GABORONE ÔÇô The biggest night for urban music will soon be upon us. The third installment of the Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs) slated for 10th December 2016 is 30 days away, and will be held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).
“We at Yarona FM cannot contain our excitement any further. It is pleasing to mention that since the voting lines opened on 15th September, 2016, we have since seen an encouraging response from the fans. The voting lines remain open until 14th of November 2016, leaving us with a few days until the award ceremony, and as a result, I would like to encourage voters to continue sending in their votes in support of their favourite artists,” said Yarona FM Station Manager, Kelly Ramputswa.
Yarona FM created the annual music awards ceremony as a way of contribution towards the development and celebration of local artists. The awards have grown in leaps and bounds and its success over the years has come with support of key stakeholders that include COSBOTS, BOCRA and the Ministry of Youth Empowerment Sports and Culture.
Ramputswa added that she is delighted that the awards are back for another year and looks forward to a momentous evening which will showcase amazing talent and celebrate the quality of music that has evolved over the years. “It is pleasing to see the growth and progression in all local acts in our music industry, they need to be reminded that this does not go unnoticed. I think this has been reflected in the choice of nominees this year, “she concluded.
The categories include:
Best Male, Best Female, Best Newcomer, Song of the Year, Best Hip Hop DJ, Best Hip Hop/Motswako Artist, Best Kwaito, Best House DJ, Best Dance Artist, Best Social Media, People’s Choice Award, Hall of Fame 1, Hall of Fame 2, Best Producer and Best Collaboration.