Naeto and AkaNaeto C and AKA all ready to host the 2013 Channel O Music
Video Awards … Pretty cool!

The 2013 Channel O Music Video Awards is just hours away and already, everybody online is talking about which artists will be performing at this seasons event and we can confirm to you that some of Africa’s biggest names are lined up to perform at the Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto, South Africa. Africa’s hottest group P-Square will be honoured with the highly coveted Special Recognition Award while other major artists like Wizkid, Khuli Chana, Burnaboy, Victoria Kimani and a host of other superstars will be performing and have each being nominated for an award. With 2 of Africa’s hottest and cutest rappers (Naeto C & AKA) hosting the 10th annual Channel O Music Video Awards, this is one event you don’t want to miss. Below are a few snapshots from rehearsals featuring Wizkid, Naeto C, Aka, Lee Kasumba, Burnaboy, and P-Square.

BurnaBurna Boy pictured with Toks, Road Manager to Naeto C

P SquareThe Okoye’s featuring Paul, Jude, & Peter with Naeto C

Victoria KimaniChocolate City’s singer and songwriter, Victoria Kimani

Wizkid and LeeLeslie Kasumba photographed with Wizkid

WizkidWizkid photographed after rehearsals in South Africa

Checkout the full list of nominees below and the categories they are nominated in:

Most Gifted Duo/Group/Featuring Video
Tear Gas – Wake Up
XtaticAKA & Priddy Ugly – Hit Em Up
MI Casa – Can’t Get Enough
EME – Baddest Boy
Naeto C Feat. D’banj – Tony Montana (Bad Pass) Remix
Zonefam – Contolola

Most Gifted Newcomer Video
Moneoa – Is’bhanxa
Lola Rae – Watch My Ting Go
Khaya Mthehwa – Move
Victoria Kimani – Mtoto
Burna Boy – Tonight

Most Gifted Female Video
Zonke – Feelings
Lizha James Feat. Anselmo Ralph – Vais Rochar
STL – Stella Stella Stella
Tiwa Savage Feat. Don Jazzy – Without My Heart
Toya Delazy – Heart

Most Gifted Male Video
Donald – Over The Moon
Zeus FT AKA & Tumi – #DatsWasup
Wizkid – Azonto
AY/Marco Chali – Party Zone
Iyanya – Flavour

Most Gifted Reggae/Dancehall Video
Buffalo Souljah – Basawine
Kaakie – Too Much
Jesse Jagz – Murder Dem
P-UNIT Feat. Collo – You Guy (Dat Dendai)
Radio & Weasel – Can’t Let You Go

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video
AKA – Jealousy
Jayso & Sarkodie – Pizza & Burger
Reason – Do It Like I Can
Ifani Feat. Blaksuga – Chocolate Vanilla
EL/M.aNIFEST – Hallelujah

Most Gifted R&B Video
Banky W– Yes/No
Anselmo Ralph – Curticao
Danny K – Brown Eyes
Chase – Lonely
Victoria Kimani/M.I – Oya

Most Gifted Afro-Pop Video
The Soil Feat. Zakwe – Linkomo
Sauti Sol – Money Lover
2Face Idibia – Ihe Ne Me
The Muffinz – Umsebenzi Wendoda
Davido – Gobe

Most Gifted Dance Video
Kcee – Limpopo
Mafikzolo – Khona
Fuse ODG Feat. Wyclef Jean – Antenna (Remix)
DJ Malvado Feat. Petty – Jamaica
DJ Ganyani Feat. FB – Xigubu

Most Gifted Kwaito Video
L’vovo Derrango Feat. Professor – Palesa
Professor Feat. Osikido & Character – Finger Prints
EES – Woza December
Kabelo – Impilo
DJ Tira Feat. BIG NUZ & Joocy – Summer Time

Most Gifted African (West) Video
D’Prince – Goody Bag
Ice Prince – Aboki
D’Black Feat. Joey B – Vera
Chidinma Feat. Illbliss & Suspect – Emi Ni Ballar
P-Square – Alingo

Most Gifted African (East) Video
AY/Marco Chali – Party Zone
P-Unit Feat. Collo – You Guy (Dat Dendai)
Radio & Weasel – Can’t Let You Go
Sauti Sol – Money Lover
Navio – Kata

Most Gifted African (South) Video
Dama Do Bling – My Eish
Oskido – Tsa Mandebele
Black Coffee Feat. Zakes – Take it All Off
Paul G Feat. Fabulous – Get Control
DJ Dimplez Feat. L-Tido & ANATii – We Ain’t Leaving
Khuli Chana – Hazzadazmove

Most Gifted Video of the Year
Xtatic/AKA & Priddy Ugly – Hit Em Up
Zeus Feat. AKA & Tumi – #DatsWasup
Wizkid – Azonto
STL – Stella Stella Stella
AKA – Jealousy
Reason – Do It Like I Can
Mafikzolo – Khona
Fuse ODG Feat. Wycelf Jean – Antenna
Ice Prince – Aboki
R2BEES – Life (Walaahi)
P-Square – Alingo
Paul G Feat. Fabulous – Get Control

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Picture Credits: Toks