Bulawayo on Friday woke to news that the city will have their own awards ceremony meant to recognize and award outstanding artistes in and around the city.
With many treating the awards as an act of countering other award forms in the country, one of the organisers Nkue Nkala revealed that the ceremony is not about countering any awards but to celebrate Bulawayo arts.
“The Bulawayo Arts Awards are not meant to counter any awards or forms of recognition in Bulawayo or the country in general but are meant to compliment the efforts that are already being made to recognise and honour artists from the Matabeleland region. The awards know no race or tribe as the awards base is a cosmopolitan City. The awards are being curated to recognise good effort and talent amongst local artists,”
The inaugural edition of the awards will be held on June 30 at The Large City Hall.
The awards will cover the following disciplines- music, theatre, dance, literary Art, poetry, comedy, fashion, film, visual Art and media.