Fresh Stars of The Night: Teni, Naira Marley, Rema, Joeboy, Fireboy and others At The 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards

2020 Soundcity MVP Awards

It was a night of glamour, fun and stunning excitement at the annual Soundcity MVP Awards, recently held at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

Hosted by South African star Bonang Matheba, like never before, the night was one that saw the celebration and honor of not just the big shots of the entertainment industry, but also the fast rising ones.

In one night, beyond just the slot for “Best Newcomers”, five of Nigerian Afrobeats sweethearts won big at the awards. These include: Teni who won Best Female MVP, the President of the Marlians, Naira Marley, who won for Viewer’s Choice, Rema won Best New MVP, Joeboy won Best Pop, and Fireboy who bagged the Listener’s Choice Award.

Burna Boy’s Awards At 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards

Of course some of the legends of the industry still glowed brightly as the biggest win of the night was by the very ‘African Giant’, Burna Boy, who hasn’t ceased to live up to the name well earned. Winning three awards: African Artiste of the Year, for the second time, Song of the Year for “Killin Dem,” and Best Male MVP respectively.

Tiwa Savage Performing At 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards

Other big wins of the night includes, Davido, who won Digital Artiste of the Year, Tiwa Savage won video of the year for her single “49-99” and DJ Spinall, African DJ of the Year.

Diamond Platnumz Performing

The night was also one that featured ace performances by the ‘Parte After Parte’ Lord, Big Tril, Diamond Platnumz, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Stonebwoy, GoodgirlLA and many more.

Finally, the show was given a grand shutdown by the performance of Davido in his usual enegry giving vibes, as all attendees gradually dispersed with various exclusive experiences to take home, from the memorable night.

Davido Performing

Indeed, they say awards are a pat on the back to do more, with this, the year 2020 no doubt has started on a beautiful note for a number of Afrobeats Stars, giving us a glaring hint that this year will be massive in terms of delivery and a host of other fire moves in the industry!

Does this mean we can risk shooting our expectations high????
Perhaps, only time can tell.

Check out the full list of 2020 Soundcity MVP winners below:

Excellence in Music: Innocent Idibia (2Baba) – Winner

Excellence in Philanthropy: DJ Cuppy – Winner

Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence: Bright Jaja – Winner

Community and Socio-Political Development: Adebola Williams & Jude Jideonwo – Winner

Best Female MVP
Betty G (ETH)
Daphne (CMR)
Nandy (TZ)
Sho Madjozi (SA)
Teni (NG) – Winner
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Male MVP
Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
King Promise (GH)
Sjava (SA)
Wizkid (NG)
Zlatan (NG)


Best New MVP
FireBoy DML (NG)
JoeBoy (NG)
Marioo (TZ)
Rema (NG) – Winner
Simmy (SA)
Wendy Shay (GH)

Song of the Year
Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)
Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Malwhede – King Monada (SA)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)
Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Case – Teni (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH)

Best Pop
Innos B [CG]
Nandy [TZ]
JoeBoy [NG] – Winner
Otile Brown [KE]
Kizz Daniel [NG]
Teni [NG]
Mayorkun [NG]
Rayvanny [TZ]
Naira Marley [NG]

African Producer of the Year
Cracker (NG)
Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jay Synth (NG)
Kel P (NG)
Ozedikus (NG)
Pheelz (NG)
Rexxie (NG) – Winner
S2Kizzy (TZ)

African DJ of the Year
DJ Creme De La Creme (KE)
DJ Kaywise (NG)
DJ Neptune (NG)
DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner
DJ Vyrusky (GH)
DJ Zinhle (SA)

Best Hip Hop
BlaqBonez (NG)
Falz (NG)
KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner
Kwesta (SA)
Medikal (GH)
Shinski (KE)
Sarkodie (GH)
Reminisce (NG)
Ricky Rick (SA)
Zakwe (SA)

Digital Artiste of the Year
Cassper Nyovest [SA]
Davido [NG] – Winner
Diamond Platnumz [TZ]
Kizz Daniel [NG]
Mr Eazi [NG]
Yemi Alade [NG]
Wizkid [NG]

Best Duo
Black Motion (SA)
Blaq diamond (SA)
DopeNation (GH) – Winner
Ethic (KE)
Show Dem Camp (NG)
Toofan (TG)

Viewers’ Choice
49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG)
Able God – Chinko Ekun (NG)
Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA)
My Level – Shatta Wale (GH)
On The Low – Burna Boy (NG)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner

Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Best Collaboration
Blow My Mind – Davido [NG]
Daz How Star Do – Skibii [NG]
Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith [GH]
Killin Dem – Burna Boy [NG]
Inama – Diamond PlatNumz [TZ]

Video of the Year
49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner
Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)
Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)
Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)
Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Listeners’ Choice
Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)
Kainama – Harmonize (TZ)
Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG)
Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH)
Oil & Gas – Olamide (NG)

African Artiste Of The Year
Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Shatta Wale (GH)
ShoMadjozi (SA)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

A Huge Congratulations To The Winners,
From All of Us
At Afrobeats 360

Eden Benibo

Author: Eden Benibo

Eden Benibo, Deputy Editor & Writer at Afrobeats360. Also a poet & lover of music adorned with edible lyrics. She believes Music & Poetry are like twinkling stars to dark nights

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