There were over 20 winners at the Zim Hip Hop Awards, the question is who are the other people who won? Are they singing underground? where is their music being played? Are these musicians singing to each other and giving each other awards? Besides Mudiwa Hood , Stunner and Ti Gonzi 98% of Zimbabwe has never heard or can identify the other nominees, winners and performers at the Zim Hip Hop Awards. Who ever is managing Zim Hip Hop needs to do a better Job so Zimbabwe can see and get to know the musicians singing Zim Hip Hop
The ninth edition of Zim Hip-hop awards show was held at Woods Restaurant and Bar in Harare at the weekend, with huge turnout by artistes who delivered electrifying performances. Organised by Aldrin Harrison, affectionately known as “Beefy” in the genre, the event saw newbies and old dogs scooping the prestigious gongs.
Upcoming hip-hop musicians were given a chance to perform. These included Natasha Muz, Denim Woods, NTA, Diana Ana, Keith Amaru and Msiz Kay. The glitz and glamour affair was hosted by local hip-hop rapper Noble Stylz, real name Prince Butawo, who sailed flawlessly on stage.
The event, which run under the theme, “Culture over everything” was this year bigger and better and had less controversies.
Beefy took the opportunity of the event and honoured the late Afro Jazz icon Oliver Mtukudzi with an honorary gong.
Best Female – Phreshy
Best Online Media – Red Nation
Best Diaspora – GT Beats
Best Local Brand Supporting Hip-Hop – Changamire Hip-Hop Festival
Best Local Promoter – Zimboy
Best Hip-Hop Group – Mula Nation
Best Gospel Hip-Hop Artist – Caespidor
Best Collaboration – Wacko – King 98 feat. Nasty C & Laylizzy
The Late Dr Oliver Mtukudzi given an Honorary Award from the Zim Hip Hop Family
Best Hip-Hop Producer – Jamal
Best Club DJ – DJ Krimz
Best Underground Artist – Gunx Da Pharaoh
Best Hip-Hop Hustle – King 98
Best Hip-Hop Verse – Ti Gonzi *(Kure)*
Best Radio DJ – Thorne
Best Video Of The Year – Scrip Mula & SimDoc with King Santa
Best Hip-Hop Album – King 98
Best New Comer – N Jay Oh
Song Of The Year – Kure – Ishan feat. Ti Gonzi
Best Hip-Hop Personality Of The Year – Stunner
People’s Choice Award – Mudiwa Hood