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NAMAs back with New category

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

Shona Ngavahttps://unwrap.online
Shona Ngava is a music journalist, educator, and blogger who aims to share more insight on how music impacts the average listener. He has worked previously for the Namibian Sun as a journalist and has done countless reviews of many albums and singles focusing specifically on the Namibian music scene. He is the host of the only show on radio that is dedicated to album reviews and music critiquing in Namibia. He works at the community radio station of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) called NUST FM. He is currently the Programming and Music Director the radio station and is responsible finding the right music for the station and audio and radio production at NUST FM. Shona Ngava has 5 years experience within the print and broadcasting industries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications Technology. He is passionate about the entertainment industry and elevating and taking it to better heights. He believes in equal treatment of artists and making sure their stories are told all the time every time hence he is a contributor for unwrap.online. Besides Journalism, Shona Ngava's other interests lie in artist management, social media marketing and talent management and brand management.

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