Local Artistes Blasted For Wearing Like ‘Street Urchins’ At NAMAs

Local Artistes Blasted For Wearing Like ‘Street Urchins’ At NAMAs
Published: 2016 February 17 15:11:29 (2399 Views)
….Mat ‘land artistes accused of wearing ‘dirty’ All Star Sneakers

LOCAL artistes have been blasted for failing to clad in relevant attire at the just ended National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) ceremony which is traditionally a black –tie event.

Some presenters and award winners left a lot to be desired at the recent NAMAs when they wore jeans and t-shirts while others like Josphat Somanje simply pulled out their ill-fitting and archaic colourful suits from their wardrobes.

Rapper – Cal_Vin – looked as if he had just learnt of the awards ceremony while jogging in the neighbourhood as he rocked the red carpet in sneakers, tracksuit bottom, t-shirt and Bandana. In turn, this lowered the standards of the event as it seemed cheap.

Though event organisers had put a red carpet – which rightfully is a warning that people need to dress up for the occasion – some unapologetically walked on it with their unpolished shoes and unsatisfactory outfits. As a result, this has angered fashion gurus.

Facebook commentator, Nomathemba Primrose Ndebele, who runs a top-of-the-range boutique for women in Harare, said though Zimbabwean events were in the right track, things such as dressing were critical considering that some of the events are broadcast on DStv, which reaches a wider international market.

“We can’t have ridiculously dressed people on our screens. These people represent Zimbabwe and need to put an effort in their dressing,” Ndebele was quoted as saying by a local daily.

In apparent reference to people from the Matabeleland region, Ndebele said they must do away with colourful trousers and the all popular Converse All-star tackies when dressing up for evening events.

“Guys from my region . . . What’s with tight-fitting colourful pants and those stupid dirty white tennis shoes?”

The controversial commentator who dressed a couple of notable celebrities at the Namas said Zima organisers needed to take notes from Miss World Zimbabwe organiser – Marry Chiwenga – who has been consistent with dressing at the country’s flagship pageant.

“Zima organisers, please copy what Mrs Chiwenga did on her Miss Zimbabwe 2015 show. It was strictly evening wear, especially on your nominees . . .”

It has been compulsory for Miss World Zimbabwe attendees, journalists and camera personnel included to wear clothes fit for a black tie event. Those who have failed to do so have been sent away by security details who have done so mercilessly.

- Chronicle
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