka Musanhi
  • BonganiNdlovu
  • Ronald Magweta

Song of the Year

  • Asaph – ‘Mambo’
  • Takura – ‘Jehova’
  • Scrip Mula – ‘Svoto’
  • Mariachi – ‘Ngaanake’
  • Natasha Muz – ‘HandiziTsaga’

Video of the Year

  • Asaph – ‘Mambo’
  • Takura – ‘Ngoro Yemoto’
  • Mariachi – ‘Ngaanake’
  • Kikky Badass – ‘BoizdzeTonaz’
  • Mula Nation – ‘Horror’

Best Hip Hop Hustle

  • Takura
  • Rick Chasers
  • Kingsville Clothing
  • Mr Kata
  • Brythreesixty

Best Hip Hop Verse

  • Asaph – ‘Hate To Say’
  • Guluva 7 – ‘Khanda Cool’
  • Takura – ‘NdakabvaKujecha’
  • Muse – ‘Grinding’
  • Ti Gonzi – ‘MisiHaifanane’

Hip Hop Personality of the Year (none submission category)

  • Raydiz
  • DJ Towers
  • Cal Vin
  • Stunner
  • Kikky Badass
  • Mudiwa

People’s Choice

  • Asaph
  • Takura
  • Kikky Badass
  • Mariachi
  • Ti Gonzi
  • Brythreesixty
  • R peels

Best dressed Male and Female

  • To be chosen on the red carpet

Best Hip Hop Free Style Artist

  • Live rap battle on 15 Dec

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