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Burna Boy carts home Soundcity 2019 awards, African Artist of the Year

 

Afro-fusion exponent, Damini Ogulu a.k.a Burna Boy, has carted home the most number of plaques at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Awards, including ‘African Artiste of the Year’.

Burna-Boy also clinched the ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Listener’s Choice’ and ‘Best Make MVP at the award ceremony which took in Lagos on Saturday night.

Burna Boy’s third award was received on stage by his mother, who thanked her son’s producer, Phantom, who produced his hit song ‘YE’, for his support and contributions to his success.

International super stars, Davido and Wizkid got one award each in the ‘Best Pop Song’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ categories, respectively.

Performances from Teni, Victo AD and Niniola lit up the ceremony.

Although the first

Winners of the Soundcity MVP Awards are chosen by the viewers and fans by visiting #TheMVPs’ website and a select committee of the industry stakeholders. The award was first held in 2016 and since 2007

Below is a full list of winners.

Best Male MVP

BURNA BOY- Winner

Best Female MVP

BUSISWA- Winner

Best Hip Hop

AKA – Winner

Best Pop

DAVIDO- Winner

Best Collaboration

SOCO – STARBOY FT WIZKID, TERRI, SPOTLESS & CEEZA MILLI- Winner

Digital Artiste of the Year

MR EAZI- Winner

Video of the Year

HEAL THE WORLD – PATORANKING- Winner

Best Group or Duo

NAVY KENZO- Winner

Song of the Year

YE – BURNA BOY- Winner

Best New Artiste

TENIOLA- Winner

Viewer’s Choice

SOMISO – WANDE COAL- Winner

Listener’s Choice

YE – BURNA BOY- Winner

African Producer of the Year

PHANTOM- Winner

African Artiste of the Year

BURNA BOY- Winner

African DJ of the Year

DJ NEPTUNE- Winner

Special awards also went to some entrepreneurs, all of which were presented by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu:

  1. “Innovation and Excellence in Business Entrepreneur”-Ladipo Lawani.
  2. “Innovation and Excellence in Sports”- Ahmed Musa
  3. “Innovation and Excellence in Fashion”- Papa Oyeyemi
  4. “Innovation and Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence”- Bolatito Ovia
  5. “Innovation and Excellence in Community and Socio-political development”- Ebenezer Wikina
  6. “Innovation and Excellence in The Creative Arts”- Clarence Peters
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