One of the biggest awards in Africa, the Soundcity MVP Awards (3rd Edition), was held on the 5th of January, Saturday night at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos. Burna Boy was certainly the star of the night as he won big in major categories: ‘Listeners Choice’, Song of the Year, Best Male MVP and African Artist of the year off the back of his smashing single, ‘Ye.’
The annual event, which rewards hard work in the music industry, was graced by a lot of high ranking artists and personalities from across the African continent. A new category was also introduced this year to recognize disc jockeys who had done outstandingly well.
Idowest opened the night with his popular song “Shepeteri,” followed by Slim Case, Miz Kiss, Skibi, Victor Ad, Oladips, Teniola and several A-list artistes like Jidenna, Burna Boy, Patoranking, and Tiwa Savage.
Nigerian artistes, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Davido, emerged with the most nominations in this year’s award. In the end, Wizkid and Davido bagged an award each while Burna Boy won the highest number of awards. Here is a full list of the nights winner –
VIEWERS CHOICE – SOMISO – WANDE COAL
LISTENERS CHOICE -YE – BURNA BOY
BEST GROUP OR DUO – NAVY KENZO – WINNER
BEST NEW ARTISTE – TENIOLA – WINNER
BEST COLLABORATION – SOCO – STARBOY FT WIZKID, TERRI, SPOTLESS & CEEZA MILLI
DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – MR EAZI
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – HEAL THE WORLD — PATORANKING
BEST POP – DAVIDO
BEST FEMALE MVP – BUSISWA
BEST MVP MALE – BURNA BOY
AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – PHANTOM
AFRICAN DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ NEPTUNE
BEST HIP HOP – AKA
SONG OF THE YEAR – YE – BURNA BOY
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – BURNA BOY
Recipients of awards for innovation and excellence in:
(1) Business Entrepreneurship – Ladipo Lawani.
(2) Sport – Ahmed Musa.
(3) Fashion – Papa Oyeyemi.
(4) Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence – Bolatito Ovia.
(5) Community and Soco-Political development – Ebenezer Wikina.
(6) Creative Arts – Clarence Peters.