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Tems, Ruger, Asake, Kizz Daniel, Burna Boy bag wins at The Soundcity MVP Awards 2023| See Full list of winners

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Soundcity MV
P Awards returned with a bang. The 2023 edition of the show that was held at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, on February 11, 2023, saw the best of African music grace the event.

The Soundcity MVP awards transitioned to its current form from the erstwhile Soundcity Video Music Awards (SMVA) in 2016.

Below is the list of winners:

BEST NEW MVP

1. Victony (NG)
2. Ayra Starr (NG)
3. Young Jonn (NG)
4. Seyi Vybez (NG)
5. Fave (NG)
6. RUGER (NG) – WINNER
7. Black Sherif (GH)
8. Costa Titch (SA)
9. Phina (TZ)
10. Wakadinali (KE)

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

1. BURNA BOY (NG) – WINNER
2. Wizkid (NG)
3. Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
4. Kidi (GH)
5. Msaki (SA)
6. Asake (NG)
7. Rema (NG)
8. Kizz Daniel (NG)
9. Temz (NG)
10. Zuchu (TZ)

BEST COLLABORATION

1. PHEELZ & BNXN FKA BUJU – Finesse (NG) – WINNER
2. Fireboy & Ed Sheeran – Peru (Remix) (NG)
3. Black Sherif & Burnaboy – Second Sermon (GH)
4. Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. Mayorkun, King Promise & Darkoo (GH)
5. Costa Titch – Big Flexa ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T (SA)
6. Asake – Sungba (Remix) ft. Burna Boy (NG)
7. Kizz Daniel & Tekno – Buga (NG)
8. Daliwonga – Abo Mvelo ft. Mellow & Sleazy (SA)
9. Mayorkun & Victony – Holy Father (NG)
10. Mavin All Stars – Overdose (NG)

BEST HIP-HOP

1. BLACK SHERIF – Kwaku The Traveller (GH) – WINNER
2. Blaqbonez – Back In Uni (NG)
3. M.I – The Guy (NG)
4. Kaligraph (Og) Jones X Dax – Hiroshima (KE)
5. Nasty C & Aka – Lemons To Lemonades (SA)
6. Psycho Yp – Bando Diaries ft. Odumodu Blvck (NG)
7. Ladipoe – Running ft. Fireboy (NG)
8. Wakadinali – Geri Inengi ft. Sir Bwoy (KE)
9. Chyn – Hosanna ft. Fxtune (NG)
10. Vector – Clowns ft. Ladi Poe (NG)

LISTENER’S CHOICE

1. OXLADE – Ku Lo Sa (NG) – WINNER
2. Kizz Daniel & Tekno – Buga (NG)
3. Burna Boy – Last Last (NG)
4. Ch’cco & Mellow & Sleazy – Nkao Tempela (SA)
5. Daliwonga – Abo Mvelo Ft. Mellow & Sleazy (SA)
6. Rema – Calm Down (NG)
7. Mavin All Stars – Overdose (NG)
8. Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. Mayorkun, Darkoo & King Promise (GH)
9. Black Sherif – Kwaku The Traveler (GH)
10. Patoranking – Kolo Kolo Ft. Diamond Platnumz (NG)

VIEWERS CHOICE

1. Asake – Pbuy (NG)
2. Timaya – Cold Outside ft. Bnxn Fka Buju (NG)
3. Kizz Daniel & Tekno – Buga (NG)
4. COSTA TITCH – Big Flexa ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T (SA) – WINNER
5. Kidi – Touch It (GH)
6. Burna Boy – Last Last (NG)
7. Rema – Calm Down (NG)
8. Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. Mayorkun, Darkoo & King Promise (GH)
9. Black Sherif – Kwaku The Traveler (GH)
10. Ayra Starr – Rush (NG)

DIGITAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

1. Ckay (NG)
2. Wizkid (NG)
3. REMA (NG) – WINNER
4. Burna Boy (NG)
5. Davido (NG)
6. Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
7. Omah Lay (NG)
8. 1da Banton (NG)
9. Zuchu (TZ)
10. Tems (NG)

AFRICAN DJ OF THE YEAR

1. Dj Obi (NG)
2. Dj Tunez (NG)
3. Dj Big N (NG)
4. Uncle Waffles (SA)
5. DJ MAPHORISA (SA) – WINNER
6. Dj Dips (NG)
7. Black Coffee (SA)
8. Dj Vyrusky (GH)
9. Dj 4kerty (NG)
10. Dj Tariqo (MZ)

BEST MALE MVP

1. Burna Boy (NG)
2. Wizkid (NG)
3. ASAKE (NG) – WINNER
4. Davido (NG)
5. Diamond Platnumz (TN)
6. Focalistic (SA)
7. Kidi (GH)
8. Omah Lay (NG)
9. Rema (NG)
10. King Promise (GH)

BEST FEMALE MVP

1. TEMS (NG) – WINNER
2. Ayra Starr (NG)
3. Gyakie (GH)
4. Tiwa Savage (NG)
5. Boohle (SA)
6. Niniola (NG)
7. Nkosazana Daughter (SA)
8. Tyla (SA)
9. Zuchu (TZ)
10. Msaki (SA)

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

1. Blaisebeatz (Big Flexa)
2. Andre Vibez (Calm Down)
3. MAGICSTICKS (Organise)- WINNER
4. Pheelz (Finesse)
5. Niphkeyz (I’m A Mess)
6. Tempoe (Soweto)
7. Rewardbeatz (Xtracool)
8. Chopstix (Last Last)
9. P.Prime (Woman)
10. S2kizzy (Kwikwi)

BEST GROUP OR DUO

1. Blaq Diamond (SA)
2. Show Dem Camp (NG)
3. AJEBO HUSTLERS (NG) – WINNER
4. Major League Djz (SA)
5. Cavemen (NG)
6. Mellow & Sleezy (SA)
7. Dopenation (GH)
8. Buruklyn Boyz (KE)
9. Yababuluku Boyz (MZ)
10. Nsg (Uk, GH & NG)

BEST POP

1. FIREBOY – Peru (Remix) ft. Ed Sheeran (NG) – WINNER
2. Rema – Calm Down (NG)
3. Young Jonn – Xtra Cool (NG)
4. Kidi – Touch It (GH)
5. Diamond Platnumz – Mtasubiri ft. Zuchu (TZ)
6. Ruger – Dior (NG)
7. Omah Lay – Woman (NG)
8. Ayra Starr – Rush (NG)
9. Crayon – Ijo Laba Laba (NG)
10. Lasmid – Friday Night (GH)

SONG OF THE YEAR

1. Omah Lay – I’m A Mess (NG)
2. Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa (NG)
3. Wanitwa Mos, Master Kg & Lowsheen – Sofa Silahlane Ft. Nkosazana Daughter (SA)
4. Bien X Aaron Rimbui – Mbwe Mbwe (KE)
5. Burna Boy – Last Last (NG)
6. Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix ft. Mayorkun, King Promise & Darkoo (GH)
7. KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO – Buga (NG) – WINNER
8. Asake – Organise (NG)
9. Zakes Bantwini X Kasango – Osama (SA)
10. Mayorkun & Victony – Holy Father (NG)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

1. Rema – Calm Down (NG)
2. FIREBOY X ASAKE X TG OMORI – Bandana (NG) – WINNER
3. Costa Titch – Big Flexa ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T (SA)
4. Asake – Pbuy (NG)
5. Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix ft. Mayorkun, King Promise & Darkoo (GH)
6. Kizz Daniel & Tekno – Buga (NG)
7. Zakes Bantwini X Kasango – Osama (SA)
8. Diamond Platnumz – Mtasubiri ft. Zuchu (TZ)
9. Blaqbonez – Back In Uni (NG)
10. Omah Lay – Soso (NG)

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All Music Comes From Africa – Tiwa Savage Says On Afrobeats’ Global Appeal

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In a recent interview, award-winning singer Tiwa Savage dished on her new movie “Water & Garri.” This film marks her acting debut and her first time as an executive producer. Tiwa felt it was time to explore her creativity beyond music. “Water & Garri” was the perfect opportunity.

The movie hit streaming services on May 10, 2024. It had a killer soundtrack featuring Afrobeats stars like Ayra Starr, Young Jonn, and Black Sheriff.

Speaking of Ayra Starr, she also joined the interview and showered Tiwa with praise. She called her a shining example of female African artists taking the world by storm. The feeling was mutual; Tiwa called Ayra Starr a talented and genuine person she admires deeply.

Another highlight of the interview was Tiwa gushing about collaborating with Brandy. The American R&B singer inspired her to pursue music in the first place. This moment, she said, was a dream come true.

On a broader note, Tiwa championed Afrobeats’ global rise.

She views it as a beautiful homecoming for African music, finally getting the recognition it deserves after influencing music for so long.

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Ayo Edebiri, a Nigerian-American actress, recently shared why she left the Pentecostal church she grew up in.

Edebiri, who won awards for her acting, said her beliefs changed a lot after moving to New York. Raised in a strict religious household by Nigerian immigrant parents, she attended a Pentecostal church with her mom.

The church had strict rules about clothing, not allowing jewellery, revealing clothing, or anything form-fitting. She also found the church’s teachings about the second coming of Jesus to be very anxiety-provoking. One of the things that most bothered her was the idea that her friends who were gay or Muslim wouldn’t go to heaven.

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This means the movies Egbuson starred in were the biggest money-makers of the year. It draws in the most viewers. But Egbuson wasn’t the only actor with box-office clout. Keep reading to see who else made FilmOne’s list of top earners for 2023!

Timini Egbuson, highest-grossing Nollywood actor for 2023 | Fab.ng

Timini Egbuson is a well-respected Nollywood actor. He’s known for his role in the long-running TV series “Tinsel” and starred in the 2023 blockbuster “A Tribe Called Judah.” He’s also an award winner, having taken home the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama back in 2020.

Last year was a busy one for Timini Egbuson; he appeared in a total of nine Nollywood films, including titles like “The Kujus Again,” “Honey Money,” and “Something Like Gold.”

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