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Naeto C, Darey, 2Face, Kel & Don Jazzy grab Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVAs) 2009



The 2009 edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) were held on the 1st of August 2009 in Lagos, Nigeria and of course, BN was on the scene to give you the full scoop both on the red carpet and on stage! The night before, fans of Nigerian music had rocked out at the pre-awards concert the ‘Soundcity Urban Music Blast‘ so they were all hyped and ready for more on the night of the awards.

SMVA 2009 Host - Darey

SMVA 2009 Host - Darey

DIPP performs Dangerous

DIPP performs Dangerous

Darey Art-Alade was the host of the night. It seems as though Darey is now the popular choice to host awards show. The musician also hosted the Future Awards earlier this year.  He introduced the show and the performance  of the night was by new artiste – DIPP. He performed his smash hit ‘Dangerous’. The musician clinched his first ever major award by winning the SMVA for Best Special Effects Editing. The next performance was by Weird MC had on-stage issues mid-performance (we are guessing technical issues) but she was able to return to complete her set. Overall, she gave an energetic performance. South Africa’s Jozi who also attended the event last year – performed songs from their most recent album. Considering that the crowd was not very familiar with their music, they still managed to hold their own. Actress Mercy Johnson caused a stir especially amongst the male folk in the crowd when she got on stage to present an award with Big Brother Africa’s Uti Nwachukwu. Mercy was garbed in a skintight strapless black and leopard print mini.

SA's Jozi on stage

SA's Jozi on stage

Mercy causes a stir in her mini

Mercy causes a stir in her mini

The performances and awards rolled on! The Mo Hits Crew thoroughly thrilled the crowd with Wande Coal, D’Banj and other members of the crew performing a medley of hits. Other highlights of the night include a rousing performance by Seun Kuti & the Egypt 80 Band, US Star MIMS‘ on stage appearance and the Eldee, Banky W, MI and WizKid performance. Overall, an absolutely thrilling night! That said, it is worth noting that the show started very late! This seems to be the bane of all Nigerian events. Hopefully a major event organized bucks this negative trend soon. Congrats to SoundCity…we’ll see how they do next year.

'This is Why I'm Hot' rapper - MIMS performs on the SMVA stage

'This is Why I'm Hot' rapper - MIMS performs on the SMVA stage

D'banj doing what he does best

D'banj doing what he does best



The uber-talented Seun Kuti

The uber-talented Seun Kuti

The SMVA 2009 Winners List
Best Male Video
Naeto C – Kini Big Deal

Best Female Video
TY Bello – Ekundayo

Best Choreography
P-Square – Roll It

Best Special Effect Editing
Dipp – Dangerous

Best Cinematography
Bigiano – Shayo

Best Hip Hop
Str8buttah – Last Standing

Best R&B or Pop Video
Darey – Not the girl

Best Duo/Group Video
P-Square – Roll It

Best Collaboration in a Music Video
2Face ft. Sound Sultan – Enter The Place

Soundcity Viewers Choice
Bigiano – Shayo

Soundcity Fresh Video
Steel – South African Girl

Discovery of the Year
Kel – Waa Wa Alright

Hit Producer of the Year (as used in a music video)
“Suddenly” by D’banj (Don Jazzy)

African Video of the Year
340ML (Mozambique)

Best Video
2face – Enter The Place

Best Live Performance – Western Africa
Seun Kuti

Best Live Performance – Southern African

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  1. Elpee

    August 11, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Wat can i say about mercy… if its not clingy, and revealing the wardrobe is not complete.

  2. laidus

    August 11, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    pls let the girl girl be it it was beyonce or some other hollywood personal that wore that dress she will lookin fab rite? but once it a naija actress she is bein crusified abeg pls let her be appreciate wat God has given her but if u can do that mind ur bizwax

  3. silva

    August 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    am sorry o, bt y did Kel win the award for discovery of the yr? i thot waa waa alrite came out last yr? b4 u people start labellin me a hater, i dn’t thnk there’s anytin fantastic about that song to warrant all d attention its been gettin…..

  4. ole

    August 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    mehn, i thnk Mercy’s dress was to tight..was she able to walk in it? she already has an amazing physique, she doesn’t have to be tryin so hard to be sexy, i thnk she already is….

  5. eleganzabiro

    August 12, 2009 at 3:31 am

    i actually like mercy in that outfit 🙂
    usually she looks a mess

  6. Bola

    August 12, 2009 at 4:27 am

    OMG, I spoke waayy dammn too soon, MERCY JOHNSON was there! Mehn this chick comes off as … (fill in the blank[s])

  7. Bola

    August 13, 2009 at 6:30 am

    lol, “d’banj doin wat he does best”- drivin the ladies CRAZY!

  8. Tee

    August 15, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Hey all…check out – Nigerian podcast discussing various aspects of the average Nigerian life. You can subscribe to the podcast on itunes, google e.t.c

  9. KK

    August 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

    same can be said of Beyonce, jlo and the Hollywood crew.
    double standard.

  10. Evans

    September 5, 2009 at 2:08 am

    I was very pleased to see tubaba pick awards because I voted for him.

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