Skhosana honored with first Zimbabwe Music Awards nomination (Zima)

The Chronicle

Mthabisi Tshuma, showbiz journalist
NKAYI is slowly being put on the entertainment map, thanks to contemporary musician Clopas Skhosana who continues to soar with his first Zimbabwe Music Awards nomination (Zima) being a stamp of approval.

Apart from Polish rapper Awa Khiwe putting the region on the map, Skhosana has also done so by dazzling fans even beyond the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers.

For his efforts, the maskandi artist was nominated in the Best Traditional (Ezomdabu/Imbube) category where he competes against Mamozi, Amaqaqa and Sunduza.

Skhosana seems to be making the most as this is his second nomination after the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (BAA) where he won the Outstanding Newcomer Award in 2020.

Speaking from his rural home in Nkayi, Skhosana said he was humbled and beyond excited after Zima’s appointment.

“I am delighted with the nomination taking note that the artists I am up against are people who have been in the game for quite a while now. Hopefully I will win the award and bring it home koNkalakatha to Nkayi because these are the people who have supported my journey since day one,” Skhosana said.

He said he was working on an album with one of the songs due out in the next few weeks.

“So far we’ve recorded one track that we’re quite tempted to release as a single. The rest of the album will be released later this year.

“The single is called Khiwa and it’s about expressing my gratitude to everyone who has supported me financially.”

Last year, the musician who sparked controversy with his single Dlala Ntethe received a special gift from fans in the form of a modern house and cattle as a way to show his support.

After his visit to Bulawayo for the RoilBAAs where he was booked into the Cresta Hotel and openly shared that he enjoyed the experience which was a first for him, people are now comically referring to his new home as Cresta’s name.

“I am very grateful to everyone who made my life a blessing by donating cattle and building a big farm,” Skhosana said. – @mthabisi_mthire