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Awards put spotlight on clap n tap

“The winner will walk away with R5 000 for each category and R10 000 for the finest choir of the year, finest album of the year and finest clap-n-tap song of the year.”

Mmino Wa Clap N Tap Awards (MWCNTA) will host its eighth award ceremony in the Kathorus informal settlement to support and promote that economy.

Artists, stakeholders, supporters and partners can join the eighth MWCNTA at Hurricanes Lifestyle, 104 Nota Street, Phake Section, Katlehong, on October 27.

The chairperson of MWCNTA, Moses Gama, said this was the first time in the history of MWCNTA that the awards would be at Hurricanes Lifestyle.

“It will help ignite and create job opportunities for our people. For example, people from the venue will work on that day to serve us. There are also designers, MCs, DJs and choirs.

“We will have others as we continue engagements with them. We want to ensure we instil and promote collaborations between our other artists and MWCNTA artists,” said Gama.

He said they had received more than 350 nominations, and the window had closed.

“The nomination applications are already in. The nominees will be announced on June 30, and we will release SMS codes and voting line details. Fans will be charged R2 for each voting SMS.

“The winner, who has fully paid the registration fee, will walk away with R5 000 for each category and R10 000 for the finest choir of the year, finest album of the year and finest clap-n-tap song of the year.”

Who can enter?

MWCNTA is open to all clap and tap (CNT) recording companies, CNT choirs, producers, engineers, composers and promoters who are citizens of SA.

The category for the finest of Southern Africa CNT is open to all recording companies and choirs from southern African countries.

Only work released in the past 72 months will be considered.

The finest CNT anthem, or sing-along of all time, category entry should be an original SA song released five or more years ago, counting from the current awards year, and the entrant must have been a composer and author.

After the closing dates for entries, a process will ensure all the entries are in the correct or most appropriate category.

The available categories for nomination include:

• Finest CNT school choir of the year;

• Finest positive influencer of the year;

• Finest CNT engineer of the year;

• Finest female vocalist of the year;

• Finest emerging choir of the year;

• Finest CNT TV programme of the year;

• Finest CNT anthem or sing-along song of the year;

• Finest positive image of the year;

• Finest video of the year;

• Finest CNT radio station programme of the year;

• Finest choir/album of the year;

• Most improved of the year;

• Finest manager of the year;

• Finest male vocalist of the year;

• Finest conductor of the year;

• Finest song of the year;

• Finest collaboration of the year.

Event details:

Theme: Royal blue and white.

Venue: Hurricanes Lifestyle, Katlehong.

Time: Red carpet at 19h00, main ceremony at 20h00.

Date: October 27.

Music lovers can secure a seat for R 150 per person. VIP and VVIP tickets will each cost R500 and R1 000, which grants you all access, welcome drinks and refreshments and a bed and breakfast for the VVIPs.

For more information, call MWCNT on 083 827 4924, Kedi Mokotedi on 078 771 8348 or Vuyo Mditshane on 074 633 3311.

Alternatively, email mminowaclapntapawards@gmail.com or send a message on the Facebook page: Mmino Wa Clap N Tap Award ZA.

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