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The Star FM Listeners Choice Awards 2021 Full Nominees List

Nutty O and Poptain

The third edition of the Star FM Listeners Choice Awards will be held on the 13th of March 2021. According to the awards site some of the objectives of the award show are “to promote musicians and music industry practitioners and to recognise the accomplishments in the Zimbabwean music industry”. The virtual edition of the show is being run under the theme #RespectTheHustle. According to Herald, the head of Programming at Star FM, Steve Vickers had this say about the themed hashtag— “it was a tough year, but so much good music was released, and we saw artistes embracing the new normal through online shows and continuing to record music. “






The 2020 edition of the Star FM awards saw Ishan walking away with 5 wins on the night. This year the chess pieces have shifted and Poptain is leading the pack with 7 nominations followed by his genre-mate Nutty O with 6 nominations. Jah Master is also part of the conversation with 4 nominations. The “Snapchat King” Mark Ngwazi is also nominated for best Sungura.  


This 2021 edition of the Star Fm awards will be decided through public voting on social media platforms. Some of the guidelines for the submissions of these awards entailed thats the songs, recordings or albums had to be have been released between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. Submissions for the awards ended on the 18th of February. Check out the full list of nominees below; 



BEST PRODUCER 

  1. Rodney 
  2. Dj Tamuka
  3. Levels
  4. Nigel Nyangombe
  5. Leekay 


BEST NEWCOMER 

  1. Herman – Zvandofarira
  2. Fidel Country Boy - Tangai Bhawa
  3. Everton Mlalazi – Uyingwele
  4. Anita Jackson – Unonzani 
  5. Shamiso - Turn it Up


BEST SUNGURA ARTIST 

  1. Albert Gatsi
  2. Somandhla Ndebele
  3. Lucky Kumene
  4. Mark Ngwazi
  5. Tete Pipilo 


BEST ZIMDANCEHALL SONG 

  1. Nutty O – Safe
  2. Jah Master - Hello Mwari
  3. Nutty O ft Poptain – Kokai
  4. Poptain ft Allanah - Fadza Mutengi
  5. Jah Master ft Anita - Unonzani


BEST HOUSE/AMAPIANO SONG 

  1. Mzoe 7 – Asambeni
  2. Shasha - Sing It Back
  3. Nox - My Melody
  4. Lloyd Soul – Crowd
  5. Rose Mambo – Lujulile


BEST HIP HOP SONG 

  1. AWA Khiwe - Ngeke
  2. Asaph - Like So
  3. Takura - Ndini Ndinaye
  4. Gze - Tsika Gas
  5. Holy 10 - Ghetto Redu


BEST AFRICAN POP SONG 

  1. Herman – Zvandofarira
  2. Fusion 5 – Mistake
  3. King 98 – Kachiri
  4. Ishan – Maidei
  5. Gemma - Ndinewe


BEST SONG BY ZIMBABWEAN IN THE DIASPORA 

  1. Solyd the Plug - Bella Ciao
  2. Nox - My Melody
  3. Charlie Kay – Kumusha
  4. Valee Music - Watora Moyo
  5. Shasha - Sing it Back


BEST GOSPEL SONG 

  1. Everton Mlalazi – Uyingwele
  2. All for Christ - Mwari Wakanaka
  3. Michael Mahendere - Ndinobuda Pakaoma
  4. Janet Manyowa – Tariro
  5. Mambo Dhuterere - Ndabvunza Emmanuel


BEST R&B SONG 

  1. Nyasha David - Mary-Anne
  2. Brian Nhira - Unozondida
  3. Melissa – Chengeta
  4. Hillzy ft Shasha – Goodbye
  5. Bryan K ft Tamy - Energy


ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

  1. Jah Prayzah – Hokoyo
  2. Freeman - Freeman and Friends
  3. Janet Manyowa - Sounds of Victory
  4. Minister Michael Mahendere - The Spow
  5. Ishan - Bhundu Pop


BEST GROUP 

  1. Fusion 5 Mangwiro – Mistake
  2. The Jesus Project – Ipapo
  3. All for Christ - Mwari Wakanaka
  4. Vabati VaJehova – Zvichanaka
  5. The Breeze - Wanyamalala


BEST COLLABORATION 

  1. Nutty O ft Poptain – Kokai
  2. King 98 ft Diamond Platnumz – Kachiri
  3. Poptain ft Allanah - Fadza Mutengi
  4. ExQ ft Tocky – Wakatemba
  5. Tamy ft Jah Prayzah - Kuteera


BEST FEMALE ARTIST 

  1. Tamy
  2. Shasha
  3. Gemma Griffiths 
  4. Awa Khiwe
  5. Janet Manyowa 


BEST MALE ARTIST 

  1. Nutty O
  2. Holy 10
  3. Poptain
  4. Jah Master
  5. Mambo Dhuterere 


SONG OF THE YEAR 

  1. Nutty O – Safe
  2. Nutty O ft Poptain – Kokai
  3. Poptain ft Allanah - Fadza Mutengi
  4. Ex Q and Tocky – Wakatemba
  5. Jah Master - Hello Mwari

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