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2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Nominees Revealed…+ Full List Of The Nominees

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

Spread across 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.

“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 nominated with industry veterans in this year’s nominees list and it proves that there is no barrier to making an impact on the music scene. The music and 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 Africa Manager Leslie Kasumba.

The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards are 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, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Leading with the most nominees this year is South African and new kid on these Hip Hop streets Cassper Nyovest; 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.

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 closes on 23 November at midnight.

Will these nominations equal wins? Only YOU the voting public can decide! For more information you can also log on to www.dstv.com

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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Juju Music Sensation Dele Taiwo’s Star-Studded Birthday Bash in Lagos To Hold On Sunday

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The cozy Avalanche Club is set to become the epicenter of a grand celebration this Sunday as renowned Juju musician, Asiwaju Dele Taiwo, affectionately known as Dele Taiwo, commemorates his birthday with a star-studded event dubbed “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo and Friends Live In Lagos.”

This highly anticipated celebration, powered by Otunba Femi Davies of Metronews and Otunba Bestman Nze Jumbo of Team Nigeria for Change, promises to be an unforgettable evening, featuring performances from top Juju musicians such as Queen Ayo Balogun, Hessking, Fuji rave , Alh Wasiu Haruna Ishola son of the Apapa legend, Haruna Ishola. Boye Best is also top on the list of artistes that will thrill the birthday celebration audience.

The event is surely a testament of the profound respect and admiration the Nigerian music community holds for Dele Taiwo, a prominent figure in the industry.

Otunba Bestman, expressing his excitement, shared, “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo is my friend and a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music space. It is our style in Team Nigeria for Change to identify and celebrate such outstanding acts. So, myself and some friends believe it is not too much to celebrate such a person who has made huge impacts on his birthday.”

The venue for this exclusive birthday celebration, Avalanche Restaurant and Lounge, is strategically chosen for its cozy and pleasurable ambiance.

Owned by Hon. Kehinde Paul Bankole, this upscale venue is located at 5, Bamako Estate, Opposite Omole Phase I, in Lagos.

Hon. Bankole emphasized the special nature of this event, stating, “Gentleman Dele Taiwo’s birthday celebration is a special appearance for me personally and I can assure our guests that the best treatment in terms of hospitality awaits them at Avalanche this Sunday.”

Guests attending the event can look forward to a glamorous evening starting with a red carpet reception at 4:00 PM, setting the tone for a night filled with music, celebration, and high spirits.

Asiwaju Dele Taiwo’s birthday bash is not just a celebration of his life but also a tribute to his contributions to the Juju music genre, bringing together friends, fans, and fellow musicians in an evening of joy and festivity.

Media support includes City People magazine, MetroNews, Eko mi Eko e, Freelanews, Society Reporters, SocietyGist, Goldmyne, Islanders Events magazine, Dior events, Dope TV, and many more.

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Banky W survives fourth cancer surgery

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Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has undergone a fourth cancer surgery.

The Made For You crooner, In a heartfelt post on his Instagram page on Thursday, expressed gratitude to God for his recovery.

Banky W thanked his wife, family, friends, and pastors for their unwavering support and prayers, as well as his medical team, Dr. Onyewu and Dr. Adenuga, for their expertise and care.

Sharing a video he wrote, “Christ 4 – Cancer Tumors 0

“Sometimes, your faith in God will not prevent the storms from coming… but it will carry you through them. Faith won’t always stop you from hurting, but it will help you heal, and it will help you deal.

“God never said the weapons wouldn’t form, He promised that they wouldn’t prosper. He never said the enemy wouldn’t come… He promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise a standard against him.

“Posting this testimony to encourage anyone out there who is going through a challenge. It might seem bigger than you, but greater is He that is in you than anything you will face in this world.

“Grateful for my wife, family, friends, and Pastors for their love, prayers, and support. Thanking God for my health and trusting that this latest victory is final in Jesus’ name.

“Appreciating the gifted hands and minds of my doctors, Dr. Onyewu of the Center for Advanced Specialty Surgery, and Dr. Adenuga of Euracare and the teams that support them.

“We have the victory yet again. Now and forever, in Jesus’ name.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28″

 

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Baigewallet Signs Nollywood Actress, Bimbo Ademoye, As Ambassador

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Digital financial service platform, Baigewallet, has signed Bimbo Ademoye, a celebrated Nollywood actress and content creator, as its Brand Ambassador.

Known for her exceptional creativity, acting prowess, and pleasant personality, Ademoye epitomises the values of innovation, creativity, and inclusivity at the heart of Baigewallet’s ethos.

As the Brand Ambassador, Baigewallet, in a press statement made available to LEADERSHIP, said Ademoye will assume a pivotal role in championing Baigewallet’s products and services while advocating for enhanced financial literacy, a culture of improved savings, and heightened inclusion for women.

“She will actively engage with Baigewallet’s diverse audience across multiple platforms, including dynamic social media campaigns, community events, and educational initiatives. Furthermore, she will collaborate closely with Baigewallet’s team to craft innovative strategies to enhance user experience and improve adoption,” the company added.

Baigewallet, therefore, reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to driving financial innovation and empowering individuals to flourish in the digital era.

 

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