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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Cassper Nyovest & Diamond Platnumz Shine Bright At The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards 2014

By Stella WaAfrika



The long awaited Channel O Africa Music Video Awards 2014 have finally wrapped up.
The 2014 edition of Africa's longest live broadcast music awards was held in Soweto at the Nasrec Expo Centre hosted by one of SA's best presenters Siyabonga Ngwekazi and Nigerian actress/model and media personality Eku Edewor.

The night belonged to  Cassper Nyovest and Diamond Platnumz as the biggest winners scooping three awards each. Cassper walked away with Most Gifted Male, Most Gifted Southern and the big one, the Most Gifted Video of the year. On the other hand, Diamond walked way with the Most Gifted Newcomer, Most Gifted Afro Pop and Most Gifted East.

Performances from DavidoCassper Nyovest, Skhanda Republic commander K.O,  the prince of Hip Hop AKA,KwestaPatoranking, the princess of House BucieRiky RickOlamide and DJ Dimplez , Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Busiswa, Dream Team, Riky Rik, Maggz, Okmalumkoolkat and Boom Shaka set the buzz.

Here's the full list of this years winners:

Most Gifted Male
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

Most Gifted Female
Tiwa Savage ft Don Jazzy – Eminado

Most Gifted Newcomer
Diamond – Number One

Most Gifted Duo, Group or featuring
Kcee ft Wizkid – Pull Over

Most Gifted Dance
Busiswa ft Various – Ngoku

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall
Buffalo Souljah – Turn Up

Most Gifted Afro Pop
Diamond – Number One

Most Gifted Kwaito
Uhuru ft Oskido & Professor – Y-tjukutja

Most Gifted R&B
Donald – Crazy but amazing

Most Gifted Hip Hop
AKA – Congratulate

Most Gifted Southern
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

Most Gifted West
Olamide – Turn Up

Most Gifted East
Diamond – Number One

Most Gifted Video of the year
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza


My two cents to Channel O.- Since the #CHOAMVA are aimed at celebrating African music and giving our artist a platform to shine, it can only be fair if every region is represented. I'm not talking about best regional categories, but rather an overall package from stage performances to guest presenters.
While watching tonight's awards, I couldn't help but think I was watching the South African Music Awards (SAMAs). This of course didn't sit well with me, for a continent made up of 53 states I felt insulted.

Photo Credit: Channel O
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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 

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