South Africaâ€™s Afro-jazz revelation Zahara shrugged off Nigeriaâ€™s domination at Channel O Music Video Awards to win the Most Gifted Female Video for the hit Loliwe.
Zahara stood up to be counted on Saturday night when Nigerian acts secured six of the 13 awards they were nominated for. Leading the West Africansâ€™ victorious army at Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto on Saturday night was Dâ€™Banj.
Last year, the G.O.O.D Music act who was to be honoured with a Special Recognition Award missed the show. This year, he captivated the audience with a performance of his hit song Oliver Twistâ€”and the song won two awards, one for Most Gifted Male Video and anotherÂ Most Gifted Video of the Year.
Below him was the Pop duo P Square which won the Most Gifted Group Award for their collaboration with May D on the hit single Chop My Money, while another collaboration from Highlife singer Flavour and Tiwa Savage on Oyi remix won the Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the Year award.
Other Nigerian winners included Chocolate City ambassadors Brymo, who won the Most Gifted Pop for his hit song Ara and the award showâ€™s co-host Ice Prince, who won the award for Most Gifted Hip Hop Video of the Year.
Meanwhile, Davido walked away with the Most Gifted Newcomer of the Year shield, beating Kenyaâ€™s Camp Mulla and Ghanaâ€™s E.L, among others.
Ice Prince co-hosted the show with South African media personality Queen B (real name Bonang Matheba) at the historic venue in Sowetoâ€™s Kliptown.