Basadi in Music Awards Release Date And Venue Details

The countdown begins

By  | Sep 30, 2022, 03:40 PM  | Top of the

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Glitz, glamour and luxury are what you can expect at the first annual Basadi in Music Awards (BIMA) taking place on 15 October 2022 at the Gallagher Convention Centre.

The BIMAs mark the first award celebration exclusively for women in music; this extends beyond singers and songwriters to include journalists, producers, presenters and stylists. Themed “Ball-gowns, Tiaras and Sneakers” for ladies and “Suits and Sneakers” for the gents; fans will not only rub shoulders with their favourite women in music but be treated to breath-taking performances and magnificent stage appearances.
Nominees for the inaugural BIMAs cut across 19 categories and were selected by the public. DBN Gogo, Pabi Cooper and Nomfundo Moh are among those leading this year’s nominees. Not only will the trio be fighting it out for both the Artist and Song of the Year gongs, but DBN Gogo is also up for DJ of the Year while Pabi Cooper earned a nod in the SAMPRA Amapiano Artist of the Year category and Nomfundo Moh is nominated for Kaya959 Afropop Artist of the Year.

Hloni Modise, CEO and founder of Basadi in Music Awards congratulated the nominees in a statement “We are proud of the calibre of nominees for the first ever Basadi in Music Awards. We send our congratulations and best wishes to our nominees. These awards have put power in the hands of the fan, the supporter and lover of South African music. We owe a debt of gratitude to the voters who were so keen an enthusiastic to vote their favourites in. We call on them again to vote for the winners who will walk away with the prestigious trophies of Basadi in Music Awards."

“Kaya 959 is proud to sponsor the Afropop category for the first annual Basadi in Music awards. To be a part of an event that honours women in their endeavours is truly a pleasure. Congratulations to all the nominees who continue to break boundaries in this often-male dominated industry, embrace their power through the music and entertain us every day” said Managing Director Sibongile Mtyali at Kaya 959.

Recipients of the prestigious CEO’s Mosadi In Business Achievement Award include founder of Luvdr Beauty Dineo Ranaka; founder of Era, Hair Majesty & CEO at Boulevard Rose by DJ Zinhle; and founder of Flutter by LKG & CEO of OTAREL, Lerato Kganyago. 

BIMA CEO Hloni Modise Matau said: “We are immensely excited and overwhelmed by the response to the first annual Basadi in Music Awards. At the time we closed voting, we had tallied over 56 000 votes which speaks to the support that we have. We look forward to acknowledging female excellence in music at the Gallagher Convention Centre on 15 October 2022 and we hope that tickets will be bought in large numbers.” 

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