Zim Achievers Awards UK 2017 Nominations list

THE Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) nominee shortlist is out and, like the last six years, it keeps producing bright, brilliant and extraordinary Zimbabweans excelling in the UK.

Organisers of the high profile event announced over 80 nominees across a reshuffled 18 category list at a press conference held at the Isle of Dogs in London.

The Music Video of the Year award is the latest gong to feature in this years categories, and with the standard of music videos produced in the past year, the contenders include Charlie Kay’s Vimbai, Lamont Chitepo’s Maiwe, Karizma ‘s Shisha Pipe, Xavier Offishal’s Check Your Balance and Kambo Boys’s Melo

ZAA Panel Chair Tawanda Chiwira praised the team of panellists for doing a remarkable job whittling down the shortlist.

We have been inundated with some outstanding nominations this year, and it highlighted the exceptional work that Zimbabweans are doing, not only in the UK but aboard,” Chinouya said.

The Zim Achievers have been around for seven years and in that time, the vision that started simply with highlighting and recognising what Zimbabweans are doing in the UK has turned into something bigger.

Voting will commence on Monday the 20th of March and will run until the 30th of April. Thereafter, votes will be verified by ZAAs Panel of professionals who will arduously assess shortlisted candidates and match up their achievements with the set criteria before emerging with this year’s list of winners.

2017 ZAA Finalists are………

Business Of the Year

Adriel Care

Covent garden Dental Spa



Tengai OnLine


Professional of the Year

Adiel Mambara

Dorcas Gwata

Laura Denenga

Trevor Mazhande

Godfrey Chimbganda


Innovation Award

Godwin Chikobvu

David Zinyama

Summer Rose

Sharon Odongo

Nana Dolls –


Female Entrepreneur

Dudu Ncube

Dr Flora Chigwedera

Hanan Nqo – Fro Sister

Rumbi Serima Fowler

Delight Mapasure


Male Entrepreneur

David Zinyama

Kingsley Chizanga

Takwana Tyaranini

Godwin Chikobvu

Alfred Chimedza


Music Video of The Year

Charlie Kay – Vimbai

Lamont Chitepo – Maiwe

Karizma – Shisha

Xavier Offishal – Check Your Balance

Kambo Boys – Melo


International Gospel Artist


Lloyd Tevedza

Angie Manda

Tatenda Mahachi

Sebastion Magacha


Music Artist of the Year

Charly Kay

Lamont Chitepo

Busi Mhlanga

Laura Denenga

Kambo Boys

Tsungai Tsikirai


Media Personality

Tafadzwa Mushipe

Carol Nyakudya

DJ Sodza

Memory Savanhu

Samantha Ncube-Mahlangu


Fashion Designer

Tapiwa Dingwiza

Ngoni Chikwenengere

Yvonne Yvette

Tsitsi Sibanda

Tsitsi Fred


Event of the Year

Free To Worship


Zim Link Up

Summer Invasion UK

SAMA Festival


Community Champion

Caroline Makaka

Dorcas Gwata

Abigail Ramwi

Samukeliso Tennyson

Priv Mudada


Young Achiever

Queenie Chizea

Miss ‘Sakhie’ Classique

FroGirl Ginny

Shawn Chatora

Vongai Ruzive


Community Organisation

Zim Health

The Life Project


Care for Someone Charity

Tadana Foundation


UK Sports Personality

Lovejoy Chawatama

Tamuka Muchapondwa

Gary Simon Ballance

Tendayi Darikwa

Camilla Kruger

Mac Shumba Pemhiwa


Female Personality

Ellen Chiwenga

Summer Rose

Danai Mavunga

Bren Mupa

Sithule Nicole Tshuma


Male Personality

Mike Tashaya

Phil Noble

Kay Cie

Mathetes Chihwai Martino

Tafara Dube – Sadza


Savannah Freight People’s Choice

Panashe Mtwalo aka DJ Nash


Danai Mavunga

Reneei Chimangah

Duchess Cleo