2013 Channel O Africa Music Awards unveils nominees

…Nigeria receives 20 nominations

Nominations for the 10th annual Channel O Africa Music Awards were announced today, revealing an open field in the race to claim Africa’s most prestigious music awards.
Nominees in the 14 categories included multiple double nods for over 10 artistes, from East, West and Southern African, reflecting the outpouring of world-class music videos on the continent over the past year. Nigerian artistes received 20 nominations across the relevant categories including four of the six nominations in the Most Gifted African West Video category and another four in the coveted Most Gifted Video of the Year category.
Ice Prince

Ice Prince

Disappointingly, Nigerian Hip Hop artists earned no recognition for their creative work in the competitive genre as indicated by their conspicuous absence among nominees.
It is now up to fans to vote for their favourites in this public-voted event, with more than two months for the continent’s music fans to have their say.
This year’s nominees list features many long standing members of the African music scene, among them South Africa’s Oskido “TsaMandebele” for Most Gifted African Southern; Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah “Basawine” for Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video and Mozambique’s Lizha James “VaisRochar” with Anselmo Ralph for Most Gifted Female.
The list of nominees is also bursting with new faces including the five contenders in the B category –Nigeria’s Lola Rae “Watch My Ting Go”; Nigeria’s Burna Boy “Tonight” South Africans Moneoa “Is’Bhanxa” and KhayaMthethwa “Move” and Kenya’s Victoria Kimani “Mtoto”.  The multiplicity of genres emerging in this highlight category of the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards –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.
To celebrate a decade of recognising the best African contemporary music talent, the 10th Channel O Africa Music Awards 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 category again reveals the mix of newcomers and established artists at this year’s event –a signal of the growing maturity of Africa’s music scene.
Whether it is in the heavy hitting categories or the genre and regional categories, there’s no doubting that the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards have all the makings of a thrilling affair when the LIVE event takes place on Saturday, November 30 at Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto, South Africa.
Just who will win Africa’s biggest awards on the night is now in the hands of fans! Voting opens tonight at 00:00 a.m. and closes on Thursday, November 21 at midnight.
Full 2013 nominees list
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
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”
Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage

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 African West 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 African South 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”
Ice Prince “Aboki”
R2Bees “Life” (Walaahi)
P Square “Alingo”
Paul G ft Fabulous “Get Control”


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    i want to see this live..any help pliz

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