The 2nd weekend of the NAMAs saw two artists who were nominated for the first time walk away winners. Centerpiece who proudly hails from Rehoboth won the Best Single while Ou Billem scooped the Best Traditional award in a rather tightly contested category with the likes of Teqla and Erna Chimu.
Maranatha who is no stranger to the NAMA stage had to fence off rather stiff competition from the likes of Effy and Joharetha to scoop the Best Gospel award with the song for the 2nd time in the NAMA history with her soulful song Yahweh.
Dennis Eiseb was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the music industry and for having mentored so many successful artists.
The NAMA weekend was once again filled with soulful and exciting performances with all
artists bringing their best performing live for a TV audience only.
“We would like to congratulate all the nominees and especially Centerpiece, Ou Billem and Maranatha for winning in extremely tough categories. We would also like to announce that
from next weekend the NAMAs will only take place on Saturdays and the Friday events will
be removed from the calendar and combined with the Saturday shows to give the audience
more entertainment value. This now means that we will award 4 categories per Saturday,”
said Ekandjo. The nominees for Best House, Best Producer, Best Kwaito and Best Reggae
will battle it out next weekend.