Johannesburg, South Africa: The 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards were held in Jo’Burg with performances from Mr Cash Time K.O who performed his 2014 mega hit “Caracara” before venturing into a joint performance with A.KA. The first award went to Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah for Best Ragga/Dancehall. Riky Rick, Davido, Bucie, Maggz, and Donald also took to the stage while Cassper and Amanda Du Point raised a few eyebrows when they locked lips live on air during an award presentation.
Legendary South African group Boom Shaka were honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Delivering an emotional speech, the pioneering 90s group thanked the fans, with Thembi Seete almost breaking down to tears. ‘This is our first award people, this is our first award after so many years’.
Cassper Nyovest and Tanzania’s Diamond were the biggest winners of the night, walking home with three awards each. Uhuru and Busiswa won Best Kwaito and Most Gifted Dance respectively. Other winners included A.K.A who won Most Gifted hip-hop, Tiwa Savage for Most Gifted Female and Donald Best R&B video for “Crazy But Amazing”.
Most Gifted Ragga/Dancehall: Buffalo Souljah
Most Gifted Kwaito: Uhuru
Most Gifted Duo/Group: Kcee feat Wizkid – Pull Over
Most Gifted African East Video: Diamond – Number One
Most Gifted African South: Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Most Gifted Hip-hop: A.K.A – Congratulate
Most Gifted R&B Video: Donald – Crazy But Amazing
Most Gifted African West: Olamide – Turn Up
Most Gifted Afro-pop: Diamond – Number One
Most Gifted Dance: Busiswa – Ngoku
Most Gifted Newcomer: Diamond – Number One
Most Gifted Male – Cassper Nyovest
Most Gifted Female: Tiwa Savage
Video Of The Year: Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza