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With Channel O celebrating a decade of recognising the best African contemporary music talents, Nigerian artistes have notched 20 nominations in this year’s edition of the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, CHOAMVA.

However, a good representation from Southern Africa is in the mix and popular acts like Mafikozolo and Buffalo Souljah will be hoping to bag awards come the presentation ceremony in Soweto, South Africa on Novemver 30, 2013.

Altogether there are nominees in the 14 categories which include multiple double nods for over 10 artistes from East, West and Southern African. There is a mix of newcomers and established artistes in this year’s competition – a signal of the growing maturity of Africa’s music scene.

The multiplicity of genres – 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. And as part of the celebrations, Channel O 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 list of nominees is bursting with new faces, including the five contenders in the Most Gifted Newcomer category –Nigeria’s Burna Boy (“Tonight”) and Lola Rae (“Watch My Ting Go”); South Africa’s Moneoa (“Is Bhanxa”) and Khaya Mthethwa (“Move”), and Kenya’s Victoria Kimani (“Mtoto”).

This year’s nominees list features many long-standing members of the African music scene, among them South Africa’s Oskido (“TsaMandebele”) in Most Gifted African Southern; Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah (“Basawine”) in Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video and Mozambique’s Lizha James (“VaisRochar”) with Anselmo Ralph in Most Gifted Female. Just who will win Africa’s biggest awards on the night is now in the hands of fans! Voting closes on Thursday, November 21 at midnight. – National Mirror-PM News



Most Gifted Duo/Group/

Featuring Video

Teargas – “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

ZoneFam – “Contolola”



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”

E.L./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 Gifted Afro Pop Video

The Soil ft Zakwe – “Iinkomo”

Sauti Sol – “Money Lover”

2 Face Idibia – “Ihe Ne Me”

The Muffinz – “Umsebenzi Wendoda”

Davido – “Gobe”


Most Gifted Dance Video

KCee – “Limpopo”

Mafikizolo – “Khona”

Fuse ODG ft Wyclef Jean – “Antenna”

DJ Malvado ft Petty – “Jamaica”

DJ Ganyani ft FB – “Xigubu”


Most Gifted Kwaito Video

L’Vovo Derrango ft Professor – “Palesa”

Professor ft Oskido & Character – “Finger Prints”

EES – “Woza December”

Kabelo – “Impilo”

DJ Tira ft Big Nuz & Joocy – “Summertime”



Most Gifted West African Video

D Prince – “Goody Bag”

Ice Prince – “Aboki”

R2Bees – “Life (Walaahi)”

D-Black/Joey B – “Vera”

Chidinma/Ill bliss/Tha suspect – “Emi Ni Baller”

P Square – “Alingo”



Most Gifted African East Video

AY/Marco Chali – “Party Zone”

P-Unit ft Collo – “You Guy” (Dat Dendai)

Radio and Weasel – “Can’t Let You Go”

Sauti Sol – “Money Lover”

Navio – “Kata”


 Most Gifted Southern African Video

Dama Do Bling – “My Eish”

Oskido – “Tsa Mandebele”

Black Coffee ft Zakes Bantwini – “Take it all off”

Paul G ft Fabulous – “Get Control”

DJ Dimplez ft L-Tido & Anatii – “We Ain’t Leaving”

Khuli Chana – “Hazzadazmove”


Most Gifted Video of the Year

Zeus ft AKA & Tumi – “#DatsWasup”

Wizkid – “Azonto”

STL – “Stella Stella Stella”

Xtatic/AKA & Priddy Ugly – “Hit ‘Em Up”

AKA – “Jealousy”

Reason – “Do it Like I Can”

Mafikizolo – “Khona”

Fuse ODG ft Wyclef Jean – “Antenna”

<p> Ice Prince – “Aboki”

R2Bees – “Life” (Walaahi)

P Square – “Alingo”

Paul G ft Fabulous – “Get Control”

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