List of nominees for Channel O Africa Music Video Awards announced

Channel O Africa has just announced the full list of nominees for its 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards on Thursday in Johannesburg, which has just seen the Nigerian superstar Davido score yet another victory over his rival Wizkid.

Throughout this year already, Davido has already got the MTV, BET and AFRIMA awards proclaiming him as the best artiste in Africa for the year, already granting him international prestige.

Now he is currently dominating the Channel O Africa awards, with 5 nominations in 5 different categories, including Most Gifted Dance video, Most gifted Male and Most Gifted West video, while Wizkid has no nominations, apart from a few songs that he was featured on.

Also with five nominations are the South African rappers Cassper Nyovest and K.O, with songs such as Cassper’s “Doc Shebeleza” and K.O’s “Caracara”.

The director of Channel O, Nkateko Mabaso, expressed pride at the list of nominees.

“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 nominees are no stranger to performing global stages.”

Voting will start on Thursday at 7pm and closes at midnight, November 23rd. It will be free to vote and will take place via and WeChat.

Full nominee list:

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   

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