Dec 20, 2012

Ngoma Awards Winners

The good folks at C1rca1964 have been working to compile the list of winners for the 2012 Ngoma Awards which were held last night in Lusaka. Here's part I. 


CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CATEGORY

I. CHAMPION BANDA AWARD FOR BEST BAND
Air Power Band

II. THE EMMANUEL MULEMENA AWARD FOR THE BEST MALE PERFORMER
Exile

III. THE JOYCE NYIRONGO AWARD FOR THE BEST FEMALE PERFORMER
Towera Nyirongo

IV. THE ALICK NKHATA AWARD FOR THE BEST VOCAL RECORDING

Ephraim Matalange

V. THE MELLIS AWARD FOR THE BEST CHORAL GROUP

Peace Preachers, Lusaka

VI. THE MOST PROMISING UPCOMING PERFORMER

Sydney D Capitan

CHAIRMANS AWARD

The following artists who are either Zambian or of Zambian descent have been nominated by Zambians living abroad, through UKZambians and C1rca1964.

MUSIC
Emeli Sande (music) - UK

FILM
Daniel Chirwa

VISUAL ARTS
Emily Kirby – UK

LITERARY
Ellen Banda- Aaku - UK

VISUAL ARTS CATEGORY

I. THE MARTIN PHIRI AWARD FOR THE BEST THREE DIMENSIONAL ARTIST
Sydney Siansangu

II. THE AKWILA SIMPASA AWARD FOR THE BEST UP-COMING ARTIST
Masiku M. Mabvuto

III. THE JULIA MALUNGA AWARD FOR THE BEST FEMALE ARTIST

Nukwase Tembo

IV. THE HENRY TAYALI AWARD FOR THE BEST TWO-DIMENSIONAL ARTIST
Lombe Nsama

MEDIA ARTS CATEGORY

I. THE BEST SHORT FILM
Kayombo by Sanctuary Motion Pictures

II. THE BEST FEATURE FILM
Kawanu by Preston Mwila

III. THE BEST SOAP PRODUCTION
3) Ulendo by ZNBC TV2

CREATIVE WRITING CATEGORY

II. THE JULIUS CHONGO AWARD FOR THE BEST FICTION WRITER
Jonas Mumba ‘Shattered Dreams’

III. THE KWALEYELA IKAFA AWRD FOR THE BEST DRAMA SCRIPT
Mazuba Mwiinga ‘The Ultimate Nightmare’

DRAMA CATEGORY

I. THE JUBILEE MULENGA AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

Mirriam Zulu as Jennifer in Blood Ties by NAPSA Theatre Club

II. THE HAGGAI CHISULO AWARD FOR THE BEST ACTOR

Evans Nkoya as Batwell Gondwe in Blood Ties, by NAPSA Theatre

THE EDWIN MANDA AWARD FOR THE BEST PRODUCTION

Blood Ties by NAPSA Theatre Club

IV. THE DAVID WALLACE AWARD FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR

2) Bright Banda for directing Blood Ties by NAPSA Theatre Club

Dec 4, 2012

Zambia: We're rich, yet we're poor

 “Why Poverty” is a series of eight documentaries about poverty and is airing on various networks around the world. Last week, part three titled “Stealing Africa” aired and provoked a lot of discussion. The subject centres on Zambia’s copper industry – how the mines were sold, the tax evasion practices employed by multinationals such as Glencore, our government’s continued inability to put in place a tax regime that allows Zambia to retain a fair share of the wealth being extracted from the minerals in our country and so forth.

This is a worthwhile watch for everyone. There’s really no earth shattering news for anyone who knows what’s been happening in Zambia but it does beg the question, what are we going to do with this knowledge? 

National Arts Council Calendar

If you’re interested in the various events on the National Arts Council of Zambia’s radar for the remainder of 2012, please see the information below.

Dec 3, 2012

Ngoma Chairman's Award Nominees


CHAIRMAN’S AWARD NOMINEES

Here are the finalists as announced by the National Arts Council of Zambia for the Chairman’s Award. The criteria, “a Zambian in Diaspora; man or woman of Zambian descent who has attained outstanding achievements in the arts sector in their country of residence or further.”


MUSIC
Emeli Sande (music) - UK
Hilary Mwelwa (music) - UK
Bina Nkwazi (music) - Finland
Ken Simuyemba (music) – Norway
Samantha Mumba – Ireland
Robert Mwamba - US
Mainza Kangombe (Eight7)

FILM
Rungano Nyoni (Zambian filmmaker) – UK
Daniel Chirwa

VISUAL ARTS
Charles Sambono (visual arts) – Switzerland
Emily Kirby – UK
Njalikwa Chongwe - Australia

LITERARY
Namwali Serpell (writer) - US
Dambisa Moyo (writer) UK
Ellen Banda- Aaku - UK

For details on all other nomination categories in the 2012 Ngoma Awards, do visit their Facebook Page.