The Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMA) are back with a bang and with a new category.
Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs at MTC, Tim Ekandjo announced that entries for NAMAs 2019 will start from the 01 April 2019 and that the NAMAs will have a new category which is The Artist of the year category. “The new category will now see the best talent in Namibia, whether being male or female compete in this category on an equal platform for the accolade of the overall Best Artist of the year in Namibia,” he shared. The winner for Artist of the year will be decided by the highest score recorded from the judges vote awarded to winners of the Best Male and Female categories.
Some changes have been made for the Best Producer and Best Music Video categories. “Moving forward the Best Producer nominees will be decided by the top five overall best scores received from the judges vote for musical entries nominated within the Best Male,Best Female and Group/Duo of the year categories,” added Ekandjo. Entries for the Best Music Video category will now only allow one entry per artist.
The winner of the Artist of the year category will work away with N$150 000 while the winners of the Best Female and Male categories walk away with N$100 000 each.
Artists wishing to enter NAMA 2019 must submit recordings released commercially released in Namibia during the period of 01 December 2017 to 30 November 2018.
The town hosting the event or the date for the event has not been announced yet. Ekandjo did say NAMA 2019 will take place sometime “End of August 2019.”
Artists can enter NAMA 2019 free of charge and can enter manually or electronically. Online entries can be submitted at www.nama2019.com