December 2, 2022

Exclusive Soundcity MVP Awards 2020 Winners list and nominees

Exclusive Soundcity MVP Awards 2020 Winners list and nominees

Nominees for the awards were announced a few weeks earlier and the night promised to be one of immense fun. Performers at the event were announced as Diamond Platnumz, Prince Kaybee, Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Rema, Stonebwoy and so forth.

Entries commenced around 8 pm in the evening and songstress, Good Girl LA was one of the first few to perform. Other performers include Oxlade, Big Tril, Joeboy, Fireboy and so forth. South African media personality, Bonang Matheba hosted the event.

But the story of the night was how three of the biggest artists from Nigeria’s new guard went home with awards. Another story is also how the awards reaffirmed Nigeria’s status as the kings of African music.

While Burna Boy cemented his throne as the new king of afrobeats with his second successive win for African Artist of the year, Naira Marley also went home with his first award.

You can see the list of winners below;

African Song of the Year and nominees 

  1. Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)
  2. Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
  3. Malwhede – King Monada (SA)
  4. Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)
  5. Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
  6. Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)
  7. Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
  8. Case – Teni (NG)
  9. Dumebi – Rema (NG)
  10. Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
  11. Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH)

African Artiste Of The Year  and nominees 

  1. Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
  2. Davido (NG)
  3. Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
  4. Shatta Wale (GH)
  5. ShoMadjozi (SA)
  6. Tiwa Savage (NG)
  7. Wizkid (NG)
  8. Yemi Alade (NG)

African Best Pop Music of the year  and nominees 

  1. Innos B [CG]
  2. Nandy [TZ]
  3. JoeBoy [NG] – Winner
  4. Otile Brown [KE]
  5. Kizz Daniel [NG]
  6. Teni [NG]
  7. Mayorkun [NG]
  8. Rayvanny [TZ]
  9. Naira Marley [NG]

Best African Hip Hop music of the year and nominees 

  1. BlaqBonez (NG)
  2. Falz (NG)
  3. KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner
  4. Kwesta (SA)
  5. Medikal (GH)
  6. Shinski (KE)
  7. Sarkodie (GH)
  8. Reminisce (NG)
  9. Ricky Rick (SA)
  10. Zakwe (SA)

Best African Duo Music of the year and nominees 

  1. Black Motion (SA)
  2. Blaq diamond (SA)
  3. DopeNation (GH) – Winner
  4. Ethic (KE)
  5. Show Dem Camp (NG)

Best African music Video of the Year and nominees 

  1. 49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner
  2. Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)
  3. Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)
  4. Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)
  5. Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Best New MVP of the year and nominees 

  1. FireBoy DML (NG)
  2. JoeBoy (NG)
  3. Marioo (TZ)
  4. Rema (NG) – Winner
  5. Simmy (SA)
  6. Wendy Shay (GH)

Best African Music Collaboration of the year and nominees 

  1. Blow My Mind – Davido [NG]
  2. Daz How Star Do – Skibii [NG]
  3. Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner
  4. Jama – DJ Mic Smith [GH]
  5. Killin Dem – Burna Boy [NG]
  6. Inama – Diamond PlatNumz [TZ]
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