SoundCity MVP Awards unveil their nominees. Moreover, the competition is stiff this year. Wizkid is the most nominated artiste in most categories. They include Best Male MVP, Best Pop, Best Collaboration, Digital artiste of the year, Video of the year, Listeners’ choice, Viewers’ choice and African artiste of the year categories. Nigerian artistes Davido and Burna Boy are close behind with several nominations. Furthermore, African artiste of the year include Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, Yemi Alade, A.K.A, Nasty C and Tiwa Savage.
Kwesi Arthur contends in the ‘Best Hip hop’ category alongside Khaligraph Jones, M.I. Abaga, Kwesta, A.K.A. Also, ‘Katika’ record by Navy Kenzo featuring Diamond Platnumz is up for three nominations – Best Collaboration, Listeners’ choice and Song of the Year. Several break-out, up-and-coming artistes, including KiDi, Teni, Sha Madjozi, Mbosso and King Promise are in multiple categories including the ‘Best New Artiste’ category.
There is a new category in addition to the talents. It is ‘African DJ of the Year’. This category celebrates the most accomplished DJ on the continent in the year. The the inaugural nominees are DJ Spinall, DJ Neptune, Prince Kaybee, DJ MicSmith, DJ Arafat, Black Coffee, DJ Xclusive, DJ Kaywise, DJ Vyrusky and DJ Maphorisa.
The Soundcity MVP Awards is on the 5th January 2019 from Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.