BellaNaija was live on the scene at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards last night in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
It was an exciting show and as expected, our Nigerian music stars dominated the winners list with D’banj scooping up the “biggest award of the night” – Most Gifted Video of the Year for his mega hit video “Oliver Twist” which was directed by ‘Sesan Ogunro. The DB Records star also won another award for Most Gifted Male Video of the Year.
Davido capped off his remarkable year by winning the Most Gifted Newcomer of the Year award for his video “Dami Duro“. Chocolate City also had a strong outing with Choc Boi Ice Prince co-hosting the event with South African star Bonang. The Choc Boiz also won 2 awards – Most Gifted Afro Pop Video of the Year for Brymo‘s “Ara” and Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video of the Year for Ice Prince’s “Superstar“.
Though Tiwa Savage lost out to Zahara in the Most Gifted Female Video of the Year category, the Nigerian star won an award for her feature on Flavour‘s track “Oyi“. The video was recognized as the Most Gifted RnB Video of the Year. P-Square was honoured as the Most Gifted Group/Duo of the Year for their megahit remix video for “Chop My Money” featuring Akon and ex-labelmate MayD. The Nigerian/Ghanaian connection was solidified as D-Black‘s collaborative effort with Mo’Cheddah for “Falling” was chosen as Most Gifted West African Video of the Year.
It was a fun night and BN has so many more photos and scoop to share!
Click back tomorrow for the BN Red Carpet Fab…you don’t want to miss this one. Check out the winners list below.
2012 Channel O Music Video Awards – WINNERS
Most Gifted South Video of the Year
Cashtime Fam – Shut It down (Stundee)
Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video of the Year
Ice Prince – Superstar
Most Gifted West African Video of the Year
D-Black Feat. Mo’Cheddah – Falling
Most Gifted R&B music video of the Year
Flavour Feat. Tiwa Savage – Oyi
Most Gifted East African Video of the Year
AY feat Sauti Soul – I Don’t Want To Be Alone
Most Gifted Dance video of the Year
DJ Cleo – Facebook
Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year
Davido – Dami Duro
Most Gifted Afro Pop Video of the Year
Brymo – Ara
Most Gifted Reggae Video of the Year
Buffalo Souljah Feat. Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Most Gifted Kwaito Video of the Year
Ees Feat. Mandoza – Ayoba
Most Gifted Female Video of the Year
Zahara – Loliwe
Most Gifted Male Video of the Year
D’banj – Oliver Twist
Most Gifted Group/Duo
P-Square Feat. Akon & May D – Chop My Money (Remix)
Most Gifted Video of the Year
D’banj – Oliver Twist
Lifetime Achievement Award
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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi