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Flavour N’abania, Ice Prince, Naeto C, Samini, Lira, Banky W & More! All the Fiery HOT Photos from the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards

On Monday 14th November 2011, BN published the list of winners for the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.



Channel O Music Video Awards 2011 hosts - Banky W & Dineo

On Monday 14th November 2011, BN published the list of winners for the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

As promised, here are the photos from the event! Experience all the action from the red carpet to the stage.
Nigerian stars Flavour N’abania, Ice Prince, Banky W, Tiwa Savage plus all our brothers and sisters from across the continent! Cabo Snoop, Zakes Bantwini, KB, STL, Weza, Samini and so many more.

The performance set at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards was HOT! From Angola’s Cabo Snoop to Ghana’s Samini and let’s not forget Flavour N’abania, Tiwa Savage and all the artistes who participated in the “rap battle”.

The big question from our last post was “Where was D’banj?“, in case you missed it, the Nigerian megastar was honoured at the event with a Special Recognition Award. In addition, he was nominated for several other awards and won the Most Gifted Male Video award for his “Mr Endowed (Remix)” video.

According to the “gist”, D’banj arrived at the airport to head for South Africa for the awards and was surprised when he found out an economy class ticket had been booked for him so he refused to fly.
Well, Channel O has spoken and their account of events is different.

Below is the official word from Channel O.

Channel O can confirm that Nigerian artist and Special Recognition winner D’Banj was booked to fly to this year’s awards in Business Class as are all winners in this category. Unfortunately, as a result of him missing two scheduled flights, it was no longer possible to accommodate him in Business Class and he was therefore unable to attend the event.

Whatever the case, we missed D’banj at the event! Hope he can make it next year.

Check out photos below.

For more on the Channel O awards, visit

On Stage

Red Carpet

Dineo Moeketsi

Ice Prince


Tiwa Savage

Banky W


Proverb with his wife

Naeto C & Efe Tommy


Lizha James with Channel O MVA 2011 red carpet host - Weza


Liquideep with Eku Edewor of 53Extra


More Red Carpet Photos!

Backstage Videos

Pre-Award Video

Photo Credit: Channel O
Additional Photo Credit/Source: JustCurious | Philani Dlamini/Sowetan Live


  1. ogey

    November 17, 2011 at 3:29 am


  2. winch

    November 17, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Niiiiiice!!!!!! Eku edewor looks gorgeous! i hope am first! Yay

  3. ebi

    November 17, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Hmm i’m looking @ Flavour……yummy………. Anyways sha almost everyone looks on point, and who is that dude with those tight blue pants and pink gym shoes? *Facepalm*
    And Eku was looking so dry and tired, what is going on with her?
    Banks was ok.
    Tiwa was looking good as usual.
    And who is that tatafo with tight, red pants and attachment? EPIC FAIL!!
    And Whats up with this×600.jpg one’s outfit?

    • Jay

      November 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      Nay!!! Banky needs a wardrobe stylist. He needs assistance in that department because he obviously can’t do it on his own.
      Eku looks well put together. I love her effortlessly chic style. It’s so refreshing to see that as opposed to the typical overdone naija style.
      Flavor is looking so fine o! I need to fully understand the theory of the way money/wealth does wonders to mostly men.

  4. St. Ed!

    November 17, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Nice…….congrats to the winners…..!!! Naija representing!!!

  5. nephetiti

    November 17, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Eku looks georgeous!!!! love the hair, the dress and the make up is great for her skintone, unlike some other looks i’ve seen that , personally, i think were too bright for the outfit. this dress speaks enough, no need to clash with super bright lips. love it!

  6. Ronnie

    November 17, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I criticize naija entertainers a lot about their dressing but its obvious that they are more fashion forward than their contemporaries in other african countries so kudos to them!

    • omowunmi

      November 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      that’s very true.a lot more reasons why we are called giant of AFRICA.

  7. rosellar

    November 17, 2011 at 5:40 am

    @Ronnie, I second your opinion. Look @ Weza- her hair, her dress, her posture: she looks like a HOT MESS!!!!! †ђξ presenter in tan wedges and d black sequin dress must be from mars. Tiwa looks hot but her train is sooooo uncalled for! Too many fashion disasters! Where’s Toolz? I hope she ‘repped’ d plus sized women well?

  8. chidi

    November 17, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Tiwa savage looks a hot mess!!!

  9. Ada

    November 17, 2011 at 7:44 am

    From the pictures..looks like Dbanj no miss anything interesting…LOL!

  10. aunty tawa

    November 17, 2011 at 7:45 am

    ahh eku and dineo look gorgeous!!! love it!

  11. mimi

    November 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

    tiwa savage …..m not getting that yellow dress tho,abi is it just me?. weza looking gorgie

  12. show some love

    November 17, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Eku looks so classy and nice. I think she is wearing Maki oh

    • becca

      November 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Toju Foyeh

    • Dayo

      November 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      No it is a Maki OH dress.

  13. AJCiti

    November 17, 2011 at 8:29 am

    See sexy Flavour… yum yum

  14. deedee

    November 17, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Flavour is winning!

  15. Mimee

    November 17, 2011 at 8:38 am

    its official TIWA NEEDS A STYLIST ASAP

  16. fairangel

    November 17, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Flavour, am your fan! Thumps up. Eku Edewor dressing is on point, also the hair. Tiwa Savage my girl.

  17. Risikatu

    November 17, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Gurl please! Nothing is wrong with Tiwa’s outfit. I think the Dress is Gorge

  18. Efe

    November 17, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Definetly not feeling Tiwa’s dress. Weza OMG, what was she thinking???

  19. Didi

    November 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Flavour nwa nnem I di okay.

  20. hauwa b.

    November 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

    that purple and gold dress on Dineo Moeketsi = fabulous orgasm.
    ice prince what d heck r u wearing? most gifted my cute tushy

  21. simbo

    November 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I think the Nigerian artist have more va-va-voom! We represent very well!

  22. tessy

    November 17, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Tiwa! Tiwa!! Tiwa!!! how many times did i call you, this yellow gown of yours smh, nbanu, e no work ooooo, also learn to stand straight, u where slouching in that pic with Weza

  23. triangle

    November 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

    That guy up there, dunno his name, d one that does the advert for DSTV decoder. Methinks he looked finer wen he was on dreads. Almost didn’t recognise him!

    • Gidi

      November 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm


  24. Gidi

    November 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Beyonce wannabe

  25. Gidi

    November 17, 2011 at 10:40 am

    If Nigerians had the resources and support system of South African’s our Art, fashion and entertainment industry will be on fire!!
    South Africans must have the worst dress sense i have seen in a long time. They just can’t dress up to save their lives.
    Ice Prince will feel at home there.
    What skin infection does Banky W have on his head?
    I have seen Dineo look way better.
    Thia must be Lira’s worst outfit. She is often on point. i wonder what happened here?
    She is still my girl any time.
    Congrats to KB on his engagement!
    I see that unattractive beauty quuens are not restricted to Nigeria in recent times. How can a country that produced Bassie Khumalo,have this lady as her present beauty quuen?
    Zakes is always the best dressed man in any room he is in. congrats bhuti on the award.

  26. Nkem

    November 17, 2011 at 10:58 am


  27. jess

    November 17, 2011 at 11:04 am

    its official.both tiwa and her stylist are blind

  28. Baybal

    November 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Nice outfit Banky W. I love dat

  29. tobi

    November 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    kb wtf why didu u chop off ur suits you better.

  30. jummy smalls

    November 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    omg what is Tiwa wearing…that yellow dress is horrible absolutely unflattering. but d channel o red carpet presenter looks stunning…kudos to her stylist

    • Sett

      November 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      concur…and she needs to cover up for a change. i don; know but i think she is becoming toooo ubiquitous

  31. banjo

    November 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I think tiwaz outfit z beautiful,people just complain about wat z not neccesary

  32. I Am Legend

    November 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

  33. uzor

    November 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    This Tiwa issue is becoming unbecoming, why the cleavage show. WHO SEND U

  34. martin

    November 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    9ja too much>big upppppps

  35. xxx

    November 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Best hair I’ve seen on Eku, she looks gorg. Tiwa not so much, that dress does not fit right, she’s one of my fav.s and shouldn’t be caught slippin.

  36. Sett

    November 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    So Tiwa bought that same dress in how many colors again? i’ve seen white, yellow…

  37. dorothy

    November 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    tiwas dress was a hell no, eku was looking fa-bu-lous and as for ice prince….WAT DA HELL.

  38. iTawa

    November 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Tiwa S. dat dress has got 2 go! wat were u thinking???? is dat ur cleavage? heck no! And Banky W. do me a huge favor, loose that hat and I mean LOOSE IT NOW! All I can say is, I def agree with one of the above comments: “D’banj didn’t miss anything @ all” *shrugs*

  39. Lamzy

    November 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    OMG…Tiwa pls get a stylist lyk asap,I fink she’s really trying hard des days

  40. OyinD

    November 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Love flavour!!!!!!

  41. hghg

    November 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Banky,comon..pls pls take those ear studs offf.In a certain part of this world men wearing earings/studs on both ears belong to a certain sect,are u one of them?

  42. hghg

    November 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    If you were wondering what sect? They are called metrosexual,they are soo highly sensitive to the way the look and present themselves.

  43. anonymous

    November 18, 2011 at 12:31 am

    awww my baby Flavour *lovestruck*

  44. Abanonu

    November 18, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Shooops! to Naija voices….we are proud of you guys…. anytym!

  45. Lin Lan

    November 18, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Whao, kabelo cut his hair?? *surprised*
    Proverb definitely gained sme weight

  46. hm

    November 18, 2011 at 4:20 am

    the quiet africans are always the best – NOT THE SO CALLED LOUD MOUTH BOISTEROUS ones who always think they are they ish – yet in 2012 dont even have 24 hrs electricity. South Africans are so beautiful and so well spoken. I hope to visit one day

    • Gidi

      November 18, 2011 at 7:53 am

      Is that a joke? south Africans beautiful and well spoken?

  47. k.jay

    November 18, 2011 at 5:13 am

    okay! somewhere in da future, Iceprince is gonna be a motivational speaker…lol

  48. Lady G

    November 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Those black dancers, if Usher catches you with his moves, sorry is ya

  49. toluh

    November 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Tiwa abeg stop this Beyonce and J lo wanna be dressing, it doesnt sooth you………i fear your cleavage o. learn this “less is more”

  50. mereal

    November 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Everyone looks gorgeous, im loving Flavour.
    Tiwa is pretty as ever but that yellow dress….. cant describe it

  51. BukiOni

    November 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Everyone looks lovely but Eku and Dineo are dropping the hardest, loving their looks #thumbs up ladies

  52. Nollywood REinvented

    November 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I do not get Tiwa Savage’s dress but o well, sha sha the awards looks so much better than the Headies in general. Big ups

  53. ola

    November 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Tiwa looks hot in both outfits and that Dineo lady’s out is WOW!!.. love it

  54. Missy

    November 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Is it me or do tiwa savage and weza look alike in that picture. Well we might not see things in the same perspective but we all agree that their outfits are silly. Yes? NO?

    • ananymous

      November 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      pls weza obvousely is better swthrt.lmao

    • missy

      November 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      nawa oo who is this oda missy? oko bia

  55. sola ayegbayo

    November 19, 2011 at 12:40 am

    BN u guys are boom for all pictures & vidoe for channel o video award u covered nice one

  56. ananymous

    November 19, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    i just love weza’s dress people. check out the bba babe. i always knew she will represent perfectly. looks better than most of the musicians. kudos baby you are my it gurl

  57. POSH

    November 20, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Tiwa, that yellow dress is way too tight. Ice prince….but why?? Only Wiz kid can get away with wearing those spaghetti jeans!!!! STL,Flavour, Eku…..big thumbs up 🙂

  58. moses

    November 20, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Who is dt complainng bout bankys outfit….I tnk dat prsn dsnt wat his tlkin bout…he looked cool…tiwa ws cool but d yellow wsnt wrkin @ all n wsup wt iceprince looking lk a circus clown?….its all good tho!

  59. redfunnylips

    November 21, 2011 at 11:49 am

    that Dineo babe is such a fine chic!!!!girl crush… homo

  60. freda

    November 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    LOL… OMG… look at how u guys just finished Tiwa S. Dont blame the lady she has been watching too much channel E and is forgetting her skin tonne… I think she could ve done without the blonde streak in the hair..
    She is a pretty lady for 34 yrs old but NEEDS to chnage her stylist

  61. Bella

    November 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Flava …and *faints*…. wakes up, Flava …. and *faints again*.

  62. Cecilia

    February 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm


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