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The List Of Nominees For 2013 Channel O’AFRICA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS’

Nominations for the 10th Annua lChannel 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 include multiple double nods for over 10 artists, from East, West and Southern Africa, 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 Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah (“Basawine” for Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video), South Africa’s Oskido (“Tsa Mandebele” for Most Gifted African Southern), and Mozambique’s Lizha James (“Vais Rochar” with Anselmo Ralph for Most Gifted Female).

 

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, South Africa.

 

 

MOST GIFTED DUO/GROUP FEATURING VIDEO
TEAR GAS – Wake Up
XTATIC/AKA & PRIDDY UGLY -Hit Em Up
MI CASA – Can’t Get Enough
EME – Baddest Boy
NAETO C FT D’BANJ – Tony Montana (Bad Pass) Remix

MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER VIDEO
MONEOA – Is’bhanxa
LOLA RAE – Watch My Ting Go
KHAYA MTHETHWA – Move
VICTORIA KIMANI – Mtoto
BURNA BOY – Tonight

MOST GIFTED FEMALE VIDEO
ZONKE – Feelings
LIZHA JAMES FT ANSELMO RALPH – Vais Rochar
STL – Stella Stella Stella
TIWA SAVAGE ft DON JAZZY – Without My Heart
TOYA DELAZY – Heart

MOST GIFTED MALE VIDEO
DONALD – Over The Moon
Zeus FT AKA & TUMI – #DatsWasup
WIZKID – Azonto
AY/MARCO CHALI – Party Zone
IYANYA – Flavour

MOST GIFTED RAGGA/DANCEHALL VIDEO
BUFFALO SOULJAH – Basawine
KAAKIE – Too Much
JESSE JAGZ – Murder Dem
P-UNIT FT COLLO – You Guy (Dat Dendai)
RADIO AND WEASEL – Can’t Let You Go

MOST GIFTED HIP HOP VIDEO
AKA – Jealousy
JAYSO & SARKODIE – Pizza & Burger
REASON – Do It Like I Can
IFANI FT BLAKSUGA – Chocolate Vanilla
EL/M.aNIFEST – Hallelujah

MOST GIFTED R&B VIDEO
BANKY W – Yes/No
ANSELMO RALPH – Curticao
DANNY K – Brown Eyes
CHASE – Lonely
VICTORIA KIMANI/M.I – Oya

MOST GIFED AFRO POP VIDEO
THE SOIL FT ZAKWE – Linkomo
SAUTI SOL – Money Lover
2FACE IDIBIA – Ihe Ne Me
THE MUFFINZ – Umsebenzi Wendoda
DAVIDO – Gobe

MOST GIFTED DANCE VIDEO
KCEE – Limpopo
MAFIKIZOLO – Khona
FUSE ODG FT WYCLEF JEAN – Antenna (Remix)
DJ MALVADO FT PETTY – Jamaica
DJ GANYANI FT FB – Xigubu

MOST GIFTED KWAITO VIDEO
L’VOVO DERRANGO FT PROFESSOR – Palesa
PROFESSOR FT OSIKIDO & CHARACTER – Finger Prints
EES – Woza December
KABELO – Impilo
DJ TIRA FT BIG NUZ & JOOCY – Summer Time

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (WEST) VIDEO
D’PRINCE – Goody Bag
ICE PRINCE – Aboki
R2BEES – Life (WALAAHI)
DBLACK FT JOEY – Vera
CHIDINMA FT ILLBLISS & SUSPECT – Emi Ni Ballar
P-SQUARE – Alingo

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (EAST) VIDEO
AY/MARCO CHALI – Party Zone
P-UNIT FT COLLO: You Guy (Dat Dendai)
RADIO & WEASEL – Can’t Let You Go
SAUTI SOL – Money Lover
NAVIO – Kata

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (SOUTH) VIDEO
DAMA DO BLING – My Eish
OSKIDO – Tsa Mandebele
BLACK COFFEE FT ZAKES – Take it All Off
PAUL G FT FABULOUS – Get Control
DJ DIMPLEZ ft L-TIDO & ANATii – We Ain’t Leaving
KHULI CHANA – Hazzadazmove

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