WatsUp TV, organisers of the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards have announced winners of the maiden edition of the pan African entertainment awards meant to boost and encourage the production of quality music videos across Africa and beyond.
In a short winners announcement press conference in Accra on December 28, 22 winners emerged out of the 170 music acts and video directors who were nominated when the awards was launched in September, 2016. Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale is the only Ghanaian who won an award.
Nigerian but Ghana-based Afrobeat Star Mr Eazi also won an award for his song Skin tight featuring Efya.
Diamond Platinum from Tanzania emerged tops with three awards. Winners for each category were determined by popular votes from fans from across the world.
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Best Newcomer Video of the Year – Badoo ft Diamond Platinium ( Hamonize )
Best African Reggae Dancehall Video – Shatta Wale ( Chop Kiss ) Ghana
Best Afro Pop Video – Scientific Ft Quincy B (Rotate) Liberria
Best African Hip Pop Video – Iba One (Dokera) Mali
Best African RnB Video – Alikiba (Aje) Tanzania
Best African Traditional Video – Tay Grin FT 2BABA ( Chipapaa ) Malawi
Best African Dance Video – Oudy 1ER (Lokolo) Guinea
Best African Collabo Video – Diamond FT AKA (Make we sing ) Tanzania
Best African group Video – Navy Kenzo (Kamatia ) Tanzania
Best African Male Video – Diamond Platinum ft Psquare ( Kidogo ) Tanzania
Best African Female Video – Vivian Chidid ( Wuyuma) Senegal
Best African Performance – DJ Arafat (Concert a Korkogo) Cote D’Ivorire
Best International Video – beyonce formation (USA)
Best East African Video – Alikiba (Aje) Tanzania
Best Central African Video – Ferre Gola ft Voctoria Kimani (Tucheze) DR Congo
Best North Africa – Ibtissam Tiskat
Best South African Video – Casper Nyvorvest (War Ready)
West Africa Video – DJ Arafat
Best African Video Director – Kidigo (Nigeria)
Best African Music of the Year – Diamond Platinium FT PSquare (Kidigo) Tanzania
Special Recognition Award Music Video Africa – Mr Eazi ft Efya (Skin Tight) Nigeria
Viewer’s Choice Awards – Designer Panda (USA)