Channel O Awards nominees announced

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Channel O has announced the nominees for the 2006 Channel O African Music Video Awards. A total of 70 artists from 10 different countries have produced this year’s nominees in the 18 categories.


South Africans Freshlyground and Simphiwe Dana received three nominations each. Topping the nominations with four nods each are Didge and Lizha James from Kenya and Mozambique respectively. Hot on their heels is Nigeria’s Dare and 2Face alongside


Now in their third year, the Channel O AMVA’s are unique in that videos are voted for by viewers, giving fans complete control over who receives an award. Criteria used for short-listing were technical quality, frequency of requests for a video on the different Channel O shows and overall creativity. The videos need to have been released between January 2005 and May 2006 and should have received airplay on Channel O.


Channel O General Manager Yolisa Phahle is sure that the nominations reflect the diverse and growing music industry in the continent. “We are seeing videos of increasingly high quality and this is a direct reflection of the industry’s growth”, she says. “At Channel O we look to strike a balance between promoting the up and coming big names of tomorrow alongside established artists. This year some of the newer names are also producing outstanding music and high quality videos”.


Viewers and fans will be able to vote for their favourite artists by smsing or voting online. Voting starts on Friday 25 August until Friday 6 October. Viewers can vote in each category by logging on to www.channelo.co.za or SMS +27 (0)83 920 8400. To vote via SMS, enter the category name, a space and then the artist’s name. Nigerian viewers will be able to vote locally via sms on 33351. All sms’s are charged at international call rates.


The complete list of nominees is:


1. BEST MALE VIDEO


ArtistSong Title Country


DareEscaladeNigeria


DidgeSaa ZingineKenya


HHPJabba South Africa


Lagbaja Never Far Away Nigeria


NtandoNguweSouth Africa



2. BEST FEMALE VIDEO


ArtistSong Title Country


Lizha James For All Ya Mozambique


Nikki Ft Colo Hii Ngoma Kenya


Simphiwe Dana Ndiredi South Africa


Yola Araújo Deix Estar Angola


Zamajobe Ndawo Yami South Africa



3. BEST NEWCOMER


Artist Song Title Country


D’Banj Tongolo Nigeria


Gal Level Go back to her Namibia


Ike Chuku Ike Chuku Nigeria


Lizha James For All Ya Mozambique


Tuks 525600 Minutes South Africa



4. BEST DUO OR GROUP


Artist Song Title Country


Black Jack Amajekejeke South Africa


Bongo Maffin Kura Vone South Africa


Freshlyground Nomvula South Africa


Malaika 2Bob South Africa


Question Mark All Stars Street Life Nigeria



5. BEST URBAN JAZZ VIDEO


Artist Song Title Country


Don Laka Makoti South Africa


Judith Sephuma New Beginnings South Africa


Simphiwe Dana Ndiredi South Africa


Wanda I’m falling for you South Africa


Zamajobe Ndawo Yami South Africa



6. BEST DANCE VIDEO


Artist Song Title Country


Black Coffee Stimela Remix South Africa


DJ Cleo Goodbye South Africa


DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota Nezi za KwaZulu South Africa


Revolution ft Maduvha Light of my Life South Africa


T’zozo & Professor Woza Durban South Africa



7. BEST REGGAE VIDEO


Artist Song Title Country


Benz Man Mama Joe Nigeria


Jonny Ragga Abeshawee Ethiopia


Lucky Dube Respect South Africa


Necessary Noize Kenyan boy, Kenyan girl Kenya


Street Monks I Salute Nigeria



8. BEST R&B VIDEO


Artist Song Title Country


2 Face Idibia Ole Nigeria


Anselmo Ralph Super Hemem Angola


Dare Escalade Nigeria


Didge Saa Zingine Kenya


Wyre Chuki Kenya



9. BEST KWAITO VIDEO


Artist Song Title Country


Alaska Fokol South Africa


Black Jack Good Life South Africa


Brickz Tjovitjo South Africa


Mzekezeke Ubani U’mzekezeke South Africa


Spikiri Current South Africa



10. BEST COLLABORATION VIDEO


Artist Song Title Country


Danny K & Mandoza Music South Africa


Mina Nawe ft Lady Jay Dee Njalo SA / Tanzania


My Man & Lebo Siyavuma South Africa


Slikour ft Zulu Mobb & Hidden Force Izinja South Africa


Young Nations & Ray Phiri Zwakala Emzantsi South Africa



11. BEST AFRO-POP


Artist Song Title Country


2Face Ole Nigeria


Gal Level Go back to her Namibia


Freshlyground Doo Bee Doo South Africa


MXO Tonight South Africa


Wyre Chuki Namibia



12. BEST AFRICAN SOUTHERN


Artist Song Title Country


Bob Mabege Chiwamila Galu Zambia


Brickz Sweetie My Baby South Africa


Lizha James For All Ya Mozambique


Mista Doe Hot to Death Botswana


Yola Araújo Deix Estar Angola



13. BEST AFRICAN WEST


Artist Song Title Country


2Face Idibia Ole Nigeria


Dare Escalade Nigeria


D’Banj Tongolo Nigeria


Mba Abesolo Make Mayawa Nigeria


Silver Saddih LA LA LA Nigeria



14. BEST AFRICAN EAST


Artist Song Title Country


Blue 3 Frisky Kenya


Didge Saa Zingine Kenya


Johnny Ragga Give me the key Ethiopia


Mr Lenny & Nameless Juju Kenya


Nikki ft Colo Hii Ngoma Kenya



15. BEST HIP HOP VIDEO


Artist Song Title Country


K’naan Soobax Ethiopia


Mode 9 ft Nnena Cry Nigeria


Prokid Woz’bona South Africa


Sauce Kid ft Mike Okri Omoge wa Jo Nigeria


Tuks 525600 Years South Africa




16. BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS



Andrew Wessels for Ndiredi by Simphiwe Dana South Africa


Justin Campos for Good Life by Black Jack South Africa


Larissa Hollis for Ndawo Yami by Zamajobe South Africa


Neil Simpson for I’d Like by Freshlyground South Africa


Weird MC Ijoya Nigeria



17. BEST DIRECTOR



Andrew Wessels for Ndiredi by Simphiwe Dana South Africa


Neil Simpson for I’d Like by Freshlyground South Africa


Nelson Mangueira for Superhemem by Anselmo Ralph Angola


Mode 9 ft Nnena Cry Nigeria


Lumko Dukashe for Zwakala Emzantsi by Young Nations & Ray Phiri South Africa



18. VIDEO OF THE YEAR


Artist Song Title Country


Didge Saa Zingine Kenya


Freshlyground I’d Like South Africa


Lizha James For All Ya Mozambique


Mode 9 ft Nnena Cry Nigeria


Simphiwe Dana Ndiredi South Africa



The Awards ceremony will he held at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg on Saturday 14 October. The event will be recorded “live” and broadcast on Channel O on October 21st at 20:00 CAT. Channel O is available on DStv on channel 87.



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Issued by


Refiloe Sehume


Publicity Executive: Channel O


Tel: (011) 686 6013


Fax: (011) 686 6641


Email: rsehume@mnet.co.za


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