The final contenders for the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards will be announced this Friday at an event slated for Bulawayo Theatre.
The nominees reveal will come after the Bulawayo Arts Awards (BAA) secured a $20 000 worth of sponsorship from United Refineries Limited (URL) via its Roil brand.
Nomination for the 2018 edition closed on April 13 and attracted over 2000 online nominations and 255 physical submissions. The music category led the nominations with musicians having sent 135 nominations.
Speaking during the unveling of the title sponsorship from United Refineries Raisedon Baya applauded the quality of products submitted for consideration by artists this year as it improved from last year’s.
The nominees reveal party will start at 5pm and all artists who submitted work are urged to attend.
The award ceremony will be held at the Large City Hall on May 26 and promises to be a glitz and glam affair.