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Dineo and Banky W confirmed as 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards hosts



With Dineo Moeketsi and Banky W now confirmed to host the 2011 Channel O Music Video awards the event has all the makings of a superb night’s entertainment. The South African O-Access presenter and multi award-winning Nigerian artist are set to bring glamour and huge amounts of swagger to the event that is being broadcast LIVE from the Sandton Convention Center on Friday 11 November.

Since beating stiff competition to take the role of O-Access presenter last year, Dineo’s star has risen – with speed! In 2010 this multi-talented presenter and performing artist earned her first supporting role in the South African drama series, Soul City 10, as well as cameo appearances in the comedy City Ses’la and the soon to be released Winnie Mandela movie starring Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson.

The National School of the Arts graduate is also a musician, MC and voice-over artist who is eyeing the big-time with her broad slate of talent and instant television appeal. For Dineo, who presents Channel O’s O-Access , the chance to host Africa’s most prestigious awards is a real honour.

“Of all the peaks during my time at Channel O, I never imagined this would come my way. I am honoured, humbled, pleasantly surprised and ever so grateful to be hosting this year’s Channel O Music Video Awards. I am even more excited to have such a brilliant African artist like Banky W as my co-host. Words cannot begin to describe how thankful I am for Channel O. I’m well beyond excited and I get tiny butterflies just thinking about it. The 11th of November can’t come any sooner…Let the Games Begin!” says Dineo.

Nigeria’s Banky W is a singer, songwriter, producer, entertainer, MC, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose appearance this year on L-Tido’s smash hit “It Aint My Fault” has significantly broadened his appeal across the African continent.

From his first record, ‘Undeniable: The EP’ to 2005’s R&B and soul-heavy ‘Back in the Buildin’, and 2009’s ‘The W Experience’, Banky W has proved his musical genius. He also co-owns one of Africa’s fastest-rising record labels, Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E), overseeing the careers of young and talented Nigerian artists, WizKid and Skales.

Banky W is immensely proud to be hosting this year’s Channel O Music Video awards. “It is truly a great honour for me to be chosen as this year’s host. Channel O has been one of the greatest platforms for African artists over the years, and the award show is always a spectacular event; the show has a history of raising the bar and setting the standard for events on our continent. I’m so proud to be a part of it. I’m very excited about the opportunity, and I hope and pray that I do a great job as anchor. I plan on working with the team to ensure that this year’s show is the biggest and best celebration of African music that we’ve had till date… Let’s go!! #LagosPartyStateofMind,” says an elated Banky W.

Voting for the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards closes midnight Friday 28 October 2011. Visit to cast your votes via web. You can also vote by SMS (send your favourite artist’s code to 083 920 8406, or +27 83 920 8406 if you’re outside of South Africa). You can vote in all 14 categories as many times as you want, but only ONCE per hour.