SOUNDCITY MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2010: AFRICA NOMINATIONS

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After months of anticipation, the wait is over! The official nominees list for the biggest awards spectacle on the continent is here. Soundcity Music Channel has unveiled the list of the nominees for this year’s Soundcity Music Video Awards.

Otherwise known as SMVA, the award seeks to reward exploits in music videos in and around the continent. Debuting in 2008, the Soundcity Music Video Awards is poised to push the envelope even further with the forthcoming SMVA 3.0, scheduled to hit in November this year, by expanding the nominees to cover the entire continent, making the SMVAs a truly African award. The SMVA remains the most prestigious, and most high-profile urban entertainment awards for the reward of the representation of songs for the screen.

The awards are aimed at recognizing and rewarding deserving artistes as well as directors and producers of music videos in and from the continent with an emphasis on creativity, innovation and interpretation of the concepts in song for the screen. The award ceremony slated to hold at the prestigious Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria on the 20th of November 2010, will have all the glitz, glamour and over-all entertainment that is synonymous with Soundcity. The event will include performances from artistes in the continent and some international artistes as well. Also the event program will include “live Red carpet coverage”, artiste and video profile amongst others.

Categories of the awards cover every popular genre of music that is appreciated on the continent. It also rewards the producers, directors and who work behind the scenes to produce the videos that have put Africa on the global front. The categories include: ‘Best Male Video’, ‘Best Female Video’, ‘Best Choreography’, ‘Best Special Effects’, ‘Best Editing’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Collaboration in a Music Video’, ‘Discovery of the Year’, ‘Best Pop Video’, ‘Best R&B Video’, ‘Best Hip-hop Video’; plus regional awards for the Best acts from the West, East, South, and Central Africa.

2010 has been a good year for Banky W, and he would seek to crown the year in style with victories at this year’s SMVAs, having garnered seven nominations, including: ‘Best male Video’, ‘Best Video’, and ‘Best  RnB’ video. ‘Mr. Capable’ is trailed by PSquare, who have the second highest number of nominations with nods in five award categories including: ‘Best Video’, and ‘Best Duo or Group’.  Mozambique’s Dama Do Bling got nominations from the SMVA with four nods including: ‘Best Female Video’, and ‘Best Video’.

SOUNDCITY MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS FINAL 2010 AFRICA NOMINATIONS

  • BANKY W, NIGERIA: 7 NOMINATIONS
  • P SQUARE, NIGERIA: 5 NOMINATIONS
  • DAMA DO BLING, MOZAMBIQUE: 4 NOMINATIONS
  • FALLY IPUPA, D.R CONGO: 4 NOMINATIONS
  • 2FACE IDIBI, A NIGERIA: 4 NOMINATIONS
  • WANDE COAL, NIGERIA: 4 NOMINATIONS
  • DAGRIN, NIGERIA: 4 NOMINATIONS
  • TINASHE, ZIMBABWE: 3 NOMINATIONS
  • JR, SOUTH AFRICA: 3 NOMINATIONS
  • TEARGAS, SOUTH AFRICA: 3 NOMINATIONS
  • DJINEE, NIGERIA: 3 NOMINATIONS
  • SARKODIE, GHANA: 3 NOMINATIONS
  • JOZI, SOUTH AFRICA: 2 NOMINATIONS
  • FRESHLYGROUND, SOUTH AFRICA: 2 NOMINATIONS
  • MIKE ANYASODO, NIGERIA: 2 NOMINATIONS

1. Best Male Video

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
LAY AWAY SARKODIE GHANA
2.
IMPLICATION 2FACE IDIBIA NIGERIA
3.
CONTINUA ASSIM DON KIKAS ANGOLA
4.
STRONG TING BANKY W NIGERIA
5.
ZAMBESI TINASHE ZIMBABWE
6.
PON PON PON DAGRIN NIGERIA

2. Best Female Video

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
WITHOUT YOU AIRIS NIGERIA
2.
ESTILO XAKHALE LIZHA JAMES MOZAMBIQUE
3.
DON’T LEAVE ME IBIYEMI NIGERIA
4.
YOU KNOW IT GOLDIE NIGERIA
5.
MOZA GIRL DAMA DO BLING MOZAMBIQUE
6.
FIRE MUSIC BECCA GHANA

3. Best Choreography

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
WHO BORN THE MAGA WANDE COAL NIGERIA
2.
SEXY DANCE FALLY IPUPA D.R.CONGO
3.
STRONG TING BANKY W NIGERIA
4.
MOZA GIRL DAMA DO BLING MOZAMBIQUE
5.
READY TO GO STYL PLUS NIGERIA
6.
YOU GOT ME LIKE CURTIZ NAMIBIA

4. Best Special Effects

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
CATCH FIRE ZAAKI AZZAY NIGERIA
2.
PARTY TIME JOZI SOUTH AFRICA
3.
FAIRY TALE LIQUID DEEP SOUTH AFRICA
4.
OVERKILLING DJINEE NIGERIA
5.
SHOW DEM JR SOUTH AFRICA
6.
GINGER YOUR SWAGGA KC PRESH NIGERIA

5. Best Editing

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
OWO ATI SWAGGA (RMX) CARTIAR NIGERIA
2.
SEXY DANCE FALLY IPUPA D.R.CONGO
3.
DANGER PSQUARE NIGERIA
4.
LAGOS PARTY BANKY W NIGERIA
5.
MHLOBO WAMI TEARGAS SOUTH AFRICA
6.
MOZA GIRL DAMA DO BLING MOZAMBIQUE

6. Best Duo Or Group Video

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
TELL ME NOTHING SHOW DEM CAMP NIGERIA
2.
WE RUN THE CITY DEEP LEVEL SOUTH AFRICA
3.
DANGER PSQUARE NIGERIA
4.
I THINK I LIKE AM V.I.P GHANA
5.
MHLOBO WAMI TEARGAS SOUTH AFRICA
6.
READY TO GO STYL PLUS NIGERIA

7. Best Cinematography

S/N
VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
FIRE IS LOW FRESHLYGROUND SOUTH AFRICA
2.
FAVOURITE STELLA MWANGI KENYA
3.
STRONG TING BANKY W NIGERIA
4.
E NO EASY PSQUARE NIGERIA
5.
MHLOBO WAMI TEARGAS SOUTH AFRICA
6.
ZAMBESI TINASHE ZIMBABWE

8. Best Hip Hop Video

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
PON PON PON DAGRIN NIGERIA
2.
TELL ME NOTHING SHOW DEM CAMP NIGERIA
3.
LAY AWAY SARKODIE GHANA
4.
PUT IT DOWN SASHA NIGERIA
5.
MOTO TAYGRIN MALAWI
6.
WILD LIFE JOZI SOUTH AFRICA

9. Best R & B Video

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
LET YOU KNOW DAREY ART ALADE NIGERIA
2.
BE HAPPY YVONNE KENYA
3.
STRONG TING BANKY W NIGERIA
4.
DON’T LEAVE ME IBIYEMI NIGERIA
5.
ADDICTED URBAN REIGN SOUTH AFRICA
6.
FINE FINE LADY MIKE ANYASODO NIGERIA

10. Best Pop Video

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
NZEWUWO TONIKS UGANDA
2.
OVERKILLING DJINEE NIGERIA
3.
LOVE ZONE JON GERMAIN GHANA
4.
IMPLICATION 2FACE IDIBIA NIGERIA
5.
SWEET MISTAKE SAMINI GHANA
6.
TODAY NA TODAY OMAWUMI NIGERIA

11. Best Collaboration In A Music Video

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
WE ARE AFRICANS (AFRICA RMX) JJC FT FEMI KUTI, ELDEE, RAGGA REMI, AY.COM, MO MONEY, KEL NIGERIA
2.
SOMEBODY D’BLACK FT. KWABENA GHANA
3.
SAMPLE (RMX) TERRY DA RAPMAN FT. STEREOMAN, PHEROWSHUZ NIGERIA
4.
LAY AWAY SARKODIE FT. SWAY & JAYSO GHANA
5.
OWO ATI SWAGGER CARTIAR FT. DAGRIN, TERRY THA RAPMAN NIGERIA
6.
WONBERI KNIGHTHOUSE FT. SAUCE KID NIGERIA

12. Discovery Of The Year

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
IF YOU WANT ME MO’ CHEDDA NIGERIA
2.
FAIRY TALE LIQUID DEEP SOUTH AFRICA
3.
GBON GBON GBON JAYWON NIGERIA
4.
FINE FINE LADY MIKE ANYASODO NIGERIA
5.
SHOW DEM JR SOUTH AFRICA
6.
PUMP IT UP JESSE JAGGZ NIGERIA

13. Best Video (Voting)

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
MOZA GIRL DAMA DO BLING MOZAMBIQUE
2.
STRONG TING BANKY W NIGERIA
3.
DANGER PSQUARE NIGERIA
4.
FIRE IS LOW FRESHLYGROUND SOUTH AFRICA
5.
OVERKILLING DJINEE NIGERIA
6.
ZAMBESI TINASHE ZIMBABWE

14. Viewers Choice (Voting)

S/N VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
PON PON PON DAGRIN NIGERIA
2.
LAGOS PARTY BANKY W NIGERIA
3.
PARTY 101 TEAR GAS SOUTH AFRICA
4.
SAFE M.I NIGERIA
5.
YOU BAD WANDE COAL NIGERIA
6.
EZANDLHA PHEZULU BUFFALO SOULJAH ZIMBABWE

15. Hit Producer Of The Year (As Used In A Music Video)

S/N VIDEO PRODUCER COUNTRY
1.
SAFE M.I NIGERIA
2.
SHOW DEM JR SOUTH AFRICA
3.
IMPLICATION JAY SLEEK / 2FACE IDIBIA NIGERIA
4.
PON PON PON SOSSICK / DAGRIN NIGERIA
5.
SEXY DANCE FALLY IPUPA DR CONGO
6.
BUMPER 2 BUMPER DON JAZZY / WANDE COAL NIGERIA

16. Best Western

S/N NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
ADIOUZA SENEGAL
2.
PSQUARE NIGERIA
3.
SAMINI GHANA
4.
2FACE IDIBIA NIGERIA
5.
EMMERSON SIERRA LEONE
6.
WANDE COAL NIGERIA

17. Best Eastern

S/N NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
WAHU KENYA
2.
WYRE KENYA
3.
AMANI KENYA
4.
MARLAW TANZANIA
5.
XOD UGANDA
6.
NAMELESS KENYA

18. Best Southern

S/N NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
PRO SOUTH AFRICA
2.
DJ CLEO SOUTH AFRICA
3.
BLACK COFFEE SOUTH AFRICA
4.
THE DOGG NAMIBIA
5.
LIZHA JAMES MOZAMBIQUE
6.
PROVERB SOUTH AFRICA

19. Best Central

S/N NOMINEES COUNTRY
1.
FALLY IPUPA DR CONGO
2.
BA’PONGA GABON
3.
BARBARA KANAM DR CONGO
4.
JUMO SELESAO DR CONGO
5.
NADEGE MBADOU GABON
6.
AWILO LONGOMBA DR CONGO

20. Soundcity Fresh Video

VIDEO NOMINEES COUNTRY
1. MR. ENDOWED D’BANJ NIGERIA
2. BELIEVE D-BLACK GHANA
3. CRITICAL IKECHUKWU NIGERIA
4. NHI NGUGU HALADZA TANIA TOME MOZAMBIQUE
5. MALI DEBOUT MOKOBE MALI
6. BEAUTIFUL MUSIC ROTIMI NIGERIA

21. Hip Hop Legend Honors (TBA)


ABOUT SOUNDCITY MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
It is a known fact in Africa that entertainment companies that cut across television and radio broadcast, book and music publishing, awards company and privately set up outlets have at one point or the other tried to organize award ceremonies for the sole purpose of rewarding talents and individuals in the field of music or entertainment in the long run.

However, the entire purpose of owning and promoting a music video awards by Soundcity is to ensure that a divergent arena is used in rewarding artistes in that area of their career. Ultimately, it has now become an annual focus for the music channel to host the event for the large benefit of the continents entertainment sector in that area. This had led us to believe in the question; ‘who is better at critiquing videos other than a 24 hour music channel?

Now in its third year, Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) is an award aimed at setting a standard in the industry of music videos in Africa. As a prestigious award, it takes into cognizance all the appropriate elements and forms that make the composition of genuineness in musical value, through music videos without undue favor.

It has become a must have for those who consider their work a form of art.

Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) therefore presents a dedicated effort at appraising the works of music video artistes, producers, directors, editors and all other artistes and professionals in the music video industry, who have worked energetically to merit honor and continue to be the industry’s benchmark.

Previous editions of the SMVA featured American hip hop rapper Nas, South African band Freshlyground, Tic Tac from Ghana, Wyre from Kenya, South African hip hop group Jozi, Nigeria’s Seun Kuti and American hip hop act Mims.

This year’s event is scheduled to hold at the all new Eko Hotel Expo Hall on the 20th of November 2010 with a live broadcast to over 50+ African countries.

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