Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka and fashion designer Marianne Fassler will both be honoured as Mbokodo Arts Ambassadors as well as legendary jazz artist Thandi Klaasen, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, says Carol Bouwer, executive producer and founder of the Mbokodo Awards.
The awards take place this evening September 11, at Johannesburg City Hall.
Mbokodo Awards, provide a consolidated platform for promoting and celebrating the outstanding role of women in the arts which did not exist when the awards were initiated as far as 2010.
“The awards celebrate the way women in arts and culture have contributed to the South African process of social cohesion over the past two decades of our new democracy. They also encourage them to renew their commitment to this vital endeavor,” says Bouwer.
Women at the heart of South Africa’s arts and culture will be be seen and honoured.
They range from film-maker and actor Terry Pheto and comedian Irit Noble to musician Zolani Mahola, photographer Jodi Bieber and arts promoter Brenda Sisane.
2013 Mbokodo Award winner in the Comedy Category, Tumi Morake will be the host.
The full list of nominees is available at: www.mbokodoawards.co.za.
Good luck to our women of substance…