PRIMROSE January was crowned 2017 Sunday Mail Bride of the Year at a glittering ceremony held at Rainbow Towers last weekend.
Josslyn Fadzai Nyakudya was crowned first runner up while Murudo Lovejoy Kamhara was voted second runner up. January pocketed $1 000, a second honeymoon to Victoria Falls and two return air tickets. The first and second runners up, who received $800 and $600 respectively, will also go for fully paid holidays known as the second honeymoon.
In the cake category, Precious Muchemwa scooped the Cake of the Year award, taking home a second honeymoon and $800.
Pamidzai Portia came second while Matanhike Racheal came third in the Cake of the Year section with the former pocketing $600 and the latter $400 on top of the second honeymoon that each got.
All cash prices were courtesy of The Sunday Mail, second honeymoon was courtesy of RTG and air tickets by flag carrier Air Zimbabwe. All categories had 12 nominees each, representing the months found in a year. All nominees received consolation prizes provided by the competition’s loyal partner, Exquisite Fragrances.
Zimpapers Group chief marketing officer Mr Tapiwa Mandimutsira applauded all the sponsors.
“A big thank you to all our sponsors for their unwavering support, The Sunday Mail Editor Mabasa Sasa represented here by Assistant Editor Mrs Wendy Nyakurerwa-Matimbe and the marketing department for making this event a success.
“The Sunday Mail is our biggest family newspaper, and family building is one of our major concerns, which is the reason why we have made this an annual event. Congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition,” said Mr Mandimutsira.
While it has brought different surprises each year, capturing the attention of many through top-notch entertainment, this year it was ignited by an explosive musical show by Afro-fusion artiste Mbeu, born Ashton Nyahora. He brought ecstasy to the event as he played Dr Oliver Mtukudzi’s popular hits of the ’90s, other cover versions and his own compositions from his forthcoming album, “Hatizvimire”.
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