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The Channel O Spirit of Africa Video Music Awards took place last weekend in Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa.
It was really a spectacular show! Performers from all around Africa came together to entertain the continent and they were duly rewarded!
Nigeria dominated the awards by carting away a whooping total of 9 awards including Video of the Year!!!
Check out the winners and pics from the ceremony…

Best Male Video – Lagbaja (Never Far Away)
Best Female Video – Lizha James (For All Ya’ll)
Best Newcomer – D’banj (Tongolo)
Best Duo or Group – Malaika (2 Bob)
Best Urban Jazz Video – Zamajobe (Ndawo Yami)
Best Dance Video – DJ Cleo (Good Bye)
Best African Pop – 2 Face (Ole)
Best African Southern – Mista Doe (Hot To Death)
Best African West – 2 Face (Ole)
Best African East – Jonny Ragga (Give Me The Key)
Best African DJ – DJ Fresh
Best Hip Hop Video – Mode Nine ft. Nnena (Cry)
Best Reggae Video – Lucky Dube (Respect)
Best R&B Video – Dare (Escalade)
Best Kwaito Video – Brickz (Tjovitjo)
Best Collaboration Video – Danny K and Mandoza (Music)
Best Director – Mode Nine ft Nnena (Cry)
Best Special Effects – Weird MC (Ijoya)
Video Of The Year – Mode Nine (Cry)

Dare, Uchie, Sasha ~ D’Banj & Don Jazzy

Chomee (SA) ~ Gal Level (Namibia)

D’Banj & Don Jazzy ~ DJ Jimmy Jatt

Jazz Legend, Hugh Masekela ~ Ikechukwu & Azola

Kaone & Lungile ~ Kaone (Winner, Face of Africa 2005)

Katung (Winner, Big Brother Nigeria) & Tana ~ Musicians, Nnenna & Silver Saddih

Nonhle & Lungile ~ Laura, Nonhle, Proverb, Grace (All Channel O VJs)

Olisa Adibua & Nonhle ~ Melody (Face of Africa 2006 finalist) & Proverb

Weird MC ~ Dare-Art Alade

Mode 9 & Nnenna (Winners, Video of the Year) ~ Channel O Nigeria VJ, Tana Egbo

Tana ~ Nonhle, Olisa (Storm Records Exec/Radio & TV Personality), Tana

Naeto C, Dare, Ikechukwu ~ Sasha, Nonhle, Naeto C, Ikechukwu

Dare ~ Tapuwa & Katung (BB Africa & BB Nigeria)

I’m sooooo proud of Channel O and South Africa for putting up such a great show!
I think South Africa is such a great country for real. I have promised myself to visit Cape Town, SA sometime next year.
Nigeria did us very proud by winning all those awards! Storm Records was also in the building with a very energetic group performance.
Thanks to all bellanaija readers for voting and congrats to all the artistes that won!
In my opinion, they really deserve the awards and accolades!

What do you think about the awards? Did the winners deserve it? Why so you think Nigeria dominated this year?
Have a great week, hope you had a great weekend and make sure u let us know what you think!

*RIP Lebo Mathosa, she died in an tragic car accident this week. I’ll do a mini-tribute sometime soon.

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