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Channel O Music Video Awards 2014 Nominees Announced! | Davido – 5, Mavins – 4, See More!



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The awards season has officially kicked off in the Nigerian entertainment scene! With the annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York over, more nominations are being revealed.

Channel O, the 17 year old pioneer African music video platform, announced the nominees for the 2014 edition of the Channel O Music Video Awards today! This year’s show will take place on Saturday, 29 November at Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto.

Leading with the most nominees this year is Nigeria’s Davido and new South African Hip Hop star Cassper Nyovest with five nominations each. Davido has 4 nominations in the 14 categories for “Aye” alone.

The Mavins crew are also big contenders – Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage and Dr SID have a combined four nominations. Other Nigerians nominated are 2Face, Wizkid, Olamide, Iyanya, P-Square, Flavour, KCee, Niyola, Jesse Jagz, Orezi, Burna Boy and newcomers Patoranking & Seyi Shay.

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2014 Channel O Music Video Awards – List of Nominees

Most Gifted Male
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Davido – Aye
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Sarkodie – Illuminati

Most Gifted Female
Thembi Seete – Thuntsha Lerole
Bucie Ft Heavy K – Easy To Love
Lizha James Ft Uhuru – Quem Ti Mandou
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
Seyi Shay – Irawo

Most Gifted Newcomer
Dream Team Ft Tamarsha, Aka & Big Nuz – Tsekede
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Emmy Gee Ft Ab Crazy & Dj Dimplez – Rands And Nairas
Diamond – Number One
Patoranking – Girlie O (Remix)

Most Gifted Duo, Group Or Featuring
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Kcee Ft Wizkid – Pull Over

Most Gifted Dance
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Davido – Skelewu
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
P Square – Personally
Busiswa Ft Various – Ngoku

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall
Buffalo Souljah – Basawine
Orezi – Rihanna
Jesse Jagz Feat Wizkid – Bad Girl
Patoranking – Girlie O (Remix)
Shatta Wale – Everybody Likes My Ting

Most Gifted Afro Pop
Davido – Aye
Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness
Diamond – Number One
Flavour – Ada Ada
Iyanya – Jombolo

Most Gifted Kwaito
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Character Ft Mono T & Oskido – Inxeba Lendoda
Big Nuz Ft Khaya Mthethwa – Incwadi Yothando
Dj Vetkuk Vs Mahoota – Khaba Lenja
Dj Cndo – Yamnandi Into

Most Gifted R&B
2face Ft T-Pain – Rainbow
Jimmy Nevis Ft Kwesta – Balloon
Gb Collective Ft Brian Temba & Reason – Chocolate Vanilla
Donald – Crazy But Amazing
Niyola – Toh Bad

Most Gifted Hip Hop
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Khuli Chana Ft Da L.E.S & Magesh Hape Le Hape 2.1
Phyno – Alobam
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Aka – Congratulate

Most Gifted Southern
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Aka – Congratulate
Zeus – Psych
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara

Most Gifted West
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
Davido – Aye
Burna Boy Ft D’banj – Won Da Mo
Olamide – Turn Up
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere

Most Gifted East
Sauti Sol – Nshike
Diamond – Number One
Navio – No Holding Back
Eddy Kenzo – Sitya Loss
Elani – Kookoo

Most Gifted Video Of The Year
Emmy Gee Ft Ab Crazy & Dj Dimplez Rands And Nairas
Davido – Aye
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Burna Boy – Run My Race
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Sarkodie – Illuminati
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Aka – Congratulate
Diamond – Number One


  1. Cheliz

    September 4, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    2014 is officially Davido’s year. Congrats!! for weight loss tips and free detox plan that works.

  2. x-factor

    September 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Ada Ada Vs Aye is a tough choice!

    • yah

      September 5, 2014 at 11:19 am

      You know this!!!!

  3. guest

    September 4, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    It’s a Don Jazzy year as well. Wonder if his mavins artists will get nominations without him on the songs. He co-writes, produces the songs and sings first verse… interesting.

  4. Gistyinka Blog

    September 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    First congrats to them.. Davido blueprint for this year is a case study go for success.

  5. missy J

    September 4, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    No Omawumi??? that lady is the most gifted female artiste in West Africa if not the whole Africa sef. This illegal business they are sharing will soon answer

    • me2me

      September 5, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Has she sang anything this year?

    • Uche

      September 5, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Hi Missy J, for which track?…… i don’t doubt that her vocals are out of this world but which of her songs this year or last was as big as the ones on the list??? #bythewayidolikeher#

  6. Busarni

    September 4, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Chai, so sad. Joan Rivers just passed on. RIP mama Mia; the fashion world will miss you

  7. Bliss

    September 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I officially give it up for davido, this year. He has worked hard and deserves it.

  8. Http://

    September 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Seems well grounded and covered. Not sure about the video of the year thought, Tiwa’s video was pretty creative compared to Surulere and Aye… Heading over to vote my favorite.

  9. Mostest

    September 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    What of dbanj and the lee family. Since they made the announcement no new music, only tonto’s sugar something. They are trying

    • Uche

      September 5, 2014 at 9:24 am


  10. smith 08030524952

    September 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    dull! dull! Africans with d way they nominate sha…

  11. @edDREAMZ

    September 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Na only God knw the kind juju davido carry enter this yr i swear…. Kudos bro and keep doing naija proud…..

  12. sirmadex

    September 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Davido na only u waka com? Big ups man #teamOBO

  13. Caroline

    September 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Jesse Jagz for best dance hall abeg

  14. Theophilus Ukwumaka

    September 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Davido, its really a blessed year for you. Goodluck to the nominees.

  15. Dora the explorer

    September 5, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember) yes yes yes!!!

  16. The Don Dorobucci !!!

    September 5, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Davido !!!!…U dey Para !!!!!!!!…. He has has worked his ass off…and its paying offf!!!…Big Ups G

  17. Feirooz

    September 5, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Davido and Y-tjukutcha deserve all the hype bt shocked Johnny doesnt appear anywhere.
    Its been one of the biggest songs all year in this part of Africa.

  18. Mizzy

    September 5, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Dj Clock ft Beatenberg!!! A huge n mighty yes. Beautiful song

  19. Nanii

    September 5, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Whats happening to starboy aka wizkid? I guess this year is not his time to shine.. Davido winning awards since 1914.

    • haxh

      October 7, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      Wizkid is my favorite one

  20. Miss Kay

    September 5, 2014 at 8:20 am


  21. me2me

    September 5, 2014 at 8:30 am

    So difficult to choose but this is how I’ll like it to go,

    but in all, may God’s will be done. Amen

  22. Quakou

    September 5, 2014 at 8:43 am

    As usual always filled with Nigerian and South African Artist as if music is composed in these two countries only. These channels such as Channel O and MTV Base should get rid of titles such as original Africa or MTV Africa Music award because these awards and meant to promote music in only South Africa and Nigeria whereas there are plenty of talents distributed across the continent. The only true African award is AFRIMMA and KORA where artists are nominated from all regions of the continent. I recommend Channel O and MTV Base to do the same if they want to promote music across Africa.

  23. Eyitayo

    September 5, 2014 at 10:11 am

    2014 is officially DAVIDO’s year…thumbs up OBO

  24. Foxtrot

    September 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Phyno nwanne’m!!!

  25. Bella

    September 5, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Davido ALL the way sha! those dimples 🙂

  26. TheSophiaBello

    September 5, 2014 at 11:18 am



    September 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm


  28. babakay.

    September 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Davido tu ti lawondo!

  29. AK

    September 5, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Two countries will dominate the awards and throw one or two other countries an award. Stop insulting our intelligence by labelling it an “African” awards.

  30. CamerSwag

    September 6, 2014 at 8:38 am

    very bad Channel O, blacklist Central Africa from their awards…………………….. this is very frustrating.

  31. Fortune Da Function Guy

    September 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    A legend is always a legend, i sight u 2baba on Most Gifted RnB… It’s urs already.

  32. erasmus

    September 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Team sark all de way,,,,,,,

  33. erasmus

    September 21, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Sarkodie is de best in Africa,,,,,,,

  34. erasmus

    September 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Channel o why always Naija and RSA

  35. agya boye

    September 23, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Its Shatta Wale. The new African sensation to the world. #SM4LyF

  36. ndiwalana michael

    September 23, 2014 at 6:16 am

    guyz thanks for the award but but in the category of the most gifted dance song how come eddy kenzo”s sitya loss is not in tha t cat yet it has almost been song of the yaer with the best dance. with many people around it emitating the dances its every where on you tube and so on

  37. spinzaro

    September 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Caspper. Nyovest vs aka

  38. joseph

    October 4, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    2baba u are the best in african”u have already win

  39. haxh

    October 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    How about a video of wizkid on top your matter its better than any(they have wrong choosen)

  40. daniel

    October 16, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Tiwa and pastorankin. Girlee oo. Superb I love the song.

  41. shoni

    November 29, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Best hip hop is for casper nyovest the best man standing.

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