Meet the #SoundcityMVP2016 nominees, voting begins now

Nov 25, 2016 |

MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS CELEBRATED AROUND THE CONTINENT AS 2016 SOUNDCITY MVP NOMINEES ARE REVEALED

VOTING IS NOW OPEN AT SOUNDCITYMVP.COM

The nominees in all 2016 Soundcity MVP categories have just been announced via SOUNDCITYtv’s social media channels and the voting race is on.
1esvicNigeria’s Wizkid is leading the way with a record-breaking eight nominations,including four nods to his continent wide smash hit ‘Baba Nla’ for Best Song, Best Video, Viewers’ Choice and Listeners’ Choice with South Africa’s Emtee and Nigeria’s Olamide at a second close. The 2016 Soundcity MVP will broadcast live across the globe on Thursday, 29 December from the Expo Center of the Eko Hotel & Suites, in Lagos Nigeria.

Man of the moment Davido is up for Digital Artiste of the Year alongside Tekno, A.K.A, P-Square, Tiwa Savage and Tekno. The 2016 Soundcity MVP would see Kenya’s Victoria Kimani, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee and Ghana’s MzVee face off with their Nigerian counterpart for Female MVP of the Year. Adekunle Gold’s ‘Pick Up’ and Tekno’s ‘Pana’ go head to head for both Viewers’ Choice and Listeners’ Choice. ‘Soweto Baby’ by South Africa’s DJ Maphorisa, ‘Mbilo Mbilo (Remix)’ by Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo and Emtee’s ‘Roll Up’ would be battling other Nigerian collaborative anthems for Best Collaboration.
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Voting is now open for all categories at soundcitymvp.com. See the complete list of nominees below:

BEST MALE
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)
EMTEE (SOUTH AFRICA)
WIZKID (NIGERIA)
FALZ (NIGERIA)
OLAMIDE (NIGERIA)
PATORANKING (NIGERIA)
PHYNO (NIGERIA)

BEST FEMALE
TIWA SAVAGE (NIGERIA)
VICTORIA KIMANI (KENYA)
YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)
VANESSA MDEE (TANZANIA)
CYNTHIA MORGAN (NIGERIA)
MS VEE (GHANA)
SIMI (NIGERIA)

BEST HIP HOP
CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)
OLAMIDE (NIGERIA)
CDQ (NIGERIA)
EMTEE (SOUTH AFRICA)
EL (GHANA)
RIKY RICK (SOUTH AFRICA)
STANLEY ENOW (CAMEROON)
PHYNO (NIGERIA)

BEST POP
WIZKID (NIGERIA)
KISS DANIEL (NIGERIA)
TEKNO (NIGERIA)
YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)
ADEKUNLE GOLD (NIGERIA)
TIMAYA (NIGERIA)
TIWA SAVAGE (NIGERIA)

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
PSQUARE (NIGERIA)
WIZKID (NIGERIA)
A.K.A (SOUTH AFRICA)
TIWA SAVAGE (NIGERIA)
DAVIDO (NIGERIA)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)
TEKNO (NIGERIA)

BEST COLLABORATION
MR EAZI FT EFYA – SKINTIGHT (NIGERIA / GHANA)
PATORANKING FT SARKODIE – NO KISSING (NIGERIA / GHANA)
EDDY KENZO FT NINIOLA – MBILO MBILO REMIX (UGANDA / NIGERIA)
EMTEE FT WIZKID & AKA – ROLL UP (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
DJ MAPHORISA FT WIZKID & DJ BUCKZ – SOWETO BABY (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
PHYNO FT OLAMIDE – FADA FADA (NIGERIA)
OLAMIDE FT WANDE COAL – WHO YOU EPP (NIGERIA)
HARRY SONG FT OLAMIDE, KCEE – RAGGAE BLUES (NIGERIA)
MASTERKRAFT FT FLAVOUR & SARKODIE – FINALLY (NIGERIA / GHANA)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
PANA BY TEKNO DIRECTED BY CLARENCE PETERS (NIGERIA)
AJE BY ALIKIBA, DIRECTED BY MEJI (NIGERIA)
BABANLA BY WIZKID DIRECTED BY SESAN (NIGERIA)
ONE TIME BY A.K.A DIRECTED BY AKA & ALESSIO
SIN CITY BY KISS DANIEL DIRECTED BY H2G FILMS (NIGERIA)
EMMERGENCY BY D’BANJ DIRECTED BY UNLIMITED L.A (NIGERIA)
MADE FOR YOU BY BANKY W DIRECTED BY BANKY W (NIGERIA)
GBAGBE OSHI BY DAVIDO DIRECTED BY SLASH (NIGERIA)
PRAY FOR ME BY DAREY DIRECTED BY MEX (NIGERIA)

BEST GROUP OR DUO
SAUTI SOL (KENYA)
MAFIKIZOLO (SOUTH AFRICA)
MICASA (SOUTH AFRICA)
NAVY KENZO (TANZANIA)
R2BEES (GHANA)
TOOFAN (TOGO)
PSQUARE (NIGERIA)
VVIP (GHANA)

SONG OF THE YEAR
KWESTA FT CASSPER NYOVEST – NGUD (SOUTH AFRICA)
MR EAZI – HOL UP (NIGERIA)
PATORANKING FT SARKODIE – NO KISSING (NIGERIA)
WIZKID – BABANLA (NIGERIA)
TEKNO – PANA (NIGERIA)
EMTEE FT WIZKID – ROLL UP (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
DJ MAPHORISA FT WIZKID & DJ BUCKZ – SOWETO BABY (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
OLAMIDE FT WANDE COAL – WHO YOU EPP (NIGERIA)
D’BANJ – EMMERGENCY (NIGERIA)

BEST NEW ARTISTE
KOKER (NIGERIA)
YCEE (NIGERIA)
MR EAZI (NIGERIA)
EMTEE (SOUTH AFRICA)
SIMI (NIGERIA)
NINIOLA (NIGERIA)
TEKNO (NIGERIA)
NASTY C (SOUTH AFRICA)

VIEWERS CHOICE
MR SOLDIER – FALZ FT. SIMI (NIGERIA)
BABANLA – WIZKID (NIGERIA)
OSINACHI BY HUMBLESMITH FT DAVIDO (NIGERIA)
PANA BY TEKNO (NIGERIA)
HOLLUP BY MR EAZI (NIGERIA)
PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD (NIGERIA)
MAMA – KISS DANIEL (NIGERIA)

LISTENERS CHOICE
LAGOS TO KAMPALA – RUNTOWN FT WIZKID (NIGERIA)
BABANLA – WIZKID (NIGERIA)
OMO ALHAJI – YCEE (NIGERIA)
PANA BY TEKNO (NIGERIA)
WHO YOU EPP – OLAMIDE FT WANDE COAL (NIGERIA)
OLUWA NI – REEKADO BANKS (NIGERIA)
PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD (NIGERIA)
SKINTIGHT – MR EAZI FT EFYA (NIGERIA / GHANA)

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
WIZKID (NIGERIA)
VANNESSA MDEE (TANZANIA)
DIAMOND PLATINUMZ (TANZANIA)
SARKODIE (GHANA)
YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)
OLAMIDE (NIGERIA)

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DJ MAPHORISA (SOUTH AFRICA)
GOSPEL ON THE BEAT (NIGERIA)
MASTERKRAFT (NIGERIA)
YOUNG JOHN (NIGERIA)
LEGENDURY BEATS (NIGERIA)
SESS THE PROBLEM KID (NIGERIA)

2016 Soundcity MVP voting is open until 27th December so visit soundcitymvp.com to cast your vote!

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