Channel O Music Video Awards is organized by South Africa -based Channel O television channel. The awards were first held in 2003 under the name Reel Music Video Awards. Since 2005 the awards have been held annually. The winners are voted by Channel O’s viewers across the continent.
The 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards was broadcast live on Channel O giving music fans across the continent the chance to be part of the highs, the lows, the red-carpet glamour, the drama and the joy as the awards unfold in Soweto.
This year;s edition of Channel O Africa Music Awards confirmed its standing as Africa’s leading and most consistently exciting music awards event with a superb line-up of live acts from Cassper Nyovest featuring Okmalumkooklat, Burna Boy, The Soil, Khuli Chana, Victoria Kimani, Buffalo Souljah, Wizkid, Aka featuring Da L.E.S., KCee, Lizha James, and Mafikizolo.
In the host hot seat was the one-two star-studded combination of Nigerian muso Naeto C and South African hip hopper AKA – both artists already having proved their popularity with Channel O viewers over the past few years.
The only category not voted by Channel O viewers is the Special Recognition, which this year is being awarded to Nigerian R&B duo P-Square.
Twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye, are being honoured for their significant artistic contributions to music, which have helped place African music and its artists firmly on international stages. They follow in the footsteps of the likes of Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa (2012); Nigeria’s Koko Master D’Banj (2011); Somalian born K’NAAN (2010); South African Brenda Fassie (2009) and Ghana’s George Lee (2008).
The 2013 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards was held at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg. Below is the complete list of winners for the 2013 Channel O Music Video Awards.
Most Gifted Duo/Group/Featuring Video
Zonefam – Contolola
Most Gifted Newcomer Video
Khaya Mthehwa – Move
Most Gifted Female Video
Zonke – Feelings
Most Gifted Male Video
Zeus FT AKA & Tumi – #DatsWasup
Most Gifted Reggae/Dancehall Video
P-UNIT Feat. Collo – You Guy (Dat Dendai)
Most Gifted Hip Hop Video
AKA – Jealousy
Most Gifted R&B Video
Banky W– Yes/No
Most Gifted Afro-Pop Video
The Soil Feat. Zakwe – Linkomo
Most Gifted Dance Video
Mafizkolo – Khona
Most Gifted Kwaito Video
Professor Feat. Osikido & Character – Finger
Most Gifted African (West) Video
P-Square – Alingo
Most Gifted African (East) Video
P-Unit Feat. Collo – You Guy (Dat Dendai)
Most Gifted African (South) Video
Oskido – Tsa Mandebele
Most Gifted Video of the Year
Wizkid – Azonto