Call for NAMAs entries

Artists can enter for more than 25 categories at this year’s Namibia Annual Music Awards.

29 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

John Ekongo; Corporate Communications MTC; “The application period started on 1 April and will run until Friday 26 April.”

Swakopmund - Adolf Kaure

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) recently held an information session with musicians from the coast to shed some light on the upcoming 2019 edition of the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) in Swakopmund.

The session served the purpose of inviting musicians to enter for the awards. The rules were also explained.

MTC’s corporate communications specialist John Ekongo said artists had until 26 April to enter.

“The application period for NAMAs 2019 started on 1 April and concluded on until Friday 26 April. All Namibian artists with music, either singles or albums, commercially released (made available for sale in any recognised retail trade) in Namibia between 1 December 2017 and 30 November 2018 are welcome to submit applications. This can be done by completing manual printed forms or via the secure online electronic entry system. ”

NAMAs 2019 will host 25 categories, with one new additional category namely Artist of the Year.

“The new category will see the best talent in Namibia, male or female, compete on an equal platform for the accolade of overall best artist of the year in the country. The winner will be decided by the highest score recorded from the judges’ vote awarded to the winners of the Best Male and Best Female categories.”

Other categories are Afrikaans, Damara Punch, Oviritje, Soukous/Kwasa, Afro Pop, Gospel, Kwaito, R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, House, Reggae, Traditional, Collaboration, Single, Newcomer, Music Video, Song of the Year, Pan African Artist, Best Album, Best Group, Producer and Lifetime Achiever.

An amendment has also been made to the Best Producer category. The nominees for this will be decided by the top five overall best scores received from the judges vote for musical entries nominates within the Best Male, Best Female and Group/Duo of the Year categories.

“Entries for the Best Music Video category will now only allow one entry per artist, and only music videos produced from a master recording (master original song) that was released within the entry qualifying period will be allowed. If a new music video was produced using an old recording (song) for which the song was released outside of this year’s entry eligibility period, those music videos will not quality for entry, and will no longer be accepted,” said Ekongo.

The date of the NAMAs 2019 awards ceremony will be announced in the next few weeks. Applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the rules and regulations before applying.

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