A stunning line-up of hot, contemporary African talent is set to ignite the live broadcast of the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.Taking place on Friday 11 November, this year’s event features some top acts from the crème de la crème of African music, from established Mozambican artist Lizha James to Uganda’s hip hop star Navio, plus a head-spinning number of big stars in-between.
Channel O Africa Manager Leslie Kasumba says: “The African music industry has had a great run this year. This is evident in the quality of music videos and will again be seen when all these amazing stars share the stage as performers at the Channel O Awards. I am very excited, and as a fan of African music, it’s going to be a night to remember!”
One of the highlights of the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards is likely to be a rap showdown featuring Ugandan Hip-Hop queen Keko alongside fellow rapper Navio up against the multi-nominated South African Hip-Hop stars AKA and Kuli Chana and Zambia’s C.R.I.$.I.$ facing off with Nigeria’s finest, Ice Prince.
Other topnotch performances are set to come from Nigeria’s Flavour whose hit Nwa Baby (Remix) is nominated for Most Gifted Afro-Pop Video as well as Most Gifted African West Video and Tiwa Savage whose Kele Kele video has been nominated in the Most Gifted Female Video category.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the awards. It is going to be a night to remember,” says an ecstatic Flavour.
Also adding fire to the live performances is Angola’s Cabo Snoop (Most Gifted Male Video) and L-Tido (Most Gifted African Southern Video), and Professor, who is in the running for Most Gifted Kwaito Video.
“I am excited and ready to set the stage on fire. This will be an epic moment for Africa!” says L- Tido.
For the first time in the show’s history a dedicated choreographer – South African actress, dancer and musician Khabonina Qubeka – has been chosen to craft the special dance numbers on the night.
“I have always been a Channel O fan and I knew that one day, just one day, I will qualify to work on their Awards show! So, finally being “The Choreographer for the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards” is a huge honour for me! We have a great team! Prepare to be “MOVED”, says Khabonina.
Voting for the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards is now open and closes midnight Friday 28 October. Visit www.channelo.tv to cast your votes via web or WAP. You can also vote on MXit and SMS (send your favourite artist’s code to +27 83 920. You can vote in all 14 categories as many times as you want, but only ONCE per hour. You can watch your favourite nominated African artists and more on Channel O Africa DStv Channel 320.
The Channel O Music Video Awards will be held LIVE on Friday 11 November 2011 at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa.