Friday, 13 September 2013

Field wide open as Channel O Africa Music Awards celebrates 10 years!




Johannesburg: Nominations for the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards were announced today, revealing an open field in the race to claim Africa’s most prestigious music awards.

Nominees in the 14 categories included multiple double nods for over 10 artists, from East, West and Southern African, reflecting the outpouring of world-class music videos on the continent over the past year. It’s now up to fans to vote for their favourites in this public-voted event, with more than two months for the continent’s music fans to have their say.

This year’s nominees list features many longstanding members of the African music scene, among them South Africa’s Oskido (“Tsa Mandebele” for Most Gifted African Southern), Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah (“Basawine” for Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video), and Mozambique’s Lizha James (“Vais Rochar” with Anselmo Ralph for Most Gifted Female).

The list of nominees is also bursting with new faces, including the five contenders in the Most Gifted Newcomer category – South Africans Moneoa (“Is’Bhanxa”) and Idols Season 8 winner Khaya Mthethwa (“Move”), Nigeria’s Lola Rae (“Watch My Ting Go”) and Burna Boy (“Tonight”) and Kenya’s Victoria Kimani (“Mtoto”).  And the multiplicity of genres emerging in this highlight category of the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards – from Dance Pop to contemporary Afrobeat and Afro-fusion – provides a brilliant glimpse into the diversity of sounds that currently define Africa’s music scene.

To celebrate a decade of recognising the best African contemporary music talent, the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards has expanded the prestigious Most Gifted Video of the Year category to 12 nominees, increasing the pressure on nominees in the most fiercely fought category at the awards.

The category again reveals the mix of newcomers and established artists at this year’s event – a signal of the growing maturity of Africa’s music scene.

South African duo Mafikizolo’s “Khona” is up for Most Gifted Video of the Year as well as Most Gifted Dance Video, and Nigeria’s P Square proves their ongoing popularity with the nomination of “Alingo” for the Most Gifted Video of the Year as well as Most Gifted African West. 

But the Most Gifted Video of the Year category also includes hotshot newcomers, among them Kenya’s Xtatic whose track with Priddy Ugly and AKA, “Hit ‘Em Up” is making a strong bid for the title (as well as Most Gifted Duo Group or Featuring). AKA himself is making his presence felt at this year’s awards: alongside his featuring spots with Xtatic and Zeus, his video “Jealously” is in the running for Most Gifted Video of the Year and Most Gifted Hip Hop Video. 

Another nominee in the Most Gifted Video of the Year category is Kenya’s STL whose “Stella Stella Stella” has also put her in contention for Most Gifted Female where she’s up against Lizha James (Vais Rochar”), South Africa’s Zonke (“Feelings”) and Toya DeLazy (“Heart”)as well as Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage (“Without My Heart” featuring Don Jazzy).

Most Gifted Male includes Botswana’s Zeus featuring AKA and Tumi, “#Datswasup” (also in the running for Most Gifted Video of the Year) along with Nigeria’s Iyanya (“Flavour”) and Wizkid (“Azonto”), South Africa’s Donald (“Over The Moon”) and Tanzania’s Ay featuring Marco Chali (“Party Zone”).

Whether it’s in the heavy hitting categories, or the genre and regional categories, there’s no doubting that the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards have all the makings of a thrilling affair when the LIVE event takes place on Saturday, 30 November at Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto.

Just who will win Africa’s biggest awards on the night is now in the hands of fans! Voting opens tonight at 00:00am and closes on Thursday, 21 November at midnight and can be done on three different platforms - via sms:  artist voting code to the number +2783142100415. Standard SMS rates apply on the web and WAP at www.channelo.tv

Follow us on twitter @ChannelOTV and the 2013 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards official hashtag is #CHOAMVA.

Voting is available on these platforms:
SMS: artist voting code to the number +2783142100415. Standard SMS rates apply.
Web and WAP: www.channelo.tv

Channel O is available on DStv Channel 320 as well as on DStv Mobile.

Please find full list of nominees below:


MOST GIFTED MALE VIDEO

DONALD    -    OVER THE MOON
1A
ZEUS FT AKA & TUMI -  #DatsWasup
1B
WIZKID    -    AZONTO
1C
AY/MARCO CHALI    -    PARTY ZONE
1D
IYANYA    -    FLAVOUR
1E
MOST GIFTED FEMALE VIDEO

ZONKE    -    FEELINGS
2A
LIZHA JAMES FT ANSELMO RALPH   -   VAIS ROCHAR
2B
STL    -    STELLA STELLA STELLA
2C
TIWA SAVAGE FT DON JAZZY    -    WITHOUT MY HEART
2D
TOYA DELAZY - HEART
2E
MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER

MONEOA    -    IS'BHANXA
3A
LOLA RAE    -    WATCH MY TING GO
3B
KHAYA MTHETHWA    -    MOVE
3C
VICTORIA KIMANI    -    MTOTO
3D
BURNA BOY    -    TONIGHT
3E
MOST GIFTED DUO, GROUP OR FEATURING

TEARGAS  - WAKE UP
4A
XTATIC/AKA & PRIDDY UGLY - HIT 'EM UP
4B
MICASA - CAN'T GET ENOUGH
4C
EME - BADDEST BOY
4D
NAETO C FT D'BANJ  -  TONY MONTANA (BAD PASS) REMIX
4E
ZONEFAM - CONTOLOLA
4F
MOST GIFTED RAGGA DANCEHALL VIDEO

BUFFALO SOULJAH   -   BASAWINE
5A
KAAKIE    -    TOO MUCH
5B
JESSE JAGZ    -    MURDER DEM
5C
P-UNIT FT COLLO    -    YOU GUY (DAT DENDAI)
5D
RADIO & WEASEL    -    CAN'T LET YOU GO
5E
MOST GIFTED  HIP HOP VIDEO

AKA - JEALOUSY
6A
JAYSO & SARKODIE    -    PIZZA & BURGER
6B
REASON    -    DO IT LIKE I CAN
6C
IFANI FT BLAKSUGA - CHOCOLATE VANILLA
6D
E.L./M.ANIFEST    -    HALLELUJAH
6E
MOST GIFTED  R&B VIDEO

BANKY W    -    YES/NO
7A
VICTORIA KIMANI/M.I.    -    OYA
7B
ANSELMO RALPH - CURTICAO
7C
DANNY K    -    BROWN EYES
7D
CHASE    -    LONELY
7E
MOST GIFTED AFRO POP

THE SOIL FT ZAKWE - IINKOMO
8A
SAUTI SOL    -    MONEY LOVER
8B
2 FACE IDIBIA    -    IHE NE ME
8C
THE MUFFINZ    -    UMSEBENZI WENDODA
8D
DAVIDO  -  GOBE
8E
MOST GIFTED DANCE VIDEO

KCEE    -    LIMPOPO
9A
MAFIKIZOLO    -    KHONA
9B
FUSE ODG FT WYCLEF JEAN    -    ANTENNA
9C
DJ MALVADO FT PETTY  - JAMAICA
9D
DJ GANYANI  FT FB   -    XIGUBU
9E
  MOST GIFTED KWAITO

L'VOVO DERRANGO FT PROFESSOR     -    PALESA
10A
PROFESSOR ft Oskido & Charactor    -    FINGER PRINTS
10B
EES   -   WOZA DECEMBER
10C
KABELO - IMPILO
10D
DJ TIRA FT BIG NUZ & JOOCY - SUMMERTIME
10E
MOST GIFTED  AFRICAN WEST

D'PRINCE - GOODY BAG
11A
ICE PRINCE    -    ABOKI
11B
R2BEES    -    LIFE (WALAAHI)
11C
D-BLACK/JOEY B    -    VERA
11D
CHIDINMA/ ILL BLISS/ THA SUSPECT  -   EMI NI BALLER
11E
P SQUARE  -    ALINGO
11F
MOST GIFTED AFRICAN EAST

P-UNIT/COLLO    -    YOU GUY [DAT DENDAI]
12A
SAUTI SOL    -    MONEY LOVER
12B
RADIO & WEASEL    -    MAGNETIC
12C
AY/MARCO CHALI    -    PARTY ZONE
12D
NAVIO    -    KATA
12E
MOST GIFTED AFRICAN SOUTH

DAMA DO BLING   -   MY EISH
13A
OSKIDO    -    TSA MANDEBELE
13B
BLACK COFFEE  FT ZAKES BANTWINI  -    TAKE IT ALL OFF
13C
PAUL G FT FABULOUS   -   GET CONTROL
13D
DJ DIMPLEZ FT L - TIDO & ANATII -    WE AINT LEAVING
13E
KHULI CHANA    -    HAZZADAZMOVE
13F
MOST GIFTED VIDEO OF THE YEAR

AKA    -    JEALOUSY
14A
MAFIKIZOLO    -    KHONA
14B
STL    -    STELLA STELLA STELLA
14C
P SQUARE    -    ALINGO
14D
FUSE ODG FT WYCLEF JEAN    -    ANTENNA
14E
XTATIC/AKA & PRIDDY UGLY    -    HIT 'EM UP
14F
ZEUS FT AKA & TUMI -  #DatsWasup
14G
WIZKID    -    AZONTO
14H
PAUL G FT FABULOUS   -   GET CONTROL
14I
REASON    -    DO IT LIKE I CAN
14J
R2BEES    -    LIFE (WALAAHI)
14K
ICE PRINCE    -    ABOKI
14L

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