Tuesday, 3 September 2013

List of Nominees announced for The Channel O Africa Music Awards 2013 [VIDEO]

Nominations for the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards have been announced, 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 artists, from East, West and Southern African, reflecting the outpouring of world-class music videos on the continent over the past year. It’s now up to fans to vote for their favourites.

This year’s list of nominees features many longstanding members of the African music scene, among them South Africa’s Oskido (Tsa Mandebele, nominated for Most Gifted African - Southern), Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah (Basawine, nominated for Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video), and Mozambique’s Lizha James (Vais Rochar with Anselmo Ralph, nominated for Most Gifted Female).

The list of nominees is also bursting with new faces, including the five contenders in the Most Gifted Newcomer category – South Africans Moneoa (Is’Bhanxa) and Idols Season 8 winner Khaya Mthethwa (Move), Nigeria’s Lola Rae (Watch My Ting Go) and Burna Boy (Tonight) and Kenya’s Victoria Kimani (Mtoto). The multiplicity of genres in this category – from Dance Pop to contemporary Afrobeat and Afro-fusion – provide 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 Annual 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 reveals the mix of newcomers and established artists – a signal of the growing maturity of Africa’s music scene.

South African duo Mafikizolo’s Khona is up for Most Gifted Video of the Year as well as Most Gifted Dance Video, and Nigeria’s P Square proves their ongoing popularity with the nomination of Alingo for the Most Gifted Video of the Year as well as Most Gifted African - West.

The Most Gifted Video of the Year category also includes hotshot newcomers, among them Kenya’s Xtatic whose track with Priddy Ugly and AKA, Hit ‘Em Up, is making a strong bid for the title. AKA himself is making his presence felt at this year’s awards: alongside his featuring spots with Xtatic and Zeus, his video Jealously is in the running for Most Gifted Video of the Year and Most Gifted Hip Hop Video.

Another nominee in the Most Gifted Video of the Year category is Kenya’s STL whose Stella Stella Stella has also put her in contention for Most Gifted Female where she’s up against Lizha James (Vais Rochar), South Africa’s Zonke (Feelings), Toya DeLazy (Heart) and Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage (Without My Heart featuring Don Jazzy).

Most Gifted Male nominees include Botswana’s Zeus featuring AKA and Tumi, (#Datswasup, also in the running for Most Gifted Video of the Year) along with Nigeria’s Iyanya (Flavour) and Wizkid (Azonto), South Africa’s Donald (Over The Moon) and Tanzania’s Ay featuring Marco Chali (Party Zone).

The 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards will have all the makings of a thrilling affair when the live event takes place on Saturday, 30 November at Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto. Just who will win Africa’s biggest awards on the night is now in the hands of fans! Voting opens tonight at 00:00 and closes on Thursday, 21 November at 00:00 and can be done on three different platforms - via sms, web and WAP.

To vote via SMS, just SMS the artist voting code (listed below) to +2783142100415. Standard SMS rates apply. Web and WAP votes can be cast at www.channelo.tv

Follow on twitter @ChannelOTV. The official hashtag for the 2013 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards is #CHOAMVA.

Please find full list of nominees and artist voting codes below:

Most Gifted Male Video
Donald - Over the Moon - 1A
Zeus ft AKA & Tumi - #DatsWasup - 1B
Wizkid - Azonto - 1C
Ay/Marco Chali - Party Zone - 1D
Iyanya - Flavour - 1E

Most Gifted Female Video
Zonke - Feelings - 2A
Lizha James ft Anselmo Ralph - Vais Rochar - 2B
STL - Stella Stella Stella - 2C
Tiwa Savage ft Don Jazzy - Without My Heart - 2D
Toya DeLazy - Heart - 2E

Most Gifted Newcomer
Moneoa - Is’Bhanxa - 3A
Lola Rae - Watch My Ting Go - 3B
Khaya Mthethwa - Move - 3C
Victoria Kimani - Mtoto - 3D
Burna Boy - Tonight - 3E

Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring
Teargas - Wake Up -  4A
Xtatic/AKA & Priddy Ugly - Hit ‘Em Up -  4B
MiCasa - Can't Get Enough -  4C
EME - Baddest Boy - 4D
Naeto C ft D'Banj - Tony Montana (Bad Pass) Remix - 4E
Zonefam - Contolola - 4F

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video
Buffalo Souljah - Basawine - 5A
Kaakie - Too Much - 5B
Jesse Jagz - Murder Dem - 5C
P-Unit ft Collo - You Guy (Dat Dendai) - 5D
Radio & Weasel - Can't Let You Go - 5E

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video
AKA - Jealousy - 6A
Jayso & Sarkodie - Pizza & Burger - 6B
Reason - Do It Like I Can - 6C
IFani ft Blaksuga - Chocolate Vanilla - 6D
E.L./M.Anifest - Hallelujah - 6E

Most Gifted R&B Video
Banky W - Yes/No - 7A
Victoria Kimani/M.I. - Oya - 7B
Anselmo Ralph - Curticao - 7C
Danny K - Brown Eyes - 7D
Chase - Lonely - 7E

Most Gifted Afro Pop
The Soil ft Zakwe - Inkomo - 8A
Sauti Sol - Money Lover - 8B
2Face Idibia - Ihe Ne Me - 8C
The Muffinz - Umsebenzi Wendoda - 8D
Davido - Gobe - 8E

Most Gifted Dance Video
KCee - Limpopo 0 9A
Mafikizolo - Khona - 9B
Fuse ODG ft Wyclef Jean - Antenna - 9C
DJ Malvado ft Petty - Jamaica - 9D
DJ Ganyani ft FB - Xigubu - 9E

Most Gifted Kwaito
L'Vovo Derrango ft Professor - Palesa - 10A
Professor ft Oskido & Charactor - Finger Prints - 10B
EES - Woza December - 10C
Kabelo - Impilo - 10D
DJ Tira ft Big Nuz & Joocy - Summertime - 10E

Most Gifted African West
D'Prince - Goody Bag - 11A
Ice Prince - Aboki - 11B
R2Bees - Life (Walaah) - 11C
D-BlackJoey B - Vera - 11D
Chidinma/ Ill Bliss/ Tha Suspect - Emi Ni Baller - 11E
P Square - Alingo - 11F

Most Gifted African East
P-Unit/Collo - You Guy [Dat Dendai] - 12A
Sauti Sol - Money Lover - 12B
Radio & Weasel - Magnetic - 12C
Ay/Marco Chali - Party Zone - 12D
Navio - Kata - 12E

Most Gifted African South
Dama Do Bling - My Eish - 13A
Oskido - Tsa Mandebele - 13B
Black Coffee ft Zakes Bantwini - Take It All Off - 13C
Paul G ft Fabulous - Get Control -  13D
DJ Dimplez ft L-Tido & Anati - We Aint Leaving - 13E
Khuli Chana - Hazzadazmove - 13F

Most Gifted Video of the Year
AKA - Jealousy - 14A
Mafikizolo - Khona - 14B
STL - Stella Stella Stella - 14C
P Square - Alingo - 14D
Fuse ODG ft Wyclef Jean - Antenna - 14E
Xtatic/AKA & Priddy Ugly - Hit ‘Em Up - 14F
Zeus ft AKA & Tumi - #DatsWasup - 14G
Wizkid - Azonto - 14H
Paul G ft Fabulous - Get Control - 14I
Reason - Do It Like I Can - 14J
R2Bees - Life (Walaah) - 14K
Ice Prince - Aboki - 14L

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