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Zim Achievers Awards nominations now open

Arts Correspondent

The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) have returned for their fifth edition with organisers calling on the public to nominate prospective recipients for this year’s honours.

This year’s awards will be held on Saturday 9 May 2015 at the same prestigious venue as last year’s event – the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

Award nominations opened in the first week of January across all categories and the public will have until 15 February to put forward those individuals and organisations they feel have distinguished themselves in various ventures over the past year.

ZAA Executive Director, Brian Nyabunze, said this year’s awards will benefit from the ever rising achievements of the Zimbabwean community, which keeps pushing into mainstream British society and making its presence felt.

“From our professionals working in various fields to our artistes, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and charities, Zimbabwean talent is shining through every barrier and making its presence felt in our host society. These are the kind of achievers we will have the honour to recognise this year,” Nyabunze said.

Nominations can be made on until 15 February 2015, with the finalists being announced in early March.

Organisers have chosen to stick to the same 5 star venue as last year, the luxurious five-star Royal Garden Hotel in London’s affluent Kensington district. With spectacular views of Kensington Palace, which was the late Princess Diana’s official residence, and the magnificent Kensington Gardens, the hotel provides a fitting aura of splendour to what is set to be a night of memorable celebration.

“The reviews we received for ZAA 2014 were hugely positive and our guests told of how they luxuriated in the beautiful ambience of the Royal Garden Hotel. And so when it came to picking a venue for our fifth anniversary, it was a no brainer,” Nyabunze added.

Tickets are also now available at a discount of £69.95 until 15th February 2015. Organisers are continuing with the tried and tested world class ticketing system that was introduced last year and allows prospective guests to choose their seats upon purchasing their tickets. All tickets are being sold exclusively on

The high profile occasion has become the highpoint of celebration for professional and artistic achievements by Zimbabweans in the UK.

Last November, ZAA successfully launched its counterpart in Jo’burg, South Africa. The Organisers, who have efficaciously established this brand of awards in the UK, felt it was time to extend their branch to include South Africa on their calendar because of the huge presence of Zimbabweans in the country.

The ZAA organisers are this year set to take the ZAA’s to Zimbabwe, and a date is still to be announced for this inaugural edition.

The ZAA has over the five years established itself as the premium platform for recognising the achievements of Zimbabweans ad people of Zimbabwean heritage living in the UK.

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