Kenya to represent at Channel O awards

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NAIROBI, October 26, 2009 – Another star-studded line up of African stars will converge again this month, this time at the Carnival City in Gauteng, South Africa on Thursday.

It will be the Channel O Music Video Awards, brought to you by Amarula Cream, and where the Kenyan fraternity of stars will include Wahu, Amani and Risasi featuring Collo. amani_205134890.jpg

A highlight of the night is set to be a live performance of ‘All Around Africa’ – the song that was specially created for the winner of this year’s Emcee Africa II Cybil Nyte.

It sees the prodigiously talented Nyte performing with African hip-hop royalty in the form of Naeto C (Nigeria), Nazizi (Kenya), Zeus (Botswana), HHP (SA) and Proverb (SA).

Just to keep the suspense going, a high-profile mystery guest is also in the line-up but fans will have to wait until the day itself to find out, says Channel O.

The Awards will be hosted by Nonhle, Lungile and KB. Winners are chosen by the public who will be able to vote via SMS or online.

To vote, viewers must SMS their category number to +27839208400 (International SMS rates apply) or vote on www.channelo.tv (web). Voters can also win big as there is the grand prize of a trip for two lucky Channel O viewers to the awards from anywhere in Africa as well as $1000 to be won each week for the 12 week voting period.

The nominations are as follows:

2009 Most Gifted Kwaito Video Nominees are: Gazza, Howza, Brown Dash, Damara Dik Ding, The Dogg and Mzekezeke.

2009 Most Gifted Dance Video Nominees are: Master Jam ft R.J Benjamin, Goldfish, Winnie Khumalo, T’zozo & Professor, Lady May and Black Coffee ft Bucie.

2009 Most Gifted Female Video Nominees are: Amani, Lira, Lizha James, Nneka, Thandiswa Mazwai and Sasha.

2009 Most Gifted Male Video Nominees are: Naeto C, Pro, Buffalo Souljah, HHP, Darey and Xod.

2009 Nominees for Most Gifted Southern Video are: Teargas, Taygrin, Lira, Lizha James, Rhythmic Elements and Negro Bue.

2009 Nominees for Most Gifted West Video are: Ikechukwu, J.Martins, Okyeame Kwame, Nneka, 9nice,D-black & Kwaku T.

2009 Nominees for Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video are: Buffalo Souljah, Wahu, Bantu, Kalaharians, Paulino YQ and Risasi ft Collo.

2009 Nominees for Most Gifted R&B Video are: Okyeame Kwame, HHP, Zeus, Jay Ru, Pro and Black Rhino.

2009 Most Gifted Newcomer Video Nominees are: The Dream, Brian Temba, Nneka, Khuli, Jay Ru and Xod.

2009 Nominees for Most Gifted East Video are: Amani, Xod, Mwana Fa, Wahu, Cannibal and Black Rhino.

2009 Nominees for Most Gifted Amarula Video Of The Year are: Taygrin, Da L.e.s, Naeto C, Amani, Rhythmic Elements and Okyeame Kwame.

2009 Nominees for Most Gifted R&B Video are: Lira, Amani, Gxploits, Darey, Brian Temba & 2Face Idibia.

2009 Most Gifted Afro-Pop Video Nominees are: Kelly Hansome, Winnie Khumalo, Steel, Theo, Durella and Gal Level

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