Burna Boy, Asake, Kizz Daniel, others up for Soundcity MVP Awards
Soundcity Radio & Television, the brand behind the prestigious Tingo Mobile-Soundcity Music Awards Festival, has announced the nominees for this year’s edition of the continent wide pop music showcase.
According to a detailed breakdown of the awards nominations in the 15 music only awards categories, Burna Boy leads this edition’s nominations with a total 8 nominations in 7 categories, having received two nominations in the best collaboration category. Following in second place is last edition’s best new artist winner Rema who is tied with new artist Asake with both of them having 7 nominations. While Rema’s nominations are all unique categories, Asake is nominated twice in the video of the year category.
Other nominations include first time nominees Camidoh, Omah Lay and Black Sherif with 5 each. Also with 5 nominations is former nominee Kizz Daniel. Following in number of nominations are; Costa Titch, Kidi and Ayra Starr who are nominated in 4 categories.
The Soundcity MVP Awards, which transitioned from the famous Soundcity Video Music Awards (SMVA) in 2016, recognises outstanding achievements of African artistes in 15 various music categories.
Following the earlier announcement of the return of the Tingo Mobile-Soundcity MVP Awards festival, the release of nominees now sets the stage for the voting leg of the road to the event date on February 11, at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos.
According to Chief Executive Officer of Group8 Ltd and founder of the awards festival, Mr Tajuddeen Adepetu, “Indeed, it is that time of the year for those who dig into the depth of their artistry to entertain our music-loving continental audience to be celebrated.”
On why his brand decided to get involved, Dozy Mmobuosi, Managing Director and founder of Tingo Mobile, the title sponsor of the event, said, “We are honoured to be a part of the Soundcity MVP Awards and to support the incredible talents in the African music industry. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of these talented artistes and helping to shine a spotlight on the diverse and vibrant music scene in Africa.”