Channel O Music Video Awards

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Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, once known as Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards are Pan-African music awards organised by South Africa -based Channel O television channel. The awards were first held in 2003 under the name Reel Music Video Awards. Since 2005 the awards have been held annually.[1] The winners are voted by Channel O's viewers across the continent.[2]


2003[edit]

TITLE: - Reel Music Video Awards

VENUE: - M-Net Randburg Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa

HOSTS: -

CATEGORIES: - 23 in total

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Fela Kuti (Nigeria)


2004[edit]

No awards ceremony was held in this year.


2005[edit]

TITLE: - African Music Video Awards

VENUE: - Johannesburg Civic Center, South Africa

HOSTS: -

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Hugh Masekela (South Africa)


2006[edit]

TITLE: - Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards

VENUE: - Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg, South Africa

HOSTS: - David Kau (South Africa) and Channel O VJs

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Zola (South Africa)

WINNERS: -

  • Best Male Video: Lagbaja - “Never Far Away“ (Nigeria)
  • Best Female Video: Lizha James - “For All Ya“ (Mozambique)
  • Best Newcomer: D'banj - "Tongolo" (Nigeria)
  • Best Duo or Group: Malaika - "2 Bob" (South Africa)
  • Best Urban Jazz Video: Zama Jobe - "Ndawo Yami" (South Africa)
  • Best Dance Video: Dj Cleo - "Goodbye" (South Africa)
  • Best African Pop: 2Face - "Ole" (Nigeria)
  • Best African Southern: Mista Doe - "Hot To Death" (Botswana)
  • Best African West: 2Face - "Ole" (Nigeria)
  • Best African East: Jonny Ragga - "Give Me The Key" (Ethiopia)
  • Best African DJ: DJ Fresh (South Africa)
  • Best Hip Hop Video: Mode 9 (Feat. Nnena) - "Cry" (Nigeria)
  • Best Reggae Video: Lucky Dube - "Respect" (South Africa)
  • Best R&B Video: Dare - "Escalade" (Nigeria)
  • Best Kwaito Video: Brickz - "Tjovitjo" (South Africa)
  • Best Collaboration Video: Danny K & Mandoza - "Music" (South Africa)
  • Best Director: Mode 9 (Feat. Nnena) - "Cry" (Nigeria)
  • Best Special Effects: Weird MC - "Ijoya" (Nigeria)
  • Video Of The Year: Mode 9 (Feat. Nnena) - "Cry" (Nigeria)


2007[edit]

TITLE: - Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards

VENUE: - Johannesburg City Hall, South Africa

HOSTS: - D'Banj (Nigeria) and DJ S'Bu (South Africa)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)

WINNERS: -

  • Best Male Video: Nameless – “Sinzia” (Kenya)
  • Best Female Video: Dama Do Bling - “Danca Do Remexe” (Mozambique)
  • Best Newcomer: “The Dogg - Baby Don't Go” (Namibia)
  • Best Duo Or Group: “P-Square” - Bizzy Body (Nigeria)
  • Best Dance Video: Acid - “Banyane E Basimane” (Botswana)
  • Best Ragga Dancehall Video: Peter Miles – “Love“ (Uganda)
  • Best R&B Video: Lizha James - “Numa wa mina” (Mozambique)
  • Best Kwaito: Gazza – “Mokasie” (Namibia)
  • Best African Southern: Dama Do Bling - “Danca Do Remexe” (Mozambique)
  • Best African West: De Indispensables - “I Love U” (Nigeria)
  • Best African East: Juma Nature – Mugambo (Tanzania)
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Scar - “Metlholo” (Botswana)
  • Best Special Effects: D'Banj - “Why Me” (Nigeria)
  • Best Director: East African Bashment Crew - “Kube” (Kenya & Uganda)
  • Video Of The Year: East African Bashment Crew - “Kube” (Kenya & Uganda)


2008[edit]

TITLE: - Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards

VENUE: - Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa

HOSTS: - Kabelo 'KB' Ngakane and Nonhle Thema (all from South Africa)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - George Lee (Ghana)

WINNERS: -

  • Best Male Video: Ikechukwu – “Wind Em Well” (Nigeria)
  • Best Female Video: Lizha James – “Nita Mukuna Nwini” (Mozambique)
  • Best Newcomer: Buffalo Souljah – “Bubble You Bumz” (Zimbabwe)
  • Best Duo Or Group: P-Square – “Do Me” (Nigeria)
  • Best Dance Video: Lady May – “Chokola” (Namibia)
  • Best Ragga Dancehall Video: Buffalo Souljah – “Bubble Your Bumz”
  • Best R&B Video: Gal Level – “Falling In Love” (Namibia)
  • Best Kwaito: The Dogg – “Can U Feel It” (Namibia)
  • Best African Southern: Freshlyground – “Pot Belly” (South Africa)
  • Best African West: M-Trill – “Bounce” (Nigeria)
  • Best African East: Witness – “Zero” (Tanzania)
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: KC Presh – “Sengemenge” (Nigeria)
  • Video Of The Year: P-Square – “Do Me” (Nigeria)

2009[edit]

TITLE: - Music Video Awards (CHOMVAs)

VENUE: - Carnival City in Gauteng, South Africa

HOSTS: - Kabelo 'KB' Ngakane, Nonhle Thema and Lungile 'Lungsta' Radu (all from South Africa)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Brenda Fassie (South Africa)

WINNERS: -

  • Best Male Video: Darey - “Not the Girl” (Nigeria)
  • Best Female Video: Sasha - “Only One” (Nigeria)
  • Best Newcomer: Khuli - “Tswak Stik'em” (South Africa)
  • Best Duo Or Group: Buffalo Souljah & Taygrin & Gal Level - “My Type Of Girl” (Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia)
  • Best Dance Video: Lady May - “Ndota” (Namibia)
  • Best Ragga Dancehall Video: Buffalo Souljah - “Judgment” (Zimbabwe)
  • Best R&B Video: Darey - “Not the Girl” (Nigeria)
  • Best Afro Pop: Gal Level - “Touch Me” (Namibia)
  • Best Kwaito: Gazza feat. Bleksem - “Passop” (Namibia, South Africa)
  • Best African Southern: Lizha James - “Estilo Xakhale” (Mozambique)
  • Best African West: Ikechukwu - “Shoobeedoo” (Nigeria)
  • Best African East: XOD - “I Want You Back” (Uganda)
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Zeus - “Gijima” (Botswana)
  • Video Of The Year: Naeto C - “Ki Ni Big Deal” (Nigeria)


2010[edit]

TITLE: - Music Video Awards (CHOMVA)

VENUE: - Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton, South Africa

HOSTS: - Lungile 'Lungsta' Radu and Thomas Gumede (all from South Africa)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - K'Naan (Somalia)

WINNERS: -

  • Best Male Video: Black Coffee (feat Zakes Bantwini) - “Juju” (South Africa)
  • Best Female Video: Mo'Cheddah (feat Othello) - “If You Want Me” (Nigeria)
  • Best Newcomer: L-Tido (feat T-P) - “Calling” (South Africa)
  • Best Duo Or Group: P-Square (feat J-Martins) - “E No Easy” (Nigeria)
  • Best Dance Video: Liquideep - “Fairytale” (South Africa)
  • Best Ragga Dancehall Video: General Pype (Feat Naeto C & Vector & Sasha & Da Grin & GT) - “Champion (remix)” (Nigeria)
  • Best R&B Video: Urban Reign - “Addicted” (South Africa)
  • Best Afro Pop: D'banj - “Fall in Love” (Nigeria)
  • Best Kwaito: Big Nuz & DJ Tira - “Umlilo” (South Africa)
  • Best African Southern: Pro - “Sekele” (South Africa)
  • Best African West: 2face Idibia - “Implications” (Nigeria)
  • Best African East: Obita & Loyiso - “Everybody Dance” (South Africa)
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Naeto C - “Ako Mi Ti Poju” (Nigeria)
  • Video Of The Year: Teargas - “Party 101” (South Africa)


2011[edit]

TITLE: - Music Video Awards (CHOMVA)

VENUE: - Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton, South Africa

HOSTS: - Banky W (Nigeria) and Dineo Moeketsi (South Africa)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - D'Banj (Nigeria)

WINNERS: -

  • Most Gifted Dance Video: Darey - "Ba Ni Ki Di" (Nigeria)
  • Most Gifted Kwaito Video: The Dogg - "This Is My Time" (Namibia)
  • Most Gifted African West Video: Naeto C - "10 Over 10" (Nigeria)
  • Most Gifted Newcomer Video: Ice Prince/Brymo - "Oleku" (Nigeria)
  • Most Gifted Video Of The Year: Zakes Bantwini - "Wasting My Time" (South Africa)
  • Most Gifted Hip Hop Video: AKA - "Victory Lap" (South Africa)
  • Most Gifted Male Video: D’Banj feat Snoop Dogg - "Mr Endowed (Remix)" (Nigeria)
  • Most Gifted Female Video: Lira: "Phakade" (South Africa)
  • Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring Video: HHP & Teargas & Liquideep - "Born For This" (South Africa)
  • Most Gifted Afro Pop Video: Theo - "Ukhona" (South Africa)
  • Most Gifted African Southern Video: Liquideep - "Settle For Less" (South Africa)
  • Most Gifted R&B Video: Banky W feat M.I. - "Feeling It" (Nigeria)
  • Most Gifted African East Video: Keko, Radio & Weasel - "How We Do It (remix)" (Uganda)
  • Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video: Samini - "Dadiekye" (Ghana)

2012[edit]

TITLE: - Music Video Awards (CHOMVA)

VENUE: - Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto, South Africa

HOSTS: - Bonang Matheba (South Africa) and Ice Prince (Nigeria)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - Oskido (South Africa)


2013[edit]

TITLE: - Africa Music Video Awards (CHOAMVA) (10th Anniversary)

VENUE: - Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto, South Africa

HOSTS: - AKA (South Africa) and Naeto C (Nigeria)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: - P-Square (Nigeria)

WINNERS: -

  • Most Gifted Kwaito Video: Professor feat Oskido and Character - "Fingerprints" (RSA)
  • Most Gifted Ragga/Dancehall Video: P-Unit feat Collo - "You Guy (Dat Dendai)" (Kenya)
  • Most Gifted RnB Video: Banky W - "Yes/No" (Nigeria)
  • Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video: AKA - "Jealousy" (RSA)
  • Most Gifted Dance Video: Mafikizolo feat Uhuru - "Khona" (RSA)
  • Most Gifted Afro-Pop Video: The Soil feat Zakwe - "Inkomo" (RSA)
  • Most Gifted African East Video: P-Unit feat Collo - "You Guy (Dat Dendai)" (Kenya)
  • Most Gifted African West Video: P-Square - "Alingo" (Nigeria)
  • Most Gifted African South Video: Oskido feat Candy - "Tsa-Mandebele" (RSA)
  • Most Gifted Newcomer Video: Khaya Mthethwa - "Move" (RSA)
  • Most Gifted Duo/Group?Featuring Video: ZoneFam - "Contolola" (Zambia)
  • Most Gifted Female Video: Zonke - "Feelings" (RSA)
  • Most Gifted Male Video: Zeus feat AKA and Tumi - "#DatsWasup" (Botswana and RSA)
  • Most Gifted Video Of The Year: Wizkid - "Azonto" (Nigeria)


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