Nigeria & South Africa RULE the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards – Winners, Photos & Talking Points

PRO receives his award for Most Gifted Southern Video

Now we have so many options for music content on our TV screens – MTV Base Africa, Trace, Soundcity and the list goes on…
Some may have forgotten the monumental impact that Channel O had on the African music scene. In many ways, Channel O pioneered the ‘Pan African’ music movement. The funky VJs caught our attention and of course, the music! Music from Nigeria found its way to the ears of music lovers in South Africa, music from Kenya found listeners in Ghana; the channel really helped shape the current thriving African music movement.

With the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards, Channel O set out to show us that they are still great and are holding their own against stiff competition.
The 2010 COMVAs took place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa and was hosted by Lungile Radu and Thomas Gumede. It was a glitzy and fun night! On a cool jozi night, the awardis were dominated by two countries; Nigeria and South Africa.

Awards

The biggest award of the night – Most Gifted Video of the Year was won by South African hip-hop trio, Teargas for their video “Party 101”. One of the biggest ‘coups’ was Mo’Cheddah‘s victory in the Most Gifted Female category. The video for her track “If You Want Me” featuring Othello beat videos from Lizha James, Thembi Seeta, Witness and Kenny St Brown. The young musician recently released her debut album ‘Franchise Celebrtity’ and received a nomination for the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards as well. Definitely a bright star, we can all be proud of.

Other winners including Nigeria’s P-Square for their track “E No Easy” featuring J-Martins in the Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring category. Naeto C, 2Face, D’Banj and General Pype rounded up the list of Nigerian winners. Our boys definitely did us proud as always.

Performances, Presenters & Highlights

Performances were another highlight of the night. Somalian/Canadian musician K’Naan who received a Special Recognition Award for his music and activism. He delivered a poignant speech and performed via satellite from LA. Sasha, Dama Do Bling and Thembi Seeta held it down for the ladies with a scorching performance. Liquideep, Teargas, Wyre, Buffalo Souljah, D-Black & Kwaku-T also performed at the event. IK, ProVerb and other stars presented awards at the event. The ‘flight’ theme was also pretty cool and the gifting of cars to  a few lucky guests added another interesting element to the event.

Talking Points

Many expressed disappointment that some of their favorite videos of the year including Banky W‘s Strong Ting, M.I‘s Safe and Wande Coal’s Bumper 2 Bumper did not receive any awards. All 14 categories at this year’s event (except K’Naan’s special award) were voted for by the public and the results were audited by Alexander Forbes, therefore there was no ojoro. Next time, vote for your favorites!

Another talking point was the dominance of Nigeria and South Africa. Only two awards were won by musicians from other countries; K’Naan’s special award and Most Gifted East Video being won by Ugandan-born Obita for his video featuring Loyiso, “Everybody Dance”. Once again, the public voting is relevant. Mainstream Nigerian music appears to have Pan African commercial and of course, our strength in numbers (population) helps with voting numbers. Will be great to see greater collaboration by artistes from around the continent. Sasha’s collabo with Dama Do Bling pushed both artistes in their respective markets and Kenya’s Wyre will be releasing an album featuring collabos with Nigerian artistes within the next few months.

BN will have a full red carpet post from the Channel O Music Video Awards on Monday.

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Did you watch? What are your thoughts?

List of Winners – 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards
MOST GIFTED MALE VIDEO
BLACK COFFEE FT ZAKES BANTWINI – JUJU

MOST GIFTED FEMALE VIDEO
MO’CHEDDAH FT OTHELLO – IF YOU WANT ME

MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER
L – TIDO FT T-P – CALLING

MOST GIFTED DUO, GROUP OR FEATURING
P SQUARE FT J-MARTINS – E NO EASY

MOST GIFTED DANCE VIDEO
BIG NUZ FT DJ TIRA – UMLILO

MOST GIFTED RAGGA DANCEHALL VIDEO
GENERAL PYPE FT NAETO C,VECTOR, SASHA, DA GRIN & GT DA GUITARMAN – CHAMPION(REMIX)

MOST GIFTED AFRO POP
D’BANJ – FALL IN LOVE

MOST GIFTED RNB
URBAN REIGN – ADDICTED

MOST GIFTED KWAITO
BIG NUZ/DJ TIRA – UMLILO

MOST GIFTED HIP HOP VIDEO
NAETO C – AKO MI TI POJU

MOST GIFTED SOUTH VIDEO
PRO – SEKELE

MOST GIFTED EAST VIDEO
OBITA/LOYISO – EVERYBODY DANCE

MOST GIFTED WEST VIDEO
2 FACE – IMPLICATION

MOST GIFTED VIDEO OF THE YEAR
TEARGAS – PARTY 101

Special Recognition Award
– K’Naan

Photo Credit: Channel O | Beat 99.9 | General Pype | Toolz

28 Comments on Nigeria & South Africa RULE the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards – Winners, Photos & Talking Points
  • tama November 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    happy for Mo’cheddah and General Pype

  • bukiola November 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    congrat to the winners and to odas..better luck nxt time

  • bukiola November 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    wn will bankyW stop wearin papa’s cap..we r getin tired of it……pscheeew

    • kk November 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm

      he should get rid of that crap he calls a beard first.
      Even Craig David has moved on long ago.

      • Karen November 7, 2010 at 12:40 am

        loll hillarious, for real tho craig david don step up

  • SmashingM November 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Why is it that Faze does not win?

  • debs November 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    i watched the whole thing to see MI win but of course he didn’t.i don’t think the knaan performance via satellite was necessary and generally i think it was rather boring and drab compared to previous years.as for Nigerians winning most of the awards COME ON we r the best in music in Africa.CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!!

  • debs November 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    REALLY WISH MI WON AN AWARD LAST NITE.

  • lizzy November 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Am always proud of my naija people oh. Congrats Naeto c, 2face, psquare and my fave lil girl, mo’cheddah. Luv y’all. As for d ojoro people, abeg wats bringing that leg? Vote for your favourites next time and stop crying foul when you dont. TGIF everyone.

  • adenike November 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    BN please post the red carpet pictures..I’m dying to see Mo Cheddah’s dress (my friend Kunbi Oyelese made it) *Yes o*

  • Peperempe November 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Banky and this his newsboy cap, the guy no dey tire? Ah ah !

  • charles bassey November 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    naija people always make wave any way there are so for the a winners continud to make naija proud.

  • Cho24 November 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    My baby M.I didnt win anything *sob*, he is second to none!!!

  • j file November 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    mi plsss stop wearing this late mj wear u are a rap plsss dress like one

  • Damola November 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Men, 2face award go don plenty oh.. is anybody counting that dude’s award at all?

  • mary007 November 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Bella na when the the red carpet come we go share our thoughts! Love you still as Bella rocks!!!

  • africanchikito no.1 November 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    congrats to d winners.

  • Ready November 5, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I like “Party 101″ but mo sorry gan, that video was not gifted kankan. It was girls and guys on a speedboat, ogini what is gifted about that? 2face’s “Only Me”…now that was gifted.

    • Karen November 7, 2010 at 12:42 am

      you know for mo cheddar to win the remaining people in the category must be dweebs…bcos her voice is somewhat , window cracking!

  • David November 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    well naija has got what it takes to do good music so id say congratulations..big big thanks to channel o,back in the days it was just one of the so many music channels but right now it is the sound of mama AFRICA.

  • t stunnerz November 7, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Naija rulez…. D banj keep winning awards mahn, we luv u.

  • s. IKO-ABASI November 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Congrt 9ja. BankyW pay no mind 2 dem_ true 9ja urge u 2 keep it up- ur trade mark_ur papas cap & breads. If u change am u don f up. *Representin;AKWA-IBOM state,9ja

  • anoni November 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Saw Banky’s head without the cap in one of his earlier videos and I thought, you’d better keep that cap on dude!

  • maryjane November 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    wow. p- square u rock! tu baba n sasha’s performance wer grt!

  • TANGI November 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    D’BAJ THANK GENE FOR BIENG IN YOUR VIDEO,,,,SHE MADE YOU WIN,,,,,,UP GENE

  • TANGI November 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    BUT WAIT, HOW DID I MISS THIS? OR WAS IT NOT SHOWN ON CHANNEL ONE YET?

  • DUDU November 11, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Bella you lied, the red carpet pictures haven’t been uploaded yet. To stay at the top in this industry, you need to keep to your words, or better still don’t make promises you can’t keep.You said Monday and it’s Thursday already. SMH!!!

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