Channel O announced the nominees for its prestigious 9th Annual Music Video Awards at The VIP Room, Michelangelo Towers in Sandton on Friday night. Ghana didn?t miss out on the nominations as the ubiquitous Sarkodie grabbed two nominations with rappers D-black, E.L and M.anifest grabbing one each.

Kenyan pop group Camp Mulla who have had a fantastic run in the last year lead the list with four nominations ? in the ?Most Gifted East African video of the Year?, ?Most Gifted Newcomer video of the Year?, ?Most Gifted Video of the Year?, and ?Most Gifted Group/Duo?. Another newcomer earning more than one nomination is fiercely indie and genre-defying South African artist, Toya Delazy who matches her Flight of the Fish Eagle ? Naturally Supreme Most Gifted Newcomer Video nomination for ?Pump It On? with one for Most Gifted Video of the Year. Delazy and Camp Mulla are joined on the Flight of the Fish Eagle ? Naturally Supreme Most Gifted Newcomer Video category by Nigeria?s Davido (for ?Dami Duro?), Ghana?s E.L. (?Turn The Lights Down?) and South Africa?s Donald (?I Deserve?).

Now in its 9th year, the Channel O Music Video Awards is the only public-voted annual music video awards show broadcast around the continent that exclusively features African artists. 2012 will see the awards taking place on Saturday, 17th November at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, bringing the Channel O Music Video Awards to Soweto for the first time. This year voting will take place across a wide suite of digital platforms ? from SMS [artist voting code to the number +27 83 920 8406. Standard SMS rates apply] to MXit, Web [www.channelo.tv] and Wap. Facebook voting [http://www.facebook.com/channelotv] is also now possible, opening up voting to the whole continent and underlining where the pulse of Africa?s youth lies!

Check out the full list below?

Most Gifted South video of the Year

Cashtime Fam ? Shut it down (Stundee)

HHP ? Bosso

Shota ft Shana

Zeus ? Dancing Shoes

Paul G ft Maezee ? The Feeling

Shugasmakx ft Moneoa ? Take it Easy

Most Gifted Hip-hop video of the Year

Khuli Chana feat Notshi ? Tswa Daar

L-Tido ? Smash

Ice Prince ? Superstar

M.Anifest ? Makaa Maka

K?NAAN feat Nas ? Nothing to lose

Most Gifted West African video of the Year

D-Black ft Mo?Cheddah ? Falling

Wizkid ? Pakurumo

Sarkodie feat Obrafour ? Saa Okodie No

Naeto C ? I gentle

Wande Coal ? Private trips

Most Gifted R&B music video of the Year

Lloyd Cele ? Hero

Lizha James ft Perola ? Leva Boy

Flavour feat Tiwa Savage ? Oyi

2Face ? Be there

Habida feat Cannibal ? My Reason

Most Gifted East African video of the Year

Keko feat Madtraxx ? Make You Dance

Camp Mulla ? Party Don?t stop

AY feat Sauti Soul ? I Don?t Want to Be Alone

K?Naan and Nas ? Nothing to lose

Navio ? One & Only

Most Gifted Dance video of the Year

DJ Zinhle feat Busiswa ? My name is

DJ Cleo ? Facebook

OS3 feat Tchoboly ? Mokongo

Davido ? Dami duro

Bucie ? Get over it

Cpwaa ? Hnmm

Most Gifted Newcomer video of the Year

Toya Delazy ? Pump it on

Davido ? Dami duro

E.L. ? Turn the lights down

Camp Mulla ft ? Party don?t stop

Donald ? I deserve

Most Gifted Afro Pop video of the Year

Jozi ? Ugologo

DJ Sbu ft Zahara –

Gal Level feat Toniks ? Money

Brymo ? Ara

Maurice Kirya ? I don?t Want to Fight

Most Gifted Reggae video of the Year

HHP feat Lutan Fyah, Omar Retnu ? Baheitane (remix)

Buffalo Souljah ft Cabo Snoop ? Styra Inonyengesa

Ice Prince ? Juju

Orezi ? Booty Bounce

Wyre ? Dancehall party

Most Gifted Kwaito video of the Year

Kabelo ft Professor: Amapantsula?Ajabulile

Spikiri ft Various Artists ? Ngeke Balunge

Big Nuz ? Serious

Ees feat Mandoza ? Ayoba

The Dogg ft Brickz ? Tromentos

Most Gifted Video of the Year

Dj Zinhle ft Busiswa ? My name is

Khuli Chana ft Notshi ? Tswa daar

Toya Delazy ? Pump it on

Lizha James feat Perola ? Leva boy

Big Nelo: Sente o beat

D?banj ? Oliver twist

Brymo ? Ara

Sarkodie feat Obrafour ? Saa Okodie No

Camp Mulla ? Fresh all day

AY feat Romeo, Lamyia ? Speak with your body

Most Gifted Female Video of the Year

Zahara ? Loliwe

Lizha James feat Perola ? Leva body

Tiwa Savage ? Love me love me love me

Mo?Cheddah feat Phenom ? See me

Keko feat Madtraxx ? Make you dance

Most Gifted Male Video of the Year

Khuli Chana ft Notshi ?? Tswa Daar

PRO ? Makasana

Big Nelo ? Sent

D?banj ? Oliver twist

Ay feat Romeo and Lamyia ? Speak with your body

Most Gifted Group/Duo

Mi Casa ? Heavenly sent

Liquideep ? Still

Camp Mulla ? Fresh all day

Buffalosouljah ft Cabo Snoop ? Styra Inonyengesa

Psquare feat Akon, May D ? Chop my money

Voting opens midnight on Saturday, 1 September for fans to have their say on who should take the ultimate crown in African music. It closes at midnight on Thursday, 8th November.

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