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First time nominees Centerpiece and Ou Billem pick NAMA awards

First time nominees Centerpiece and Ou Billem pick NAMA awards

The NAMAs over the weekend awarded Centerpiece from Rehoboth with the Best Single award while Ou Billem scooped the Best Traditional award in a rather tightly contested category which included 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,” NAMAs Executive Tim Ekandjo said.

Ekandjo subsequently announced 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. To see the new schedule, visit the NAMAs social media platforms.

Caption: Ou Billem who won the Best Traditional award at the NAMAs 2020.


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Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys