The 9th annual Channel O Music Video Awards took place on Saturday, November 17 at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, South Africa and was hosted by Ice Prince and South African media personality, Bonang Matheba.
Thirteen Nigerian artists were nominated in various categories including; Tuface, D'banj, P- Square, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Davido,Mo'Cheddah, Brymo, Orezi, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, Naeto C and Ice Prince.
But only seven took home awards that night including Ice Prince for his 'Superstar' song as Most Gifted Hip-hop video of the Year, and D-Black ft. Mo'Cheddah for 'Falling' as the Most Gifted West African video of the Year which beat Wizkid, Sarkodie, Naeto C and Wande Coal. Davido who was nominated for the Most Gifted Newcomer video and Most Gifted Dance video categories got to win the Most Gifted Newcomer video of the Year award. Dbanj! D'banj's 'Oliver Twist' won the Most Gifted Video of the Year award beating Dj Zinhle ft Busiswa, Khuli Chana ft Notshi, Toya Delazy, Lizha James ft Perola, Big Nelo, Brymo, Sarkodie ft Obrafour, Camp Mulla and AY ft Romeo & Lamyia.
Two of the most closely watched categories at the awards were the Most Gifted Male Video which D'banj's 'Oliver Twist' clinched, and Most Gifted Female Video which Tiwa Savage lost to Zahara.
In his acceptance speech, D'Banj said: "A big thank you to Africa, make some noise. and put your hands up if you believe it is our time to shine."
Other winners include Brymo for The Most Gifted Afro Pop Video of the Year; P-Square ft. Akon & May D 'Chop My Money' for the Most Gifted Duo of the Year and DJ Cleo for the Most Gifted Dance Video of the Year.
The show kicked off with a performance by Soweto's PRO and others performers included Khuli Chana, Mi Casa, DJ Zinhle, former Big Brother Africa housemate/rapper Zues, Mo Cheddah and Kwaito legend, DJ and record company owner, Oscar 'Oskido' Mdlongwa was given the Special Recognition award for his contribution to the country's music industry.
D'Banj stole the show with a performance of his hit song 'Oliver Twist'.
Full list of winners
Most Gifted Video of the Year: D'banj – Oliver Twist
Most Gifted African South Video of the Year:
Cashtime Fam – Shut it down (Stundee)
Most Gifted Group or Featuring of the year:
Psquare ft. May D & Akon – Chop My Money
Most Gifted Reggae Dance/Hall: Buffalo
Souljah ft Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Most Gifted African East: AY ft Sauti Soul – I Don't Want to Be Alone
Most Gifted kwaito: Ees ft Mandoza –Ayoba
Most Gifted African West Music video: D-Black ft Mo'Cheddah – Falling
Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the year: Flavour ft. Tiwa Savage – Oyi [Remix]
Most Gifted AfroPop: BrymO – Ara
Most Gifted Hip Hop Video of the Year: Ice Prince – Superstar
Most Gifted Dance Music Video of the Year:
DJ Cleo – Facebook
Most Gifted New Comer of the Year: Davido – Dami duro
Most Gifted Female Video of the Year: Zahara – Loliwe
Most Gifted Male Video of the Year: D'Banj – Oliver Twist
2012 Special Recognition award recipient: Oskido