Soundcity Radio and Television, the brand behind the prestigious Tingo Mobile-Soundcity music awards festival has announced the nominees for this year’s edition of the continent-wide pop music showcase.
According to a detailed breakdown of the awards nominations in the 15 music only awards categories, Burna Boy leads this edition’s nominations with a total 8 nominations in 7 categories, having received two nominations in the best collaboration category. Following in second place is last edition’s best new artist winner Rema who is tied with new artist Asake with both of them having 7 nominations. While Rema’s nominations are all unique categories, Asake is nominated twice in the video of the year category. Other nominations include first time nominees Camidoh, Omah Lay and Black Sherif with 5 each. Also with 5 nominations is former nominee Kizz Daniel. Following in number of nominations are Costa Titch, Kidi and Ayra Starr who are nominated in 4 categories.
The Soundcity MVP Awards, which transitioned from the famous Soundcity Video Music Awards (SMVA) in 2016, recognises outstanding achievements of African artistes in 15 various music categories which include; Best Male MVP, Best Female MVP, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, African Artiste of the Year, African DJ of the Year, Best Hip Hop. Also, the non-music/ Special Recognition Awards are in Philanthropy, Sports, Community, and Social Development, Social Entrepreneurship, and Contribution to the growth of Music .
Following the earlier announcement of the return of the Tingo Mobile-Soundcity MVP Awards festival, the release of nominees now sets the stage for the voting leg of the road to the event date on February 11 at the Eko Convention centre, Lagos. Full details of the nominees can be found on awards website via soundcitymvp.com
According to Group Chief Executive Officer of Group8 Ltd and founder of the awards festival, Mr Tajuddeen Adepetu while explaining about what motivates the company to keep going with the awards, he says “…Indeed, it is that time of the year for those who dig into the depth of their artistry to entertain our music-loving continental audience to be celebrated.”
He added that the organisers will bend back double to put up a breathtaking show that would remain indelible in the minds of guests and viewers for a long time.
Speaking earlier as to why they decided to get involved, Dozy Mmobuosi, Group CEO and founder of Tingo Mobile, the title sponsor of the event, said “We are honoured to be a part of the Soundcity MVP Awards and to support the incredible talents in the African music industry. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of these talented artistes and helping to shine a spotlight on the diverse and vibrant music scene in Africa.
The Tingo Mobile-Soundcity MVP Awards festival is Africa’s leading pop music award show which brings together artists across the continent for an amazing night of great performances and recognition. It is scheduled to hold on February 11 at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event will also be televised live on the soundcity TV network on DSTV and GOTV as well as on terrestrial TV Onto in Lagos.
For further updates, visit soundcitymvp.com and follow @soundcitymvp on social media platforms.
‘I battled postpartum depression’ – BBNaija’s Bambam
Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Bamike Adenibuyan popularly known as Bambam, has recounted her struggles with childbirth and postpartum depression.
In a recent interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Bambam said she was diagnosed with preeclampsia during her first pregnancy.
The mother of two said pregnancy transformed her body.
While appreciating her husband, Teddy A
for being supportive during the transition phases of her pregnancy, Bambam said she ignored online trolls who mocked her for gaining weight because “they can’t understand”.
“I would never have imagined my body would get this thick but thank God for supportive husbands like mine. Imagine having a husband who was not open to the transition phases I went through with each pregnancy.
“My second pregnancy was even more merciful than the first. I went from Maroon to black, from size 8 to 14/16. I had skin tags and acne breakouts.
“I was in shock. I went through postpartum depression. I was a mess. I didn’t understand. I literally transformed.
“I had to ask the doctor, why is my baby so white looking?’ She had grey eyes and now they are brown. She looked so different. I had preeclampsia with her pregnancy, by the time I arrived at the hospital she had detached from my placenta.
“My pregnancy phase was a miracle. Postpartum depression was because I kept playing all the what if in my head.”
Why I love polygamous families’ – Singer Teni
Popular Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, professionally called Teni, has revealed why she loves a polygamous family.
She disclosed this while recounting some of her fond memories of being raised in a polygamous household.
Speaking during an episode of the Zero Conditions Podcast, Teni, who disclosed that her late father married three wives and had 10 children, said she enjoyed her upbringing in a polygamous home and preferred it to being raised in a monogamous home.
She said: “I grew up in a polygamous family with many people, where you can’t do rubbish. I received a lot of love and protection. Three wives, 10 children. Huge respect to my bloodline! I get along with all of my siblings, though there are levels of closeness.
“Any other way is boring. If I come back to this life again, I want to come to the same family. How can I be in a monogamous house where all of us will be sitting down; no chaos?
“There is love in my family because the person wey born us dey craze sha. Do you know what it is to hear gunshots and go to where the gunshots came from? That’s not normal.
“It was like my father planned his future and his death. So before he died, he taught his wives everything, including how to shoot, and when he passed, they used the skill. That’s how our family is still able to remain intact even after my dad’s death.”
‘The faker you are, the bigger your circle’ – Burna Boy
Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has revealed that fake lifestyles attract the crowd.
The self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’ explained that the faker a person is, the bigger their circle of friends will be.
Burna Boy made this known on his Snapchat account while addressing well-known facts about lifestyles.
He wrote: “The faker you are, the bigger your circle will be. The realer you are, the smaller your circle will be. These are well-known facts.”
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