The 2015 edition of the MTN 4Syte TV Music Video Awards (MVA) were held on Saturday 14 November at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana. Among the winners were Stonebwoy, Bisa Kdei and VVIP.
At the event, the seventh in the awards history, Stonebwoy, R2Bees and Keche performed live. Nigeria’s Kiss Daniel, who took the Best African Act award for the video of the remix of his hit song ‘Woju’, also entertained the crowd.
A primarily Ghanaian event, the 4Syte Awards also awarded people from other countries via the Collaboration category. Thus South Africa’s AKA and Nigeria’s Burna Boy picked up awards for their turn on Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie’s ‘Special Someone’.
The 2015 event was, however, dominated by Stonebwoy. The reggae-dancehall act won three categories: Best Directed Video, Best Reggae/Dancehall Video and Most Influential Artist. These trophies are the latest in a string of successes for the artist this year, including wins at the Ghana Music Awards in April and the BET Awards in the US in June.
Rapper EL picked up two awards - Best Special Effects and Best Edited Video - for 'King Without A Crown'.
The full list of 4Syte winners is as follows:
- Best Special Effects: EL - 'King Without A Crown'
- Best Video Discovery: Pappy Kojo - 'Realer No'
- Best Storyline Video: D Black - 'Setewa Denky3
- Best Edited Video: EL - 'King Without A Crown'
- Best Photography: Fuse ODG - 'Only'
- Best Reggae/Dancehall Video: Stonebwoy - 'Pull Up' (Remix)
- Best Choreography Video: VVIP - 'Skolom'
- Best Male Video: Bisa Kdei - 'Mansa'
- Best Female Video: Becca - 'Steady'
- Best Group Video: 4×4 - 'Kpagam'
- Best African Act Video: Kiss Daniel (Nigeria) - 'Woju' (Remix)
- Best Hip-hop Video: Omar Sterling - 'Nineteen Ninety'
- Best Collaboration Video: Sarkodie ft. Burna Boy & AKA - 'Special Someone'
- Best Hiplife Video: Kwaw Kese - 'Swedru'
- Best Directed Video: Stonebwoy - 'Pull Up' (Remix)
- Most Influential Artist: Stonebwoy