Nigeria Artists Win Big at 2023 Soundcity MVP Awards

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Nigerian artists carried the day in the 2023 Soundcity MVP awards edition held on Saturday. 

Artists who made the headlines in 2022 made it to the awards nomination and subsequently won at the event. 

Here is the full list of the winners in different categories. 

Video of the Year

Fireboy ft Asake – Bandana from Nigeria won in this category. Other nominated artists in this category were:

Rema – Calm Down

Kizz Daniel & Tekno – Buga (Nigaeria)

Asake – Pbuy (Nigeira)

Costa Titch – Big Flexa ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T (South Africa)

Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix ft. Mayorkun, King Promise & Darkoo (Ghana)

Song of the Year

Kizz Daniel ft Tekno’s ‘Buga’ won in this category. They elbowed out the following arists:

Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix ft. Mayorkun, King Promise & Darkoo (Ghana)

Bien X Aaron Rimbui – Mbwe Mbwe (Kenya)

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa (Nigeria)

Wanitwa Mos, Master Kg & Lowsheen – Sofa Silahlane ft. Nkosazana Daughter (South Africa)

Burna Boy – Last Last (Nigeria)

Best New Artist

Ruger won in this category. He competed against the following artists:

Costa Tich (South Africa)

Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

Victony (Nigeria)

Seyi Vybez (Nigeria)

Young Jonn (Nigeria)

Fave (Nigeria)

Black Sherif (GH)

Wakadinali (Kenya)

Phina (Tanzania)

African Artiste of the Year

Nigeria’s Burna Boy won on this category. Other nominated artists included the following:

Wizkid (Nigeria)

KiDi (Ghana)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Msaki (South Africa)

Rema (Nigeria)

Asake (Nigeira)

Kizz Daniel (Nigeria)

Zuchu (Tanzania)

Tems (Nigeria)

Listener’s Choice

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa (Nigeria) carried the day in this category. Fellow category nominees include:

Kizz Daniel & Tekno – Buga (Nigeria)

Ch’cco & Mellow & Sleazy – Nkao Tempela (South Africa)

Daliwonga – Abo Mvelo ft. Mellow & Sleazy (South Africa)

Burna Boy – Last Last (Nigeria)

Rema – Calm Down (Nigeria)

Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. Mayorkun, Darkoo & King Promise (Ghana)

Patoranking – Kolo Kolo ft. Diamond Platnumz (Nigeria)

Mavin All Stars – Overdose (Nigeria)

Black Sherif – Kwaku The Traveler (Ghana)

Male MVP

Break out star Asake bagged victory in this category. Those nominated in this category included: 

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Davido (Nigeria)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Focalistic (South Africa)

King Promise (Ghana)

Omah Lay (Nigeria)

KiDi (Ghana)

Rema (Nigeria)

Female MVP

Tems won the Soundcity’s female MVP category. 

Msaki (South Africa)

Zuchu (Tanzania)

Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

Tyla (South Africa)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Gyakie (Ghana)

Niniola (Nigeria)

Nkosazana Daughter (South Africa)

Boohle (South Africa)

Best Pop

‘Peru’ remix by Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran won an award in this category. Category nominees included the following.

Young Jonn – Xtra Cool (Nigeria)

Rema – Calm Down (Nigeria)

Ruger – Dior (Nigeria)

Diamond Platnumz – Mtasubiri ft. Zuchu (Tanzania)

KiDi – Touch It (Ghana)

Lasmid – Friday Night (Ghana)

Omah Lay – Woman (Nigeria)

Crayon – Ijo Laba Laba (Nigeria)

Ayra Starr – Rush (NG)

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