NIMAs Reimagined on triple j

With COVID-19 forcing the postponement of this year’s live event in Darwin, the NIMAs have partnered with triple j and it’s First Nations show, Blak Out, to create a two-hour special on Sunday 14 November. The reimagined event will feature exclusive performances as we celebrate one of the biggest years in First Nations music.


Join host of triple j’s Blak Out, proud Yuin man and future Mayor of Nowra, Nooky, as he dishes out some mad yarns, wicked tunes and a whole lot of awards!

You can tune in to triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed to catch it all from 5-7pm on Sunday November 14.

With 2020’s video event reaching over 200,000 people across NITV, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Double J, 2021 will see the NIMAs innovate for a second time.

“It’s unfortunate that the live event is unable to go ahead this year at the Darwin amphitheatre but I am extremely excited to be working with Nooky and all the team at triple j, celebrating musical Blak Excellence through the radio!” said Ben Graetz, NIMAs creative director.

“NIMA, NIMA, NIMA, pumpkin eater! I’m pumped to be hosting the NIMAs and celebrating the mob. It’s been a big year for Blak music and it’s mad we get to celebrate it here on Blak Out. It’s the two-hours of power special and I’m G’d up. Let’s go!” said Nooky, host of Blak Out.