All is now set for the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) ceremony to be held this evening at the Reps Theatre in Harare.

Top performers in the arts industry will tonight be awarded for their outstanding work at the 17th edition of the NAMA.

A total of 96 nominees were announced with 32 awards on the offing while 4 will be special recognitions.

Among the nominees are Jah Prayzah who will battle for the best male musician with Trevor Dongo and fellow Military Touch Movement artist Exq.

Ammara Brown, Janet Manyowa and Selmor Mtukudzi are lined up as nominees for the best female musician.

Television soaps Wenera, Muzita Rababa and Muchaneta are also among the nominees of outstanding works.

The 2018 NAMA will be running under the theme, “Arts Sustainability”.