13 Nigerian artistes make short-list for Channel O Music Video Awards

by Stanley Azuakola

The ninth edition of The Channel O Music Video Awards will be holding on November 19, 2012 in Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The organisers of the awards, which is one of Africa’s most prestigious, have announced the nominees in all fourteen different categories.

In all, 13 Nigerian artistes got nominations with D’banj, Brymo, Ice Prince and Davido getting two nominations each. Other Nigerian nominees include 2face Idibia, Psquare, Wizkid, Wande Coal, and Mo’Cheddah. Others are Tiwa Savage, Flavour, and Orezi.

The ‘Most Gifted Video of the Year’ which is the top award for the night, has two Nigerian nominees, D’banj and Brymo, slugging it out with six others.

See the full list of nominees below:

Most Gifted South video of the Year

Cashtime Fam – Shut it down (Stundee)
HHP – Bosso
Shota ft Shana
Zeus – Dancing Shoes
Paul G ft Maezee – The Feeling
Shugasmakx ft Moneoa – Take it Easy

Most Gifted Hip-hop video of the Year
Khuli Chana feat Notshi – Tswa Daar
L-Tido – Smash
Ice Prince – Superstar
M.Anifest – Makaa Maka
K’NAAN feat Nas – Nothing to lose

Most Gifted West African video of the Year
D-Black ft Mo’Cheddah – Falling
Wizkid – Pakurumo
Sarkodie feat Obrafour – Saa Okodie No
Naeto C – I gentle
Wande Coal – Private trips

Most Gifted R&B music video of the Year
Lloyd Cele – Hero
Lizha James ft Perola – Leva Boy
Flavour feat Tiwa Savage – Oyi
2Face – Be there
Habida feat Cannibal – My Reason

Most Gifted East African video of the Year
Keko feat Madtraxx – Make You Dance
Camp Mulla – Party Don’t stop
AY feat Sauti Soul – I Don’t Want to Be Alone
K’Naan and Nas – Nothing to lose
Navio – One & Only

Most Gifted Dance video of the Year
DJ Zinhle feat Busiswa – My name is
DJ Cleo – Facebook
OS3 feat Tchoboly – Mokongo
Davido – Dami duro
Bucie – Get over it
Cpwaa – Hnmm

Most Gifted Newcomer video of the Year
Toya Delazy – Pump it on
Davido – Dami duro
E.L. – Turn the lights down
Camp Mulla ft – Party don’t stop
Donald – I deserve

Most Gifted Afro Pop video of the Year
Jozi – Ugologo
DJ Sbu ft Zahara –
Gal Level feat Toniks – Money
Brymo – Ara
Maurice Kirya – I don’t Want to Fight

Most Gifted Reggae video of the Year
HHP feat Lutan Fyah, Omar Retnu – Baheitane (remix)
Buffalo Souljah ft Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Ice Prince – Juju
Orezi – Booty Bounce
Wyre – Dancehall party

Most Gifted Kwaito video of the Year
Kabelo ft Professor: Amapantsula’Ajabulile
Spikiri ft Various Artists – Ngeke Balunge
Big Nuz – Serious
Ees feat Mandoza – Ayoba
The Dogg ft Brickz – Tromentos

Most Gifted Video of the Year 
Dj Zinhle ft Busiswa – My name is
Khuli Chana ft Notshi – Tswa daar
Toya Delazy – Pump it on
Lizha James feat Perola – Leva boy
Big Nelo: Sente o beat
D’banj – Oliver twist
Brymo – Ara
Sarkodie feat Obrafour – Saa Okodie No
Camp Mulla – Fresh all day
AY feat Romeo, Lamyia – Speak with your body

Most Gifted Female Video of the Year
Zahara – Loliwe
Lizha James feat Perola – Leva body
Tiwa Savage – Love me love me love me
Mo’Cheddah feat Phenom – See me
Keko feat Madtraxx – Make you dance

Most Gifted Male Video of the Year
Khuli Chana ft Notshi –  Tswa Daar
PRO – Makasana
Big Nelo – Sent
D’banj – Oliver twist
Ay feat Romeo and Lamyia – Speak with your body

Most Gifted Group/Duo 
Mi Casa – Heavenly sent
Liquideep – Still
Camp Mulla – Fresh all day
Buffalosouljah ft Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Psquare feat Akon, May D – Chop my money

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