Nam Music Awards . . . Namibian female artists win big

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Ano Shumba

Female artists Suzy Eises, Sally Boss Madam and Chikune were the biggest winners of the 2018 Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) held at The Dome in Swakopmund at the weekend.

The three artists were each awarded two gongs. Saxophonist Suzy Eises walked away with the Best Newcomer and Album of the Year awards while Afro-fusion singer and performer Sally Boss Madam won in the Female of the Year and Best RnB categories. Afro-jazz musician Chikune was awarded for Best Collaboration and Best Afro-pop.

The Song of the Year and Best Video awards went to One Blood and Gazza, respectively. D-Naff scooped Best Reggae of the Year while the Best Kwaito award was given to Exit. South African group Distruction Boyz were honoured with the Best Pan African Artist gong. 

“Look at how far we’ve come everyone. Thank you everyone for the outpouring support,” Suzy Eises wrote on Facebook.

 

Here is the full list of winners:

 

Album of the Year

 

Effy – Given

Chikune – Her

Sally Boss Madam – My Black

Shaeto – Overdue

Suzy Eises – Suzy Eises 

 

Best Male Artist of the Year

 

Kalux – Tuhafeni

Effy –  Given

Exit – Cum Laude

KP Illest – Price Of Ambition

N.I.A – The Inspiration 

 

Best Female Artist of the Year

 

Sally Boss Madam – My Black

Chikune – Her

Römi – 11:11

Suzy Eises – Suzy Eises

Taylor Jaye – 780 Reloaded 

 

Best Duo/Group of the Year

 

Paradox – The Known Unknown Ii

Cool Under Pressure – Free Money

House Guru Gang – The Noise

One Blood – One Blood

PDK – Odikwa 

 

Best Newcomer of the Year

 

Suzy Eises – Suzy Eises 

Athawise – Elite Asylum

Cool Under Pressure – Free Money

Römi – 11:11

Salvador – Everything

 

Best Afrikaans

 

Reeziana – ‘Jammer’

Doctor Peter H – ‘Hy Is Die Lig’

Harmonic Messengers – ‘Kom Na Die Kruis’

Priscilla The Namibian Dessert Queen 

– ‘Ronne Manne’

S-Man and Dik Bones – ‘Manskap Lewe’ 

 

Best Afro Pop 

(Inclusive of Township Disco)

 

Chikune – ‘Pieces’

House Guru Gang – ‘Pressure’

One Blood – ‘Warakat_Ulalaa’

Pdk – ‘Onjema’ 

Suzy Eises – ‘Only You’ ft. DJ Maphorisa

 

Best Collaboration

 

Chikune – ‘Too Much Sauce’ ft. Nyashinski

Karlos Lokos – ‘Ondjira’ ft. Etjo

KP Illest – ‘Bang Bang’ ft The Dogg, Young T and Sam-E Lee Jones

Sally Boss Madam – ‘I Need You’ ft. KP Illest

Suzy Eises – ‘Only You’ ft. DJ Maphorisa 

 

Best Damara Punch

 

Kalux – ‘Ra # Au’

Lorenda – ‘Sa !Gomsigu’

Michael Seraun !Owos-Oab – ‘Xun Ra I’

Oc Bulan – ‘Matits - Matis Ta Tsâ?’

Ou Stakes – ‘Bly In Jou Baan’ 

 

Best Gospel

 

N.I.A – ‘I Give My Life To You’ ft. Monique English

Bradley Anthony – ‘Wangithathala’ ft. Irene Gaingob and Yolande Isaaks

Effy – ‘Halleluja’

My Ongoma – ‘He Loves Us’

Rodney Seibeb – ‘Sadu /N ami’ 

 

Best House

 

Cool Under Pressure – ‘Pangaman’ ft. Mavis Braga and Sam-E Lee Jones

KP Illest – ‘If There Is Love’ ft. Nga-I

Suzy Eises – ‘Friday’

Taylor Jaye – ‘!Kho Te Re’ ft. Uhuru and DJ Clap

Waka – ‘Okupunduka’ ft. New Turn

 

Best Kwaito

 

Exit – ‘Oludalo Lange’

Big Jay 2 – ‘Let Go’ ft. Bonesy (TKB)

Magogoz – ‘Attitude’

Nyangaz – ‘Ava Vatota’

Young T – ‘Rockaz Ugu Anthem’ ft. Exit

 

Best Music Video

 

Gazza – ‘Abangani Bako’ ft. Emtee and Saudi

Gazza – ‘Up Up Away’ ft. Nyanda

Leather Mein – ‘You and Me’ ft. Lady May

Paradox – ‘Jive Zaak’

Tswazis – ‘!Eshee’

 

Best Oviritje

 

Bullet Ya Kaoko – ‘December’

Ouwa Uo Viritje – ‘Three Times Papa’ ft. MBM

Rax Kandjoze – ‘!Xoko’

Triple T – ‘Vevangapi’

Wild Dogs – ‘Uazakojao’

 

Best Producer

 

Sam-E Lee Jones – ‘Still In Love’ by Teqla

Araffath Muhuure – ‘Halleluja’ by Effy

Kallo On The Beat – ‘Tribute’ by Maszanga

Mbapeua Mbaundamuje – ‘Warakat_Ulalaa’ by One Blood

Ricardo Goagoseb – ‘Ode To Hip Hop’ by N.I.A

 

Best Rnb

 

Sally Boss Madam – ‘Ecstacy’

Bradley Anthony – ‘Bwoy’

Chikune – ‘All In One’

Salvador – ‘Lay It Down’

Shaeto – ‘Special Thing’ ft. Arlinda

 

 

Best Rap/Hip Hop

 

KP Illest – ‘Okay Okay’

Nga-I – ‘Kurama’

N.I.A – ‘Trying Times’ ft. Desmond

Paradox – ‘Jive Zaak’

Römi – ‘We Are Creations’

 

Best Reggae

 

D-Naff – ‘Father God’

Athawise – ‘Y Yo A Ti’

Lorenda – ‘Gangans’

OC Bulan – ‘Baby’

Rodney Seibeb – ‘Sida Tsina Ra Tsa Kha’

 

Best Single

 

Monique English – ‘Does She Know’

Berthold – ‘Tot Daar’ ft. First Lady

Big Ben – ‘Numba Numba’

DJ Shoza – ‘Lombwelange’ ft. Tequila

Teqla – ‘Still In Love’

 

Best Soukous/Kwasa

 

PDK – ‘Shike Naana’ ft. Castro

Lady Dyna – ‘Ndafulungana’ ft. Abigal and Justine

Maestro – ‘My Hustle’

Sally Boss Madam – ‘Fasuluka’

TKB – ‘Manterere’

 

Best Traditional

 

Maszanga – ‘Wedding Bells’

Dama Monique – ‘Kuna’ ft. Boom

Kalina – ‘Namibiab’

Michael Seraun !Owos-Oab – ‘//Kha /Kha Da Re’

Ou Stakes – ‘Khoen Xúna Xu ≠ Oa’

 

Song of the Year

 

One Blood – ‘Warakat_Ulalaa’

Cool Under Pressure – ‘Pangaman’ ft. Mavis Braga and Sam-E Lee Jones

Gazza – ‘Swagga’

Nga-I – ‘Kurama’

Sally Boss Madam – ‘What You Say’

 

Pan African Artist Of The Year

 

Distruction Boyz – ‘Omunye’

Davido – ‘Fall’

Mafikizolo – ‘Love Potion’

Sun El-Musician – ‘Akanamali’ ft. Samthing Soweto

Winky D – ‘Disappear’ – Music In Africa

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