ChO African Music Video Awards 2014 – Winner’s List + Pics

Yesterday one of continent’s biggest nights in this year’s Music, The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, was once more a colossal celebration of the best in the music industry.(Or as AB Crazy would say ‘Music Business’). In their 11th year running and hosted by Siyabonga Ngwekazi and Eku Edewor, the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards were broadcast LIVE from the sold out mammoth Nasrec Expo Centre.

East and Southern Africa Dev’d the game as SA’s Cassper Nyovest and Tanzanias Diamond scooped the most awards on the night.

Cassper – who has been winning this year and most recently celebrated his debut album ‘Tsholofelo’ going Gold – his big tune “Doc Shebeleza” garnered him some wins in ; “Most Gifted Male”, “Most Gifted Southern” and the biggest award for the night “Jameson Most Gifted Video of the Year”.

Golden Boy Cassper takes home 3 awards with Amanda Du Pont

Golden Boy Cassper takes home 3 awards with Amanda Du Pont

Bongo Flava recording artist Diamond Platnumz proved that he’s a force to be reckoned with as he took home the Most Gifted Newcomer, Most Gifted Afro Pop as well as Most Gifted East awards for his breakout hit “Number One”.

Diamond also took home 3 awards.

Diamond also took home 3 awards.

Despite the tweets, the twars, the lists, the sales and the egos.. It all boils down to having fans that put their money where their mouth is and vote instead of backing you up in a twar on social media..

Annnnd the winners are :

Most Gifted Male
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza [Winner]

Davido – Aye
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Sarkodie – Illuminati

Most Gifted Female
Thembi Seete – Thuntsha Lerole
Bucie Ft Heavy K – Easy To Love
Lizha James Ft Uhuru – Quem Ti Mandou
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado [Winner]
Seyi Shay – Irawo

Most Gifted Newcomer
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 [Winner]
Patoranking – Girlie O (Remix)

Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring
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 [Winner]

Most Gifted Dance
Uhuru Ft Oskido&Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Davido – Skelewu
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
P Square – Personally
Busiswa Ft Various – Ngoku [Winner]

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall
Buffalo Souljah – Basawine [Winner]

Orezi – Rihanna
Jesse Jagz Feat Wizkid – Bad Girl
Patoranking – Girlie O (Remix)
Shatta Wale – Everybody Likes My Ting

Most Gifted Afro Pop
Davido – Aye
Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness
Diamond – Number One [Winner]
Flavour – Ada Ada
Iyanya – Jombolo

Most Gifted Kwaito
Uhuru Ft Oskido&Professor – Y-Tjukutja [Winner]

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
2face Ft T-Pain – Rainbow
Jimmy Nevis Ft Kwesta – Balloon
Gb Collective Ft Brian Temba&Reason – Chocolate Vanilla
Donald – Crazy But Amazing [Winner]
Niyola – Toh Bad

Most Gifted Hip Hop
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 [Winner]

AKA arriving at the awards

AKA arriving at the awards

Most Gifted Southern
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza [Winner]
A.K.A. – Congratulate
Zeus – Psych
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara

Most Gifted West
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
Davido – Aye
Burna Boy Ft D’banj – Won Da Mo
Olamide – Turn Up [Winner]
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere

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

Most Gifted Video of the Year
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 [Winner]
Sarkodie – Illuminati
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
AKA – Congratulate
Diamond – Number One

Special Recognition Award
Boom Shaka

The only award not determined by public votes, the coveted Special Recognition Award went to Boom Shaka. Channel O paid homage with an honorary performance to the pioneering group that dared to be different and ultimately shaped the Kwaito genre in the’90s.

Congratulations to all the deserving winners.

Now, despite all the attention being mainly on stage.. Certain events forced us to drag our eyes off the stage and more onto them and their movements.. One moment would be the public display of affection between Cassper & Amanda Du Pont, when they kissed on Stage.. They make a great couple but, its kinda weird ’cause in every interview Cassper talks about how much he’ll never get over Boity..

Another Off-Stage distraction would have to be 2 lovely ladies who showed us that their bodies are more than ready for summer!! Vuzu presenter Denise Zimba and Rhythm City Actress Pam Andrews, Killed the night in some black lace dresses that revealed quite a lot about the ladies.. Who do you think killed it ? Denise or Pam ?

If you missed it, check out the show repeats on Channel O, DStv channel 320 on:

Monday – 1 Dec at 20h00
Friday – 5 December at 14h00
Tuesday – 30 Dec at 10h00

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