The kings and queens of Channel O
As the 10th annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards draw closer, Channel O has decided to go down memory lane to discover which country and artiste has won the most awards to date.
Judging by the number of previous winners from the Channel O awards, Nigerian artistes rule in the African music video biz, with no less than three four-time winners and well more than 20 winners across the various categories throughout the history of the awards.
West African musicians in general have been dominating the awards with a plethora of winners from Ghana and Nigeria. At the apex of the pyramid, P Square, D'Banj and Buffalo Souljah are tied in first position looking down on all other competition with an incredible five Channel O awards.
Coming in second is the rose among the thorns from Mocambique, Lizha James, with four awards.
Lizha shares the second spot with the Nigerian smooth operator 2Face Idibia and Ice Prince who both have also scooped four awards. Sitting at number three with three awards is the Nigerian Mcee Mode 9, all of them coming in 2006, making him the only artiste in the history of the awards to win three different awards during a single awards night. Lizha James holds the record for being the only artiste to win an award at four consecutive Channel O Music Video Awards ceremonies.
South of the equator, Gal Level, Gazza and The Dogg have all scooped at least two awards respectively to raise that Namibian Flag high.
Teargas and Liquideep are the only South African artistes to have won more than once with their wins in 2010 and 2011. The scarcity of repeat winners in each category is a testament to the rigorous competitiveness in the African music industry as well as the impartiality of the Channel O fans when it comes to picking who is the best of the best. You, the fans of this original African music channel have the power to decide who will walk away with the accolades by voting for your favourite artiste by texting your artistes' voting code to the number +2783142100415.
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