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Kweku T and D-black leads Ghana’s bid for Channel O Music Awards



Ghanaian hip-hop duo D-Black and Kwaku-T may have split up to release solo albums but their collaborative album, ‘Target Practice’ continues to break borders and recently grabbed two nominations for the 2010 Channel O Music Awards. The duo came second in the overall African nominations, coming second to K’Naan of the hugely popular ‘Waiving Flag’ song who leads the pack with 3 nominations.

After being nominated last year for their first video “Move” at the Channel O Music Video Awards in South Africa in the Best West African Video Category, the rap duo went on to be nominated for their second video “Breathe ft. Jay So” directed by George ‘Gyo’ Gyimah won the Video of the Year nod at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards.  ‘Breathe’ has been nominated  in the ‘Best African Video’ and ‘Best Hiphop Video’ categories at this years Channel O Music Video Awards, to be held in South Africa later this year.

Other nominees from Ghana include Samini nominated for Best Dancehall Video for “Sweet Mistake” , Becca for “Fire” in the Best West African Video Category with New Comers  Jon Germain nominated for Best R&B Video for “In my Head” and 2008 Emcee Africa 1st Runner-up, J-Town in the same category as Becca for his “Guns and Roses” Video.

Full list of nominees:
Most Gifted Male Video
Wande Coal – Bumper To Bumper
Banky W – Strong Thing
Zeus – Champagne Music
Black Coffee/Zakes Bantwini – Juju
K’naan – T.I.A

Most Gifted Female Video
Kenny Saint Brown/Da Grin – Turn Me Around
Mo’cheddah/Othello – If You Want Me
Lizha James/Loyiso – Vou Te Atacar
Thembi Seete – Free
Witness – Attention Please

Most Gifted Newcomer
M.I. /Djinee – Safe
Djinee – Overkilling
Gabriela – Mina Nawena
Octave Couplet/Hydro – Do Ur Thang
L – Tido/T-P – Calling

Most Gifted Duo, Group Or Featuring
M.I. /Djinee – Safe
P Square/J-Martins – E No Easy
Tumi/Bricks & Tracy Lee/Tr – Bambezela
Deep Level – We Run This City
Obita/Loyiso – Everybody Dance

Most Gifted Dance Video
Big Nelo – Hoje E Surra
Dj Cleo – Mzimba Shaker
Big Nuz/Dj Tira – Umlilo
Liquideep – Fairytale
Dj Vetkuk Vs Mahoota/Professor – Bayete

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video
General Pype/Naeto C,Vector, Sasha, Da Grin & Gt – Champion (Remix)
Samini – Sweet Mistake
Buffalo Souljah – Too Many Of Me
Kwela Tebza/Various Artists – Better Day (Remix)
Wyre – Uprising

Most Gifted Afro Pop
Anogiri – Oyibo
P Square/J-Martins – E No Easy
Ntando – Ngiyosebenza
Jozi – Party Time
Wyre – Uprising

Most Gifted Rnb
Tolumide – My Love
Jon Germain – In My Head
Anselmo Ralph – Domesticado
Urban Reign – Addicted
Gelly – Mzuri

Most Gifted Kwaito
Gazza – Shukusha
Fishman Ft Gal Level – Let’s Hook Up
Big Nuz/Dj Tira – Umlilo
Mzambiya/Howza – Badala
Tkzee – Sdudla

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video
D-Black & Kwaku-T – Breathe
Naeto C – Ako Mi Ti Poju
Teargas – Go Away
J.R/Hip Hop Pantsula – Show Dem (Make The Circle Bigger)
K’naan – T.I.A

Most Gifted South Video
Buffalo Souljah – Ezandhla Phezulu (Hands Up)
Dama Do Bling – Casar Com Outra
Proverb/Hip Hop Pantsula – Breadwinner
Big Nuz/Dj Tira – Umlilo
Pro – Sekele

Most Gifted East Video
C.R.I.S.I.S – Play On
Avril – Mama
Nameless & Habida – Sunshine
Obita/Loyiso – Everybody Dance
Shaa – Zamu Yangu

Most Gifted West Video
2 Face – Implications
Da Grin – Pon Pon Pon
Becca/Samini – Fire (Remix)
J-Town – Guns & Roses
Sasha/Naeto C/Sauce Kid – Making Money (Remix)

Most Gifted Video Of The Year
D-Black & Kwaku-T – Breathe
M.I. /Djinee – Safe
Lizha James/Loyiso – Vou Te Atacar
Teargas – Party 101
Tkzee – Dikakapa
K’naan – T.I.A