Quintessential entertainer DareyÂ Â Art Alade has been selected as the host for the Second edition of the 2009 Sound City Music Video awards.
Soundcity is Nigeriaâ€™s music TVâ€™s top honors and their awards are usually traditionally hosted by A-list musicians including recent comperes Dbanj and Ashionye.
Darey is a consummate host of major industry events and awards and a proven talent who always makes it looks easy. Also known for his good dress sense, bright smile and witty banters, Darey sure appeals to a broad audience.
Fresh from an amazing performance at this yearâ€™s Hip Hop World Awards which was rated as world class, Dareyâ€™s hit single â€˜Not the Girlâ€™ from his Un.DAREY.ted album has spent more than six months on various charts across the country.
â€˜He can hold the screen and can hold a stage. It doesnâ€™t hurt that he looks amazing in anything he wearsâ€™ a member of his team at Soul Muzik says.
In addition to the news that Darey will be hosting the Soundcity Music Video Award in August, the R&B pathfinder leads the packs of Nigerians nominated at this yearâ€™s Channel O Awards with two nominations for â€˜Best R&B Videoâ€™ and â€˜Best male videoâ€™. The award ceremony holds on October 29 at the Carnival City, Gauteng.
Darey was in January 2009 named anchor at The Future Awards shortly after he hosted Project Fame West Africa in 2008.
â€˜The ton of awards and ceremonies Darey has hosted is uncountable, and heâ€™d sure make his fans and the organizers proud at SMVAâ€™ his manager said in Lagos this week
The Sound city Music Video awards, an elaborate showbiz ceremony holds in Lagos on July 31 and August 1, 2009