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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.The winners are voted by Channel O's viewers across the continent.
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.
Randburg was an area located in the north west of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Formerly a separate municipality, its administration devolved to the newly created City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, along with neighbouring Sandton and Roodepoort, in the late 1990s. During the transitional period of 1996–2000, Randburg was part of the Northern Metropolitan Local Council (MLC).
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade.
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)
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer and composer who has been described as "the father of South African jazz". Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He also had a number-one US pop hit in 1968 with his version of "Grazing in the Grass".
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)
Òpátàmèdù is a Nigerian folk musician, singer songwriter and Percussionist
Elisa Lisete James Humbane, popularly known as Lizha James, is one of the biggest musicians in Lusophone Africa. Born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, her music style includes a mixture of rhythms like Marrabenta, Reggae, R&B and hip-hop. She is also famous for the Mozambican style Dzukuta Pandza.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known by his stage name D'banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, television personality, and rapper. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards
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)
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - George Lee (Ghana)
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)
Kwaito is a music genre that emerged in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the 1990s. It is a variant of house music featuring the use of African sounds and samples. Typically at a slower tempo range than other styles of house music, Kwaito often contains catchy melodic and percussive loop samples, deep bass lines, and vocals. Despite its similarities to hip hop music, Kwaito has a distinctive manner in which the lyrics are sung, rapped and shouted. American producer Diplo has described Kwaito as "slowed-down garage music," most popular among the black youth of South Africa.
The music of Namibia includes a number of folk styles, as well as pop, rock, reggae, jazz, house and hip hop.
Lazarus Shiimi, known by his stage name Gazza, is a Namibian musician.
You Can't Ignore is the fourth album by The Dogg that was released on 5 October 2007 by Mshasho and KOOL Productions. The album was to be titled Mshasho: You Can't Ignore and was later changed prior to its release date. The album features the first collaboration between The Dogg and his music mentor Elvo. It also features the first collaboration between The Dogg and Qonja. This album is more mature and very different from his previous albums. It features a dark tone similar to his first release, Shimaliw' Osatana. The entire album is self-produced with DJ Kboz co-producing two songs. As of 2008, the album is the highest and fastest selling kwaito album in Namibia.
Naetochukwu Chikwe, stage name Naeto C, is a Nigerian rapper, Afrobeat artist and record producer. He was born in Houston, Texas and is of Nigerian origin.
This is a discography of albums by Namibian musician The Dogg. The Dogg began his professional music career in 2003. He released two solo studio albums in 2004.
The Namibian Annual Music Awards, (NAMAS), are an annual award ceremony run by MTC Namibia and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. The awards exist to recognize accomplishment in the Namibian recording industry by celebrating those groups and individuals who have excelled in the past year. The awards were introduced to replace the Sanlam-NBC Music Awards, which were run by Sanlam Namibia and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporations.
EES is the stage name of Eric Sell a German Namibian Kwaito artist and rapper.
Wande Coal, born as Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, is a Nigerian singer.
The 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards were held at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa on 17 November 2012. The nominees were unveiled at an announcement party in Johannesburg on 21 September 2012. Kenyan hip hop group Camp Mulla topped the list with four nominations, but failed to bring home an award. Among those who will be performing are Davido, Ice Prince, Khuli Chana, M.anifest, Camp Mulla and Zeus.
"Jombolo" is a song by Nigerian singerIyanya. It was released as the sixth single from his second studio album, Desire (2013). The song debuted at number one on 360nobs' Top 10 Most Downloaded Songs chart from July 21 through July 27, 2013. It was produced by GospelOnDeBeatz and features vocals from Nigerian singer Flavour N'abania.
"Mr Endowed" is a song by Nigerian singer D'banj, released on May 23, 2010. Produced by Don Jazzy, it was included in the track listing for Mr. Endowed, an album that was never released due to D'banj's exit from Mo' Hits Records. The song was reportedly recorded after D'banj signed a recording contract with Kanye West's GOOD Music. In an interview with April Woodard of BET, D'banj confirmed the rumours about the aforementioned contract.
"Fall in Love" is a song by Nigerian singer and harmonica player D'banj. It serves as a single from his third studio album, The Entertainer (2008). The song was produced by Don Jazzy. According to Africa Review, it earned D'banj national stardom in Nigeria.
"Murder Dem" is a song by Nigerian rapper and record producer Jesse Jagz. It was released by Chocolate City on December 2, 2012. The song was originally intended to be included on Jesse Jagz's second studio album, Jagz Nation, Vol.1. Thy Nation Come (2013), but was ultimately removed from the final track-listing due to Jagz's departure from Chocolate City.
"Rihanna" is a song by Nigerian recording artist Orezi, released on February 18, 2013. The song was produced by Kiddominant. It peaked at number 1 on Pulse Nigeria's music video charts. Orezi recorded "Rihanna" while signed to Culbeed Music. He shot the video after signing with Sprisal Entertainment, a record label owned by Jibola Fatgbems of Fatgbems Oil.
Omo Baba Olowo is the debut studio album by Nigerian singer Davido. It was released by HKN Music on July 17, 2012. As one of the executive producers of the album, Davido collaborated with producers such as Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, Dokta Frabz, Mr. Chidoo, Theory Soundz and Shizzi. The album was preceded by the release of four singles: "Back When", "Dami Duro", "Ekuro" and "Overseas". The music of Omo Baba Olowo embodies afropop and afrobeat sounds, with an influence of hip hop. The album features guest appearances from Naeto C, Sina Rambo, B-Red, Kayswitch, Ice Prince and 2 Face Idibia. Omo Baba Olowo received generally negative reviews from music critics, who denounced its lyrical content and production. The album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies 2013. It was also nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards is an award presented by the TV channel WatsUp TV to honor the best in the African music videos scene.
Thabani Ndlovu, also known as Buffalo Souljah, is a South Africa-based Zimbabwean King Of African[Dancehall]] and Reggae recording artist, songwriter and record label called U.N.A.