The voting is closed and organisers of the annual Channel O Africa Music Awards are furiously preparing to honour the continent’s most gifted musicians with a spectacular LIVE show.
Winners in the 14 categories will be announced at the event, which takes place this Saturday, 30 November at Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto. The 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Awards will be broadcast live on Channel O and on GOtv at 20:00 CAT, giving music fans across the continent the chance to be part of the highs, the lows, the red-carpet glamour, the drama and the joy as the awards unfold in Soweto.
This year, the annual Channel O Africa Music Awards will confirm its standing as Africa’s leading and most consistently exciting music awards event with a superb line-up of live acts. Among those taking to the stage on Saturday night will be, Victoria Kimani, Wizkid, Burna Boy, The Soil, Buffalo Souljah, Aka featuring Da L.E.S., KCee, Lizha James, Cassper Nyovest featuring Okmalumkooklat, Khuli Chana, and Mafikizolo.
In the host hot seat is the one-two star-studded combination of Nigerian muso Naeto C and South African hip hopper AKA – both artists already having proved their popularity with Channel O viewers over the past few years.
The only category not voted for by Channel O viewers is the Special Recognition, which this year is being awarded to Nigerian R&B duo P-Square.
Twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye, are being honoured for their significant artistic contributions to music, which have helped place African music and its artists firmly on international stages. They follow in the footsteps of the likes of Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa (2012); Nigeria’s Koko Master D’Banj (2011); Somalian born K’NAAN (2010); South African Brenda Fassie (2009) and Ghana’s George Lee (2008).
So tune in at 20:00 CAT when the 2013 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards finally get underway!
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