The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards nominees

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 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards host Eku Edewor (Photo supplied)

Johannesburg - Spread across a staggering 14 categories, this year’s Channel O Africa Music Video Awards nominees are a showcase of original African music from all corners of the continent – befitting to the dashing 17 year old music channel that has and continues to consistently be a pioneer for Africa’s musicians and music for well over a decade.

"The quality of music videos we have seen over the past few years is testament to the way music videos are playing an increasingly important role in the promotion of African music. It is refreshing to see newcomers go against industry veterans in this year’s eclectic nominees list, and this proves that there is no barrier to making an impact on the music scene. The music as well as the videos produced on our African soil is of the same, if not even better, quality as that of those produced internationally and most of our nominees are no stranger to performing on global stages," says Channel O’s Director Nkateko Mabaso.

Voting takes place across a wide range of digital platforms: via the website and mobile site - voting on the website and on the mobile site [www.channelo.tv] is free and you are allowed to vote up to 100 times on both platforms respectively; via WeChat - voting on WeChat is free. To vote using WeChat on your mobile, go to the app store on your phone, download the WeChat app, create your profile, then search for Channelotv and add the account. You can vote up to 100 times! For terms and conditions and more information, log on to www.channelo.tv.

The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards are the only public voted annual music video awards show broadcast around the continent that exclusively feature African artists and now in their 11th year, 2014 will see the awards taking place on Saturday, 29 November at Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto.

This year's show-stopping event will be hosted by the ever versatile, seasoned TV presenter and director Siyabonga “Scoop" Ngwekazi alongside small screen darling, model and presenter Eku Edewor.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Most gifted male
Cassper Nyvoest, Doc Shebeleza
Davido, Aye
Ricky Rick ft Okmalumkoolkat, Amantombazane
K.O. ft Kid X, Caracara
Sarkodie, Illuminati

Most gifted female
Thembi Seete, Thuntsha Lerole
Bucie ft Heavy K, Easy to Love
Lizha James ft Uhuru, Quem Ti Mandou
Tiwa Savage feat Don Jazzy, Eminado
Seyi Shay, Irawo

Most gifted newcomer
Dream Team ft Tamarsha, AKA & Big Nuz, Tskede
Cassper Nyvoest, Doc Shebeleza
Emmy Fee ft Ab Crazy & DJ Dimplez, Rands and Nairas
Diamond, Number One
Patoranking, Girlie O (Remix)

Most gifted duo, group or featuring
Uhuru ft Oskido & Professor, Y-Tjukutja
DJ Clock ft Beatenberg, Pluto (I Remember)
R2Bees ft Wizkid, Slow Down
K.O. ft Kid X, Caracara
KCee ft Wizkid, Pull Over

Most gifted dance
Uhuru ft Oskido & Professor, Y-Tjukutja
Davido, Skelewu
DJ Clock ft Beatenberg, Pluto (I Remember)
P Square, Personally
Busiswa ft Various, Ngoku

Most gifted ragga dancehall
Buffalo Souljah, Turn Up
Orezi, Rihanna
Jesse Jaggz ft Wizkid, Bad Girl
Patoranking, Girlie O (Remix)
Shatta Wale, Everybody Likes My Ting

Most gifted afro pop
Davido, Aye
Mafikizolo ft May, D Happiness
Diamond, Number One
Flavour, Ada Ada
Iyana, Jombolo

Most gifted kwaito
Uhuru ft Oskido & Professor, Y-Tjukutja
Character ft Mono T & Oskido, Inxeba Lendoda
Big Nuz ft Khaya Mthethwa, Incwadi Yothando
DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota, Khaba Lenja
DJ CNDO, Tamnadi Into

Most gifted R&B
2Face ft T Pain, Rainbow
Jimmy Nevis ft Kwesta, Balloon
GB Collective ft Brian Temba & Reason, Chocolate Vanilla
Donald, Crazy but Amazing
Niyola, Toh Bad

Most gifted hip hop
Cassper Nyovest, Doc Shebeleza
Khuli Chana ft DA L.E.S & Magesh, Hape Le Hape 2.1
K.O. ft Kid X, Caracara
AKA, Congratulate

Most gifted Southern
DJ Clock ft Beatenberg, Pluto (I Remember)
Cassper Nyovest, Doc Shebeleza
AKA, Congratulate
Zeus, Psych
K.O. f Kid X, Caracara

Most gifted West
R2Bees ft Wizkid, Slow Down
Davido, Aye
Burna Boy ft D’Banj, Won Da Mo
Olamide, Turn Up
Dr Sid ft Don Jazzy, Surulere

Most gifted East
Sauti Sol, Nshike
Diamond, Number One
Navio, No Holding Back
Eddy Kenzo, Sitya Loss
Elani, Kookoo

Most gifted video of the year
Emmy Gee ft AB Crazy & DJ Dimplez, Rands and Nairas
Davido, Aye
K.O. ft Kid X, Caracara
Burna Boy, Run My Race
Tiwa Savage ft Don Jazzy, Eminado
Dr Sid ft Don Jazzy, Surulere
Riky Rick ft Okmalumkoolkat, Amantombazane
Cassper Nyovest, Doc Shebeleza
Sarkodie, Illuminati
DJ Clock ft Beatenberg, Pluto (I Remember)
Diamond, Number One

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