2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Nominees Revealed #CHOAMVA14

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Africa’s leading urban music channel, Channel O, today announced the nominees for the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.

Spread across a staggering 14 categories, this year’s Channel O Africa Music Video Awardsnominees are a showcase of Original.African music from all corners of the continent – befitting to the dashing 17 year old music channel that has and continues to consistently be a pioneer for Africa’s musicians and music for well over a decade.

“The quality of music videos we have seen over the past few years is testament to the way music videos are playing an increasingly important role in the promotion of African music. It is refreshing to see newcomers go against industry veterans in this year’s eclectic nominees list, and this proves that there is no barrier to making an impact on the music scene. The music as well as the videos produced on our African soil is of the same, if not even better, quality as that of those produced internationally and most of our nominees are no stranger to performing on global stages,” says Channel O’s Director Nkateko Mabaso.

Voting takes place across a wide range of digital platforms: via the website and mobile site – voting on the website and on the mobile site [www.channelo.tv] is free and you are allowed to vote up to 100 times on both platforms respectively; via WeChat – voting on WeChat is free. To vote using WeChat on your mobile, go to the app store on your phone, download the WeChat app, create your profile, then search for Channelotv and add the account. You can vote up to 100 times! For terms and conditions and more information, log on to www.channelo.tv. Voting starts today at 19:00 and closes on the 23rd of November at midnight.

The Channel O Africa Music Video Awardsare the only public voted annual music video awards show broadcast around the continent that exclusively feature African artists and now in their 11th year, 2014 will see the awards taking place on Saturday, 29 November at Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto.

Leading with the most nominees this year is South African and new kid on these Hip Hop streets Cassper Nyovest; Mr “Caracara” himself K.O and Nigeria’s Davido with five nominations each. Nyovest flexes his musical prowess with his nominations for Most Gifted Male Video, Most Gifted Newcomer Video,the ever controversial Most Gifted Hip Hop Video, Most Gifted Southern Video as well as the prestigious Most Gifted Video of the Year categories for “Doc Shebeleza”. Davido represents West Africa with his impressive nominations for the track “Aye” which dominated in four categories Most Gifted Male Video, Most Gifted Afro Pop Video, Most Gifted West Video and Most Gifted Video of the Year, while Skelewu” earned him a comfortable spot in the Most Gifted Dance Video category. K.O, the man behind one of the most popular tracks that’s blazing radio and television stations alike at the moment, “Caracara”, makes his Channel O Africa Music Video Awards nominee debut as a solo artist in the categories Most Gifted Male Video, Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring Video, Most Gifted Hip Hop Video, Most Gifted Southern Video and Most Gifted Video of the Year. Will these nominations equal wins? Only YOU the voting public can decide!

 

Here is the full list of nominees:

MOST GIFTED MALE
ARTIST TITLE
CASSPER NYOVEST DOC SHEBELEZA
DAVIDO AYE
RIKY RICK FT OKMALUMKOOLKAT AMANTOMBAZANE
K.O. FT KID X CARACARA
SARKODIE ILLUMINATI
MOST GIFTED FEMALE
ARTIST TITLE
THEMBI SEETE THUNTSHA LEROLE
BUCIE FT HEAVY K EASY TO LOVE
LIZHA JAMES FT UHURU QUEM TI MANDOU
TIWA SAVAGE FT DON JAZZY EMINADO
SEYI SHAY IRAWO
MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER
ARTIST TITLE
DREAM TEAM FT TAMARSHA, AKA & BIG NUZ TSEKEDE
CASSPER NYOVEST DOC SHEBELEZA
EMMY GEE FT AB CRAZY & DJ DIMPLEZ RANDS AND NAIRAS
DIAMOND NUMBER ONE
PATORANKING GIRLIE O (REMIX)
MOST GIFTED DUO, GROUP OR FEATURING
ARTIST TITLE
UHURU FT OSKIDO & PROFESSOR Y-TJUKUTJA
DJ CLOCK FT BEATENBERG PLUTO (I REMEMBER)
R2BEES FT WIZKID SLOW DOWN
K.O. FT KID X CARACARA
KCEE FT WIZKID PULL OVER
MOST GIFTED DANCE
ARTIST TITLE
UHURU FT OSKIDO & PROFESSOR Y-TJUKUTJA
DAVIDO SKELEWU
DJ CLOCK FT BEATENBERG PLUTO (I REMEMBER)
P SQUARE PERSONALLY
BUSISWA FT VARIOUS NGOKU
MOST GIFTED RAGGA DANCEHALL
ARTIST TITLE
BUFFALO SOULJAH BASAWINE
OREZI RIHANNA
JESSE JAGGZ FEAT WIZKID BAD GIRL
PATORANKING GIRLIE O (REMIX)
SHATTA WALE EVERYDOBY LIKES MY TING
MOST GIFTED AFRO POP
ARTIST TITLE
DAVIDO AYE
MAFIKIZOLO FT MAY D HAPPINESS
DIAMOND NUMBER ONE
FLAVOUR ADA ADA
IYANYA JOMBOLO
MOST GIFTED KWAITO
ARTIST TITLE
UHURU FT OSKIDO & PROFESSOR Y-TJUKUTJA
CHARACTER FT MONO T & OSKIDO INXEBA LENDODA
BIG NUZ FT KHAYA MTHETHWA INCWADI YOTHANDO
DJ VETKUK VS MAHOOTA KHABA LENJA
DJ CNDO YAMNANDI INTO
MOST GIFTED R&B
ARTIST TITLE
2FACE FT T PAIN RAINBOW
JIMMY NEVIS FT KWESTA BALLOON
GB COLLECTIVE FT BRIAN TEMBA & REASON CHOCOLATE VANILLA
DONALD CRAZY BUT AMAZING
NIYOLA TOH BAD
MOST GIFTED HIP HOP
ARTIST TITLE
CASSPER NYOVEST DOC SHEBELEZA
KHULI CHANA FT DA L.E.S & MAGESH HAPE LE HAPE 2.1
PHYNO ALOBAM
K.O. FT KID X CARACARA
AKA CONGRATULATE
MOST GIFTED SOUTHERN
ARTIST TITLE
DJ CLOCK FT BEATENBERG PLUTO (I REMEMBER)
CASSPER NYOVEST DOC SHEBELEZA
AKA CONGRATULATE
ZEUS PSYCH
K.O. FT KID X CARACARA
MOST GIFTED WEST
ARTIST TITLE
R2BEES FT WIZKID SLOW DOWN
DAVIDO AYE
BURNA BOY FT D’BANJ WON DA MO
OLAMIDE TURN UP
DR SID FT DON JAZZY SURULERE
MOST GIFTED EAST
ARTIST TITLE
SAUTI SOL NSHIKE
DIAMOND NUMBER ONE
NAVIO NO HOLDING BACK
EDDY KENZO SITYA LOSS
ELANI KOOKOO
MOST GIFTED VIDEO OF THE YEAR
ARTIST TITLE
EMMY GEE FT AB CRAZY & DJ DIMPLEZ RANDS AND NAIRAS
DAVIDO AYE
K.O. FT KID X CARACARA
BURNA BOY RUN MY RACE
TIWA SAVAGE FT DON JAZZY EMINADO
DR SID FT DON JAZZY SURULERE
RIKY RICK FT OKMALUMKOOLKAT AMANTOMBAZANE
CASSPER NYOVEST DOC SHEBELEZA
SARKODIE ILLUMINATI
DJ CLOCK FT BEATENBERG PLUTO (I REMEMBER)
AKA CONGRATULATE
DIAMOND NUMBER ONE

 

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