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.

See Full List below

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)


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