Tinashe Mukono



Press Statement

Zimbabwe Achievers Awards would like to inform the public that the ZAA 10th Anniversary celebrations and Awards Dinner Gala set for Friday 10 April 2020 in Victoria Falls have been postponed to December as part of wider protective measures taken in  the interest of public health in light of the spread of the Corona virus.

The decision was made after wide consultations and advice from relevant authorities and actors such as the World Health Organization (WHO),  governments and health experts and have come to a collective decision along with principal partners ZimThrive and other sponsors.

The ZAA 10th Anniversary event was set to welcome a large number of people based in various parts of the world, but in a bid to minimize the risk of the spread and impact of the virus the event will now be held in December in the resort town.

The event was part of ZimThrive’s homecoming initiative along with various other affected events and we are optimistic of a successful event once the precautionary measures are lifted and the situation under control. 

“Following advice and guidelines from WHO, the Zimbabwe government and respective governments globally we feel that minimizing travel at the time will reduce the spread and impact of the virus.”

“Our key priority is the safety and health of our fellow Zimbabweans and we have collectively made the decision to postpone the impending homecoming set for 1-30 April 2020. The event will now take place from 1-31 December 2020,” read part of the statement released by ZimThrive.

As ZAA we put the public interest and safety above everything else and will continue cooperating with relevant health authorities regarding advice on the matter and apologize for any inconvenience caused in the meantime.

We would also like to advise that at the moment all other editions on our regular calendar are going ahead as planned with ZAA South Africa scheduled for April 25th, ZAA UK on May 30th and ZAA USA edition taking place on June 6th 2020. Any enquiries pertaining to the events can be addressed to tatenda@cmgmediagroup.co.uk

We would also like to thank all stakeholders, media and partners who have been playing a key role in preparations and look forward to hosting the event in December. The exact dates will be announced in due course after completion of consultations.

ZimAchievers Team

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WorldRemit renews sponsorship of ZimAchievers UK and Canada editions

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Online money transfer company WorldRemit has renewed its sponsorship of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (Z.A.A) UK and Canada editions for the fifth year running, following a successful partnership for the ZAA South Africa edition in April.

ZAA highlights the successes and achievements of Zimbabweans and brings together business leaders and innovators from all sectors to celebrate, empower and network.

Using the WorldRemit app or website, the Zimbabwean diaspora living in over 50 countries, including the UK and Canada, can send money home in just a few taps from their smartphones. The company offers a variety of convenient ways to receive money in Zimbabwe, including cash pickup in USD at over 250 locations across the country – the widest network of any other international remittance service.

To celebrate its renewed partnership with ZAA, WorldRemit is offering new customers sending money from the UK or Canada to Zimbabwe zero fees on their first transfer if they use the code ZAAPROMO[JB1] when making payment.

ZAA International Founder Conrad Mwanza

ZAA International Founder and Chairman, Conrad Mwanza said: “We are glad to announce a new partnership with WorldRemit for the UK and Canada editions and look forward to making these events even more successful than previous years.

“WorldRemit is a globally recognised brand that makes life easier for the Zimbabwean diaspora who send many home to support their families and communities. We are delighted to continue our work with the company to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the diaspora in the UK and Canada.”

Nominees and tickets – UK edition

The UK edition is the flagship event in the ZimAchievers Awards series. The 2019 ceremony will be held on Saturday 25th May at the Millennium Gloucester hotel in London and marks the awards’ ninth anniversary. The event will be hosted by Makho Ndlovu with explosive musical performances by the Noisettes frontwoman, Shingai.

Read about this year’s nominees here. Voting is now closed.

A limited number of tickets are still available here.

Nominees and tickets – Canada edition

The Canada edition of the ZAAs will be held on Saturday 29thJune at the Radisson Hotel in Edmonton.

Voting for this year’s nominees will open on 5thJune 2019. To vote and buy your ticket, click here.

Tinashe MukonoWorldRemit renews sponsorship of ZimAchievers UK and Canada editions
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Farewell Oliver Mtukudzi

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Dr Oliver Mtukudzi with Mama Thandi Modise, chairperson of the South African National Council of Provinces at ZAA South Africa 2018

The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards mourns the loss of an iconic musician and patron of the organisation.
Dr Oliver Mtukudzi was an industrious member of various charitable organisations over the years and was both instrumental and inspirational in the shaping of our African continent.

His influence to the music industry, together with his fearless and creative spirit both inspired and motivated us. His wisdom and leadership stimulated significant change in key areas vital to the development of music and the arts industry in Zimbabwe.
As one of Zimbabwe’s most renowned and most recognised voices to emerge from the country onto the international scene, and with 67 albums to his name, he earned a devoted following across Africa and Europe.

He was a humble man and an exceptional role model. We remember and celebrate his work, his life and for being an example of the excellence to which we as a community aspire.
Tinashe MukonoFarewell Oliver Mtukudzi
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