AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

2021

Appointed President of the Portfolio of Creative Industries and Culture for the CTA (Business Federation of Mozambique).

2020

Invited to partake in the Global International Jazz Day concert on 30 April in Cape Town that was cancelled due to Covid19.

2019

Invited by UNESCO to attend the International Jazz Day celebrations in Addis Ababa including performing with Dr Mulatu Astatke and the opening of the conference on World Press Freedom Day at the African Union Headquarters.

2019

Presented with the Medal of Merit: Arts and Letters from the Governor of City of Maputo on behalf of the Mozambican Government for his contribution to this field in Mozambique.

2018

Official opening of VIVO by Moreira Chonguiça – signature venue within the Radisson Blu, Maputo, Mozambique.

2018

Appointed as  a member of the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council representing Moçambique by Ashinaga, Japan. The purpose of the Ashinaga initiative is to provide education to orphaned African children.

2018

Appointed by the province of Cabo Delgado as Patron of Cultural Tourism as a promoter for investment.

2017

The album “M&M: Moreira Chonguica and Manu Dibango” nominated for an AFRIMA (All African Music Award) in the category BEST ARTISTE IN JAZZ

2017

The album “MP RELOADED” nominated by JPF (JUST PLAIN FOLKS) for an award in the category BEST AFRICAN ALBUM and songs ASHANTI 2 RELOADED and OTUPAM are nominated in the BEST AFRICAN SONG category

2016

The album “LIVE AT THE POLANA SERENA HOTEL” nominated by AFRIMA (All African Music Awards) in the category BEST ARTISTE IN JAZZ

2016

Awarded the ORDER OF MERIT by His Excellency, Dr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal for his contribution to jazz music in Mozambique

2016/5

Awarded SUPERBRAND status – the first individual in Mozambique and Africa to be recognized as a brand

2014

Voted CULTURAL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR by the journalists of Mozambique’s largest daily paper, Noticias

2013

Awarded SEAL OF MOZAMBIQUE – the first individual in the country to be presented with this accolade

2011

The album “Khanimambo” was nominated for two South African Music Awards

2009

The album “Vol 2: Citizen of the World” was nominated for three South African Music Awards eventually winning for BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM and BEST ALBUM PACKAGING

2009

Voted as CULTURAL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR by Radio Mozambique

2019

Included in the list of BEST OF 2009 by Jornal Noticias

2009

Nominated for an Independent Music Award

2007

The album “Vol 1:The Journey” was nominated for three South African Music Awards, winning one for BEST PRODUCER with co-producer Mark Fransman

2002

Runner up in the Adcock Ingram Jazz Competition run by University of Cape Town

2000

Chosen by City of Chicago to be part of the Cultural Exchange Programme co-ordinated by Ernest Dawkins