Best Of Both Sides: Nigeria’s Naeto C and South Africa’s AKA To Host Channel O Awards

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Rappers Naeto C & AKA have been announced as the hosts for the 2013 Channel O Music Awards.

The event is scheduled on the 30th of November at the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa.

The event would be broadcast live.

“I’m really excited to host this year’s Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, especially on its 10th anniversary. To be a part of this experience is totally awesome and I look forward to sharing this magical moment with the rest of Africa on November 30th,” Naeto C said, according to a statement by the event organisers.

AKA, who was also quoted in the statement, thanked Channel O and his fans and promised a classic night.

“I am very honoured to co-host this celebration of Africa’s finest talent with Naeto C. I won my first Channel O Music Video award in 2011 and two years later, being in this position is a testament to my loyal following. Thank You to Channel O and the fans, it’s going to be a classic night,” he said.

Naeto C is a multiple Channel O award winner, with the highly coveted Video of the Year award for his blowout hit, Ki Ni Big Deal, in 2009; Most Gifted Hip Hop Video award for Ako Mi Ti Poju in 2010; and Most Gifted African West Video for 10 Over 10 in 2011.

AKA was a multiple nominee in 2013, three entries in the Video of the Year category – for his own song “Jealousy” and two collaborations, Hit ‘Em Up, with Xtatic and Priddy Ugly, and #DatsWasup with Zeus and Tumi.

Ice Prince and South African model, Bonang Matheba hosted the 2012 edition.



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