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MTV Africa Music Awards Nominees!

Written by Brown Shuga from the blog SHUGAS BLOGIWOOD on 09 Oct 2008
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The nominees for the 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain were announced on Tuesday at the MTV Base Offices and I couldn't go but the nominees list looks really great....

I wondered about the inclusion of abo Rihanna, Lil' Wayne etc but I guess theirs are some of the videos that the MTV Base viewers like so yeah, here are the nominiess and the awards will of course be held in Abuja, Nigeria on 22 November 2008 but they will only be broadcast on MTV Base from 29 November 2008. 

The awards will be hosted by Trevor Nelson, and I'm not sure why him when we have MTV BASE talent in Africa.....???

 

Anyway, here are the nominees and my favourites are highlighted. 


BEST FEMALE
Wahu (Kenya)
Asa (Nigeria)
Dama Do Bling (Mozambique)
Sasha (Nigeria)
Zonke (South Africa)

BEST MALE
Jua Cali (Kenya)
2Face (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
DJ Cleo (South Africa)
HHP (South Africa)

BEST LIVE PERFORMER
Samini (Ghana)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Cassette (South Africa)
Jozi (South Africa)

BEST GROUP
P-Square (Nigeria)
Freshly Ground (South Africa)
Jozi (South Africa)
The Parlotones (South Africa)
East African Bashment Crew (Uganda)

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Buraka Som Sistema (Portugal)
Goldfish (South Africa)
Seether (South Africa)
The Parlotones (South Africa)
Coldplay (UK)

BEST HIP-HOP
9ice (Nigeria)
HHP (South Africa)
Professor Jay (Tanzania)
Lil Wayne (USA) (duh!!!)
The Game (USA)

BEST R&B
P-Square (Nigeria)
Akon (Senegal / USA)
Loyiso (South Africa)
Alicia Keys (USA)
Rihanna (USA)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Asa (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
HHP (South Africa)
Seether (South Africa)

BEST NEW ACT
Kwaw Kese (Ghana)
Wahu (Kenya)
9ice (Nigeria)
Naeto C (Nigeria) (Hell no!)
Da L.E.S. (South Africa) 
No idea who should win here...

BEST VIDEO
Movaizhaleine (Gabon) – Nous
Ikechukwu (Nigeria) – Wind Am Well
P-Square (Nigeria) – Roll It
Freshlyground (South Africa) – Pot Belly
Pro Kid (South Africa) – Uthini Ngo Pro

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COMMENT ON THE SA NOMINEES
JOZI deserves to win, they've been really successful...
HHP"s overrated...that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
FRESHLYGROUND couldn't match up to their first album
PROKID I haven't seen his video but I'm sure YFM & its listeners will vote for him
ZONKE at least she will have the MTV Africa Award Nominee before her name....
LOYISO ...good album but the contenders are too strong for him...
Da LES...I only know  one song, tippy toes but he's a real entertainer...I would give him an award anyday for being so committed. Love his look too.
PARLOTONES, CASSETTE etc...I dont listen to 5FM so I can't comment. Besides, COLDPLAY's gonna kick their ass...
DJ CLEO...good sound, wrong/weird category for him to be in...even if he doesn't win, at least he'll have something else to boast about...

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE NOMINEES 
....and just because I don't think you will win doesn't mean you won't :-) 

Who's helping me gatecrash this event ko Naija? 



To vote for your favourite artist or video, please go to mama.mtvbase.com. Music fans with WAP/GPRS enabled phones may also vote at m.mama.mtvbase.com (standard internet charges apply). Voting closes on Tuesday 18 November 2008. For details of SMS voting go to mama.mtvbase.com.


Shows in this post: The MTV Africa Music Awards

Channels in this post: MTV Base



48 Comments

Onkez
08 Oct 2008 17:57

First of all,gasp at your HHP is overrated comment BS!Stay clear of dark alleys,HHPloonies worship this guy!Who except for Trevor could have hosted the awards...and don't say Sizwe. They're called AFRICA Music Awards for a reason,I just don't see Rihanna jetting down to Naija to collect an award.My fave contender is Asa,the woman is talented.Best Vid goes to ProKid,it's very fitting to the song.Best (white) Alternative should go to the Parlotones,very cool fellas.It would have been nice if they'd had a live broadcast,adds to the excitement and hype.

Brown Shuga
08 Oct 2008 18:13

<<<It would have been nice if they'd had a live broadcast,adds to the excitement and hype.>>>
I agree!!

As for the HHPloonies...let's just say "I know" lol

<<<Who except for Trevor could have hosted the awards...and don't say Sizwe>>> Why not?? They trained him up from nothing to being what he is today so why can't they give him the stage to showcase what he's learned all these years? He's got the charm, the talent, I don't see why not.

Shadow
08 Oct 2008 19:01

I agree..its MTV Africa Music Awards for goodness sake! Now what are the likes of Coldplay doing on this list, coz regarding those US artists they will refer us to their so-called muthaland roots...hayi!

HHP"s overrated...that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
I wouldn't say he's overrated per se, he deserves all the current recognition he's getting. However, im so not feeling his other songs apart from 'Music & lights'.

Alternative should go to the Parlotones Im with you

Lantombi
09 Oct 2008 00:30


'Lil Wayne (USA) (duh!!!) '  You cannot be serious BS- now this is one overrated cat- andiyiva nento ayithethayo, gimmicks all the way! 

I love the Parlotones- truth is I only knw one song- the one wit the the lil foil man in the vid- thats a cool song BT Goldfish is also seriously cool.
Loyiso - Find him extremely, extremely overrated & he is way overshadowed talent wise by his fellow contenders in that category.

Akon (Senegal / USA) - urm..why the two countries- sure he's foriginally rom Senegal bt American thru & thru!




Lantombi
09 Oct 2008 00:34

One more chirp - Not too sure how Zonke bagged a nomination- likhona inyawo lemfene - nakwi sama's she got nominated- kodwa i sales zakhe?? andazi wethu maybe I'm hating, I have her album tho.

tha - bang
09 Oct 2008 01:48

the European MTV awards work in a very similar way, i wnder why the guys choose Nigeria to host the 1st event? I don't see the appeal.
But im glad to see sa talent being recognised from Seether, Parlotones, Cassette, HHP, FreshlyGround, Jozi, Pro even Loyiso this goes to show or music industry is both versatile, dynamic and creative.
Hopefully the MTV base awards will force channel o to jerk up their awards standard.sweet

Cnglemother
09 Oct 2008 02:10

Parlortones i like,the non south africans i am only familiar with psquare and ikechukwu.why broadcast em only 5 day later?hayi suka!

Cande
09 Oct 2008 02:23

what are the USA artists doing in the MTV Africa music videos awards, it doesnt make sense..
HHP is NOT overrated, thatz my story & i am sticking to it...

and wena BS sisi, why are you soo into Naija's??

Onkez
09 Oct 2008 03:08

Cande,it's impossible to ignore the power of the Nigerian music industry and as ridiculous as some of their music vids can get,it's good music.And the decision to have the awards in Naija....DOES SA REALLY NEED TO HOST ANOTHER AWARDS SHOW THIS YEAR?I think some other countries tend to get overshadowed and besides Nigeria is SA's second in command,right?

Onkez
08 Oct 2008 17:57

First of all,gasp at your HHP is overrated comment BS!Stay clear of dark alleys,HHPloonies worship this guy!Who except for Trevor could have hosted the awards...and don't say Sizwe. They're called AFRICA Music Awards for a reason,I just don't see Rihanna jetting down to Naija to collect an award.My fave contender is Asa,the woman is talented.Best Vid goes to ProKid,it's very fitting to the song.Best (white) Alternative should go to the Parlotones,very cool fellas.It would have been nice if they'd had a live broadcast,adds to the excitement and hype.

Brown Shuga
08 Oct 2008 18:13

<<<It would have been nice if they'd had a live broadcast,adds to the excitement and hype.>>>
I agree!!

As for the HHPloonies...let's just say "I know" lol

<<<Who except for Trevor could have hosted the awards...and don't say Sizwe>>> Why not?? They trained him up from nothing to being what he is today so why can't they give him the stage to showcase what he's learned all these years? He's got the charm, the talent, I don't see why not.

Shadow
08 Oct 2008 19:01

I agree..its MTV Africa Music Awards for goodness sake! Now what are the likes of Coldplay doing on this list, coz regarding those US artists they will refer us to their so-called muthaland roots...hayi!

HHP"s overrated...that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
I wouldn't say he's overrated per se, he deserves all the current recognition he's getting. However, im so not feeling his other songs apart from 'Music & lights'.

Alternative should go to the Parlotones Im with you

Lantombi
09 Oct 2008 00:30


'Lil Wayne (USA) (duh!!!) '  You cannot be serious BS- now this is one overrated cat- andiyiva nento ayithethayo, gimmicks all the way! 

I love the Parlotones- truth is I only knw one song- the one wit the the lil foil man in the vid- thats a cool song BT Goldfish is also seriously cool.
Loyiso - Find him extremely, extremely overrated & he is way overshadowed talent wise by his fellow contenders in that category.

Akon (Senegal / USA) - urm..why the two countries- sure he's foriginally rom Senegal bt American thru & thru!




Lantombi
09 Oct 2008 00:34

One more chirp - Not too sure how Zonke bagged a nomination- likhona inyawo lemfene - nakwi sama's she got nominated- kodwa i sales zakhe?? andazi wethu maybe I'm hating, I have her album tho.

tha - bang
09 Oct 2008 01:48

the European MTV awards work in a very similar way, i wnder why the guys choose Nigeria to host the 1st event? I don't see the appeal.
But im glad to see sa talent being recognised from Seether, Parlotones, Cassette, HHP, FreshlyGround, Jozi, Pro even Loyiso this goes to show or music industry is both versatile, dynamic and creative.
Hopefully the MTV base awards will force channel o to jerk up their awards standard.sweet

Cnglemother
09 Oct 2008 02:10

Parlortones i like,the non south africans i am only familiar with psquare and ikechukwu.why broadcast em only 5 day later?hayi suka!

Cande
09 Oct 2008 02:23

what are the USA artists doing in the MTV Africa music videos awards, it doesnt make sense..
HHP is NOT overrated, thatz my story & i am sticking to it...

and wena BS sisi, why are you soo into Naija's??

Onkez
09 Oct 2008 03:08

Cande,it's impossible to ignore the power of the Nigerian music industry and as ridiculous as some of their music vids can get,it's good music.And the decision to have the awards in Naija....DOES SA REALLY NEED TO HOST ANOTHER AWARDS SHOW THIS YEAR?I think some other countries tend to get overshadowed and besides Nigeria is SA's second in command,right?

tizoz
09 Oct 2008 11:10

Who's helping me gatecrash this event ko Naija?.... I am with you on this one Mkhozi (yes I said it in zulu)

Bra Bizza
09 Oct 2008 11:22

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Buraka Som Sistema (Portugal)
Goldfish (South Africa)
Seether (South Africa)
The Parlotones (South Africa)
Coldplay (UK).......

This is a very tight category....i love all these guys except Buraka(got no idea who they are) But if any of the South African bands get it i'll be happy.

tizoz
09 Oct 2008 11:32

unjani Bra Bizza, you missed out las nite! the show was tite broer!

tizoz
09 Oct 2008 11:33

BTW I am going to Kenilworth on Sat to celebrate being a darkie... lol

Bra Bizza
09 Oct 2008 11:51

I saw your post earlier....i so wanna come to the Kenilworth gig but i'm getting more negative reports about the last year's one...so i think it will be a last minute thing for me

Brown Shuga
09 Oct 2008 11:56

what's happening e kenolworth Tizozo?

Brown Shuga
09 Oct 2008 11:58

meant Kenilworth, eish le phone iyabora Shem

tizoz
09 Oct 2008 11:59

The only reason am goin is I got a free ticket for Sat, and cant even get a proper pragramme for Sat... the organisers need to catch a wake up

Bra Bizza
09 Oct 2008 12:00

Its a Lifestyle SA festival celebrating black

Bra Bizza
09 Oct 2008 12:02

and they are doing this under the name of black people and giving critics something to say

Brown Shuga
09 Oct 2008 12:20

have fun boys and tell us all about it xanibuya

Cande
09 Oct 2008 12:26

afrolicious
10 Oct 2008 02:25

Parlotones! Parlotones! Parlotones!

ngwana
10 Oct 2008 04:55

Parlotones! Parlotones! Parlotones!  

ngwana
10 Oct 2008 04:57

Oh and Jozi, i have bit of a thing for Bongs  - I'm a chicken murderer.

Dee
10 Oct 2008 06:44

Bendingazi ukuthi AKON sings Rn'B......

I really think the overated one is .DJ Cleo........

Joe
10 Oct 2008 15:10

Dee I agree with you, DJ Cleo is HIGHLY overrated...who can listen and enjoy "Ndiya today"??...No one!

I don't understanding your Zonke hating people...Zonke is great!!! She is a talented and great singer! I love all her singles (Uzondilinda and Ekhaya). Not forgetting "Pleasure"! Her album has an international potential!!!! Just give it a listen and you will see that it is a must have kinda album...its timeless!  I will vote for her....

HHP is certainly not overrated, he is great in Hip Hop not Rap! Can they please stop nominating and awarding him for RAP categories!!!!

I hope all the SA artists win....(i'm such a patriot!)

Joe
10 Oct 2008 15:13

BS can you give a list of the Metro fm 2008 awards...i wanna see all the nominees...I've turned the Metro fm website upside down trying to find the nominees list and i got nothing other than some old gibberish!

eish-bo
10 Oct 2008 15:26

Hayi BrownShuga.....sis what's with yo and Nigerians *shaking my head* neways Akon needs to make up his mind either he's AMERICAN or Senegalese...u can be dual but in this case it's unfair ....

Joe
10 Oct 2008 15:43

Enkosi Brownilicious...well i saw ukuba bazifake namhlanje...i searched yesterday!

Brown Shuga
10 Oct 2008 16:02

Waiting to "read" your thoughts ke bhuti...

mjj
10 Oct 2008 16:20

Unathi's album is few days old and she's already nominated 4 3 catagories.

Brown Shuga
10 Oct 2008 16:29

I wonder uvela phi...I missed you today!

mjj
10 Oct 2008 16:33

why r u not answering my smses? I was actually working 2day

Kakapana
10 Oct 2008 16:41

i know mjj, my thought exactly, and that song of her's ...eish ...no comment

mjj
10 Oct 2008 16:49

metrofm thinks we r BBA3 housmates (IDIOTOS)

Brown Shuga
10 Oct 2008 16:52

<<<why r u not answering my smses>>> Didn't get any sms from you today...maybe you must send them to the iphone number lol

Joe
11 Oct 2008 11:49

mjj<<why r u not answering my smses>>
BS<<Didn't get any sms from you today>>
I hate to break it to you mjj, BS gave you the wrong number! LOL

My thoughts on metrofm awards nominees:
Song of the year:
They seem to be all equally deserving of the award...but to be frank, i don't know the song by Rythmic Elements "2 by 2", i think i might have heard on live, but i think its good, hence its there! All in all whoever gets the award, deserves it!

Hit single of the year:
After this comment you will ask where the hell do i live?? which planet?? 
The only song i know is Umsindo by B's ex boyfriend! Shame, poor B, being dumped on Facebook must be hurting...she looked hot on live izolo! It is as if she was not dumped...commiserations Bonang...utla luka! (hope the Sotho is correct). I hope they give it to Kelly, she has been flashing her thighs for a long time and not being recognised...they must just give it to her although i dont even know her song....Umsindo is a BAD song...i just dont like it!

Best styled artist:
I think Loyiso should have it! I dont care about who gets this one, it has nothing to do with music!

Best R&B album:
I think Loyiso should get it, BYM has many good songs in it...its not a bubblegum music album...(just my thoughts)! I havent heard Danny's album, but i wouldnt be upset if he takes it home!


Best New Comer:
Jaziel Brothers should take this one...its theirs...

Best Kwaito album:
Big Nuz....i just did not feel L'vovo! uAdam...hayi andazi ngaye...ndisave only one song from him....Kabelo?? Did he release an album?? When?? What is his single?? Yho i think he is paying for what he said in Suncity about journalists, they never write anything about him....it was very dumb of you to do that, your future depends on these people writing about you in their magz and newspaperssssssssssss!

to be continuedddddddd




Mnyama
14 Oct 2008 03:27

Mna ndifuna u hhhp a wine qha


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