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Burna Boy Wins African Artiste of the Year 2018

Burna boy made quite an impression at the recently held Soundcity MVP Awards. The afro-fusion artiste, whose name is Damini Ogulu, won the most plaques – four in total at the 2019 edition of the awards which held last weekend in Lagos.

He won the ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Listener’s Choice’ and ‘Best Male MVP’ but the highpoint, of course, was his winning the ‘African Artiste of the Year’. The star artiste’s mother came on stage to collect the singer’s 3rd award. While receiving the plaque, she thanked music producer, Phantom, for his contribution to the making of the hit song “Ye” and contributing to the success of her son’s career.

Other winners at the star-studded award ceremony were Davido, Patoranking, Mr. Eazi, Wande Coal and more, who were selected by a committee of stakeholders in the music and entertainment industry as well as Soundcity viewers and fans of the artistes. The votes were conducted on the awards official website.

The Soundcity MVP Awards 2019 also featured live performances from Nigerian music industry revelations of 2018; Teni, Victor AD and Niniola.

The event held at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island on the 5th of January. Although fans have had the opportunity of voting their MVPs on the website since 2007, the award ceremonies only took off in  2016, with Wizkid winning the African artiste of the year. Each year’s edition is shown online on Soundcity TV and on the DSTV channel. It can also be viewed using Soundcity’s mobile app.

Below is the full list of winners

Best Male MVP – Burna Boy

Best Female MVP – Busiswa

Best Hip Hop Song – Aka

Best Pop Song – Davido

Best Collaboration – “Soco” By Starboy (Wizkid), Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli

Digital Artiste Of The Year – Mr Eazi

Video Of The Year – “Heal The World” By Patoranking

Best Group Or Duo – Navy Kenzo

Song Of The Year – “Ye” By Burna Boy

Best New Artiste – Teniola

Viewer’s Choice – “Somiso” By Wande Coal

Listener’s Choice – “Ye” By Burna Boy

African Producer Of The Year – Phantom

African Artiste Of The Year – Burna Boy

African Dj Of The Year – Dj Neptune

Winners of the special Soundcity MVP awards for entrepreneurs and other endeavors were as follows:

Innovation and excellence in business entrepreneur – Ladipo Lawani.

Innovation and excellence in sports – Ahmed Musa

Innovation and excellence in fashion- Papa Oyeyemi

Innovation and excellence in social entrepreneurship and digital influence – Bolatito Ovia

Innovation and excellence in community and socio-political development – Ebenezer Wikina

Innovation and excellence in the creative arts – Clarence Peters


Source: Vanguard NGR

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Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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