Cassper Nyovest, AKA and DJ Maphorisa leads South African nominees at #TheMVPs | Buy Ticket

Dec 29, 2017 |

The prestigious Soundcity MVP Awards Festival promises to be an epic turn up festival! Just as every other nominated African Nations are preparing for this event, the South African music scene is not wasting time. Cassper Nyovest, AKA and DJ Maphorisa leads South African nominees at #TheMVPs, with the likes of Babes Wodumo, Bucie, Kwesta, Nasty C, Mafikizolo, Mi Casa, Anatii, Distruction Boyz, BHIZER and Nadia Nakai on the list. Voting is going on right now. Who will be the BIGGEST South African winner of the night?

The ceremony is set to take place on the 12th of January, 2018 at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos in Nigeria. The MVPs as it is also referred to has become the African music industry’s measure of hardwork and success for the countless talent on the continent. Staged by Africa’s respected entertainment brand Soundcity Africa (Radio, TV and digital), the organizers promise an exciting whirlwind of jaw-dropping moments and show-stopping talent showcase with the release of the nominations list earlier today live on Soundcity Radio and Official Soundcity MVP Awards twitter handle: @SOUNDCITYMVP.

The battle for the most nominations and eventual win has begun and expected to be keen including the coveted ‘ Artiste of the Year’ category, Cassper Nyovest is seen battling the likes of Sarkodie from Ghana, Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage from Nigeria and Shatta Wale also from Ghana.

Take a look at the full nominations below, join the discussion on social with the hashtag #SoundcityMVP | follow @SOUNDCITYMVP on social media. All categories are open to voting on www.soundcitymvp.com via mobile, tablet or PC. Vote for your favourite artistes and purchase tickets to the live show in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Nominations:

1. BEST MALE MVP

DAVIDO (NG)

RUNTOWN (NG)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TZ)

SARKODIE (GH)

NAVIO (UG)

2FACE IDIBIA (NG)

WIZKID (NG)

SHATTA WALE (GH)

OLAMIDE (NG)

2. BEST FEMALE MVP

TIWA SAVAGE (NG)

NINIOLA (NG)

BABES WODUMO (SA)

SIMI (NG)

BECCA (GH)

SEYI SHAY (NG)

YEMI ALADE (NG)

BUCIE (SA)

VANESSA MDEE (TZ)

3. BEST HIP HOP

M.I ABAGA (NIGERIA)

SARKODIE (GHANA)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)

OLAMIDE (NG)

NASTY C (SOUTH AFRICA)

FALZ (NIGERIA)

KWESTA (SOUTH AFRICA)

AKA (SA)

4. BEST POP

KISS DANIEL (NG)

TIWA SAVAGE (NG)

SIMI (NG)

DAVIDO (NG)

MALEEKBERRY (NG)

NINIOLA (NG)

WANDE COAL (NG)

REEKADO BANKS (NG)

5. BEST COLLABORATION

PARTICULA – MAJOR LAZER & DJ MAPHORISA FT. ICE PRINCE, JIDENNA, NASTY C (SA)

MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID

TONIGHT – R2BEES FT WIZKID

MA GIRL – TOOFAN FT. PATORANKING

AKANAMALI – SUN EL MUSICIAN FT. SAMTHING SOWETO

TELLI PERSON – TIMAYA FT. PHYNO & OLAMIDE

PAIN KILLER – SARKODIE FT RUNTOWN

BOOTY LANGUAGE – SKALES FT SARKODIE

JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEKBERRY

DON’T FORGET TO PRAY – AKA & ANATII

NA WASH – BECCA FT PATORANKING

ISKABA – WANDE COAL / DJ TUNEZ

LOVE AGAIN – C4 PEDRO FT SAUTI SOL

6. DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO (NG)

WIZKID (NG)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)

AKA (SA)

VANESSA MDEE (KQ)

YEMI ALADE (NG)

SHATTA WALE (GH)

7. VIDEO OF THE YEAR

MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID (NG)

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIFE – MI (NG)

CLOSER – WIZKID (NG)

UoK – NASTY C (SA)

10 FINGERS – AKA & ANATII (SA)

WHOLE THING – FRANK CASINO & RIKY RICK (SA)

BEEN CALLING – MALEEKBERRY (NG)

KOLOLO – BANKY W (NG)

ALL HAIL – KHULI CHANA (SA)

IF – DAVIDO (NG)

8. BEST GROUP OR DUO

SAUTI SOL (KQ)

TOOFAN (TG)

MAFIKIZOLO (SA)

MICASA (SA)

DISTRUCTION BOYZ (SA)

VVIP (GH)

R2Bees (GH)

NAVY KENZO (TZ)

9. SONG OF THE YEAR

PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR (NG)

WO – OLAMIDE (NG)

SEDUCE ME – ALIKIBA

QOBISIQOLO – BHIZER FT BUSISWA, SC GORNA, BHEPEPE (SA)

GAGA SHUFFLE – 2FACE IDIBIA (NG)

IF – DAVIDO (NG)

AKANAMALI – SUN EL MUSICIAN FT. SAMTHING SOWETO (SA)

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)

CLOSER – WIZKID (NG)

JOROMI – SIMI (NG)

LEG OVER – MR EAZI (NG)

10. BEST NEW ARTISTE

MALEEKBERRY (NG)

MAYORKUN (NG)

DICE AILES (NG)

SMALL DOCTOR (NG)

NADIA NAKAI (SA)

ASLAY (TZ)

11. VIEWERS CHOICE

WO – OLAMIDE (NG)

IF – DAVIDO (NG)

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)

LIVING THINGS – 9ICE (NG)

YEBA – KISS DANIEL (NG)

ISKABA – WANDE COAL, DJ TUNEZ (NG)

TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI (NG)

GAGA SHUFFLE – 2FACE IDIBIA

12. LISTENERS CHOICE

WO – OLAMIDE (NG).

GAGA SHUFFLE – 2FACE IDIBIA (NG)

NASTY C –UOK (SA)

GOBISIQOLO – BHISER (SA)

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)

MARADONA – NINIOLA (NG)

YOLO YOLO – SEYI SHAY (NG)

IF – DAVIDO

13. AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

MALEEKBERRY (NG).

KIDOMINANT (NG)

DJ MAPHORISA (SA)

MASTERKRAFT (NG)

JULZ (GH)

YOUNG JOHN (NG)

14. AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

SARKODIE (GH).

CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)

DAVIDO (NG)

WIZKID (NG)

TIWA SAVAGE (NG)

SHATTA WALE (GH)

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