NAMA nominees revealed

Best newcomer to walk away with studio time worth N$30 000

29 March 2018 | Life Style



The Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) announced the 115 nominees for the 2018 competition at the National Theatre of Namibia last night. A total of 978 entries were received, which is the highest number since the inception of the awards in 2011. From the entries received, 283 were disqualified for not conforming to the rules. All genre categories will receive N$30 000 and in addition to the money, Best Newcomer will receive N$30 000 in studio time to record a new album with state of the art and first commercial studio in Namibia, Nautilus Studios, in the Swakopmund Dome. The Best Album and Song of the Year will receive N$50 000 and the Best Male and Female will receive N$100 000 each.
The nominees in their respective categories:
The nominees for best album of the year
• CHIKUNE FOR HER
• EFFY FOR FORGIVEN
• SALLY BOSS MADAM FOR MY BLACK
• SHAETO FOR OVERDUE
• SUZY EISES FOR SUZY EISES
The nominees for best male artist of the year
• EFFY FOR FORGIVEN
• EXIT FOR CUM LAUDE
• KALUX FOR TUHAFENI
• KP ILLEST FOR PRICE OF AMBITION
• N.I.A FOR THE INSPIRATION
The nominees for best female artist of the year
• CHIKUNE FOR HER
• RÖMI FOR 11:11
• SALLY BOSS MADAM FOR MY BLACK
• SUZY EISES FOR SUZY EISES
• TAYLOR JAYE FOR 780 RELOADED
The nominees for best duo/group of the year
• COOL UNDER PRESSURE FOR FREE MONEY
• HOUSE GURU GANG FOR THE NOISE
• ONE BLOOD FOR ONE BLOOD
• PARADOX FOR THE KNOWN UNKNOWN II
• PDK FOR ODIKWA
BEST DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR IS SPONSORED BY STANDARD BANK
The nominees for best newcomer of the year
• ATHAWISE FOR ELITE ASYLUM
• COOL UNDER PRESSURE FOR FREE MONEY
• RÖMI FOR 11:11
• SALVADOR FOR EVERYTHING
• SUZY EISES FOR SUZY EISES
The nominees for best Afrikaans
• DOCTOR PETER H FOR HY IS DIE LIG
• HARMONIC MESSENGERS FOR KOM NA DIE KRUIS
• PRISCILLA THE NAMIBIAN DESSERT QUEEN FOR RONNE MANNE
• REEZIANA FOR JAMMER
• S-MAN & DIK BONES FOR MANSKAP LEWE
The nominees for best Afro pop (inclusive of township disco)
• CHIKUNE FOR PIECES
• HOUSE GURU GANG FOR PRESSURE
• ONE BLOOD FOR WARAKAT_ULALAA
• PDK FOR ONJEMA
• SUZY EISES FOR ONLY YOU FEATURING DJ MAPHORISA
The nominees for best collaboration
• CHIKUNE FOR TOO MUCH SAUCE FEATURING NYASHINSKI
• KARLOS LOKOS FOR ONDJIRA FEATURING ETJO
• KP ILLEST FOR BANG BANG FEATURING THE DOGG, YOUNG T & SAM-E LEE JONES
• SALLY BOSS MADAM FOR I NEED YOU FEATURING KP ILLEST
• SUZY EISES FOR ONLY YOU FEATURING DJ MAPHORISA
The nominees for best Damara Punch
• KALUX FOR RA - #AU
• LORENDA FOR SA !GOMSIGU
• MICHAEL SERAUN !OWOS-OAB FOR XUN RA I
• OC BULAN FOR MATITS - MATIS TA TSÂ?
• OU STAKES FOR BLY IN JOU BAAN
The nominees for best gospel
• BRADLEY ANTHONY FOR WANGITHATHALA FEATURING IRENE GAINGOB AND YOLANDE ISAAKS
• EFFY FOR HALLELUJA
• MY ONGOMA FOR HE LOVES US
• N.I.A FOR I GIVE MY LIFE TO YOU FEATURING MONIQUE ENGLISH
• RODNEY SEIBEB FOR SADU /NAMI
BEST GOSPEL IS SPONSORED BY AIR NAMIBIA
The nominees for best house
• COOL UNDER PRESSURE FOR PANGAMAN FEATURING MAVIS BRAGA AND SAM-E LEE JONES
• KP ILLEST FOR IF THERE IS LOVE FEATURING NGA-I
• SUZY EISES FOR FRIDAY
• TAYLOR JAYE FOR !KHO TE RE FEATURING UHURU & DJ CLAP
• WAKA FOR OKUPUNDUKA FEATURING NEW TURN
BEST HOUSE IS SPONSORED BY STANDARD BANK
The nominees for best kwaito
• BIG JAY 2 FOR LET GO FEATURING BONESY (TKB)
• EXIT FOR OLUDALO LANGE
• MAGOGOZ FOR ATTITUDE
• NYANGAZ FOR AVA VATOTA
• YOUNG T FOR ROCKAZ UGU ANTHEM FEATURING EXIT
The nominees for best music video
• GAZZA FOR ABANGANI BAKO FEATURING EMTEE & SAUDI
• GAZZA FOR UP UP AWAY FEATURING NYANDA
• LEATHER MEIN FOR YOU & ME FEATURING LADY MAY
• PARADOX FOR JIVE ZAAK
• TSWAZIS FOR !ESHEE
The nominees for best Oviritje
• BULLET YA KAOKO FOR DECEMBER
• OUWA UO VIRITJE FOR THREE TIMES PAPA FEATURING MBM
• RAX KANDJOZE FOR !XOKO
• TRIPLE T FOR VEVANGAPI
• WILD DOGS FOR UAZAKOJAO
The nominees for best producer
• ARAFFATH MUHUURE FOR HALLELUJA BY EFFY
• KALLO ON THE BEAT FOR TRIBUTE BY MASZANGA
• MBAPEUA MBAUNDAMUJE FOR WARAKAT_ULALAA BY ONE BLOOD
• RICARDO GOAGOSEB FOR ODE TO HIP HOP BY N.I.A
• SAM-E LEE JONES FOR STILL IN LOVE BY TEQLA
The nominees for best RNB
• BRADLEY ANTHONY FOR BWOY
• CHIKUNE FOR ALL IN ONE
• SALLY BOSS MADAM FOR ECSTACY
• SALVADOR FOR LAY IT DOWN
• SHAETO FOR SPECIAL THING FEATURING ARLINDA
The nominees for best rap/hip-hop
• KP ILLEST FOR OKAY OKAY
• NGA-I FOR KURAMA
• N.I.A FOR TRYING TIMES FEATURING DESMOND
• PARADOX FOR JIVE ZAAK
• RÖMI FOR WE ARE CREATIONS
The nominees for best reggae
• ATHAWISE FOR Y YO A TI
• D-NAFF FOR FATHER GOD
• LORENDA FOR GANGANS
• OC BULAN FOR BABY
• RODNEY SEIBEB FOR SIDA TSINA RA TSA KHA
The nominees for best single
• BERTHOLD FOR TOT DAAR FEATURING FIRST LADY
• BIG BEN FOR NUMBA NUMBA
• DJ SHOZA FOR LOMBWELANGE FEATURING TEQUILA
• MONIQUE ENGLISH FOR DOES SHE KNOW
• TEQLA FOR STILL IN LOVE
The nominees for best Soukous/Kwasa
• LADY DYNA FOR NDAFULUNGANA FEATURING ABIGAL & JUSTINE
• MAESTRO FOR MY HUSTLE
• PDK FOR SHIKE NAANA FEATURING CASTRO
• SALLY BOSS MADAM FOR FASULUKA
• TKB FOR MANTERERE
The nominees for best traditional
• DAMA MONIQUE FOR KUNA FEATURING BOOM
• KALINA FOR NAMIBIAB
• MASZANGA FOR WEDDING BELLS
• MICHAEL SERAUN !OWOS-OAB FOR //KHA /KHA DA RE
• OU STAKES FOR KHOEN XÚNA XU ≠OA
The nominees for song of the year
• COOL UNDER PRESSURE FOR PANGAMAN FEATURING MAVIS BRAGA & SAM-E LEE JONES
• GAZZA FOR SWAGGA
• NGA-I FOR KURAMA
• ONE BLOOD FOR WARAKAT_ULALAA
• SALLY BOSS MADAM FOR WHAT YOU SAY
The nominees for pan-African artist of the year
• DAVIDO FOR FALL
• DISTRUCTION BOYZ FOR OMUNYE
• MAFIKIZOLO FOR LOVE POTION
• SUN EL-MUSICIAN FOR AKANAMALI FEATURING SAMTHING SOWETO
• WINKY D FOR DISAPPEAR

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