Set aside the performances and, glitz and glamour brought about by any awards ceremony, what happens on the Main Stage sets the tone of the whole event. Presenters play a very critical role in maintaining the ease of the event throughout the night. Bulawayo is blessed with exceptionally flawless presenters and hosts who do a marvelous job despite the pressures presented and I’m sure it was a task choosing who will grace the Main stage as a presenter. The Mammoth task had to come down to 4 names, the best in the game: Star FM’s Pathisani Sibanda, Renowned MC – Master Eli, Broadcaster Morris Touch, and Bulawayo’s Sweetheart Mbo Mahocs, known for Co Hosting Award Nominated PAN African Conversational television show, Thatha Wena. This will be one of the major events that the TV Host/Actress/Architect will be hosting since she moved out of Zimbabwe.

Mbo, the TV Host & Actress, who moved to South Africa to further pursue her career, will be jetting into Bulawayo for the second annual Bulawayo Arts Awards which promise to be outstanding.
I am excited about Hosting the Bulawayo Arts Awards this year. Nothing beats pouring my craft especially at home. It is a huge reward i do not take for granted
– expressed Mbo Mahocs.
About being the only lady on therein stage, it does not make me feel any better about myself because it could have been anyone else. There are so many talented leading ladies in Bulawayo and Zimbabwe as a whole. It is simply Gods Grace.

Roil Byo Arts Awards (#RoilBAA) are a multi-disciplinary arts awards that recognise and honour exceptional individuals and collaborative artistic efforts in the city of Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South, those born in Bulawayo and practicing art around the world. The Roil Byo Arts Awards are not meant to counter any awards or forms of recognition in Bulawayo or the country in general but are meant to compliment the efforts that are already being made to recognise and honour artists from the Matabeleland region. The awards know no race or tribe as the awards base is a cosmopolitan City. The awards where curated to recognise good effort and talent amongst local artists. The inaugural edition of the awards was held on the 30th of June 2017 at The Large City Hall in Bulawayo.

You can get your tickets at number 4. Geddes Farm Centre, 6th Ave and G. Silundika or BoomCity on 8th Ave, between R.G Mugabe and G. Silundika. Start checking on your designers and dates, vote as much before closing date, help hype the event, it’s going to be epic, be part of it all!