First-Time NAMAs Nominees Scoop Awards Over The Weekend

The Second weekend of the 2020 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) saw two artists who were nominated for the first time walk away winners.

Centrepiece (Images: NAMAs/Provided)

Centerpiece from Rehoboth won the Best Single award 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.

Erna Chimu

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,” NAMA Executive Tim Ekandjo said.

This now means that the NAMAs will award 4 categories per Saturday. The nominees for Best House, Best Producer, Best Kwaito and Best Reggae will battle it out next weekend.

Teqla

The new schedule is as follows:

Sat, 12th September

Best House
Best Producer
Best Kwaito
Best Reggae

Sat, 26th Sept

Best Music Video
Best Group/Duo
Special NAMA Award

Sat, 10th Oct

Best Soukous Kwasa
Best Afrikaans
Best Damara Punch
Best Oviritje
Sat,17th Oct

Best Rap/Hip Hop
Best R&B
Best Pan African Artist of the Year
Song of the Year

Sat,24th Oct

Best Album of the Year
Best Male Artist of the Year
Best Female Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year

Sat,31st Oct

Best Newcomer
Artist of the Decade
Namibian Legends Performances