Maria Nepembe triumphs at Zikomo Awards
Putting Namibia on the map
22 April 2021 | Art and Entertainment
Maria Nepembe; Winner; “We did it, fam!!!”
Namibian socialite and entrepreneur Maria Nepembe scooped three accolades at the Zikomo Awards that took place in Lusaka, Zambia, recently.
Nepembe took home awards for Fashionista of the Year in Africa, Social Media Influencer in Africa as well as a Lifetime Achievement award.
Following the announcement, Nepembe took to social media to share her excitement, saying “We did it, fam!!!”
Nepembe thanked her fans for their support saying that she couldn’t have done it without the constant love and support Namibia and Africa have shown her.
“Namibia scooped so many awards and I wanna congratulate every Namibian who was nominated! A special thank you goes to Zikomo Awards for a beautiful night and an amazing platform,” she posted on her Instagram account, which has more than 430 000 followers.
Nepembe is best known for being a contestant on Big Brother Africa: The Chase that aired in 2013. She also has a fashion label “Aria”.
She holds a diploma in public relations and a film production qualification from Metfilm School London, England.
Other Namibians who were nominated for awards were Auguste Uutoni (Influencer & Fashionisa), Tresia Shongola, Rosalin Vidigal and Robyn Nakaambo.
The Zikomo Awards recognize both known and lesser-known African artists from various industries who are doing great work in their respective field.