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Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, once known as Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards, are Pan-African music awards organised by South Africa -based Channel O television channel. The awards were first held in 2003 under the name Reel Music Video Awards. Since 2005 the awards have been held annually. [1] The winners are voted by Channel O's viewers across the continent. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

Channel O is a South African-based music channel which first started transmission in the early 1990s. Its main concept is African music in Africa and the diaspora.



TITLE: - Reel Music Video Awards

VENUE: - M-Net Randburg Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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CATEGORIES: - 23 in total

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Fela Kuti (Nigeria)


No awards ceremony was held in this year.


TITLE: - African Music Video Awards

VENUE: - Johannesburg Civic Center, South Africa


SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Hugh Masekela (South Africa)

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TITLE: - Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards

VENUE: - Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg, South Africa

HOSTS: - David Kau (South Africa) and Channel O VJs

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Zola (South Africa)


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TITLE: - Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards

VENUE: - Johannesburg City Hall, South Africa

HOSTS: - D'Banj (Nigeria) and DJ S'Bu (South Africa)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)



TITLE: - Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards

VENUE: - Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa

HOSTS: - Kabelo 'KB' Ngakane and Nonhle Thema (all from South Africa)




TITLE: - Music Video Awards (CHOMVAs)

VENUE: - Carnival City in Gauteng, South Africa

HOSTS: - Kabelo 'KB' Ngakane, Nonhle Thema and Lungile 'Lungsta' Radu (all from South Africa)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Brenda Fassie (South Africa)











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