Burna Boy, Davido, Odunsi & Teni Nominated For 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards

As the year is drawing to a close, it's pretty clear that 2018 has been a very defining year in Nigeria's music industry. From the already established musicians stretching themselves and redefining their sound, to new artists stepping into the limelight bringing fresh talent on to the scene, the result has been amazing music for us to jam to. 

Soundcity clearly recognises this, as the nomination list for their annual award show has just been released, featuring well-deserved nominations in each category. Wizkid has bagged the most
nominations in several categories including Best Male MVP, Best Pop, Best Collaboration, Digital Artist Of The Year, Video Of The Year, Listeners’ Choice, Viewers’ Choice and African Artist of the year categories.

Other artists like Davido, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy aren't far behind with several nominations including the coveted African Artist Of The Year (which should undoubtedly go to Burna Boy). Another noteworthy presence, are nominations in the Best New Artist category, which featured our absolute faves: Peruzzi, Teni & Odunsi making it a very stiff choice! 

We can say with confidence that anyone who wins any of these categories will deserve it, given the year of music we've had. We're definitely rooting for Burna Boy for Artist Of The Year, as he hasn't given us a break since he started the year out with his Magnum Opus, Outside. 

Well, the award ceremony will be held next year on Jan 5. To ensure your favourite artists get their accolades, you can vote right here. Here's the full list of nominees. 

Best Male MVP

Burna Boy
Nasty C
Mr Eazi
Olamide
A.K.A
Shatta Wale
Harmonize
Diamond Platinumz
Davido
Wizkid

Best Female MVP

Busiswa
Simi
Niniola
Tiwa Savage

Yemi Alade
Shekhinah
Efya
Becca
Lady Zamar
Maua Sama

Best Hip-Hop Artist

M.I Abaga
Khaligraph Jones
Nasty C
AKA
Kwesi Arthur
Phyno
Sarkodie
Kwesta
Falz
Medikal

Best Pop Artist

Kizz Daniel
Fally Ipupa
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Davido
Diamond Platnumz
Mayorkun
Wizkid
Kuami Eugene
Mr Eazi

Best Collaboration

"Makhe" – Dj Maphorisa, Dj Simba Ft Moonchild Sanelly
"Soco" – Starboy Ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli
"Jibebe" – Diamond Platnumz, Mbosso, Lava Lava
"Katika" – Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz
"Issa Goal" – Naira Marley, Olamide, Lil Kesh
"Spirit" – Kwesta Ft Wale
"Fake Love" – Wizkid And Duncan Mighty
"Club Controller" – Prince Kaybee Ft Lasoulmates
"Said" – Nastyc & Runtown
"Amaka" – 2face Idibia Ft. Perruzi

Digital Artist Of The Year

Davido
Tiwa Savage
Mr Eazi
Burna Boy
Cassper Nyovest
Vanessa Mdee
Falz

Wizkid
Diamond Platnumz
Yemi Alade

Video Of The Year

"Gringo" – Shatta Wale
"Midnight Drum" – A Pass, Rouge, Fik Fameica
"Short & Sweet" – Sauti Sol
"Ye" – Burna Boy
"Fever" – Wizkid
"Surrenda" – Adekunle Gold
"Science Student" – Olamide
"King" – Nasty C Ft A$Ap Ferg
"Heal The World" – Patoranking
"Ksazobalit" – Cassper Nyovest

Best Group Or Duo

Distruction Boiz
Sauti Sol
Navy Kenzo
Micasa
Mafikizolo
Show Dem Camp
R2bees
Toofan
Gold Fish
Reggie N’ Bollie

Song Of The Year

"Ye" – Burna Boy
"Short & Sweet" – Sauti Sol Ft Nyashinki
"African Beauty" – Diamond Platnumz Ft. Omarion
"Soco" – Starboy Ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli
"Katika" – Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz
"Makhe" – Dj Maphorisa, Dj Simba Ft Moonchild Sanelly
"Skeleton Moves" – Master Kg
"Assurance" – Davido
"Amaka" – Tuface Idibia
"Kwangwaru" – Harmonize Ft. Diamond Platnumz

Best New Artist

Kidi
Sho Madjozi
Odunsi The Engine
Peruzzi
Teni
Kida Kudz
Shane Eagle
King Promise
Kwesi Arthur
Mbosso

Viewers Choice

"Ye" – Burna Boy
"Drogba" – Afro B
"So Mi So" – Wande Coal
"Science Student" – Olamide
"Fever" – Wizkid
"Soco" – Starboy Ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli
"Kupe Dance" – A Star
"Magun" Remix – Niniola Ft. Busiswa
"Available" – Patoranking
"Tiwa’s Vibe" – Tiwa Savage

Listeners Choice

"Club Controller" – Prince Kaybee Ft Lasoulmates
"Katika" – Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz

"Soco" – Starboy
"Ye" – Burna Boy
"Wetin We Gain" – Victor Ad
"Kwangqaru" – Harmonize Ft Diamond Platnumz
"Fake Love" – Wizkid & Duncan Mighty
"Confusion" – Kuami Eugene
"CCTV" – King Promise Ft. Mugeez, Sarkodie
"Askamaya" – Teni

African Producer Of The Year

Killertunes
Julz
Sarz
Nahreel
Northboi
Dj Tira
Phantom
Speroachbeatz
Fresh Vdm
Kel P

African Artist Of The Year

Burna Boy
Davido
Sarkodie
Yemi Alade
A.K.A
Tiwa Savage
Wizkid
Diamod Platnumz
Nasty C
Olamide

African Dj Of The Year

Black Coffee
Dj Spinall
Dj Mic Smith
Dj Kaywise
Dj Xclusive
Dj Neptune
Prince Kaybe
Dj Arafat
Dj Maphorisa
Dj Vyrusky

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