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2009 Channel O Music Video Awards Winners

A trio of double wins turned the 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards into a show of strength for artists from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Darey Art Alade (Nigeria), Gal Level (Namibia) and Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe) each won two awards, proving their pulling power with Africa’s music fans and Channel O’s viewers who chose the winners in the 14 categories.

Darey was named Best Male at the star-studded event at Carnival City on Thursday 29 October, attended by the cream of Africa’s entertainment scene and hosted by another talented trio in Vuzu VJ Nonhle and Channel O’s own Lungile and KB.

Performers included nominees 2Face Idibia, Sound Sultan, HHP (Jabba), Nneka as well as Bongani Fassie (Jozi) & the Umoja Choir. Nigeria had five awards and South African musicians lost out again with only Khuli taking home the Best Newcomer award.

Here is a list of all the winners:

1. BEST MALE VIDEO
Darey – Not The Girl

2. BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Sasha – Only One

3. BEST NEWCOMER
Khuli – Tswak Stik’em

4. BEST DUO OR GROUP
Buffalo Souljah/Taygrin/Gal level – My Type Of Girl

5. BEST DANCE VIDEO
Lady May – Ndota

6. BEST RAGGA DANCEHALL VIDEO
Buffalo Souljah – Judgment

7. BEST AFRO POP
Gal Level – Touch Me

8. BEST KWAITO
Gazza feat. Bleksem – Passop

9. BEST R&B VIDEO
Darey – Not The Girl

10. BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Zeus – Gijima

11. BEST AFRICAN SOUTHERN
Lizha James – Estilo Xakhale

12. BEST AFRICAN WEST
Ikechukwu – Shoobeedoo

13. BEST AFRICAN EAST
Xod – I Want You Back

14. VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Naeto C – Ki Ni Big Deal


Special recognition award – Bongani Fassie received it on behalf of his mother, Brenda Fassie.

The 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards will be broadcast on Sunday 8 November at 21:00, with the Red Carpet Show at 20:30.

Via Channel O

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