2018 Soundcity MVP Awards: East Africa’s Diamond Platinumz, Alikiba, Sauti Sol, Navy Kenzo, Vanessa Mdee And Aslay Scoop Nominations [See Full List]

Whereas Nigeria’s music superstars, Davido and Wizkid have turned out with the highest nominations in the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, East Africa emerged with a cool nine (9) nods.

These include Uganda’s Navio [Best Male MVP], Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee [Best Female MVP, Best Digital Artiste of The Year], Navy Kenzo [Best Duo/Group], Aslay [Best New Artiste], Diamond Platinumz [Best Male MVP], Alikiba [Best Song] and Kenya’s Sauti Sol [Best Collaboration, Best Duo/Group of the Year] among others.

The Soundcity MVP Awards Festival (“TheMVPs” or “MVP”) is an event presented by Soundcity TV which awards plaques to musicians and performers across Africa. Since 2007, the winners are chosen by the viewers and fans by visiting The MVPs’ website. and a select committee of the industry stakeholder. The first MVPs ceremony will hold on the 29th of December in Lagos, Nigeria.

The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on Soundcity TV on DStv, GOtv, TalkTalk UK, Soundcity Radio Network and Soundcity Android and iOS app as well as online on the SoundcityTV website, YouTube and other social media accounts.

This year’s ceremony is set to take place on January 12 at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos.

BEST MALE MVP

Davido

Runtown

Diamond Platnumz

Sarkodie

Navio

2Face Idibia

Wizkid

Shatta Wale

Olamide

BEST FEMALE MVP

Tiwa Savage

Simi

Niniola

Yemi Alade

Bucie

Babes Wodumo

Becca

Seyi Shay

Vanessa Mdee

 

BEST NEW ACT

Maleek Berry

Mayorkun

Dice Ailes

Small Doctor

Nadia Nakai

Aslay

 

BEST POP

Kiss Daniel

Tiwa Savage

Simi

Davido

Maleek Berry

Niniola

Wande Coal

Reekado Banks

 

BEST HIP HOP

M.I. Abaga

Sarkodie

Cassper Nyovest

Olamide

Nasty C

Falz

Kwesta

AKA

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Particula – Major Lazer & Dj Maphorisa Ft. Ice Prince, Jidenna, Nasty C (Sa)

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid

Tonight – R2bees Ft Wizkid

Ma Girl – Toofan Ft. Patoranking

Akanamali – Sun El Musician Ft. Samthing Soweto

Telli Person – Timaya Ft. Phyno & Olamide

Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft Runtown

Booty Language – Skales Ft Sarkodie

Juice – Ycee Ft Maleekberry

Don’t Forget To Pray – Aka & Anatii

Na Wash – Becca Ft Patoranking

Iskaba – Wande Coal / Dj Tunez

Love Again – C4 Pedro Ft Sauti Sol

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Davido

Wizkid

Cassper Nyovest

AKA

Vanessa Mdee

Yemi Alade

Shatta Wale

 

BEST GROUP OR DUO

Sauti Sol

Toofan

Mafikizolo

Micasa

Distruction Boyz

VVIP

R2Bees

Navy Kenzo

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage

You Rappers Fix… – M.I.

Closer – Wizkid

Uok – Nasty C

10 Fingers – AKA & Anatii

Whole Thing – Frank Casino

Been Calling – Maleek Berry

Kololo – Banky W

All Hail – Khuli Chana

If – Davido

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Penalty – Small Doctor

Wo – Olamide

Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia

If – Davido

Mad Over You – Runtown

Closer – Wizkid

Joromi – Simi

Seduce Me – Alikiba

Qobisiqolo – Bhizer

Akanamali – Sun EL Musician

Leg Over – Mr. Eazi

 

VIEWERS CHOICE

Wo – Olamide

If – Davido

Mad Over You – Runtown

Living Things – 9ice

Yeba – Kiss Daniel

Iskaba – Wande Coal

Tonight – Nonso Amadi

Gaga Shuffle – 2face

 

LISTENERS CHOICE

Wo! – Olamide

Gaga Shuffle – 2baba

UoK – Nasty C

Gobisiqolo – Bhiser

Mad Over You – Runtown

Maradona – Niniola

Yolo Yolo – Seyi Shay

If – Davido

 

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Maleek Berry

Kiddominant

DJ Maphorisa

Masterkraft

Julz

Young John

 

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Sarkodie

Cassper Nyovest

Davido

Wizkid

Tiwa Savage

Shatta Wale

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