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NAMA losing its appeal

by Alice Dube
13 Jan 2017 at 09:23hrs | Views
The National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) is fast losing its appeal among local artists as it has registered a sharp drop of more than 300 entries compared to last year's.

Only 775 entries were submitted representing a drop of 329 from 1 104 entries submitted for last year's edition.

In a statement, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe  spokesperson, Catherine Mthombeni confirmed the decline.

"A total of 775 Nama entries were submitted from throughout Zimbabwe and the adjudication process has commenced.

"Those, who submitted entries, include production houses, studios, music stables, galleries, arts organisations and associations, groups, artistes, monitors and the public.

"There are eight categories, namely music, literary, dance, visual, film and television, theatre, media and spoken word. Two more categories include special awards as well as the people's choice. The two special awards are arts service award and arts personality award".

The awards are set for 18  February  at 7 Arts Theatre in Harare.

The awards are a means of encouraging creativity and excellence in the quality of the arts, making Zimbabwe a force to reckon with on the international arena.

Source - Byo24News

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