Full list of 2013 Channel O MVA nominees


The annual Channel O Music Video Awards are back and yesterday the nominees for this year’s show were announced. Check out the full list of nominees below and get voting for your favourite here.

Most Gifted Duo/Group/Featuring Video
Teargas “Wake Up”
Xtatic/AKA & Priddy Ugly “Hit ‘Em Up”
Mi Casa “Can’t Get Enough”
EME “Baddest Boy”
Naeto C ft D’Banj “Tony Montana” (Bad Pass) remix
ZoneFam “Contolola”

Most Gifted Newcomer Video
Lola Rae “Watch My Ting Go”
Khaya Mthethwa “Move”
Victoria Kimani “Mtoto”
Burna Boy “Tonight”

Most Gifted Female Video
Zonke “Feelings”
Lizha James ft Anselmo Ralph “Vais Rochar”
STL “Stella Stella Stella”
Tiwa Savage ft Don Jazzy “Without My Heart”
Toya Delazy “Heart”
Tiwa Savage

Most Gifted Male Video
Donald “Over the Moon”
Zeus ft AKA & Tumi “#DatsWasup”
Wizkid “Azonto”
AY/Marco Chali “Party Zone”
Iyanya “Flavour”

Most Gifted Ragga/Dancehall Video
Buffalo Souljah “Basawine”
Kaakie “Too Much”
Jesse Jagz “Murder Dem”
P-Unit ft Collo “You Guy” (Dat Dendai)
Radio and Weasel “Can’t Let You Go”

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video
AKA “Jealousy”
Jayso & Sarkodie “Pizza & Burger”
Reason “Do it Like I Can”
iFani ft Blaksuga “Chocolate Vanilla”
E.L./M.anifest “Hallelujah”

Most Gifted R&B Video
Banky W “Yes/No”
Anselmo Ralph “Curticao”
Danny K “Brown Eyes”
Chase “Lonely”
Victoria Kimani/M.I “OYA”

Most Gifted Afro Pop Video
The Soil ft Zakwe “Iinkomo”
Sauti Sol “Money Lover”
2 Face Idibia “Ihe Ne Me”
The Muffinz “Umsebenzi Wendoda”
Davido “Gobe”

Most Gifted Dance Video
KCee “Limpopo”
Mafikizolo “Khona”
Fuse ODG ft Wyclef Jean “Antenna”
DJ Malvado ft Petty “Jamaica”
DJ Ganyani ft FB “Xigubu”

Most Gifted Kwaito Video
L’Vovo Derrango ft Professor “Palesa”
Professor ft Oskido & Character “Finger Prints”
EES “Woza December”
Kabelo “Impilo”
DJ Tira ft Big Nuz & Joocy “Summertime”

Most Gifted African West Video
D Prince “Goody Bag”
Ice Prince “Aboki”
R2Bees “Life (Walaahi)”
D-Black/Joey B “Vera”
Chidinma/Ill bliss/Tha suspect “Emi Ni Baller”
P Square “Alingo”

Most Gifted African East Video
AY/Marco Chali “Party Zone”
P-Unit ft Collo “You Guy” (Dat Dendai)
Radio and Weasel “Can’t Let You Go”
Sauti Sol “Money Lover”
Navio “Kata”

Most Gifted African South Video
Dama Do Bling “My Eish”
Oskido “Tsa Mandebele”
Black Coffee ft Zakes Bantwini “Take it all Off”
Paul G ft Fabulous “Get Control”
DJ Dimplez ft L-Tido & Anatii “We Ain’t Leaving”
Khuli Chana “Hazzadazmove”

Most Gifted Video of the Year
Zeus ft AKA & Tumi “#DatsWasup”
Wizkid “Azonto”
STL “Stella Stella Stella”
Xtatic/AKA & Priddy Ugly “Hit ‘Em Up”
AKA “Jealousy”
Reason “Do it Like I Can”
Mafikizolo “Khona”
Fuse ODG ft Wyclef Jean “Antenna”
Ice Prince “Aboki”
R2Bees “Life” (Walaahi)
P Square “Alingo”
Paul G ft Fabulous “Get Control”

You Spectacular Awards 2013 winners

Image by YOU Magazine
Image by YOU Magazine

In case you missed the news last night, here are winners from this year’s You Spectacular Awards, which were held in Gold Reef City last night.

Favourite TV presenter: Bonang Matheba

Favourite newcomer: Khaya Mthethwa

Favourite couple: Melinda Bam and Adriaan Bergh

Sexiest woman: Lee-Ann Liebenberg

Sexiest man: Francois Hougaard

Most stylish woman: Jeannie D

Most stylish man: Simba Mhere

Favourite actress: Diaan Lawrenson

Favourite actor: Christo Davids

Favourite sport star: Chad le Clos

Favourite music star (co-sponsored by Jacaranda FM): Lira

Favourite radio personality: Rian van Heerden

Funniest South African: Leon Schuster

Favourite soapie: 7de Laan

I didn’t do too badly in my predictions… Sorta 😉 Check out my predictions here. Congratulations to all the winners and a special shout out to a few of my favourite people in the industry, Ms Jeannie D, Khaya, Melinda and Lira! Big up to Queen B, Bonang Matheba… another award under her belt… Her #WinningWays continue.

MTN SAMA 19 – First list of winners for 2013

Riot, Zahara
The 19th edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) has arrived. The technical, non-broadcast or as host for the evening Tumi Morake said, the Tumi Show awards, were held in the Sun City resort on Friday evening. Some of the big nominees were in attendance, as were sponsors, media and other invited guests.

I was there tweeting, instagraming and filming (footage to follow soon). It was a lovely evening and this part of the awards weekend is always so enjoyable. It’s a nice way to ease into the festivities and it’s good to catch up with some of the nominees and winners. Here is a list of the winners from tonight:

Lifetime Achievement Awards – Presented by Ray Phiri & Vusi Mahlasela
Johannes Kerkorrel (posthumously)
Sizwe Zako
Dr Thomas Chauke

• Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Khaya – For You

• Best Alternative Album
iScream & The Chocolate Stix – The Paradox

• Best Classic & Instrumental Album
CH2 CH 2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of Pretoria Symphony – Orchestra

• Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

• Best Producer
Jax Panik for Due Drop Deluxe (Toya Delazy)

• Best Engineer
Mark Beling for Strong (BlackByrd)

• Best Music Video of the Year
Claudio Pavan for Honey Spiders – (The Parlotones)

• Remix of the Year
DJ Kent for Thinking about You Ft. Zonke DJ Kent Remix (Theo Kgosinkwe)

• Best Live DVD
The Captured Tour Concert Film – Lira

Dr Thomas Chauke

• Best Selling DVD
Vol. 16 Live at Carnival City – Joyous Celebration

• Best Selling Album
Roeper – Theuns Jordaan

• Best Selling Tru-Tone
Follow Me – DJ Cleo ft. Teddy Bears

• Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone
Loliwe – Zahara

• Best Selling Full-Track Download
You’re The Voice- Shout/J23 – Artists for a safer South Africa

Heavenly Sent – Mi Casa

Dr MalingaDr Malinga’s outfit deserves a mention (you decide whether it’s winning or not) but it had a lot of people talking… So I thought I should share the pic too.

Pics taken on my iPhone 5

Khaya wins Idols

Congratulations to 25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa. The Durban resident was named as the new South African Idol a couple of hours ago. It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that he would win, but I think it’s a great thing. He’s talented and the rumour has it, he is a super talented songwriter. So expect magic from Mr. Mthethwa. I’m going out on a limb here, but I’ll go as far as to say he might just be the most successful winner we’ve had to date. Speaking of winning, check out the list of prizes he walked away with:

– a recording contract with Universal Music South Africa

– R250 000 from Samsung, plus R50 000 worth of Samsung products including a LED TV, a printer, a laptop and a camera

– R48 000 airtime and 24 GIGS of data from Vodacom

– R250 000 cash from KFC

– a Ford Fiesta 1.6 Titanium

– a R30 000 fashion voucher from Truworths

– R50 000 voucher for musical equipment from Yamaha

– plus a Yamaha Waverunner VX700S jet-skit and trailer

– and a precision-crafted Shure UHF-R Premium wireless microphone system and a PSM®900 personal monitor system.

The show is done, but this is where it all really begins. I think it’s important to keep track of these artists after the competition, so I am going to do my bit in doing just that. Watch this space…

Idols 8: Khaya versus Melissa

This season of South African Idol has been one of the best yet. The talent has been great, but there can only be one. On Tuesday evening we find out who between Khaya Mthethwa and Melissa Allison is named as the new South African Idol. The obvious assumption is that Khaya will win. I was in the recording on Friday night and judging by the reactions there, it’s Khaya’s title. But stranger things have happened. While people are sharing their obvious favourite on the social networks, it’s votes that count and so don’t count Melissa out of this.

For me, he is the better singer of the two, but that isn’t to say that Melissa wont have a career in music. In fact, I think she is going to do extremely well if she doesn’t win. It’s so tight, so close. Voting lines are still open and will be open until 10pm tomorrow night. Do your bit… You don’t have a reason to moan if you don’t vote. I’m just saying.

Good luck to both of them. I’ll be at Tuesday’s announcement, so stay tuned for more on this.



Idols Top 10

The Idols Top 10 was announced during last night’s live broadcast from the Soweto Theatre, which featured performances from Zahara, Zakes Bantwini and Arno Carstens. In case you missed it here are the Idols Top 10:

Chloe Kiley (24) from Cape Town
Dominic Neill (20) from Johannesburg
Khaya Mthethwa (25) from Durban
Melissa Allison (23) from Port Elizabeth
Monde Msutwana (30) from Pretoria
Nosipho Mngomezulu (22) from Shoshanguve
Obakeng Ramaboa (26) from Munsieville
Shekhinah “Sheki” Donnell (17) from Durban
Simphiwe Gwegwe (23) from Port Nolloth
Tshidi Tenyane (28) from Thokoza

I predicted that Dumi, Jean, Matt and Treasure would go but as for the rest, I had no idea who would stay and who would go. Needless to say I’m happy with this bunch of singers. I think South African voters got it right and I really do believe this is the strongest group we’ve had in a long time.

Idols SA – top 18 announced

The new season of South African Idols is in full swing. The top 18 contestants were named during tonight’s dramatic final judgement and you can see the list below. I must just say that this is a very strong bunch of contestants and for the first time in a long time I’m really excited about this season. They’re really strong and I think we’re in for a treat in the next couple of weeks.

Candy Mosoma (29) from Pretoria

Chloe Kiley (23) from Cape Town

Dominic Neill (19) from Johannesburg

Dumi Masilela (23) from Kempton Park

Jean Huisman (20) from Stellenbosch

Khaya Mthethwa (25) from Durban

Maryke Buffel (22) from Paarl

Matthew Sampson (21) from Cape Town

Melissa Alison (23) from Port Elizabeth

Monde Msutwana (30) from Pretoria

Nosipho Mngomezulu (21) from Soshanguve

Obakeng Ramaboa (26) from Munciville

Shekhinah Donnell (17) from Durban

Sihle Ndaba (22) from Ermelo

Simphiwe Gwegwe (23) from Port Nolloth

Thabisa Mhlakulwana (29) from Port Elizabeth

Treasure Mushwana (20) from Tzaneen

Tshidi Tenyane (28) from Thokoza