The Namibian artists who were crowned winners during the glitzy Namibian Annual Music Awards in April have finally received their prizes. The winners received their prizes during a prize giving ceremony which was held in Windhoek on Wednesday.
Apart from the Entertainment Journalist and Radio DJ of the Year winners, and the Lifetime Achiever who received a total of N$22 500 each, all other awardees smiled all the way home with a cash prize of N$ 30 000 and more for those who scooped more than one award. Song of the Year and the Best Album of the year winners each received a total of N$50 000. Meanwhile, the Best Male and Best Female Artists of the year received a prize of N$ 100 000 each.
Gazza who swept four awards including the coveted Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year is the biggest winner of the 2017 NAMAs taking home a total of N$210 000, leading the rest of the pack.
Apart from awarding the winners the NAMAs organisers also presented a token of appreciation to the sponsors of the prestigious event.
Speaking at the ceremony the Chief Executive Chairman of the NAMAs, Tim Ekandjo hailed the 2017 performers during the awards ceremony as the best behaved compared to the previous years. He further extended his appreciation to all the sponsors of the 7th NAMAs.
In his speech at the event, Ekandjo highlighted that next year, “the NAMAs will be looking at how it can reward the nominees as well.
The NAMAs is ours, thus the artists together with the organizers must always work together to make it great,” he said.