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Wizkid, Alikiba, Diamond Platinumz, AKA, Victoria Kimani, Yemi Alade & More Nominated for 2016 Soundcity MVP Awards

soundcity-mvp-w851-x-h315The nominees in all 2016 Soundcity MVP categories have just been announced via SOUNDCITYtv’s social media channels and the voting race is on!

Nigeria’s Wizkid is leading the way with a record-breaking eight nominations, including four nods to his continent wide smash hit ‘Baba Nla’ for Best Song, Best Video, Viewers’ Choice and Listeners’ Choice with South Africa’s Emtee and Nigeria’s Olamide at a second close. The 2016 Soundcity MVP will broadcast live across the globe on Thursday, 29 December from the Expo Center of the Eko Hotel & Suites, in Lagos Nigeria.

Man of the moment Davido is up for Digital Artiste of the Year alongside Tekno, A.K.A, P-Square, Tiwa Savage and Tekno. The 2016 Soundcity MVP would see Kenya’s Victoria Kimani, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee and Ghana’s MzVee face off with their Nigerian counterpart for Female MVP of the Year. Adekunle Gold‘s ‘Pick Up’ and Tekno‘s ‘Pana’ go head to head for both Viewers’ Choice and Listeners’ Choice. ‘Soweto Baby’ by South Africa’s DJ Maphorisa, ‘Mbilo Mbilo (Remix)’ by Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo and Emtee‘s ‘Roll Up’ would be battling other Nigerian collaborative anthems for Best Collaboration.

Voting is now open for all categories at soundcitymvp.com. See the complete list of nominees below:

BEST MALE

Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)

Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)

Wizkid (NIGERIA)

Falz (NIGERIA)

Olamide (NIGERIA)

Patoranking (NIGERIA)

Phyno (NIGERIA)

BEST FEMALE

Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

Victoria Kimani (KENYA)

Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)

Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)

Cynthia Morgan (NIGERIA)

Ms Vee (GHANA)

Simi (NIGERIA)

BEST HIP HOP

Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA)

Olamide (NIGERIA)

CDQ (NIGERIA)

Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)

El (GHANA)

Riky Rick (SOUTH AFRICA)

Stanley Enow (CAMEROON)

Phyno (NIGERIA)

BEST POP

Wizkid (NIGERIA)

Kiss Daniel (NIGERIA)

Tekno (NIGERIA)

Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)

Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)

Timaya (NIGERIA)

Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

PSquare (NIGERIA)

Wizkid (NIGERIA)

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

Davido (NIGERIA)

Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA)

Tekno (NIGERIA)

BEST COLLABORATION

Mr Eazi Ft Efya – Skintight (NIGERIA / GHANA)

Patoranking Ft Sarkodie – No Kissing (NIGERIA / GHANA)

Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (UGANDA / NIGERIA)

Emtee Ft Wizkid & AKA – Roll Up (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)

DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)

Phyno Ft Olamide – Fada Fada (NIGERIA)

Olamide Ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (NIGERIA)

Harrysong Ft Olamide, KCee – Raggae Blues (NIGERIA)

Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie – Finally (NIGERIA / GHANA)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Pana – Tekno Directed by Clarence Peters (NIGERIA)

Aje – Alikiba, Directed by Meji (NIGERIA)

Babanla – Wizkid, Directed by Sesan (NIGERIA)

One time – AKA, Directed by AKA & Alessio (SOUTH AFRICA)

Sin City – Kiss Daniel, Directed by H2G Films (NIGERIA)

Emergency – D’Banj, Directed by Unlimited L.A (NIGERIA)

Made for you – Banky W, Directed by Banky W (NIGERIA)

Gbagbe Oshi – Davido, Directed by Slash (NIGERIA)

Pray for me – Darey, Directed by MEX (NIGERIA)

BEST GROUP OR DUO

Sauti Sol (KENYA)

Mafikizolo (SOUTH AFRICA)

Micasa (SOUTH AFRICA)

Navy Kenzo (TANZANIA)

R2Bees (GHANA)

Toofan (TOGO)

PSquare (NIGERIA)

VVIP (GHANA)

SONG OF THE YEAR

Kwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest – Ngud (SOUTH AFRICA)

Mr Eazi – Hol Up (NIGERIA)

Patoranking ft Sakordie – No Kissing (NIGERIA)

Wizkid – Babanla (NIGERIA)

Tekno – Pana (NIGERIA)

Emtee ft Wizkid – Roll Up (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)

DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)

Olamide ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (NIGERIA)

D’banj – Emergency (NIGERIA)

BEST NEW ARTISTE

Koker (NIGERIA)

YCee (NIGERIA)

Mr Eazi (NIGERIA)

Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)

Simi (NIGERIA)

Niniola (NIGERIA)

Tekno (NIGERIA)

Nasty C (SOUTH AFRICA)

VIEWERS CHOICE

Mr Soldier – Falz ft. Simi (NIGERIA)

Babanla – Wizkid (NIGERIA)

Osinachi – Humblesmith ft. Davido (NIGERIA)

Pana – Tekno (NIGERIA)

Hollup – Mr Eazi (NIGERIA)

Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)

Mama – Kiss Daniel

LISTENERS CHOICE

Lagos to Kampala – Runtown ft. Wizkid (NIGERIA)

Babanla – Wizkid (NIGERIA)

Omo Alhaji – YCee (NIGERIA)

Pana – Tekno (NIGERIA)

Who You Epp – Olamide ft Wande Coal (NIGERIA)

Oluwa ni – Reekado Banks (NIGERIA)

Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)

Skintight – Mr Eazi ft Efya (NIGERIA/GHANA)

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Wizkid (NIGERIA)

Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)

Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)

Sarkodie (GHANA)

Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)

Olamide (NIGERIA)

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DJ Maphorisa (SOUTH AFRICA)

Gospel on the Beat (NIGERIA)

Masterkraft (NIGERIA)

Young John (NIGERIA)

Legendury Beats (NIGERIA)

Sess the problem kid (NIGERIA)

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