Stonebwoy Wins BET, African Nominees Blast Award Organisers

stonebGhanian dance hall star, Stonebwoy took home the 2015 bet award for best international act, beating Nigerian nominees Yemi Alade and Wizkid to the prize.

Meanwhile, African acts Dencia (who attended the event) and Fuse ODG (who didn’t) have criticised organisers of the bet awards for treating African nominees below expectation.

Following the award ceremony over the weekend, the two disgruntled acts called out the award organisers for presenting awards to African acts either backstage or hours before the ceremony begins.

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Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade also posted her discontent on instagram, saying:

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Nigerian Superstars Wizkid And Davido Lose MOBO Award

MOBONigerian superstars, Wizkid and Davido have failed to win the Best African Act category at the 2014 edition of the Music of Black Origin Awards, popularly called MOBO.

The coveted prize was taken away again by Ghanian singer, Fuse ODG, who also won the prize in 2013.

This miss, however, seems to settle the growing battle of supremacy between the Nigerian nominees, Wizkid and Davido although the Aye singer has been named Best African Act earlier in the year at the BET Awards.

Davido, Mafikizolo To Perform At The MAMAs

davido2MTV Base has announced multiple MAMA nominees, Davido and Mafikizolo as the first performers at the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban (MAMA).

Popular Omo Baba Olowo crooner, Davido and South African Afro-pop duo, Mafikizolo are both tied with Uhuru as the most nominated artistes in this year’s MAMA, notching up 4 nominations each, and going directly head-to-head in Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year and Best Collaboration. Additionally, Davido is nominated for Best Male, while Mafikozolo leads the contenders in Best Group.

The 2014 awards are set to feature stunning performances from African and international artistes, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artistes of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show.

Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for this year’s music categories, including 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Efya, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Ice Prince, KCEE, Mafikizolo, Olamide, P Square, Professor, Phyno, R2bees, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Uhuru, Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini among many other local and international acts.

In this year’s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adiche, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o and Yaya Toure are nominated for Personality of the Year. Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty and Anisa Mpungwe are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut. The nominees for the MTV Base Leadership award and Best International are still to be revealed.

Fuse ODG Beats Nigerian Nominees, Bags MOBO’s Best African Act Award

British musician of Ghanaian descent, Fuse ODG, on Saturday won the coveted Best African Act title at the 2013 MOBO Awards, which held at The Hydrow, Glasgow in Scotland.

Fuse ODG who gained popularity in Nigeria for his dance anthem titled ‘Azonto,’ and his hit track, Antenna, beat other nominees in the category which included Nigerian stars, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Ice Prince and Seun Kuti.

Other nominees in the category are Atumpan, Bombino, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Spoek Mthambo.

Fuse also performed at the award ceremony which had several international stars in attendance. Among them are Tinie Tempah, Craig David, Iggy Azelea, Ashley Banjo.

The ceremony was hosted by Trevor Nelson.

Watch Antenna here: