Connect with us


The Channel O Music Video Awards 2011 – Winners & “Where was D’banj?”



2011 Channel O MVA - Most Gifted Video Of The Year winner - Zakes Bantwini

We can’t wait to unleash all the exciting red carpet and on-stage photos from the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards! In the interim, we will love to know what you thought about the show and the winners.

The most coveted award – Most Gifted Video Of The Year went to South African star Zakes Bantwini for his video “Wasting My Time“.
As we expected, our Nigerian stars Darey, Naeto C, Ice Prince (feat. BrymO), D’banj and Banky W won various major awards at the event.

The big question of the night was “Where is D’banj?“, the star had been hyped as the night’s major attraction as he was the recipient of the 2011 Channel O Music Awards Special Recognition Award.

D’banj reportedly missed the show due to a dispute/oversight/miscommunication over his flight ticket class (BN has reached out to both parties for a statement).

The show which was hosted by Banky W and Dineo went well with strong performances by Uganda’s Keko and Navio, Zambia’s C.R.I.$.I.$, Nigeria’s Ice Prince and Flavour, Kenya’s STL and Angola’s Cabo Snoop. That said, D’banj’s absence definitely created a void.

Check out the list of winners and click back for all the photos!

The 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards – Winners
Most Gifted Dance Video
Darey – Ba Ni Ki Di

Most Gifted Kwaito Video
The Dogg- This Is My Time

Most Gifted African West Video
Naeto C- 10 Over 10

Most Gifted Newcomer Video
Ice Prince/ Brymo – Oleku

Most Gifted Video Of The Year
Zakes Bantwini- Wasting My Time

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video
AKA- Victory Lap

Most Gifted Male Video
D’Banj ft. Snoop Dogg- Mr Endowed (Remix)

Most Gifted Female Video
Lira – Phakade

Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring Video
HHP, Teargas & Liquideep – Born For This

Most Gifted Afro Pop Video
Theo – Ukhona

Most Gifted African Southern Video
Liquideep – Settle For Less

Most Gifted R&B Video
Banky W ft. M.I.- Feeling It

Most Gifted African East Video
Keko, Radio & Weasel- How We Do It (Remix)

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video
Samini- Dadiekye


  1. cathy

    November 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    oya D banj come talk o lol

  2. iyawoibo

    November 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    pictures ohhh!!!

  3. TT

    November 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm


  4. kenny

    November 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    sometimes when i go thru bella naija’s comments on any post, i just can;t stop laughing cos some people are just too funny when it comes to commenting.lolzzzzzz thumbs up naija!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. ima

    November 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    my own version is where was wizkid?

  6. Luvlyn

    November 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Is it just me but I can’t c NO pictures *crying*

  7. Brittle Paper

    November 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Darey wins best dance video. Gbam! That’s as fair as it can be.

  8. @GuvnorIY

    November 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    D banj was in benin!!

  9. hghg

    November 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Need you ask?This channel O pepple must have a miseducation,do they not know that D banj now rubs shoulders with the likes of kanye..meaning!they should have hired a freaking(oops mind my igbo) private jet!!

  10. Aniet

    November 14, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    what hapen 2 2face

  11. LIZZIE

    November 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    They wanted the young man to fly Economy as we heard and he didn’t want to. A special guest deserves special attention jor…

  12. good

    November 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    @Aniet,Tuface was at his house!Okay???????Must he win all awards he’s nominated for?
    This world doesn’t belong to only one person.
    Congratulations to evry single Nigerian and Non-Nigerian who won an award that nite.

    • mike

      November 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      correct answer,as if sey everyday na xmas 4 2baba, 2baba won 9 awards last year,dbanj won only 1 ie channel o,dis year 2baba win 9 again,some 2baba addicts dey comment shit, dis year channel o try pass last year,d winners of last year were both naija nd southafrica xcept knnaan who collected special recog, now dis year dem try give ghana,zambia nd others piple wit no undastandin dey comment shit,aw u xpect 2face only me and wizkid holla @ boy wey don expire 2 win,iceprince oleku audio came outlast year but d vid came out dis year,aw u xpect mke song of last year dat has expired win over dis year o awards did well noniii

  13. George

    November 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    i like the way cabo did on the show theo 2, am george just sayin hi to o the djz

  14. Lala

    November 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    On a sad note, Tiwa Savage nor Wizkid won anything
    On a Happy note, BankyW and Darey won!! woot woot!

  15. Missy

    November 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Word on the street is that D’banj was fully prepared to travel and actually got to the airport only to discover Channel O had purchased an economy ticket for him!! Well, sorry but the Koko master/Mr Endowed doesnt do economy! So he turned right round and went home! But seriously Channel O no try o! Would they have purchased economy tickets for Kanye West, Jay Z or even ex-con 50 cents? its how you price yourself that others will buy you! The young man knows his worth… and he feels he is worth flying first class or business. Its a matter of principle! It shows how much value the Channel O places on their ‘Special Recognision Awardee’!SMH

  16. Lil fiz

    November 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Just where D’bang picture or, is it just a caption? Please stop playing tricks

  17. Ice

    November 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Congratulations to everyone whose effort was crowned ..

  18. ojo sunday

    November 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    D’banj is d best

    • rilwan

      November 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      2face top why d banj follows

  19. mr.portbell

    November 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    big up keko

  20. Nia Clyde

    November 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    flavour was there <3 🙂

  21. Eze

    November 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Flavour really rocked the crowd. My guy ur too much abeg.

  22. Femi

    November 15, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Where is p square re nt in d house.dey r my guy wit dare hot album invation

  23. uiks

    November 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    why Cabo Snoop no win awards??? he is good enough for one. They robbed award no.

  24. Windek

    November 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Cabo Snoop could win best male but D’banj did it because the Awards focus more on Nigeria and South afrika. We all know Cabo Snoop windeck was a hit but well I guess is how it goes in Afrika eh.

  25. Paulus Shipanga

    November 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

    May I know the monetary value for Channel O awards please?!

  26. MC E.G

    November 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    banky shouldn’t av hosted we he is a norminee…. it springs flaw talk…..though he is cool being an MC…..

  27. MC E.G

    November 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    i mean banky shouldn’t av hosted while he is norminated also…

  28. veraevis

    November 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    d banj win this award 4 me

  29. Maame adwoa

    November 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Big up 2 ma man SAMINI! U really make GH proud of u.

  30. Bella

    November 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Bella, na dis yo comments dey make my day o. nwoooo…

  31. rufflemon

    December 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    rufflemon i love naija music

  32. Xzidona

    December 24, 2011 at 8:46 am

    U have don ur bast but is nt the bettar try more u can do it ice prince

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa