On Tuesday me and my blog bunny (Emma) where invited to a BAAZW press conference where they had a surprise for everyone. Being the person that I am I was excited and happy about it because anything Bulawayo Arts Awards leaves me excited and looking forward to the big day.
The Press Conference.
9:30 on the dot the MC welcomed everyone and shared a breif description of why we where there, he spoke about the success of the previous event and how they where looking forward to the second edition. Then Mr Baya took to the stage and announced that the awards nomination was closed and the response had been amazing with most of the nominations being Online nominations which now shows the power of social media, the power websites have especially when it comes to the younger generation. He also touched on their vision for the 2018 BAA’s. And then handed over to Mr Busisa Moyo, who was meant to give a vote of thanks but instead decided to move the whole event to the next room where the real reason of the press conference was revealed.
The Big Reveal.
If you follow latest local news in Bulawayo you probably have seen that the 2018 Bulawayo Arts Awards have rebranded, well let me share the story with you. The next room which Mr Moyo had ushered us into was filled with decorations of Roil Products (cooking oil and Mayonnaise being the main display). He then took the Mic and started telling us the history of United Refineries from when they started to where they are now and their contribution to the Arts Industry and how they would like to support the growing arts industry and merge with the BAA’S to create what will now be called “The Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards“. This came after United Refineries sponsored with US $20 000 and announced that its from the Roil Department. To celebrate this amazing thing we where serenaded by Umdumo wesizwe which gave us a piece. After all was done and dusted, we left the venue with Hampers from United Refineries.
One that knows me will tell you that I live for beautiful interiors and I can say Bulawayo has just gained a new place to chill and either eat or drink and its called Carne Casa, a brazilian steakhouse located in the heart of the city. They serve a variety of things and we will be doing a review of it this week on the blog in the meantime click here to read a review of their amazing Launch party by Kobulawayo
Thank you so much your time reading this blog please like share and subscribe to my site and also share with your friends. And don’t forget to come through this weekend to the nominations reveal party (see poster below) and remember to share the love and use uhe hashtag #roilbaa