I always get excited when Zim Hip-hop gets recognition, this blog is so inclined to anyone who is an ambassador of the culture (because it’s Mcpotar.Com). In February we held the Vote Black bird campaign, she didn’t manage to win that one but we’re happy we still got on the limelight as Zim hip-hop. In as much as these are their personal achievements they also put value on the rest of the genre. This year’s Zimbabwe achievers Award has opened voting to the public, African Hip-hop Blog, Tehn Diamond and Junior Brown are on the nominees list in their categories.
The show has about 20 categories with over 80 nominees but I just happened to pick out the ones I am interested in. Voting closes on the 30th of April, and the event will be held on the 10th of May. The red carpet event received 550 public nominations this year and is in it’s 4th year.
The Digging Deep Show
African Hip-hop Blog
The Zimbabwe Mail
International Music Artist
Aaron Manatsa and the new Green Arrows
Tehn Diamond and Junior Brown
There is a lot of competition in the category Tehn Diamond and Junior Brown have been put, as you can see there is Mokoomba and Jah Prayzah too. Uh oh, it seems the bogus military official wants to cause problems for Zim Hip hop again. Well everyone in that list has rightfully being placed there for putting in work but what I’d like to say to Zim hip-hop is, every time we get a chance to vote for Zim Hip-hop let’s do it in our numbers especially if it’s online. Truth be told, despite our competition having a widespread fan base, it is less interested with online platforms than we do. Some journalists are reading this with an OMG face, saying “Mcpotar are you clearly supporting a certain artist? Shouldn’t you be balanced and give us the full nominees list and be fair to everyone on it.”
Well Mcpotar.Com is very un-apologetic about being biased towards hip-hop and dopeness, rules and confining ethics don’t apply. Zim Hip-hop it’s time for us to take all these accolades everywhere we can, it doesn’t matter if you’re usually a Havoknation, PushZw, Bars 263 or an MMT fan, your vote matters. AHHB, Tehn Diamond and Jnr brown have done amazing work in exporting internationally and I really hope in the next few years we will dominate these award shows with more than 2 nominees in any category we can fit in until people begin to see that our genre is something that can be sponsored and bring Return Of investment.
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