Entumbane Honours its Own



Entumbane is set to honour its best this December the 9th in the inaugural Entumbane Merit Awards.
Slated for the Yonah Terminus, the event surely promises to put Entumbane and its artists on the national radar.
We caught up with founder and director of the awards Macjuta Juniour Mpofu for a brief but enlightening chat in which he shed a bit of light in as far as the ceremony is concerned.

Below is how our conversation went............


WHAT INSPIRED THE TITTLE OF THE AWARDS ...IS THERE A STORY BEHIND IT?

Mpofu : Giving back to the community, discovering the undiscovered talent, creating a competition among artists within the community and also to inspire other communities to do the same for theirs.

WHAT IS IT THAT MOTIVATED YOU INTO PUTTING THESE AWARDS TOGETHER?

Mpofu: It was the hard work that is being put in by our artist but not getting any recognition for it.

HOW HAVE THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE AWARDS CEREMONY ITSELF GONE SO FAR?

Mpofu: We have managed to clear the venue, and have cleared the show to run from 6pm till 6am

CAN YOU GIVE US AN INSIGHT INTO SOME OF THE BEHIND THE SCENES WORK THAT HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT?

Mpofu: There's not much I can say for now so but we are working very hard towards making sure we give people a massive show.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT DO YOU HOPE THESE AWARDS WILL ACHIEVE?

Mpofu: Our hope is that they will go a long way in improvong our arts industry and also help in creating entrepreneurship in the minds of our young talent,
▪stop early pregnancies
▪stop drug abuse

WHAT ARE YOUR IMMEDIATE AND FUTURE PLANS FOR THIS PROJECT?

Mpofu: To create a worldly event with our community at heart and of course promoting our own local artists.
▪Contributing in the growth of playing of local music
▪Opening a community radio station and magazine

The nominees will be announced on the 28th of October at DJ 316's birthday bash @Entumbane nhliziyo shopping center.

NOMINEE CATEGORIES

🔶BEST FILM
🔶BEST ACTOR
🔶BEST TRADITIONAL      
     GROUP
🔶BEST DANCER SOLO
🔶BEST PHOTOGRAPHER
🔶BEST TSHIBILIKA/
     RHUMBA
🔶BEST GOSPEL GROUP
🔶BEST GOSPEL TRACK
🔶OUTSTANDING BRAND
     PROMOTER
🔶BEST MALE ARTIST
🔶BEST FEMALE ARTIST
🔶BEST HOUSE/KWAITO
     TRACK
🔶UPCOMING ARTIST/DJ
🔶BEST SOUND
     ENGINEER
🔶DJ OF THE YEAR
🔶OUTSTANDING
     HIPHOP ARTIST
🔶BEST HIPHOP TRACK
🔶BEST SKHANDA
     TRACK
🔶BEST TRAP TRACK
🔶BEST SOUL-TRAP
🔶BEST PRODUCER
🔶MOST INFLUENTIAL
     GROUP OUTSIDE  
     ENTUMBANE
🔶MOST INFLUENTIAL
     ARTIST /DJ OUTSIDE
     ENTUMBANE
🔶LIFETIME
    ARCHIEVEMENT
🔶SONG OF THE YEAR

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