Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones has started the new year and new decade with a major win.
The hard-hitting hitmaker won the Best hip hop award at the SoundCity MVP awards in Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend. He beat the likes of Falz from Nigeria, South Africa’s Kwesta and Ghana’s Sarkodie among many others to bag the prestigious award.
Papa Jones won the award for his hit ‘Leave Me Alone’ which he shot in Dallas and Houston Texas, USA. The song has garnered over 1.4 million views since its release in June 2019.
He was the only East African artist to clinch an award at the event which saw Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and his Wasafi crew give an exhilarating performance.
The African Giant alias Burna Boy also won big at the SoundCity MVP awards after he scooped three awards. He won Best male MVP, Song of the year and African artist of the year beating fellow countrymen Davido and Wizkid.
Other winners of the night included Nigeria’s Rema for Best new MVP, Joe Boy for Best Pop, African Dj of the year went to Nigerian DJ Spinall, Digital artist of the year was Davido, Naira Marley got the Viewers Choice award, Tiwa Savage won the Video of the year award and Innocent Idibia alias 2 Baba was awarded the Excellence in Music award.
The O.G had a fantastic 2019 with the release of songs like Mi Siogopi and Superman, collaborations with Otile Brown and Masauti as well as the birth of his first child with girlfriend Georgina Muteti.