ZIWA 2016 winners list

The Zimbabwe Women Awards were held this past weekend at at the Athena in Leicester, UK.

Nyaradzo V Mavindidze doing her acceptance speech after claiming her ZIWA award

Nyaradzo V Mavindidze doing her acceptance speech after claiming her ZIWA award

Chipo Matimba, Nyaradzo Mavindidze, Tariro Makanga flew from Zimbabwe for the event. Also present was Nell English who was an inspirational nominee who jetted in from Spain. She’s the one who ran from Harare to Vic Falls to raise money for mental health in Zimbabwe. Melissa Mushaka who writes for Huffington Post also attended from the USA.

And it was not just women who were there. Comedian Q Dube on his UK tour was the surprise headline performer. Also entertaining the audience were Amanda Chinyanganya aka A The Poet, Prince Dee Jr, Munnya The Poet  and Gloriosa Musi Katerere.

Q Dube at the 2916 Ziwa ceremony

Q Dube at the 2916 Ziwa ceremony

Check out the full list of winners below

#ZIWA2016 WINNERS

COURAGE HONOURARY –
SINIKIWE N KADEMAUNGA (SA)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Nancy Mteki (ZIM/GER)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Kudzai Sevenzo (ZIM)

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Zodwa Nyoni (UK)

BLOGGER (GENERAL) OF THE YEAR
Melissa Mushaka (USA)

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Pamela Choto (UK)

COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Tsitsi Chinyandura (UK)

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Nonku Jijita (UK)

FASHION BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Chiedza Mahere (ZIM)

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Evelyn Lambert (USA)

HUMANITARIAN AWARD OF YEAR
Dorcas Gwata (UK)

INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Tariro Makanga (ZIM)

MEDIA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Lydia Sue-Ellen Chitunya (USA)

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER OF THE YEAR
Nyaradzo V Mavindidze (ZIM)

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Fungisai Zvakavapo Mashavane (ZIM)

PANEL CHOICE AWARD OF THE YEAR
Captain Chipo Matimba (ZIM)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Samantha ‘GONYETI’ Kureya & Sharon ‘MAGI’ Chideu – BUSTOP (ZIM)

PROFESSIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Cynthia Davis (UK)

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Camilla Kruger (UK)

WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE AWARD OF THE YEAR
Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers (ZAFP) (ZIM)
YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR
Kudzanai Violet Hwami (UK)