30 Apr 2016 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 APR (NAMPA) - Lize Ehlers and Christopher The Grand were the big winners at the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) Industrial Awards held in the capital on Friday.
The awards were held at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN), with prizes in 14 categories handed out.
Christopher Grant, also known as Christopher the Grand, won the awards for Best Kizomba for his song Maria Nela and Best Afrikaans for the song Kuier. He told Nampa he was overwhelmed at receiving two awards.
I was nominated for one award last year but didnt win and tonight I won two awards. I am so excited and grateful for the support I got from everyone who made this possible, he said.
Ehlers won the awards for Best Live Performance of the Year and Most Socially Responsible Artist of the Year.
Other winnners were as follows:
Best Gospel - N.I.A ft. Ponti for Heavenly Father
Best Shambo Laviyalava for Makenyato
Best Song with a Message - KP Illest for No One's Laughing
Radio Song of the Year Gazza for Oshimaliwa
Best Single VMSIX for Nowhere
Most Disciplined Artist of the Year - D-Naff
Radio DJ of The Year - Belinda Miss Bee Apollus
Best Producer - Araffath Muhuure
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to the Original Jazz Masters who play township-jazz. The group is made up of six - Joseph Petrus Ou Gorab //Hoeseb; Stephanus Kookwater //Hoebeb; Andreas Gustaf Kuta Kavandje; Frederick Ndiripunye Karietjie Kamburutue; Reinhardt Toto Muinjo and Immanuel Mannietjie Shivute.
The main awards ceremony will take place on Saturday at the Ramatex complex in Otjomuise, where another 19 awards will be handed out, including Male and Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.