The 2015 7th Edition of the Zimbabwe Music Awards were recently held and after receiving 8 nominations, Janet Manyowa managed to bag two of those awards.
Many have asked who she is, as she just came on the music scene recently and she sings gospel music, a genre that does not get much media attention.
We’ve managed to search the internet and find some stuff about her that you will be interested to know about this year’s ZIMA ‘Best Female Artiste’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ (with information taken from Pindula)
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She was initially born as Janet Rejoice Rudo Manyeza on 18th March 1985 in Chegutu, Zimbabwe. She let met and married Munyaradzi Manyowa and the couple have two children. She is an accountant by profession, while her husband doubles as her manager too.
When her parents noticed her fondness of singer at the tender age of 10, they then decided to send her for music lessons. She penned her first song “Mubatsiri” at the age of 13, while she has sung both in church (Celebration Church) and at school.
In January 2014 she announced her presence on the music scene with her debut track “Amazing God” featuring United States-based musician Comfort Manyame. During that same year she released another song “Ndomira Pamuri” that went on to receive considerable airplay on local radio stations.
She has released an 11 track album, King of Glory, and various tracks on it have gone on to receive considerable airplay on local radio stations.
In September 2015 at the Prophets Emmanuel and Ruth Makandiwa Invitational Concert (Permican) awards, an awads ceremony setup specifically to award gospel musicians, she bagged the ‘Best Newcomer’ Award. Though receiving only one award, she was nominated for a total of 6 awards, tied only with Takesure Zamar, someone who has been well established in the gospel genre for some time now.
In February 2016, her video, ‘Nodmira Pamuri’ was nominated for a National Arts Merit Award (NAMA) in the ‘Outstanding Music Video’ category, eventually losing to ‘Huyai Tinamate’ by Charles Mawungwa ft. Hope Masike.
It was the ZIMA’s that she star would shine brightest, being nominated for 8 awards and walking away with two: Best Newcomer and Best Female Artiste.
What are your thoughts about the ZIMA’s ‘Best Female Artiste’ of 2015?