NIGERIA RULES AGAIN AT CHANNEL O AWARDS
Last night at the Carnival City, in Jo’Burg, South Africa, Nigerian acts proved again that they are a dominant force in the African music industry. Homeboys, who had trooped all the way from LAgos to South Africa, lived up to all expectations as they stole the show with breadth-taking performances, before going ahead to win some of the most prestigious awards of the night.
With a national crew that included Ikechukwu, SAsha, Diamondz, Naeto C, 2Face Idibia, KC Presh, Mtrill, Natz, Omawumi, Psquare, Kelly Hansome and many others, the Nigerian entertainers showed that it is not for nothing that Lagos is called the headquarters of music on the African continent.
And they had power-brokers Keke Ogungbe, Olisa Adibua, Dayo Adeneye, Ayo animashaun, Obi Asika, Tonye Ibiama, Tola Odunsi, Howie T, Yinka Oyedeji, and many others to urge them on.
At the end of the day, not only was a Nigerian video (Do me, by Psquare) named the overall video of the year, Other categories like Best Africa west, Best Duo or group and best male act came to Nigeria.
Here’s a full list of last night’s winners:
Best Newcomer: Buffallo
Best Kwaito: D Dogg
Best Dance video: Lady may
Best Dancehall: bufallo
Best R&B: GaLebo
Best duo/group: psquare
Best hip hop video: KC Presh
Best Africa west: Mtrill
Best Africa east: Witness
Best Africa southern: Freshlyground
Best Male: Ikechukwu
Best Female: Linsa James
Video of the year: Psquare
Performances of the night included : Irene&Jane, Psquare, Destiny, Prokid, Naeto C and Ikechukwu.
More deatails and pics fm the event later