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Warriors star Nakamba, socialite Olinda, radio voice KVG nominated for ZAA awards

Kudzai Violet Gwara

By Zimstar News Showbiz 

Warriors and Aston Villa star Marvelous Nakamba, socialite Oliver Chapel and radio personality Kudzai Violet Gwara aka KGV, have featured among an exciting list of outstanding individuals nominated for the prestigious Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) set for 11 September this year.

Nakamba will battle it out in the male sports personality of the year with names like Farai Hallam, Tawanda Muyeye, Zanda Siziba and Prince Mutswunguma.

 

Marvelous Nakamba

KVG, a prominent voice on StarFM and Olinda, will be keen to outshine other popular personalities nominated under the lifestyle awards (influencer of the year) category who include musician Sandra Ndebele, music maker DJ Fantan and comedian Comic Pastor.

 

Olinda Chapel

The awards, dubbed The Big Reveal, will be held virtually from The Mayfair Hotel in London and also mark ZAA’s 10th anniversary. 

The voting period for the nominees will commence from 19 July until 15 August 2021 on the ZAA website www.zimachievers.com.

The diverse list features nominees across four base categories of business & professional, community & sports, lifestyle and entertainment awards.

“First of all congratulations to all the nominees who continue to lift the Zimbabwe flag high and make us all proud. To us, you are the winners and carriers of our national pride around the world,” said ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza during the event.

“This year we will be commemorating our 10th Anniversary and reflect on a decade that has been fruitful in changing the misconceptions about the abilities of our communities over the years. We started this vision with a view to highlight the stories of positive achievement and impact by Zimbabweans.”

This year’s nominees list features new categories such as male and female young achievers as well as young sports personalities following various breakthroughs for junior sportspeople.

“You will notice we have also received overwhelming nominations for young achievers who have been doing great as well as recognizing influencers who have touched the world from their base in Zimbabwe,” he added.

Other high-flying nominees include double nominee Valerie Sibanda, comedienne Madam Boss, entrepreneur Dee Mapasure, money transfer company Senditoo, popular podcast Girls In Skies and netball star Felistus Kangwa among others.

ZAA UK is headline sponsored by the global partner ZororoPhumulani who offer various funeral cover, financial support and repatriation services across the globe.

ZAA was founded in 2010 and returns to the UK in this year after last year’s event got postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The awards recognise, celebrate and honour high achievement in different communities around the world.

 

Full list of the ZAA UK 10th Anniversary Nominees 2021

CATEGORY 1 – BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Business of the Year

One Click Supplies

Tengai Online

Stellah Entertainment

Highlands Care Solutions

Senditoo

RM Publishers

 

Male Entrepreneur of the Year

Barney Kavai – BMK Management and Global Health Care Solutions

Dexter Lasswell – Bantu

George Muchapirei – Tengai Online

Thabo Nhlangano – Love your Stays

 

Female Entrepreneur of the Year

Amanda Tinashe Leeds – Property Developer

Valerie Moran – Fintech Entrepreneur

Olinda Chapel- Nkomo – Gain Health Care

Carole Nyakudya – Lorac International

Dee Mapasure – KS Wors

 

Professional of the Year

Mara-Tafadzwa Makoni – Engineer

Shingi Mararike – Sky News reporter

Lisa Nyasha – Medical Doctor

Shepherd Chitiyo – Aircraft engineer

Vanessa Sanyauke – diversity and inclusion professional, presenter and writer

 

Innovator of the Year

 

Dee Mapasure – Ks Wors

Caroline Gundu – Cooking with Caz

Malone Mukwende – Medical Doctor

 

Restaurant of the Year

Zim Braai

Bantu Bar and Grill

Ekhaya Bar and Grill

Grill Yard

 

CATEGORY 2 – COMMUNITY AND SPORTS AWARDS

 

Community Champion

Flossy Kandondo – Philanthropist

Kim Chakanetsa – Journalist BBC World

Bothwell Kabayira – President/ Founder Zimbabwe Allied Medical Professional Association (Z. A. M P. A)

Olinda Chapel – Director Gain Health Care

Bee Mutamba – Zimbabwe Bright Futures Syndicate

Nomsa Nekevane – Mopane Foundation

 

Community Organisation

Ebenezer Hope Organization

Bana Bengwana Trust

Mopane foundation

The Baobab Tree Trust

 

Cultural Ambassador

Caroline Gundu – Cooking with Caz

Learnshona.co.uk

Busi Mhlanga

Tsungai Tsikirai

 

Young Achiever – Female

Nyasha Michelle – BBC Broadcast Journalist

Vee Kativhu – Founder Empowered by Vee

Vanessa Sanyauke – diversity and inclusion professional, presenter and writer

Joylyn L. Katsvairo – abstract artist

Nella Grace – Medical Doctor

Lisa Nyasha – Medical Doctor

 

Young Achievers– Male

Malone Mukwende – Medical Doctor

Theo Chikomba – BBC Broadcast Journalist

Bothwell Kabayira – Medical Doctor

Jeremiah Maps

Kuda Kashiri

 

Female Sports Personality

Panashe Muzambe

Felistus Kwangwa

Adelaide Muskwe

 

Male Sports Personality

Marvelous Nakamba

Farai Hallam

Tawanda Muyeye

Zanda Siziba

Prince Mutswunguma

 

Young/junior sports personalities

Josh Masara

Ryan Gwidzima

Junior Bunjira

Ethan Kachosa

Tawanda Jethro Maswanhise

 

Breakthrough Newcomer

Panashe Muzambe

Takudzwa Masawi

Gary Mapanda

Malone Mukwende

 

CATEGORY 3 – LIFESTYLE AWARDS

Zim-based Influencer of the Year

Sandra Ndebele

DJ Fantan – Chillspot Records

Comic Pastor

Madam Boss

KVG

Kevin Wedding Planner

 

Outstanding Achievement in Fashion

House of Mucha

Mr Rocca

House of Rutendo

Farai London

 

People’s choice Awards

Mr and Mrs Manatsa – Stellah Entertainment

Malone Mukwende

S1mba

Valerie Sibanda

Bee Mutamba

Nia the Light – founder curl bar London

 

Media Outlet of the Year

Checkout Africa

Ndebele’s Connect

Girls in Skies

The Feeling Station

Made in Zwe

The Southern Times

 

CATEGORY 4 – ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment

Munya Chawawa

Joab Magara

Munashe Chirisa

King Kandoro

 

Outstanding Achievement in Music – Female

Rachel Chinouriri

Valerie Sibanda (Valee Music)

Blessing Annatoria Chitapa

Antoinette Mabhena

Sharon Rose

 

Outstanding Achievement in Music – Male

S1mba

Gary Mapanzure

Kevin Tshuma

McDonald Sheldon – Qounfuzed

John Falsetto

 

Female Personality of the Year

Phiwo Ndlovu

Girl in skies

Caroline Gundu

Panashe muzambe

Scola Dondo

Seren Jones

 

Male Personality of the Year

Munya Chawawa

Tendai Mashiri – PVO Threads

Ivor Moyo – Checkout Africa

Munya Sigg – Spel Clothing

Shingi Mararike – Sky News

 

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