October 27, 2010 – All-round funnyman and supremely talented entertainer Loyiso Gola has been announced as the host of the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards.
He will be joined by a host of Channel O’s most popular presenters including long-standing Channel O VJs, Kabelo and Lungile, along with Top Mais presenter Weza, 100% Naija’s Tana and Dineo Moeketsi who was recently revealed as the new presenter of the next season of O Access.
Gola says he is buzzed about being part of this year’s event – taking place on Thursday November 4 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“I am honoured, privileged and excited about hosting this year’s Channel O Music Video Awards,” the comedian says. “I have grown up watching Channel O and I am really looking forward to working with some of the most talented artists on the continent as the host. It’s going to be fantastic and I hope I can make a significant contribution in this regard!”.
Gola is no stranger to hosting high-profile entertainment events. Still in his twenties this award-winning, straight-talking comedian has played host to both the Hype Awards as well as the South African Music Awards, to mention a few – and now expands that to reach a pan African audience with his role as presenter of the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards.
Gola is likely to bring the unique, observational commentary – that has seen him open for international superstars Russell Peters and Sugar Sammy – to his role as host this year. Add in a lineup of Channel O presenters and you have a gathering of entertainment talent will ensure the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards are nothing short of memorable!
With nominees drawn from an extensive list of genres and countries around the continent, the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards promise an exciting blend of music and entertainment – confirming Channel O’s reputation as the Original.African music channel.
Don’t forget that voters in the upcoming 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards stand a chance to win one of four brand new Chevy Sparks (or the cash equivalent for those outside SA) from NOW until 29 October when voting closes.
Voting is either via SMS [SMS the artist code to the number [+27 83 920 8406], on the web (www.mva.channelo.tv) or on mobile phone [channelo.tv or on MXiT].
Tickets will be on sale from 8 October at Computicket.
In total, the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards are spread across 14 categories – with five nominees in each category, except Most Gifted Video of the Year which features six nominees