THE Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) was better than I expected. Blunders were kept at a minimum but English still remains a problem to some of the award presenters hence the need for rehearsals at least a few days before the actual event. I know that English is not a measure of intelligence, but if you cannot read and pronounce words articulately then you will make a fool of yourself.
Anyway, at least this year favoritism was kept at a minimum, except for NIA winning best gospel. I really do not get how he gets to win every year, but nobody speaks about him or sees his work for the other 365 days.
I am not taking anything away from the song, it is lovely, but why do we only hear and see NIA at the NAMA’s.
Also how does a predominantly gospel artist win Best Reggae, come on NAMA judges, come on. It makes no sense. I really do not want to come of like a hater, but D-Naff probably did not deserve that award at all.
Gazza was obviously going to win Best Video, just because it was shot in the United States of America. “I flew to Miami twice” he said before ranting about useless things at the podium. He also asked for N$2.5 million needed for him to shoot with American videographer, Hype Williams. Gazza what happened to the Swapo money?
Congratulations to Paradox. Eleven years in the music industry as rappers, but they still remain to stay relevant, they went up against PDK, One Blood, Cool Under Pressure and House Guru Gang to scoop Best Group/Duo award.
Best Hip Hop was not a surprise either, KP Illest leased the beat to his hit track Okay Okay, and it seemed to have worked out. It was also quite obvious that all the performers of the night were going to win an award except for Vaughn Ehrens, although Tim Ekanjo mentioned that we must not think that all the performers are winners at the NAMAs Nomination show last month. Can Sam E Lee Jones win best producer every year? He really is in a league of his own, I just dont get how he can win Best Producer, but the Best Album goes to Suzy Eises. How Sway?
Cool Under pressure deserved Best House hands down, while we can applaud Chikune for making a comeback after her fallout and making up with Ogopa.
Nevertheless it was an entertaining show, with Both Sally and Kalux scooping the biggest awards of the night, Best Male and Female artist respectively.
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