Internationally renowned Kenyan musicians Khaligraph Jones and Afro-pop band Sauti Sol have been nominated for the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards that are set to take place on the 5th January 2019 from Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
“Mazishi” hitmaker Papa Jones is up for Best Hip-hop award for which he will be battling against South Africans Nasty C, AKA, Kwesta Dakar, Nigerians M.I Abaga, Phyno and Falz as well as Ghanian Sarkodie.
Popular group Sauti Sol are contending in various categories including, the group/duo of the year against Tanzania’s Navy Kenzo, South Africans Mi Casa and Mafikizolo. Their 2018 club banger alongside Nyashinski “Short n sweet” has received two nominations, Video of the Year and the Song of the Year.
Nigerian artist Wizkid is the most nominated artiste with nominations in Best Male MVP, Best Pop, Best Collaboration, Digital Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Listeners’ cChoice, Viewers’ Choice and African Artiste of the Year categories.
In pushing the “Africa is Now” narrative, this year’s awards will honor excellent individuals and personalities in the areas of sports, entrepreneurship, creative arts, fashion, digital influence, and socio-political development as it ties into entertainment.