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BOMU awards nomination unveiled

The BOMU Awards nominees’ unveiling evening at the President Hotel on Thursday appeared to be off colour, even by its own standard.

Rewind to last year, the unveiling had many artists turning up, giving the event the celebrity status it deserved.

Fast track to Thursday:  The turn up was pathetic and many artists who were announced as the nominees were not there. The event actually had to start late because the guests were still trickling in.

Is this an early indication that the BOMU awards, this time around, are set to get a battering from its new rival award event, the Yarona FM music awards?

As if the announcement of the nominees was made in haste, nominees for the BOMU awards so-called seven major categories were not announced on Thursday, with organisers claiming the nominees for those categories will be announced this week.

The nominees that were not announced include the song of the year, album of the year, artist of the year (male and female), group or band of the year, best newcomer, and best video.

Oteng Moshotle aka DJ Oats meanwhile set the pace in the early stage of nominations as he notched three nominations in the best-packaged album, best music producer, and best house album.

Antonelle has two nominations in best-packaged album and best house. Along with rapper Euri (best rap, best packaged), gospel group One 27(best packaged, best gospel contemporary).

This year though, the BOMUs can’t escape comparisons with their new rival, the Yarona FM Music awards, which have already closed deals with Mascom, Orange, as well as launching their nominees at the prestigious Lansmore Hotel red carpet style.

Contrast, hardly a month ahead of the BOMUs, it was still not known last week whether they will have the sponsors. This task has been assigned to a company called Quart Media, who are responsible for hunting for sponsorship, promoting the BOMU awards around the country, managing the awards night, coordinating of the awards logistics, including choreography, production of the awards, among others.

There were rumours that at the nominees unveiling to the effect that Btv could be willing to pop out P400, 000; while MVA was exploring a P500 000 deal, but nothing had been signed.


will be staged on December 13, at the GICC.



Best Traditional Gospel

Kabelo Eric - His Worship

Thuso Tiego - Difela Tse Some

Thoriso Gospel Group - Ke Moeti ke Le Tseleng

Tefo Phiri - Tsedla E Le Thata


Best Contemporary Album

Dimpho Kegakilwe-Kanana

One 2 7- Glory Revealed

Sister Annah – God Is Not A Man

Jones – Arise! Shine! Jesus Is Coming!


Best Tradidtional Musis Album  

Maghebula - Ga go sa ragwa ka lenao

Makwakwa - A Palameletse


Best House /Dance           

Dj Oats - House University Year 1

Antonelle - The main

Dj Fondo Fire - “E A Baba”


Best Kwaito Album                                                

Lecco - Couzy

Curdyes - Verse 2


 Best House Kwasa                                                

Vee Mampeezy  - Supernatural Vol 2

Mzulala - First Journey

Cobra - Botshelo


Best Hip Hop/ Rap/ Motswako Album           

Euri - From F/town With Love

Kast - King

Young Black - Right About Now

Epic - Epic Return


Best Music Video (***Just One Song***)           

Letso Omtaka - Mapantsola

Tefo Phiri - Lenyalo

K-Boss - Jane


Best Disco Album           

Gaone Tshoganetso - Gaone Tshoganetso

Sesupo - O A Itia Mos


Best Folklore/Polka Album           

Rehardo - Die Antwoord

Matsutsuru - Banta Jesi

Masokola - Tribute: Goodbye My Friends

Roseland - Serurubele


Best R N’ B Album                                   

Feine – Feine

Spiza Valentino - Rosarie


Best Raggae/Reggae Album                       

Tich - Thando Lwam

Ijahman - Love is For Giving

Tshenolo Kandonda - Gologota


Best Packaged Album                                    

Dj Oats - House University Year 1

Euri - From F/town With Love

Antonelle - The Main

One 27 - Glory Revealed


Best DVD                                           

Ounah- Jesu O Lokile

Jones- Arise!Shine!Jesus Is Coming!


Best Music Producer                                

Dj Oats


Shathiso Aaron


Best Afro Pop Album            

Kalahari – Botswana

Potty - Maja-A-Itshutlha

Bro Sam - Nomsa O Ile


Best Jazz Album                                   

Thabang - Le Romile Mang?

Nono – Rantshekgwane

Tebogo Kethoilwe - Tau Sebata

Mshilo - Ndo Enda


Best Dikhwaere                                   

Bokhena - Mahutsana


Best Rhumba/kwasa  Album                        

Kenney Boy Mckenzie - Mathata A Africa

Real kwasa Melody - Real Kwasa Melody

Tumza - Tanki Ya Motswana





Heela! O seka wa tlola Mopakwana

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