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Channel O Africa announces Music Video Awards nominees

Cassper Nyovest is nominated for five Channel O Music Video Awards. (Pic: Supplied)
Cassper Nyovest is nominated for five Channel O Music Video Awards. (Pic: Supplied)

Nominees for the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards were announced in Johannesburg last Thursday.

Dominating the nominations this year are South African rappers Cassper Nyovest and K.O, as well as Nigeria’s Davido with five nominations each.

Nyovest is nominated for most gifted male video, most gifted newcomer video, most gifted hip-hop video, most gifted southern video as well most gifted video of the year categories for Doc Shebeleza.

Davido represents West Africa with nominations for Aye in the categories of most gifted male video, most gifted afro pop video, most gifted west video and most gifted video of the year, while Skelewu earned him the most gifted dance video nomination.

Teargas’s Caracara starring K.O is currently one of the most popular songs played on radio and television. K.O makes his nominee début as a solo artist in the categories of 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.

The awards take place on Saturday November 29 at Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto.

“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,” says Channel O’s director Nkateko Mabaso.

“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.”

Voting, which is free, takes place via www.channelo.tv and WeChat. Voters are allowed to vote up to 100 times on both platforms. Voting starts on Thursday at 7pm and closes on November 23 at midnight.

Full list of nominees:

Most gifted male  
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza 
Davido – Aye 
Riky Rick featuring Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane 
K.O featuring Kid X – Caracara
Sarkodie – Illuminati

Most gifted female  
Thembi Seete – Thuntsha Lerole
Bucie featuring Heavy K – Easy To Love
Lizha James featuring Uhuru – Quem Ti Mandou 
Tiwa Savage featuring Don Jazzy – Eminado  
Seyi Shay – Irawo

Most gifted newcomer  
Dream Team featuring Tamarsha, AKA and Big Nuz – Tsekede 
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza 
Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez – Rands and Nairas  
Diamond – Number One  
Patoranking – Girlie O (Remix)

Most gifted duo/group or featuring artist  
Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor – Y-Tjukutja  
DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)  
R2Bees featuring Wizkid – Slow Down  
K.O featuring Kid X – Caracara
KCee featuring Wizkid – Pull Over

Most gifted dance  
Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor – Y-Tjukutja  
Davido – Skelewu 
DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)  
P-Square – Personally  
Busiswa featuring various artists – Ngoku 

Most gifted ragga dancehall  
Buffalo Souljah – Basawine  
Orezi – Rihanna  
Jesse Jaggz featuring Wizkid – Bad Girl  
Patoranking – Girlie O (Remix) 
Shatta Wale – Everybody Likes My Ting    

Most gifted Afro pop  
Davido – Aye  
Mafikizolo featuring May D – Happiness  
Diamond – Number One  
Flavour – Ada Ada  
Iyanya – Jombolo

Most gifted kwaito  
Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor – Y-Tjukutja  
Character featuring Mono T and Oskido – Inxeba Lendoda  
Big Nuz featuring Khaya Mthethwa – Incwadi Yothando  
DJ Vetkuk VS Mahoota – Khaba Lenja  
DJ Cndo – Yamnandi Into

Most gifted R&B  
2Face featuring T-Pain – Rainbow  
Jimmy Nevis featuring Kwesta – Balloon  
GB Collective featuring Brian Temba and Reason – Chocolate Vanilla  
Donald – Crazy But Amazing  
Niyola – Toh Bad 

Most gifted hip-hop 
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza 
Khuli Chana featuring DA L.E.S and Magesh – Hape Le Hape 2.1  
Phyno – Alobam  
K.O featuring Kid X – Caracara  
AKA – Congratulate   

Most gifted Southern artist  
DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)  
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza 
AKA – Congratulate
Zeus – Psych  
K.O featuring Kid X – Caracara 

Most gifted West artist  
R2Bees featuring Wizkid – Slow Down  
Davido – Aye  
Burna Boy featuring D’Banj – Won Da Mo  
Olamide – Turn Up  
Dr Sid featuring Don Jazzy – Surulere 

Most gifted East artist  
Sauti Sol – Nshike  
Diamond – Number One  
Navio – No Holding Back  
Eddy Kenzo – Sitya Loss  
Elani – Kookoo

Most gifted video of the year  
Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez – Rands and Nairas  
Davido – Aye  
K.O featuring Kid X – Caracara  
Burna Boy – Run My Race  
Tiwa Savage featuring Don Jazzy – Eminado  
Dr Sid featuring Don Jazzy – Surulere  
Riky Rick featuring Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane 
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza 
Sarkodie – Illuminati
DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember) 
AKA – Congratulate  
Diamond – Number One

Rhodé Marshall is the Mail & Guardian’s arts, culture and entertainment content producer. Follow her on Twitter: @rhodemarshall

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