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Burna Boy was the star of the day at the Soundcity MVP 2019 award ceremony going back home with four awards. Her mother collected the Listeners Choice, African Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Male MVP awards category on his behalf.
It should be noted that Burna Boy alongside another Nigerian star, Mr Eazi were the only musicians selected from West Africa to perform at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They will be performing alongside Tame Impala and Ariana Grande.
The Soundcity MVP Award which is in its third edition took place on Saturday January 5, 2019 at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels Lagos, Nigeria. The nominees which were mostly Nigerian artistes saw none nominated from the neighboring country, Cameroon.
The award is out to reward hardworking artists in the music industry. Many big artistes from across Africa were nominated in the 15 categories of the award.
Davido, Mr Eazi, Teniola, won the Best Pop, Digital Artiste of the Year and Best New Artiste respectively.
Receiving the awards on behalf of his son, Burna Boy, who was supposedly out of Nigeria, the mother told his fans to expect more from him this year.
South African artiste, Busiswa, won the Best Female MVP beating Nigeria’s Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Niniola and Simi. Nigerian artistes, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido got the highest number of nominations in this year’s Soundcity MVP Awards.
See below full list of Soundcity MVP 2019 award:
Best Male MVP: BURNA BOY
Best Female MVP: BUSISWA
Best Hip Hop: AKA
Best Pop: DAVIDO
Best Collaboration: SOCO – STARBOY FT WIZKID, TERRI, SPOTLESS & CEEZA MILLI
Digital Artiste of the Year: MR EAZI
Video of the Year: HEAL THE WORLD – PATORANKING
Best Group or Duo: NAVY KENZO
Song of the Year: YE – BURNA BOY
Best New Artiste: TENIOLA
Viewer’s Choice: SOMISO – WANDE COAL
Listener’s Choice: YE – BURNA BOY
African Producer of the Year: PHANTOM
African Artiste of the Year: BURNA BOY
African DJ of the Year: DJ NEPTUNE
Soundcity MVP’s also had special awards to entrepreneurs presented by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu:
Innovation and Excellence in Business Entrepreneur -Ladipo Lawani.
Innovation and Excellence in Sports – Ahmed Musa
Innovation and Excellence in Fashion – Papa Oyeyemi
Innovation and Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence – Bolatito Ovia
Innovation and Excellence in Community and Socio-political development – Ebenezer Wikina
Innovation and Excellence in The Creative Arts – Clarence Peters (NAN)
By Penn Tencha for Iyun Ade Blog
Image Credit: Pulse Nigeria