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Roberto wins Song of the Year

ROBERTO

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Livingstone
ROBERTO scored a double last weekend, when in addition to winning the coveted Mosi Zambian Music Awards (ZMA) for Song of the Year, he also bagged the Pan African Song of the Year at the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMA) held in Windhoek.
This is all thanks to his song Amarulah.
As Maureen Lilanda, one of the adjudicators of the ZMA was announcing Roberto as the winner of the Song of the Year award at the Livingstone Royal Golf Club over Chester’s Shonongo and Chimzy Kelly’s Dorika, he was equally doing the country proud in Namibia.
His absence in Livingstone, in order for him to attend the NAMAs, was understandable.
It is a pivotal moment in Roberto’s career.
His peers recognise that, and so does he.
“Zambian music happening, congratulations to Roberto Zambia for flying the Zambian flag high. Your achievements have renewed hope in Zambian music, making it international. Well done,” Nasty D said following the announcement that Roberto had won in Namibia.
B’flow, who also congratulated Roberto, added that: “Very commendable achievements. Your strides will not go unnoticed by any well-meaning Zambian. Keep soaring buddy! Proud to be your childhood friend.”
On his part, Roberto said he was humbled by the messages of congratulations coming through to him from all over the world.
“Thank you to everyone that has been supporting and believing in me. My wife, my mum, Ozzy, Agnes you are a genius, the ever supportive Chabinga family, RCZ [Reformed Church in Zambia] Chilenje, my entire family,” he posted on social media.
“I swear in life you cannot achieve it all without support from family, friends and everyone who dedicate their time just for you. Thank you to all my fans across the globe. Great thanks to @teamkamikazi who worked tirelessly. @Brathahoodmusic my team for real. Everyone in Namibia. We have come a long way and thank you for this award.”
But there is no greater honour than that which comes from your own country, and as such, Roberto will savour winning the ZMA Song of the Year, shrugging off such stiff competition from Chester’s Shonongo and Chimz Kelly’s Dorika.



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