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  • dynamicafrica:

    Voting Open for 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.

    The Channel O Music Awards don’t take place until November 29th this year but voting is currently open.

    This year, Nigerian singer Davido, South African rappers K.O. and Cassper Nyovest lead the pack with a total of five nominations each. All three are up for ‘Most Gifted Male’ title as well as the ‘Most Gifted Video Of the Year’ award - two of the top of the awards of the night. For both K.O. and Nyovest, this marks the first time the two have been nominated for a Channel O Music Award. Davido has been nominated three times winning once for ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2012.

    A total of 14 categories with artists from all over the continent, with the exception of North Africa, the competition is as stiff as ever. Voting makes all the difference so be sure to cast yours here before midnight CAT November 23rd.

    Here is the full list of nominees:

    Most gifted male 
    Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
    Davido - Aye
    Riky Rick featuring Okmalumkoolkat - Amantombazane
    K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara
    Sarkodie - Illuminati

    Most gifted female 
    Thembi Seete - Thuntsha Lerole 
    Bucie featuring Heavy K - Easy To Love 
    Lizha James featuring Uhuru - Quem Ti Mandou
    Tiwa Savage featuring Don Jazzy - Eminado 
    Seyi Shay - Irawo

    Most gifted newcomer 
    Dream Team featuring Tamarsha, AKA and Big Nuz - Tsekede
    Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
    Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez - Rands and Nairas 
    Diamond - Number One 
    Patoranking - Girlie O (Remix)

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

    Most gifted dance 
    Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja 
    Davido - Skelewu
    DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember) 
    P-Square - Personally 
    Busiswa featuring various artists - Ngoku 

    Most gifted ragga dancehall 
    Buffalo Souljah - Basawine 
    Orezi - Rihanna 
    Jesse Jaggz featuring Wizkid - Bad Girl 
    Patoranking - Girlie O (Remix)
    Shatta Wale - Everybody Likes My Ting    

    Most gifted Afro pop 
    Davido - Aye 
    Mafikizolo featuring May D - Happiness 
    Diamond - Number One 
    Flavour - Ada Ada 
    Iyanya - Jombolo

    Most gifted kwaito 
    Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja 
    Character featuring Mono T and Oskido - Inxeba Lendoda 
    Big Nuz featuring Khaya Mthethwa - Incwadi Yothando 
    DJ Vetkuk VS Mahoota - Khaba Lenja 
    DJ Cndo - Yamnandi Into 

    Most gifted R&B 
    2Face featuring T-Pain - Rainbow 
    Jimmy Nevis featuring Kwesta - Balloon 
    GB Collective featuring Brian Temba and Reason - Chocolate Vanilla 
    Donald - Crazy But Amazing 
    Niyola - Toh Bad 

    Most gifted hip-hop
    Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
    Khuli Chana featuring DA L.E.S and Magesh - Hape Le Hape 2.1 
    Phyno - Alobam 
    K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara 
    AKA - Congratulate   

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

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

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

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

  • dynamicafrica:

    Voting Open for 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.

    The Channel O Music Awards don’t take place until November 29th this year but voting is currently open.

    This year, Nigerian singer Davido, South African rappers K.O. and Cassper Nyovest lead the pack with a total of five nominations each. All three are up for ‘Most Gifted Male’ title as well as the ‘Most Gifted Video Of the Year’ award - two of the top of the awards of the night. For both K.O. and Nyovest, this marks the first time the two have been nominated for a Channel O Music Award. Davido has been nominated three times winning once for ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2012.

    A total of 14 categories with artists from all over the continent, with the exception of North Africa, the competition is as stiff as ever. Voting makes all the difference so be sure to cast yours here before midnight CAT November 23rd.

    Here is the full list of nominees:

    Most gifted male 
    Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
    Davido - Aye
    Riky Rick featuring Okmalumkoolkat - Amantombazane
    K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara
    Sarkodie - Illuminati

    Most gifted female 
    Thembi Seete - Thuntsha Lerole 
    Bucie featuring Heavy K - Easy To Love 
    Lizha James featuring Uhuru - Quem Ti Mandou
    Tiwa Savage featuring Don Jazzy - Eminado 
    Seyi Shay - Irawo

    Most gifted newcomer 
    Dream Team featuring Tamarsha, AKA and Big Nuz - Tsekede
    Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
    Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez - Rands and Nairas 
    Diamond - Number One 
    Patoranking - Girlie O (Remix)

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

    Most gifted dance 
    Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja 
    Davido - Skelewu
    DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember) 
    P-Square - Personally 
    Busiswa featuring various artists - Ngoku 

    Most gifted ragga dancehall 
    Buffalo Souljah - Basawine 
    Orezi - Rihanna 
    Jesse Jaggz featuring Wizkid - Bad Girl 
    Patoranking - Girlie O (Remix)
    Shatta Wale - Everybody Likes My Ting    

    Most gifted Afro pop 
    Davido - Aye 
    Mafikizolo featuring May D - Happiness 
    Diamond - Number One 
    Flavour - Ada Ada 
    Iyanya - Jombolo

    Most gifted kwaito 
    Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja 
    Character featuring Mono T and Oskido - Inxeba Lendoda 
    Big Nuz featuring Khaya Mthethwa - Incwadi Yothando 
    DJ Vetkuk VS Mahoota - Khaba Lenja 
    DJ Cndo - Yamnandi Into 

    Most gifted R&B 
    2Face featuring T-Pain - Rainbow 
    Jimmy Nevis featuring Kwesta - Balloon 
    GB Collective featuring Brian Temba and Reason - Chocolate Vanilla 
    Donald - Crazy But Amazing 
    Niyola - Toh Bad 

    Most gifted hip-hop
    Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
    Khuli Chana featuring DA L.E.S and Magesh - Hape Le Hape 2.1 
    Phyno - Alobam 
    K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara 
    AKA - Congratulate   

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

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

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

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

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  • khalikallah:

    Here it is: Field Niggas….

    This film is a salute to the Summer nights of 2014. Watch it in 1080pHD. This goes out to all real New Yorkers the world over, and all souls against the concrete! Respect to everybody who ever stood in front of my camera. Salute to my brother Josh Furey for soldiering the audio, titles and posters. Sincere thanks given! Get prepared for the realest street document. The whole file is wild! I’m signing off as a True and Living field nigga. This is Visual calligraphy. This is some Barbara Walters 60 minute shit. Come walk with me for an hour. Peace! 

  • #hangingout in #hamburg with one of my very best friend, the lovely #nneka. we just had a very nice talk, as usual. let’s see if I can convince her to join #instagram
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