Plumtree Musicians Receive BAA Nominations
PLUMTREE-born musicians Martin Sibanda, Tish Malaba and Clement Magwaza Ncube have been nominated for the inaugural Bulawayo Arts Awards (BAA) which recognise artistes from Matabeleland—including Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South.
The awards will be held on June 30 at the Bulawayo Large City Hall.
Sibanda and Ncube will both compete for the most outstanding Tshibilika/Rumba music. Their competition in this category includes Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu better known as Madlela—and most famous for his hit song “SaMaMo”.
Malaba on the other hand will compete for the Song of the Year and Best Kwaito/House through his Kalanga Child hit.
File photo: Martin Sibanda
Ncube and Sibanda are both famous for Tshibilika music better known as Rumba or Afro-fusion which is most popular in Matabeleland South and North provinces while Malaba is famous for pioneering Kalanga Kwaito/House music in Zimbabwe.
The nominees have begun canvassing for votes on social media—and fans can cast votes for their favourite acts/artistes through sending a message to the adjudicators via WhatsApp or SMS to +263 777934443 or via the Awards’ official Facebook page Bulawayo Arts Awards.
File photo: Clement "Magwaza" Ncube
To vote for the artiste of your choice use the format below and send your vote using the contacts options provided above.
Genre/Category: Outstanding Tshibilika/Rumba Music
Artist/Act: Martin Sibanda/Clement Magwaza Ncube (NB: Pick your favourite)
To vote for Kalanga Child use the format below.
Genre/Category: Outstanding Kwaito/House/Song of the Year
Artist/Act: Sinazo/Kalanga Child