By Charles Mgbolu
The Sound City Music Video Awards, SMVA, in no doubt one of Nigeria’s hottest and most anticipated awards night.
Every year, it brandishes a couture of extremely talented artistes who have made it to the nomination level that caps off with an awards night that simply gets better and better with each edition.
With two weeks to the end of the year, there are indications the 2011 edition of the awards will not hold afterall.
When contacted, a popular on-air personality with the music channel, who pleaded anonymity confirmed that the awards will not be taking place.
When asked for the reason, he simply said “I don’t know why it’ is not holding this year”
Meanwhile, artists, producers, video directors and music fans, who eagerly await these awards have started to ask questions especially, with other music video awards in town.
Sound City Music Video Awards organisers have always said that the SMVA is an award aimed at setting a standard in the industry of music videos in Africa. As a prestigious award, it takes into cognizance all the appropriate elements and forms that make the composition of genuineness in musical value,through music videos without undue favor.
Previous editions of the SMVA featured American hip hop rapper Nas, South African bandFreshlyground, Tic Tac from Ghana, Wyre from Kenya, South African hiphop group Jozi, Nigeria’s Seun Kuti and American hip hop act Mims.