Davido, Olamide, others to perform at Soundcity MVP Awards

Davido, Olamide and Patoranking will perform at the first Soundcity MVP Award Festival which takes place at the Expo Center, Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos, Nigeria on 29 December.

Davido and Olamide
Davido and Olamide

Popular Nigerian comedian Basketmouth (real name Bright Okpocha) will host the event that will feature a line-up of artists from across the continent. Davido, Patoranking, Olamide, Kiss Daniel and Tekno have been confirmed and others will be announced in the days leading to the awards festival.

The Soundcity MVP awards is organised by the music channel Soundcity TV. The award aims to "recognize artistes every year by staging a world-class event that will crown the hardest working talents on the continent." And it hopes "the recognition will further give them better exposure, where they can enjoy eventual & continuous global success."

Nominations for the 2016 awards are led by Wizkid, who has eight nods including Best Song for 'Baba Nla', Best Video, Viewers' Choice and Listeners' Choice. Olamide is a close second with six. South Africa's Emtee also has a good run, earning five nods in categories including Best Male Artist and Song of the Year for 'Roll Up'.

Voting can be done on the Soundcity MVP Awards website. Below is the full list of nominations:


Best Male

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
Emtee (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Falz (Nigeria)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Patoranking (Nigeria)
Phyno (Nigeria)

Best Female

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Victoria Kimani (Kenya)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
Cynthia Morgan (Nigeria)
Ms Vee (Ghana)
Simi (Nigeria)

Best Hip Hop

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
CDQ (Nigeria)
Emtee (South Africa)
El (Ghana)
Riky Rick (South Africa)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Phyno (Nigeria)

Best Pop

Wizkid (Nigeria)
Kiss Daniel (Nigeria)
Tekno (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)
Timaya (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Digital Artiste of the Year

PSquare (Nigeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
AKA (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Davido (Nigeria)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Tekno (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration

Mr Eazi Ft Efya – Skintight (Nigeria / Ghana)
Patoranking Ft Sarkodie – No Kissing (Nigeria / Ghana)
Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (Uganda / Nigeria)
Emtee Ft Wizkid & AKA – Roll Up (South Africa / Nigeria)
DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (South Africa / Nigeria)
Phyno Ft Olamide – Fada Fada (Nigeria)
Olamide Ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (Nigeria)
Harrysong Ft Olamide, KCee – Raggae Blues (Nigeria)
Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie – Finally (Nigeria / Ghana)

Video of the Year

Pana – Tekno Directed by Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
Aje – Alikiba, Directed by Meji (Nigeria)
Babanla – Wizkid, Directed by Sesan (Nigeria)
One time – AKA, Directed by AKA & Alessio (South Africa)
Sin City – Kiss Daniel, Directed by H2G Films (Nigeria)
Emergency – D’Banj, Directed by Unlimited L.A (Nigeria)
Made for you – Banky W, Directed by Banky W (Nigeria)
Gbagbe Oshi – Davido, Directed by Slash (Nigeria)
Pray for me – Darey, Directed by MEX (Nigeria)

Best Group or Duo

Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Micasa (South Africa)
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
R2Bees (Ghana)
Toofan (Togo)
PSquare (Nigeria)
VVIP (Ghana)

Song of the Year

Kwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest – Ngud (South Africa)
Mr Eazi – Hol Up (Nigeria)
Patoranking ft Sakordie – No Kissing (Nigeria)
Wizkid – Babanla (Nigeria)
Tekno – Pana (Nigeria)
Emtee ft Wizkid – Roll Up (South Africa / Nigeria)
DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (South Africa / Nigeria)
Olamide ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (Nigeria)
D’banj – Emergency (Nigeria)

Best New Artiste

Koker (Nigeria)
YCee (Nigeria)
Mr Eazi  (Nigeria)
Emtee (South Africa)
Simi (Nigeria)
Niniola (Nigeria)
Tekno (Nigeria)
Nasty C (South Africa)

Viewers Choice

Mr Soldier – Falz ft. Simi (Nigeria)
Babanla – Wizkid (Nigeria)
Osinachi – Humblesmith ft. Davido (Nigeria)
Pana – Tekno (Nigeria)
Hollup – Mr Eazi (Nigeria)
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)
Mama – Kiss Daniel (Nigeria)

Listeners Choice

Lagos to Kampala – Runtown ft. Wizkid (Nigeria)
Babanla – Wizkid (Nigeria)
Omo Alhaji – YCee (Nigeria)
Pana – Tekno (Nigeria)
Who You Epp – Olamide ft Wande Coal (Nigeria)
Oluwa ni – Reekado Banks (Nigeria)
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)
Skintight – Mr Eazi ft Efya  (Nigeria/Ghana)

African Artiste of the Year

Wizkid (Nigeria)
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Olamide (Nigeria)

African Producer of the Year

DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)
Gospel on the Beat (Nigeria)
Masterkraft (Nigeria)
Young John (Nigeria)
Legendury Beats (Nigeria)
Sess the problem kid (Nigeria)

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