By Staff Reporter.
The star continues to shine for Zimbabwean-born and South African-based BET award winner Shasha after she was the biggest winner at the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards held in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The ceremony held at The Venue Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, South Africa, saw the Queen of Amapiano receiving the Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Award and the Achievement in Music Award.
The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards SA Advisory Board Director, Ms Norah Spie, hailed Shasha and other winners for their resilience and excellence in the wake of a pandemic.
“It is very heartwarming to celebrate ZAA winners who worked hard this year. The event was postponed from April due to the Covid-19 induced lockdowns but that did not dampen the will to succeed. A special mention to Shasha who won in two categories, a sign of dedication and hard work.”
South African filmmaker and legendary actor Thapelo Mokoena received the Chairman’s Honorary Friend of Zimbabwe Award and paid glowing tribute to the natural beauty and friendly nature of Zimbabwe.
“I’ve always said Zimbabwe is like the love I never experienced. I call it the land of the living. It was always my desire to visit and I recently experienced the beauty first hand on a recent trip. Through those stories, I’ve always wanted to make a film about Zimbabwe.”
Other entertainers who received awards are Nox who got the Honourary award for his service to the Zimbabwean Music industry and comedian Long John who was awarded the Male personality of the year.
The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards is an international initiative launched in 2010 under the flagship ZAA UK, to recognise, honour and celebrate outstanding Zimbabwean talent from various fields such as entertainment and sport.