[E!News] : Ali Kiba, Sauti Sol, Cassper Nyovest and DJ Maphorisa win awards in Nigeria

DJ Maphorisa was announced Producer of the Year ahead of five Nigerian music producers including Legendury Beatz, Young John and Masterkraft.


Tekno is the biggest winner of the night with three wins.Tekno

The 2016 Soundcity MVP awards which took place last night at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos rewarded artistes from across Africa.


Tanzania’s Ali Kiba continued his sway on the continent with a Video of the Year win for his 2016 hit music video, ‘Aje’, directed by Nigerian-born cinematographer, Meji Alabi.

The ‘Mwana’ singer wasn’t present to get his prize at the show, but thanked Nigerians for supporting his movement via an appreciation video shown to the crowd.



Another awardee was DJ Maphorisa who was announced Producer of the Year.

He won the award ahead of five Nigerian music producers, including Legendury Beatz, Young John and Masterkraft. The award was picked up by his manager.

The South African producer’s collaboration with Wizkid on ‘Soweto Baby’ has certainly rained in the bucks for him this year.

Cassper Nyovest

South African rapper Cassper Nyovest emerged a worthy winner in the Best Hip Hop Artiste category.

The rapper’s achievements this year have been great, and nobody has come close to beating him since his sold out concert at Orlando Stadium, a 40,000-capacity venue in South Africa, earlier this year.

Sauti Sol

Kenyan band, Sauti Sol on their part were awarded Best Group, beating off Nigeria’s P-Square, Togo’s Toofan, Ghana’s R2Bees, South Africa’s Mi Casa and Mafikizolo.

Despite the good number of foreign acts picking up awards, Nigeria’s Tekno was the biggest winner of the night with three wins.

The 24-year-old singer went home with the Digital Artiste of the Year award, the Viewer’s Choice Award and the Song of the Year award for ‘Pana’.

Wizkid was next with two trophies for Artiste of the Year and Best Male Artiste.



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