Saturday the 22nd of February were the Zambia Music AWARDS, I was invited or recruited rather by the bosses at Rock FM to go and cover it as press. I got there at the appointed press time 5pm to get ready for the influx of the whose who/celebs of Zambia. As usual people were late but as I mingled with industry folks and took their picture it felt like it was going to be a good night. I interviewed the lovely Mumba Yachi who won best traditional album earlier in the week and played at the start of the ZMAS. He told me ” Being nominated was overwhelming but at least people appreciate what I do. It was an honor to win”
Somehow I ended up being interviewed by fellow Rock FM Dj Lulu and her co-presenter Tivo, they really just wanted to talk to KB as he was nominated but I ended up in the mix. After a slightly awkward line of questioning I scurried off to interview Salma about her nomination for Best Mainstream Female and conduct the rest of my interviews.
The show was spectacular, from the lighting to the performances I have to be biased and say that Lota House were my favorite of the night. They closed the show and served up the vocal performance of the night.
I had a ball in the press room with the guys from Fortress Media and with Stephanie Gondwe. We really should not be allowed to attend events together let alone work at them, we giggled our way through the night and may have had a cheeky glass of wine while at it.
Techtrends Zambia said it right when they said it would have been a place for WIFI, give us wifi New Government Complex. Let us live tweet and blog and FB and Instagram up a storm it’s only building your brand.
As seen at the golden globes and many an awards show they have a twitter photobooth involving a tablet that you take a pic on and immediately post and that would have been awesome. We really need to step up our “live” game to social media so that people can have the content they want instantly.
In terms of fashion I will just say big-ups to Lota House, Sandi, Yoko, Lulu, Salma, KB and Tivo…oh and me. The rest….#shade its time to step your style game up. I wore something so basic and boring but still it was better than some of the people. It’s not about money or being bright and colorful, although the women could have tried to be more fashion forward. The men…I mean I don’t know how some of you don’t tailor your jackets/pants in this day and age.
Let me be nice and walk away from this fight!!