Red carpet moments at the #RoilBAAwaards. The RoilBAAs have grown and continue to attract a broad spectrum of people. They’re not just about celebrating and recognising artistes, but business synergies are also born there so you need to look and smell good.
It’s a playground for serious networking. The conditions will be different this year, but it’ll be networking all the same. This year’s edition of the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAAs) was almost scrapped because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but through the event organisers’ resilience and thinking outside the box, the awards will be held today.
As from March this year, the arts bore the brunt of the global pandemic as their activities were barred. Arts spaces – galleries, youth centres, bars, theatre houses and the like – were shut down because these are the places that governments believed could cause a spike in infections.
During this time, some event organisers decided to move into the virtual space and try and make ends meet there.
Some failed and others succeeded as platforms such as Credisi and Bulawayo Arts Festival did well in the virtual realm and gave artistes spaces to express their talent.
More pictures of the Roil Bulawayo Awards red carpet moments…
Source – MbareTimes
In other news – Govt sets aside $123m for pregnant school girls
Govt sets aside $123m for pregnant school girls. This was after it was noted that the previous provision that allowed school authorities to expel pregnant pupils was discriminatory to the girl child. Presenting the National Budget last Thursday, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube, said the allocation was to ensure the implementation of the new provision.