This weekend was one of the biggest entertainment highlights on the calendar, with Maftown Heights getting buck in Newtown. A packed crowd partied till the morning, serving as the pre-party for one of Africa’s biggest nights in music, the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, with Cassper and Tanzania’s Diamond the night’s biggest winners. Having taken place at the Nasrec Expo Centre, the coveted award ceremony was hosted by Siyabonga Ngwekazi and Eku Edewor.
The night saw magical collabs between K.O and A.K.A who opened the show with “Caracara” and “Run Jozi”. Other mind blowing performances included “Tsekede” and “Yaya” by Dreamteam and DJ Dimplez featuring Anatii, Riky Rick’s “Amantombazane” remix, Cassper Nyovest with “Doc Shebeleza” and Emmy’s Gee’s “Rands and Nairas” remix.
“Events like the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards happen once a year, but the artists are constantly at work perfecting their craft. Having the privilege to witness that hard work in one night and on one stage is an incredible feeling. Channel O has always provided musicians with a platform to showcase their talent and tonight was no exception. As Africans we have come a long way and I would like to thank those individuals who make a valuable contribution towards making the African music industry a masterpiece that we can all be proud of,” says Channel O’s Director Nkateko Mabaso.
If you missed it, check out the show repeats on Channel O, DStv channel 320 on:
Monday, 1 Dec at 8pm
Friday, 5 December at 2pm
Tuesday, 30 Dec at 10am
Check out the official list of winners below:
Most Gifted Male
Most Gifted Southern
Jameson Most Gifted Video of the Year
Most Gifted Newcomer
Most Gifted East
Most Gifted Female
Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring
Most Gifted Hip Hop
Most Gifted Dance
Most Gifted Ragga/Dancehall
Most Gifted R&B
Most Gifted West
Special Recognition Award