D’banj, PSquare, others rule at Channel O awards… Wizkid, 2Face fall
By Charles Mgbolu
Thirteen Nigerian acts walked into the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, SA, venue of the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards with their heads held high; hours later, six of them emerged as winners.
D’banj cut the tape with the ‘Most Gifted Male Video of the Year’ award and also the ‘Special Recognition’ award which he missed last year as he had not been able to attend.
Pop giants Psquare won the ‘Most Gifted Group/Duo’ award for their collaboration with May D on the hit single ‘Chop my money,’ while highlife crooner Flavour won the ‘Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the year’ award for his collaboration with Tiwa Savage on ‘Oyi’ remix.
The awards however came with shockers for singing sensation Wizkid who fell in the Most Gifted African West Video category where his hit single Pakurumo had been nominated.
2Face, Naeto C and Mo’Cheddah also fell at their own nominations; Most Gifted R&B Video, Most Gifted African West Video and Most Gifted Female Video for songs Be there, I Gentle and See me respectively.
However, Chocolate City act BrymO, won the ‘Most Gifted Pop’ for his hit song ‘Ara‘ and the award show’s co-host Ice Prince, won the award for ‘Most Gifted Hip Hop Video of the Year.’
New hit wonder; Davido also walked away with the ‘Most Gifted New Comer of the Year’ award, beating Kenya’s Camp Mulla and Ghana’s E.L, among others.
See the full winners list below…
Most Gifted African South Video of the Year
Cashtime Fam – Shut it down (Stundee)
Most Gifted Group or Featuring of the year
Psquare ft. May D & Akon – Chop My Money
Most Gifted Reggae Dance/Hall
Buffalo Souljah ft Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Most Gifted African East
AY feat Sauti Soul – I Don’t Want to Be Alone
Most Gifted kwaito
Ees feat Mandoza – Ayoba
Most Gifted African West Music video
D-Black ft Mo’Cheddah – Falling
Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the year
Flavour ft. Tiwa Savage – Oyi [Remix]
Most Gifted AfroPop
BrymO – ARA
Most Gifted Hip Hop Video of the Year
Ice Prince Zamani- Superstar
Most Gifted Dance Music Video of the Year
DJ Cleo – Facebook
Most Gifted New Comer of the Year
Davido – Dami duro
Most Gifted Female Video of the Year
Zahara – Loliwe
Most Gifted Male Video of the Year
D’Banj – Oliver Twist
2012 Special Recognition award recipient