Davido and Chidinma win big at KORA Awards 2012
Two young Nigerian artistes; Davido and Chidinma ended the year 2012 with glorious winnings for the fledgling music industry at the just concluded KORA Awards.
The award cremony which was held in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire, awarded Davido-who was absent at the event-the award for ‘Best Male Newcomer’ while Chidinma, walked away with the ‘Best Female West African Act’ for her single ‘Kedike‘.
The penultimate winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa also enchanted the award ceremony with the performance of her hit track,and she was presented her award by former Chelsea footballer and Captain of the Ivorian national team, Didier Drogba.
Algerian Rai singer, Cheb Khaled was adjudged the Best North African artiste and French rap group; Sexion d’Assaut took the award for the “African diaspora” in Europe.
Nigerian pop duo; P Square also attended the awards and thrilled the audience with their energetic performance.
Africa’s and Nigeria’s richest man; Aliko Dangote was also honoured with a ‘Role Model Award.’
The annual award ceremony for African music which has not held for a number of years was delayed by several factors and the late arrival of American R&B singer, Chris Brown.
The award night was heavily criticized for its high cost: one million CFA francs (1,500 Euros, $2,000) for those who want a seat in the luxury hotel for the ceremony, or 50,000 CFA francs (75 Euros, $100) for seats outside, hence a very poor attendance.