ZIO MWALE, Lusaka
MUSIC producers, bloggers, sound producers, Videographers, fashion designers and bloggers, comedians, models, graphic designers, photographers, instrumentalist, actors and social media influencers are all vying for the various gongs at the Zee Music Creative Awards set for December 4.
The creative industry in Zambia lack platforms where the actors can get some recognition. Therefore any initiative that comes on board to try and help their creativeness, is normally appreciated.
It was the case with Kwacha Music Awards last month, which somewhat jolted the music industry and ushered in some lively discussion on who is who in the industry.
The Kwacha Music Awards, held last month at Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) were the inaugural.
However, the ZeeMusic Creative Awards are now in their third year.
In the Best Music Artiste category, there is Chef 187, T-Low, The Jedi and Bacci while Best Music Group has Urban Hype, The FAKE, Clique Viral and Goblinz Empire. Best Music Bloggers has Zambian Music Blog, Afrofire, Indimba and ZamTouch while Best Sound Producer has Reverb, Shinko Beats, Chase Iyan and Tonny Breeze.
The Best Videographer Award has DJ LO (Reel Studios), Lawdak and QBick (NXT Solutions), Tivo and Brizzo while Best Photographer has Emmanuel Mwiche, Vince Banda, Kabalenga and Tony Media.
The Best Fashion Designer nominees are House of Vo, Martha Kabaso, Karen Nakamba and Njavwa (Kwasu) while the Best Fashion Blog has Banji Chona, Quirky Indeed, Stephanie Masuwa and Peter Mwansa.
Best Fashion Model category has Christina Sakala, Cecelia Kangwa, Cynthia Mwale and Jackie Daka while the male category of the same has Petita Jimmy Steph Here, Teta Vundamina and Luke Mumba.
Best Comedian category features Chisha King Saint, K Star, Mwanachingwala, and Uncle Bae with the Best Instrumentalist award attracting Mwiza Zulu, James Sakala and Lazarus of the Elect Band.
The Best Media House category has Kabovelo, The One Production and Nxt Solutions while Fern Gee, Ezra Mems, Prince Sean are nominees of the Best Graphic Designer.
Kovaboy @kovaboy, Caesar Cognac @ceasarcognac, Martha Nakazwe (Ruddie) @ruddiezambia and Luke @nubianskywalker are competing for the Best Social Media Influencer.
The Best Actor category has Sam Sakala, Emmanuel Musonda and Benne Banda while Best Actress has Cassie Kabwita, Grace Rumsey, and Maddie Mitchell.