All the 2014 #CHOAMVA winners

In case you missed it, here are the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards winners:

 

Most Gifted Male:

Casser Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

 

Most Gifted Female:

Tiwa Savage ft Don Jazzy – Eminado

 

Most Gifted Newcomer:

Diamond – Number One

 

Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring:

KCEE ft Wizkid – Pull Over

 

Most Gifted Dance:

Busiswa ft various – Ngoku

 

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall

Buffalo Souljah – Turn Up

 

Most Gifted Afro Pop

Diamond – Number One

 

Most Gifted Kwaito

Uhuru ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja

 

Most Gifted R&B

Donald – Crazy But Amazing

 

Most Gifted Hip Hop

AKA – Congratulate

 

Most Gifted Southern

Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

 

Most Gifted West

Olamide – Turn Up

 

Most Gifted East

Diamond – Number One

 

Most Gifted Video of the Year

Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza

Countdown to the 2013 Grammys

Justin Timberlake Grammys Performance 2013We’ve got just a few days to go until the 55th Annual Grammy Awards take center stage – and no doubt #TheWorldIsListening. Music’s Biggest Night® will honour some of the biggest, the best and the most successful stars we’ve all come to love and adore. The ceremony is set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and trust you won’t want to miss this.

Get this, artists like Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, The Black Keys, FUN., the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jack White, as well as Elton John and current nominee Ed Sheeran will all be on stage come the 10th of Feb. While that list is WELL IMPRESSIVE, I’m looking forward to Justin Timberlake’s performance. The news about him performing at the Grammys was announced yesterday and this will be the first time we’ve seen the six-time Grammy winner perform in over four years. He’ll be putting on his (Tom Ford?) Suit & Tie and rocking the stage. Barring Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance on Sunday, this will easily be one of the most talked about and highly anticipated performances of the year.

The Grammys online:

@TheGRAMMYs on Twitter,

“The GRAMMYs” on Facebook,

Google +,

Instagram,

Pinterest,

Tumblr,

YouTube.

I’m going to be up, watching and blogging live on Monday morning (the usual deal). If you’re up with me, it’s on from 3am on Channel O, DStv channel 320. The repeat is on Vuzu (116) at 19:30.

Chris Brown releases ‘Don’t Judge Me’… watch now

Chris Brown‘s new album, Fortune is brilliant. It has songs for days and if you don’t have yourselves a copy as yet, best you hit up iTunes or head to your local music store. My personal favourite off the album is a song called, Don’t Judge Me. It shows off a softer, raw side and in my opinion is an instant classic. The video for the song is finally out and you can watch it above.
News is out that the star is heading out to South Africa at the end of the year, as part of his Carpe Diem tour. When he sings this song, there will no doubt be a bunch of ladies weak at the the knees. More details on his tour coming up, but I do know that tickets go on sale on Monday.

UPDATE: 15 Dec JNB at the Coca Cola Dome

17 Dec DBN at the Outer Fields, Moses Mabhida Stadium

19-20 CT at the Grand West Casino

Pretty surprised that he is only doing one gig in Jozi and two in Cape Town, when the latter is known to be slower in terms of sales. Jozi sells fast and it sells out! Alas, he’s coming and that is pretty cool.

O-Access returns this March

The hit-show O-Access returns to our screens this March, the 6th to be exact. The all new season sees the host, the lovely Dineo Moeketsi traveling to LA LA Land and beyond to interview some of the biggest names in the game. Some of them you can expect to see include Mary J. Blige, B.o.B, Robin Thicke and Estelle (among many others). Make a date with Channel O, channel 320 on DStv on the 6th of March at 9pm, CAT!

Want tickets to Channel O’s O-Sessions?


I’ve been asked on numerous occasions if I can hook people up with tickets to events and/or concerts to which I often respond, do I look like Computicket? That is generally the case, but this time I can hook you up. Channel O on DStv has a new show coming up. It’s called O-Sessions. It’s an intimate gathering of fans and some of SA’s biggest names in music. Artists like Jozi, Slikour and Pro will all be part of the line-up and I have no doubt in my mind that more of these events will be coming up soon.

So the good news is I have four double tickets for the recording of Pro and Jozi’s performances next Thursday. The first two recordings will be held at the Red Pepper Studios in Johannesburg on Thursday the 17th. So if you’re not in Jozi, but you’re keen to be apart of this, please note you need to make your own way up here. For the rest of y’all, drop me your deets below or drop me a tweet @JasonVonBerg (full name, contact number and email address) and who you would like to see… Jozi or Pro. Simple as that. Support local music and be apart of their story!

Who is the new O Access presenter?


The answer to that is…. Dineo Moeketsi. The 21-year-old was last named as the presenter of the hit show on Channel O. No stranger to the entertainment industry is Dineo. She attended the National School of Arts, has done backing vocals for the Flash Republic; acted in Soul City and appeared in M-Net’s reality show, High School Musical. In reaction to the news she said, “Tears, tears, tears. The minute they called my name I gasped and said, “Really” then water works just kept coming,”.

The reason the show has done so well is mainly because of the lovely, Nonhle Thema who said Dineo stood out for several reasons. “She was able to take direction from us and that made us see just how hungry for this job she was. Dineo’s beauty and wonderful personality were also factors in earning her the job.”

The new season of O Access is currently in production and will air in February 2011. Well done to Dineo!

Who will dance with Keri Hilson?

The beautiful and exceptional Keri Hilson is on her way to SA this October. She can move, sing, has worked with some of the biggest international star and now she’s giving some of our local star a huge opportunity. It’s called The Ultimate Keri Hilson Dance Challenge and it will see the star teaming up with music channel, Channel O searching for four of SA’s top dancers. The winners will then join Hilson on stage at the Coca-Cola Dome when she performs here. They will rehearse with her in Durban, in preparation for the big night out in Jozi. WOWZA this is cool. So how will this happen? Well the entries will be sent to Hilson and her choreographer in the USA, where the both of them will judge the entrants

The crews involved include MO5 (Channel O Urban Dance Competition Champs), Freeze Frame (Masters of Rhythm Champs) and Reptiles (Strictly Hip Hop Champs) and they will be joined by Clinch Crew.

The first episode airs on the 15th of October @9pm on Channel O, with Keri deciding which crew wins the competition.