Let’s welcome Paul Octopus of African Awards. Soundcity Music Video Awards is taking on Africa – broadening her tentacles beyond Nigeria and in a bid to play Paul Octopus, Friends at Museke are predicting winners.
Best Male Video
Tough category here but I think the video here should be Strong Ting by Banky W though Don Kikas’ Continua Assim could pull a surprise. DaGrin is nominated and even Zimbawe’s Tinashe. 2face Idibia and Sarkodie round it out.
Best Female Video
Usual supsects Lizha James, Dama do Bling and Becca are all nominated and one of them will win it. I have a feeling it will be Becca with Fire.
Pleasant surprise to Namibia’s Curtiz nominated. Fally Ipupa looks like a sure choice alongside Banky W. But, that Moza Girl video with Dama do Bling got some…. you know.
Best Special Effects
Overkilling killed it with the special effects. I think it will win though I expect Jr’s Show Dem to have a say in this matter.
I am not a technical guy so I will predict on sentiment here. I want Moza Girl to win.
Best Duo Or Group Video
It’s tough to see P-Square not winning this but Ghana’s VIP and Nigeria’s Styl Plus are back. And South Africa’s TearGas are on fire. Show De says you can’t Tell Me Nothing and Deep Level says We Run The City. Can’t beat P-Square though.
This category was simply made for Freshlyground. Fire Is Low wins.
Best Hip Hop Video
I have a feeling DaGrin will win this and I think he should. Excellent video - Pon Pon Pon.
Best R & B Video
Excited about Yvonne’s nomination! Da-Rey, I think, is the best African singer of recent memory but this category will go to Banky W for Strong Ting.
Best Pop Video
Interesting nominees but I think 2face Idibia should win this with Implication
Best Collaboration In A Music Video
It’s sweet to see JJC’s We Are Africans (Africa Rmx) nominated and I believe it will win. The Ghanaian nominees – D’Black and Sarkodie’s videos are strong contenders though.
Discovery Of The Year
If You Want Me by Mo’ Cheddah. Enuff said.
Best Video (voting)
The best video amongst these is really Strong Ting. Because I remember the video from start to finish.
Viewers Choice (voting)
Abi I am a viewer too? I’ll have to choose Safe by MI.
Is this musician or video? Tough category and it’s nice to see Adiouza and Emmerson nominated. Maybe the Nigerian votes would split amongst 2face Idibia, Wande Coal and PSquare that will allow Samini to win? Unlikely. It’s 2Face Idibia’s time once again and I expect him to win.
This is the easiest category I’ve had to deal with all day. Out of these 6, it’s really Wyre who’s semi-reigning this year. So, Wyre.
Lizha James might just win this because she seems to win most things. But I think this should beBlack Coffee
Straight duel amongst Fally Ipupa, Barbara Kanam and Jumo Selesao. Fally’s popularity and visibility might just be too much for the others.
Hit Producer Of The Year (as Used In A Music Video)
Don Jazzy to win this with Bumper to Bumper by Wande Coal with the dark horse being every other nominee.
Soundcity Fresh Video
Wow! Fresh videos indeed. Let’s all vote for Mokobe, he made the video for his country Mali as they celebrate their 50th anniversary of independence. Wow! Nhi Ngugu Haladza from Tania Tome (Mozambique) is nominated? Wow. Easy win for D’banj’s Mr. Endowed. Unless, people actually don’t like the song’s lyrics and crown Mali Debout.
You can vote for your favorites now at http://www.soundcity.tv/smva/