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Kokomaster D'banj won the Best Male Video award at the just concluded 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards which took place Saturday November the 17th in South Africa. This year's awards was co-hosted by Chocolate City's Ice Prince Zamani.
Nigeria Music Network gathered D’banj walked away with the ‘Most Gifted Male Video of the Year’ award at the just concluded 2012 Channel O Video Awards. Last year, the former MoHits record boss and G.O.O.D Music act who was to be honoured with a ‘Special Recognition’ award missed the show.
This year's Channel O Music Video Awards was hosted by Nigerian rapper Ice Prince and South African model Bonang Matheba, at the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa.
Channel O Music Video Awards
Channel O Music Video Awards, also known as Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards, are Pan-African music awards organized by South Africa -based Channel O television channel. The awards were first held in 2003 under the name Reel Music Video Awards. Since 2005 the awards have been held annually. The winners are voted by Channel O's viewers across the continent.
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Naija music videos are getting better with time, in terms of quality and production. The top 7 Naija music videos to watch again and again listed on this page are chosen based on their quality and popularity on the web and on the Nigeria Music Network platform.
A music video we wish to include on our 'Top 7 Naija music videos to watch again and again' is May D's 'Ile Ijo'. Unfortunately, the Naija music video, which was released just few weeks ago on YouTube, is no more available online because May D is no longer singed to P-Square's record label, Square Records.
Nevertheless, the show must continue. The following top 7 Naija music videos was chosen either based on the strength and love for the song by fans, the video is of great quality and pictures, or the music video went viral on the web when released due to popular demand.
1. NAWTi - Olu Maintain
The Yahooze crooner, Olu Maintain came back into the Nigerian music scene this 2012 with a big bang when he released the official music video and single for NAWTi, starring Natalie Nunn of the Bad Girls Club. The song is the first single released off Olu Maintain's new album, The Choosen One. NAWTi is arguably the best Naija music video of the year or better yet, top naija music 2012 with lots of beauties.
2. Baddest Boy - Wizkid featuring Skales and Banky W
Baddest Boy official music video featuring Wizkid, Skales, and Banky W, is definitely one of the top Naija music videos released this year. The song 'Baddest Boy' is from the "Empire Mates State of Mind" dope album. Legendary Beats was responsible for the production of the song, and the video was directed by Clarence Peters. This song can also be ranked as top Naija music 2012.
3. Chop My Money remix - PSquare featuring Akon and May D
Just few weeks after news broke that P-Square has been officially signed by Akon, a US based Senegalese musician; the duo released the remix of Chop My Money, a video that went super viral on YouTube the same week it was released.
P-Square finally drops the video for 'Chop My Money' with special appearance from Akon of Konvict Music, you best believe that cause he featured on this track. The video was shot in multiple locations including in the club scenes.
4. Molowo Noni - Samklef ft. WizKid, D'Prince & Ice Prince
In the music video 'Molowo Noni', hit making producer Samklef teams up with Naija's finest Wizkid, D'Prince and Ice Prince on one of the hottest collaboration in the new Nigerian music scene. The music video was directed by the multi-talented Clarence Peters, the man behind the success of many Nigerian music videos seen on the web.
Samklef, who is not a rapper, and merely sings; did a wonderful job on this collaboration.
5. Beautiful Onyinye - PSquare featuring Rick Ross
Once again P-Square proves to be ahead of the game by this classy music video titled 'Beautiful Onyinye' featuring Rick Ross of Maybach Music. Apart from the remix of Chop My Money with Akon, Beutiful Onyinye is pretty much the first song that P-Square did with an American rapper. The music video also went viral on the web, and many believe the song and video is dope.
6. Kele Kele Love - Tiwa Savage
Kele Kele Love by Tiwa Savage is a music video that officially brought the beautiful singer into limelight in the Nigerian music scene. Kele Kele Love means 'Small Small Love', and it's a great song that almost every woman can relate to. No doubt, the now first lady of MAVIN Records, Tiwa Savage, did a marvelous job on this music video. Kele Kele Love currently ranks #3 on our top 20 video countdown.
7. Mr. Endowed Remix - D'Banj featuring Snoop Dogg
Let's be frank, don't you just love D'Banj? The popular UK-based Nigerian artist who sees himself more as an entertainer, did an amazing job by bringing Snoop Dogg to collaborate on the remix of Mr. Endowed. The video went viral the same week it was released, and also brought more light to the Nigerian music scene. Ooshe!!!
The music video for D'banj's Mr Endowed (remix) featuring Snoop Dogg was shot on location in Los Angeles and directed by Sesan. Cameos was by Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, K-Switch and Chris Aire (Ice Man).
To conclude, the top Naija music videos mentioned on the Naija Music Blog section of Nigeria Music Network are great songs that anyone can dance to at any given time, in any occasion - again and again. We hope to continue helping people discover good Nigerian music by writing about top Naija music videos from time to time. This is also a unique way to promote our Nigerian artists and their music.
-Composed by Kevin Onuma (Nigeria Music Network Editor-In-Chief)
What do you think of the Top 7 Naija Music Videos featured in this article? Would you agree that the music videos chosen are worthy to be classified as top Naija music? Share your opinion using the comment box below.
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The Afrobeat "Untitled" Mixtape Vol. 2 by DJ Lee is finally here and is bound to blow your mind. The Afrobeat mixtape was recently submitted to Nigeria Music Network for feature.
The mixtape contains 48 current hit singles disturbing the waves of Nigerian Radio Stations. Featuring artistes such as D'banj, WizKid, ArtQuake, Terry G, Sarkodie, May D, P-Square, Fuse ODG, Davido, DJ Unbeatable, Ab'Fresh, E.L., Skuki and many more...
For your enjoyment, below is the full list of the songs loaded on the mixtape:
1. See Groove - Terry G
2. Come to Me - Sarkodie & D'banj
3. It's Going Down - Maytronomy
4. Ile Ijo- May D
5. Niggas in Accra (Feat. C-Real & Stargo) - E.L.
6. Na So - Big Tizzy
7. Bad Boy (Feat. Davido) - NPZ
8. Move It - Skuki
9. Azonto Girl - 2-Shy
10. Forever - Wande Coal
11. Why Did You Do That (Feat. Donae'o) - Fuse ODG
12. Fine Fine Love - J. Martins
13. Kaalu - E.L.
14. Sister Caro (Feat. D'banj) - K-Switch
15. Figure 8 - Rayce
16. I Need Jollof - Fuse ODG
17. Shukubambam (Feat. Ms. Iye) - Phenom
18. Borrow Borrow Make Me Shine - Omo Akin
19. On the Beat (Feat. Rayce) - Ketchup
20. Terena (Feat. Vector) - Artquake
21. Shake Your Bum - Timaya
22. L.O.K.O (Feat. Timaya) - Sauce Kid
23. Tony Montana (Bad Pass) - Naeto C
24. Category - Eldee
25. Efinyele (Feat. Isolate Arafada) - Dharsaw
26. My Dear - Dammy Krane
27. Amarachi - D'Prince
28. Fine Lady (Feat. Wizkid) - Lynxxx
29. Ringtone - Flowssick
30. Overseas (Feat. Shina Rambo) - Davido
31. Aisha (Feat. Davido) - NPZ
32. Wagbayi (Feat. 2Kriss & Olamide) - DJ Unbeatable
33. Sisi Nene - Wizkid
34. Taiye, Kehinde Remix – Harrysong
35. Azonto Fiesta (Feat. Kesse & Appietus) - Sarkodie
36. Tested Ok - Rayce
37. Chillin' (Feat. Wizkid) - Bigiano
38. I Like That (Feat. Tipsy) - AB' FRESH
39. Baale Baale (Feat. Reminisce & 9ice) - Pope
40. The Way You Whine - . Dpzle
41. The Last - Kidominant & Jarmeu
42. Pickin' Things (Feat. Naeto C) - Yung6ix
43. Chocolate - Dr. SID
44. Baddest Boy (Wizkid, Skales & Banky W) - EME Boys
45. Aiye Foreign (Feat. Yardman) - Tustep
46. Hold Your Botos - E.L.
47. Good Morning - Brymo
48. Beautiful Onyinye(Feat. Rick Ross) (remix) – P-Square
DJ Lee BIO
Deejay Lee is a talented spin deck master, born and bred in Lagos but currently based in the United Kingdom. He started his career back in university (LASU) where he released his first mixtape titled ‘The Takeover' which went on to receive high praise & critical acclaim. He then went ahead to make ‘Lovers & Players‘ (a 34 track compilation of beautiful RnB); closely followed by the ‘Still I Rise Mixtape' back in 2010....
He then took a 9 month break from mixing to hone and dedicate time to his craft, returning with this sonically ground breaking tape: "The Naija Hustler's Anthem (The Mixtape)". This mix tape illustrates the story of Nigerian artists and reveals their struggles & aspirations through an hour long blend of authentic rap mixes, cooling it off & slowing it down with afro beat, thus creating an sonic atmosphere, no, experience that makes it undeniably one of the best street tapes so far this year.
In 2012, the creativity went onto new heights with the release of the last mixtape "The Afrobeat "UNTITLED" mixtape which had an incredible feedback which featured all current hit singles from December 2011 till March 2012 .
Now 6 months later the undisputed hit mixtape The Afrobeat "UNTITLED" Mixtape Vol 2 is bound to blow ur brains off. The tapes includes most current hit singles disturbing the waves of Nigerian Radio Stations. The mixtape includes artists such as, Omo Akin, D'banj, Terry G, Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, Davido, Wizkid, DJ Unbeatable, Ab'Fresh, E.L., Skuki and many more.
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