South African crossover music star, HHP, will lead the South African stars who will perform at the Channel O Music Video Awards brought to you by Amarula Cream on 29 October at Carnival City in Gauteng. HHP is nominated for two awards for his tracks Mpitse and All I need.
Two nominees from Nigeria, 2Face and the critically acclaimed and socially conscious singer-songwriter Nneka, will also perform, as well as Mozambican Lizha James.
A highlight of the night is set to be a live performance of All Around Africa – the song that was specially created for the winner of this year’s Emcee Africa II Cybil Nyte. It will see Nyte performing with African hip-hop royalty in the form of Naeto C (Nigeria); Nazizi (Kenya); Zeus (Botswana); and South Africa’s HHP and Proverb. This is the first ever live performance of the sizzling hot track. There will be also be a high profile mystery guest on the night.
The 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards will be hosted by Nonhle, Lungile and KB. Winners are chosen by the public who will be able to make their voices heard via SMS or online or through their mobile phones.
To vote, viewers must SMS their category number to +27839208400 (International SMS rates apply) or vote on www.channelo.tv (web). Voters can also win big as there is the grand prize of a trip for two lucky Channel O viewers to the awards from anywhere in Africa as well as $1,000 to be won each week for the 12 week voting period.
Channel O is available across the continent on DStv channel 320.