Tiwa Savage and Basketmouth To Host NMVA 2012

The exhibition hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites is heating up in preparation for the 2012 edition of the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) which will hold on the 20th of December, 2012 with R&B singer, Tiwa Savage and comedian, Basketmouth as hosts.

There are of course a number of anticipated music talents that have been nominated. There is sensual crooner, Tiwa Savage (who’s incidentally playing ‘Host’) topping the list with 4 places for her duet, Ife wa gnona for ‘Best use of Costumes’, ‘Best Indigenous Concept’, ‘Best Highlife’ and ‘Video of the Year’. While 2face, Olu Maintain, Ras Kimono, and General Pype are enlisted for the ‘Best Reggae-Dancehall’ award, Rappers Illbliss, Ruggedman and Olamide hope for the ‘Best Hip-Hop’ video award. Fast-risen pop singer, Chidinma gets an encouraging 3 places for Kedike.

Singers are not the only ones who are in the race, ‘behind the scene’ acts are also involved. For Chidinma‘s Kedike, Clarence Peters, renowned video director receives three nods: ‘Best Video director’, ‘Best Cinematography’ and ‘Best Editor’.

You’ll remember Kween Onakala who dropped her album, Kweendoncome late last year. She also gets to be on the list for 2 nominations with You no go know.

A sum of 19 awards are up for wins this year with each category having 5 nominees each. The action will be packed come December 20th, 2012; just only hope your best loved acts win.

Check out the full list of nominees…

BEST AFRO HIP HOP
Dona Diva – Shut Up
NEATO C – Tony Montana Remix
Sauce Kid/Sinzu – Carolina
Uzikendu – Osiso
Vector – Angeli

BEST R&B
Burna Boy – Like to Party
D’beat – Oyoyo
DIPP – Rock your body
Jeffery – Tona Tona
Timi Dakolo – Love Song

BEST AFRO POP
Brymo – Ara
Chidinma – Kedike
JJC – African Skank
P-square – Beautiful Onyinye
Shank – Ghetto

BEST USE OF COSTUMES
Darey – Sisi Eko
Tiwa Savage – Ife Wa Gbona
Goldie – Say My Name
Sexy Steel – Bebedi Alhaja

BEST GOSPEL
Anny – Woruno
Gaise – Movie Song
Psalm – Ebube
Razor – I Need You More
Revival Train – Feel Good

BEST HIGHLIFE
Darey – Sisi Eko
Tiwa Savage – Ife Wa Gbona
Omawumi – Bottom Belle
Sexy Steel – Bebedi Alhaja
Flavour – Kwarikwa

BEST INDEGINOUS CONCEPT
Chidinma – Kedike
Tiwa Savage – Ife Wa Gbona
Kween – You No Go Know
Sexy Steel – Bebedi Alhaja

BEST HIP HOP
IllBliss – Anamachikwanu
Laylow – At The Top
Olamide – Ilefo Illuminati
Phyno – Shutdown
Ruggedman – Because of You

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL
2face – Raindrops
General Pype – Give It To Me
Olu Maintain – NAWTI
Ras Kimono – Veteran
Spydaman – Pick Pin

BEST SOFT ROCK/ALTERNATIVE
BEZ – Stupid Song
Boogieman – Rock Your Party
Ebisan – Jowo
Lagbaja – Knock Knock
MYA K – Survive

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Boogieman – Rock Your Party
Omawumi – Bottom Belle
Solid Star – Omotena
Spydaman – Pick Pin
2face – Iheneme

BEST CONTEMPORARY AFRO (Live Beats choice)
2face – Iheneme
Eldee – Today Today
Chuddy K – Gaga Crazy
X Project – Black Diamond
Iyanya – Kukere

BEST VIDEO BY A NEW ARTISTE (Live Beats choice)
Davido – Dami Duro
Zeelex – Go
Seaon – Lie
Styleh – Iwoni
Miz Gold – Tika Tika

BEST DIRECTOR
Patrick Elis – Bebedi Alhaja (Sexy Steel)
James Oludare – Say My Name (Goldie)
Clarence Peters – Kedike (Chidinma)
AJE Films – Tona Tona ( Jeffery)

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Shola – You Go Know (Kween)
Bolaji Kekere Ekun – Ife Wa Gbona (Tiwa Savage)
Adasa – Like To Party (Burna Boy)
AJE Films – Tona Tona (Jeffery)

BEST EDITOR
Patrick Elis – Sandalili (YQ)
Clarence Peters – Kedike (Chidinma)
Bolaji Kekere Ekun – Ife Wa Gbona ( Tiwa Savage)
AJE Films – Ara (Brymo)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Patrick Elis – Bebedi Alhaji (Sexy Steel)
Clarence Peters – Kedike (Chidinma)
Bolaji Kekere Ekun – Ife Wa Gbona (Tiwa Savage)
AJE Films – Tona Tona (Jeffery)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Psquare – Beautiful Onyinye
Sexy Steel – Bebedi Alhaja
Chidinma – Kedike
Tiwa Savage – Ife Wa Gbona
Olu Maintain – NAWTI

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Capital Gorreti Music
Hypertek
HKN
Kennis Music
Black Water Records

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