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#GJNEWS: Sarkodie (@sarkodie), R2Bees (@r2bees), DBlack (@DBLACKGH), and others norminated in Channel O music video awards

A host of Ghanaian musicians including Sarkodie (@sarkodie), R2Bees (@r2bees), DBlack (@DBLACKGH), Kaakie (@KaakieGH), E.L (@ELrepGH), Fuse ODG (@fuseodg), have received nominations at this year’s
Channel O Music Videos Awards.

Voting starts on November 21, 2013. The awards ceremony will be held on November 30, 2013 at the Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa.

To celebrate a decade of recognising the best African contemporary music talent, the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards has expanded the prestigious Most Gifted Video of the Year category to 12 nominees, increasing the pressure on nominees in the most fiercely fought category at the awards.

South African duo Mafikizolo’s “Khona” is up for Most Gifted Video of the Year as well as Most Gifted Dance Video, and Nigeria’s P Square proves their ongoing popularity with the nomination of “Alingo” for the Most Gifted Video of the Year as well as Most Gifted African West.

But the Most Gifted Video of the Year category also includes hotshot newcomers, among them Kenya’s Xtatic whose track with Priddy Ugly and AKA, “Hit ‘Em Up” is making a strong bid for the title (as well as Most Gifted Duo Group or Featuring).

AKA himself is making his presence felt at this year’s awards: alongside his featuring spots with Xtatic and Zeus, his video “Jealously” is in the running for Most Gifted Video of the Year and Most Gifted Hip Hop Video.

Another nominee in the Most Gifted Video of the Year category is Kenya’s STL whose “Stella Stella Stella” has also put her in contention for Most Gifted Female where she’s up against Lizha James (Vais Rochar”), South Africa’s Zonke (“Feelings”) and Toya DeLazy (“Heart”) as well as Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage (“Without My Heart” featuring Don Jazzy).

Most Gifted Male includes Botswana’s Zeus featuring AKA and Tumi, “#Datswasup” (also in the running for Most Gifted Video of the Year) along with Nigeria’s Iyanya (“Flavour”) and Wizkid (“Azonto”), South Africa’s Donald (“Over The Moon”) and Tanzania’s Ay featuring Marco Chali (“Party Zone”).

Other nominees include:

RnB - Banky W, Victoria Kimani, A.Ralph, DannyK, Chase

East Africa – PUnit/Collo, Sauti Sol, Radio & Weasel, Ay/MarcoChali|, Navio

Newcomer – Moneoa-Is’bhanxa, Lola Rae – Watch My Ting Go, Khaya Mthethwa – Move, Victoria Kimani – Mtoto, Burna Boy -Tonight

West Africa - D’Prince – Goody Bag Ice Prince – Aboki, R2bees – Life (Walaahi), DBlack/Joey B – Vera, Chidinma – Emi ni Baller, P Square – Alingo

Southern Africa – Dama Do Bling- My Eish Oskido – Tsa Mandebele,Black Coffee Ft. Zakes Bantwin-Take it all off, Paul G ft Fabulous – Get Control

Kwaito - Dj Dimplez Ft L – We ain’t Leaving, Khuli Chana- Haddadazmove, L’vovo Derrango ft Professor- Palesa, Professor ft Oskido – Fingerprints, Ees-Woza December, Kabelo – Impilo DJ Tira ft Big Nuz, Joocy – Summertime

Reggae/Dancehall – Buffalo Souljah – Basawine, Kaakie – Too Much, Jesse Jagz – Murder Dem, PUnit ft Collo – You Guy, Radio & Weasel – Can’t Let You Go.