Namibia Gospel Music Association (NGMA), a contemporary Christian corporation will for the second time on 29 September host its annual Namibian Gospel Music Award (NGOMA) show.
NGMA has since its inception solely focused on reaching people through gospel music, Christian based corporate events as well as the promotion of Christian related products.
The association provides its members with an array of music, art and educational opportunities to motivate gospel artists to grow in technique, artistry and stage presence.
Birthed under the association, NGOMA Awards was established to recognise gospel music of excellence across all genres, ranging from traditional to contemporary songs. NGOMA is intentional about inclusivity and therefore celebrates Namibia’s rich cultural diversity while honouring gospel music artists, writers and industry professionals.
The award show is set to take place at the Nampower convention hall in Windhoek and according to insiders, this is surely an event not be missed this year because it is back to be bigger and better this time around.
It will be more than just an award show as its organisers promise a night filled with exciting activities such as artists performing with live instruments as well as gospel comedians who will brace the stage. Other activities expected during the awards are dance moves described as “special”.
The awards that will be up for grabs on the night of the show are: Best Gospel Album of the year, Best male Gospel Artist of the year, Best female Gospel Artist of the year, Best Gospel song of the year, Best Gospel SADC Artist and Best worship song, Best Gospel praise song, Best Gospel single, Best Gospel video, Best Gospel new comer as well as Best Rap Gospel.
Through the awards NGMA has given a platform to gospel artists country wide by ensuring that there is equal representation of gospel musicians in the music industry, in corporate Namibia, the government as well as mainstreaming. As believed by those in charge, gospel as a genre needs to occupy its rightful place in the centre of the music industry.
NGMA has always been an advocate of pushing gospel artists past their perceived boundaries. This they do in order to help them overcome their fears and exceed their expectations.
The association structure allows serious artists the freedom to design a program that is tapered to each artist’s individual desires by working hard to evaluate, structure and implement programming that will bring innovative and inspirational gospel music experiences not only to themselves but to the public at large.