The long awaited annual Soundcity MVP Awards finally took place last night at Eko Convention Centre. The glamorous event was attended by popular African and international artists all over the world.
And many Nigerian artiste shined as they bagged numerous awards, one of such winners is the controversial singer, Naira Marley, who clinched his first major Nigerian award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards on Saturday.
His viral song ‘Soapy’ earned him the ‘Viewers’ Choice’ award. ‘Soapy’ is the singer’s most popular track and his sixth single of 2019. He dropped the track days after his release from prison.
The Marlian President beat Tiwa Savage (49-99), Chinko Ekun (Able God), Prince Kaybee (Banomoya), Shatta Wale (My Level), Burna Boy (On The Low), Rayvanny (Tetema), Zlatan (Zanku – Legwork) to win the ‘Viewers’ Choice’ award.
Popular singers like, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Tekno, Joeboy, Fireboy,Tiwa Savage and some newbies dazzled the crowd with thrilling performances.
Some of the other winners of the night included Burna Boy, Prince Kaybee, Rema, Joeboy, Fireboy, Davido etc.
The show was declared open with a performance by songstress, GoodGirl LA. While South African media personality, Bonang Matheba, hosted the event.
The emergency of Rema as winner of the ‘Best New Act’ led to criticism and condemnation as some Twitter users slammed the organisers and accused them of being partial.
The critics argued that Fireboy deserved to win Best new MVP rather than Rema.
Photos and full list of winners at the Soundcity MVP Award and their category below.
Best New MVP
FireBoy DML (NG)
Rema (NG) – Winner
Wendy Shay (GH)
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)
Innos B (CG)
JoeBoy (NG) – Winner
Otile Brown (KE)
Kizz Daniel (NG)
Naira Marley (NG)
Best Hip Hop
KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner
Ricky Rick (SA)
Black Motion (SA)
Blaq diamond (SA)
DopeNation (GH) – Winner