National Arts Council finally re-launched The Ngoma Music Awards which will have 35 awards in seven categories.
Acting Tourism and Arts Minister Joyce Simukoko says the re- introduction of the awards will increase the visibility of Zambian artists.
She said this in Lusaka on the 13th Of August during the re launch.
And NAC Chairman Patrick Samwimbila said the Ngoma Awards will be held on December 7 this year.
Meanwhile former NAC first Chairperson Mumba Kapumpa is hopeful that the awards will gain international recognition.
And immediate past NAC Chairperson Mulenga Kapwepwe has urged artists to place importance on being recognized for their work instead of monetary gain.
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