Sound city Nominates Davido and many others for Soundcity Festival awards


Nigerian artistes Davido and Burna Boy are close behind with several nominations including the coveted African artiste of the year alongside Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, Yemi Alade, South African rappers – A.K.A, Nasty C and Tiwa Savage. Kwesi Arthur is contending in the ‘Best Hip hop’ category alongside Khaligraph Jones, M.I. Abaga, Kwesta, A.K.A with ‘Katika’ record by Navy Kenzo featuring Diamond Platnumz is up for three nominations – Best Collaboration, Listeners’ choice and Song of the Year. Several break-out, up-and-coming artistes, including KiDi, Teni, Sha Madjozi, Mbosso and King Promise have been recognized in multiple categories including the ‘Best New Artiste’ category. There is a new category in addition to the talents who would be recognized this year; ‘African DJ of the Year’ would celebrate the most accomplished DJ on the continent in the year and the inaugural nominees are DJ Spinall, DJ Neptune, Prince Kamvpybee, DJ MicSmith, DJ Arafat, Black Coffee, DJ Xclusive, DJ Kaywise, DJ Vyrusky and DJ Maphorisa. In pushing the “Africa is Now” narrative, this year’s awards will honour excellent individuals and personalities in the areas of sports, entrepreneurship, creative arts, fashion, digital influence and socio-political development as it ties into entertainment. We’ll find out who the MVP winners are in weeks. Tickets to attend the live show are on sale on www.xchange.ng and the award ceremony will be aired live and streamed around the globe on the 5th January 2019 from Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nhopigeria. Check out the full list of nominees below and vote on www.soundcitymvp.com.

  • Best male MVP:
  • 1. Burna Boy
  • 2.Nasty C
  • 3. Mr Eazi
  • 4. Olamide
  • 5. A.K.A
  • 6. Shatta Wale
  • 7. Harmonize
  • 8. Diamond platnumz
  • 9. Davido
  • 10. Wizkid
  • Best female mvp
  • 1. Busiswa
  • 2. Simi
  • 3. Niniola
  • 4. Tiwa Savage
  • 5. Yemi Alade
  • 6. Shekhinah
  • 7. Efya
  • 8. Becca
  • 9. Lady Zamar
  • 10. Maua Sama
  • Best hip hop :
  • 1. M.I Abaga
  • 2. Khaligraph Jones
  • 3. Nasty C
  • 4. AKA
  • 5. Kwesi Arthur
  • 6. Phyno
  • 7. Sarkodie
  • 8. Kwesta
  • 9. Falz
  • 10. Medikal
  • Best pop
  • 1. Kizz Daniel
  • 2. Fally Ipupa
  • 3. Tiwa Savage
  • 4. Yemi Alade
  • 5. Davido
  • 6. Diamond Platnumz
  • 7. Mayorkun
  • 8. Wizkid
  • 9. Kuami Eugene
  • 10. Mr Eazi
  • Best collaboration
  • 1. Makhe – DJ Maphorisa, DJ Simba ft Moonchild Sanelly
  • 2. Soco – Starboy ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli
  • 3. Jibebe – Diamond Platnumz, Mbosso, Lava Lava
  • 4. Katika – Navy Kenzo ft. Diamond Platnumz
  • 5. Issa goal – Naira Marley, Olamide, Lil Kesh
  • 6. Spirit – Kwesta ft Wale
  • 7. Fake love – Wizkid and Duncan Mighty
  • 8. Club controller – Prince Kaybee ft Lasoulmates
  • 9. Said – Nastyc & Runtown
  • 10. Amaka – 2face Idibia ft. Perruzi
  • Digital artiste of the year
  • 1. Davido
  • 2. Tiwa Savage
  • 3. Mr Eazi
  • 4. Burna boy
  • 5. Cassper Nyovest
  • 6. Vanessa Mdee
  • 7. Falz
  • 8. Wizkid
  • 9. Diamond Platnumz
  • 10. Yemi Alade
  • Video of the year
  • 1. Gringo – Shatta Wale
  • 2. Midnight drum – A pass, Rouge, Fik Fameica
  • 3. Short n’ sweet – Sauti Sol
  • 4. Ye – Burna boy
  • 5. Fever – Wizkid
  • 6. Surrenda – Adekunle Gold
  • 7. Science student – Olamide
  • 8. King – Nasty C ft A$ap Ferg
  • 9. Heal the world – Patoranking
  • 10. Ksazobalit – Cassper Nyovest
  • Best group or duo
  • 1. Distruction boiz
  • 2. Sauti sol
  • 3. Navy kenzo
  • 4. Micasa
  • 5. Mafikizolo
  • 6. Show dem camp
  • 7. R2bees
  • 8. Toofan
  • 9. Gold fish
  • 10. Reggie n’ bollie
  • Song of the year
  • 1. Ye – Burna boy
  • 2. Short & sweet – Sauti Sol ft Nyashinki
  • 3. African beauty – Diamond Platnumz ft. Omarion
  • 4. Soco – Starboy ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli
  • 5. Katika – Navy Kenzo ft. Diamond Platnumz
  • 6. Makhe – DJ Maphorisa, DJ Simba ft Moonchild Sanelly
  • 7. Skeleton moves – Master KG
  • 8. Assurance – Davido
  • 9. Amaka – Tuface Idibia
  • 10. Kwangwaru – Harmonize ft. Diamond Platnumz
  • Best New artise
  • 1. Kidi 2.
  • Sho Madjozi
  • 3. Odunsi
  • 4. Peruzzi
  • 5. Teniola
  • 6. Kida Kudz
  • 7. Shane Eagle
  • 8. King Promise
  • 9. Kwesi Arthur
  • 10. Mbosso
  • Viewers choice
  • 1.Ye – Burna boy
  • 2. Drogba – Afro B
  • 3. Somiso – Wande Coal
  • 4. Science student – Olamide
  • 5. Fever – Wizkid
  • 6. Soco – Starboy ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli
  • 7. Kupe dance – A star
  • 8. Magun (rmx) – Niniola ft. Busiswa
  • 9. Available – Patoranking
  • 10. Tiwa’s vibe – Tiwa Savage
  • Listeners choice
  • 1. Club controller – Prince Kaybee ft Lasoulmates
  • 2. Katika – Navy Kenzo ft. Diamond Platnumz
  • 3. Soco – Starboy
  • 4. Ye – Burna boy
  • 5. Wetin we gain – victor ad
  • 6. Kwangqaru – Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz
  • 7. Fake love – Wizkid & Duncan Mighty
  • 8. Confusion – Kuami Eugene
  • 9. CCTV –King Promise ft. Mugeez, Sarkodie
  • 10. Askamaya – Teni African
  • producer of the year
  • 1. Killertunes
  • 2. Julz
  • 3. Sars
  • 4. Nahreel
  • 5. Northboi
  • 6. Dj Tira
  • 7. Phantom
  • 8. Speroachbeatz
  • 9. Fresh Vdm
  • 10. Kel P
  • African artiste of the year
  • 1. Burna boy
  • 2. Davido
  • 3. Sarkodie
  • 4. Yemi Alade
  • 5. A.K.A
  • 6. Tiwa savage
  • 7. Wizkid
  • 8. Diamod platnumz
  • 9. Nasty C
  • 10. Olamide
  • African DJ of the year
  • 1. Black Coffee
  • 2. Dj Spinall
  • 3. Dj Mic Smith
  • 4. Dj Kaywise
  • 5. Dj Xclusive
  • 6. Dj Neptune
  • 7. Prince Kaybe
  • 8. Dj Arafat
  • 9. Dj maphorisa
  • 10. Dj vyrusky

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