Ghanaian stars lost out at Channel O awards

Ghanaian artistes who were nominated for this

year's Channel O MVAs brought home no award.

Sarkodie, D-Black, E.L, Kaakie, R2bees, J-Town,

Jay So, Chase and others who were nominated

for the awards lost it to the deserving winners.

The winners of the 10th Annual Channel O Africa

Music Video Awards were announced at a

ceremony that was broadcast live on Channel O

from Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto

on Saturday November 30.

Except for the Special Recognition Award, which

went to Nigerian R&B duo P-Square, winners

were chosen by music fans around the

continent, who voted over more than two

months via sms, web and WAP.

Featuring the who's who of African

entertainment and enough red carpet glamour to

sweep in the holiday season with style, the

longest running and most high-profile awards

event on the continent made a convincing case

for African music being the new frontier.

This was confirmed with an array of world-class

performances from Africa's most gifted

including Cassper Nyovest featuring

Okmalumkooklat, Burna Boy, The Soil, Khuli

Chana, Victoria Kimani, Buffalo Souljah, Wizkid,

AKA featuring Da L.E.S., KCee, Lizha James, and


Proving why they are at the top of their

respective games were hosts, Naeto C and AKA

who kept the energy high and the entertainment

flowing on the night.

AKA also walked home with the Channel O Africa

Music Video Award for Most Gifted Hip Hop

Video for "Jealousy" – one of the most hotly

fought genre categories on the night.

It wasn't the only time that AKA was recognised

on a night filled with high emotion.

Botswana emcee Zeus was named winner of the

Most Gifted Male Video for "#DatsWasup", which

features both AKA & Tumi. Zeus' female

counterpart [Most Gifted Female Video] was

Zonke with the South African songstress being

rewarded for the video for her hit track


Most Gifted Newcomer Video went to South

African hotshot Khaya Mthethwa for "Move"

while Most Gifted Duo/ Group/Featuring saw

Zambian Hip-Hop outfit Zone Fam walk away

with the trophy for their video "Contolola".

The biggest category at the Channel O Africa

Music Video Awards is always the Most Gifted

Video of the Year which this year featured a

massive 12 nominees. In the end it was Wizkid

who triumphed with "Azonto", marking yet

another big moment in the career of the

Nigerian star.

The genre categories are always fiercely fought

and alongside AKA's Hip-Hop win, South Africans

The Soil took home Most Gifted Afro-Pop Video

for the Zakwe-featuring "Inkomo", Professor ft

Oskido & Character won Most Gifted Kwaito

Video for "Finger Prints" and Mafikizolo's

monster 2013 hit "Khona" saw the long-standing

duo named winners of the Most Gifted Dance


Most Gifted R&B Video was won by Nigeria's

Banky W for "Yes/No" while Kenya's P Unit

walked off with the award for Most Gifted Ragga

Dancehall Video for their track with Collo "You

Guy (Dat Dendai)".

It wasn't P Unit's only win on the night: The

Kenyan outfit became the only double winner

when they picked up Most Gifted African East

Video, also for "You Guy (Dat Dendai)".

Special Recognition winners, P Square also

proved they are still very much at the top of

their considerable game by taking home Most

Gifted African West Video for "Alingo".

Last year's Special Recognition winner, Oscar

"Oskido" Mdlongwa once again showed an

incredible gift for keeping his career fresh and

hot when "Tsa Mandebele" was named winner of

the Most Gifted African South Video.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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