Zimbabwe Music Awards Invites Musicians To Submit Entries For 2022 Award Nomination Consideration


Zimbabwe's only national Music Awards institution; Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) has called for nomination submissions for the PPC sponsored awards event slated for 19 Feb 2022. The call for entries was made on 01st November 2021  and runs through up to 31st December 2021. Artist can submit their music using this link


Record companies and/or individual artists are required to submit entries in accordance with the published rules of the Zimbabwe Music Awards which are available on their website


Entries received are then screened for compliance against ZIMA rules for eligibility and that they were submitted in the correct award categories. Vetting Committee members overseen by designated ZIMA officials carry out this screening process, known as vetting. 


There will be a panel of Judges to adjudicate most ZIMA categories with the exception of public voting on Song of Year. The Judging panel composition gets reviewed annually. Members of the Supervisory Committee confirms them, taking into account their level of expertise in the relevant categories plus their general knowledge of the music industry.


All recordings (singles and albums) including music videos submitted for ZIMA 2021 must have been commercially released (in other words first made available for purchase) in Zimbabwe during the period 01 January 2021 to 31 December 2021


The top 5 awards categories namely Best Female Artist of the Year, Best Male Artist of the Year, Best Group or Duo of the Year, Best Newcomer of the year and Best Album of the Year are not open for entry. 


However, entries are open for the rest of the categories below


Genre Awards Category

Zimdancehall

Sungura

HipHop

Afro Pop

Contemporary Gospel

Traditional Gospel

RnB & Soul

Jazz

Dance (House/Gqom/Kwaito/EDM)

Tshibilika

Traditional Folk (Chinyakare/Chimurenga)

Traditional Folk (Ezomdabu/Imbube)

Best Alternative


Special Awards

Zim Icon Award 1

Zim Icon Award 2

Lifetime Achievement Award

Best International Zimbabwean Artist

Best Collaboration

Top Downloaded Song of the Year


Technical Awards Category

Best Music Video

Videographer of the Year

Producer of the Year

Engineer of the Year


Public Vote Category

Song of the Year (SOY)


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