By Staff Reporter
The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) announced the final nominees shortlist for the ZAA UK 10th Anniversary Awards set for 11 September at The Mayfair Hotel in London, during a live virtual event dubbed The Big Reveal.
The voting period for the nominees will commence from 19 July until 15 August 2021 on the ZAA website www.zimachievers.com.
The diverse list features nominees across four base categories of business & professional, community & sports, lifestyle and entertainment awards.
“First of all congratulations to all the nominees who continue to lift the Zimbabwe flag high and make us all proud. To us, you are the winners and carriers of our national pride around the world,” said ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza during the event.
“This year we will be commemorating our 10th Anniversary and reflect on a decade that has been fruitful in changing the misconceptions about the abilities of our communities over the years. We started this vision with a view to highlight the stories of positive achievement and impact by Zimbabweans.”
The ZAA Founder also announced that he would be stepping down from his post as ZAA CEO at the end of the current awards campaign and reflected on the decade long journey at the helm.
“I have run my course at the helm since our inception in 2010 and am very proud of all the ground we have covered and hand over the baton to the next generation to run with the vision as we place Zimbabwe in its rightful place on the map,” said Mwanza.
This year’s nominees list features new categories such as male and female young achievers as well as young sports personalities following various breakthroughs for junior sportspeople.
“You will notice we have also received overwhelming nominations for young achievers who have been doing great as well as recognizing influencers who have touched the world from their base in Zimbabwe,” he added.
Other high-flying nominees include double nominee Valerie Sibanda, comedienne Madam Boss, entrepreneur Dee Mapasure, money transfer company Senditoo, popular podcast Girls In Skies and netball star Felistus Kangwa among others.
ZAA UK is headline sponsored by the global partner ZororoPhumulani who offer various funeral cover, financial support and repatriation services across the globe.
ZAA was founded in 2010 and returns to the UK in this year after last year’s event got postponed due to the Covid outbreak. The awards recognize, celebrate and honour high achievement in different communities around the world.
By Staff Reporter