Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, clinched the most wins at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Awards, taking home four plaques including ‘African Art
Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, clinched the most wins at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Awards, taking home four plaques including ‘African Artiste of the Year’. But the real winner of the night was his mother, Bose Ogulu, who came on stage to collect his third award on his behalf. In her acceptance speech on behalf of her son, the low cut wearing woman told the audience to expect more madness from Burnaboy.
Burna's Mum appreciates Phantom, producer behind Burna’s hit song ‘YE’ as she picks up his 3rd award of the night for ‘Song of the year’ #soundcitymvp .
She says, Expect more madness from Burnaboy this year
Cred: @ijeomadaisy pic.twitter.com/QZLbHihGoa
— STORYTELLER NIGERIA (@Storytellerngr) January 6, 2019
The statement may not be unconnected to his recent rant about his name being written in small fonts in the advertisement for the upcoming biggest music festival, Coachella where he is billed to perform alongside Mr Eazi and a host of others. Burnaboy not only chided the organizers of the music festival to correct the ‘error’, he went on to call Nigerians who felt he was over reaching, a bunch of backward unprogressive fools.
The ceremony which first held in 2016 with winners being chosen by the viewers, fans and a select committee of the industry stakeholders, also featured performances from Teni, Victo AD and Niniola.
Here below is the full list of winners from the SoundCity MVP awards
Best Male MVP: BURNA BOY
Best Female MVP: BUSISWA
Best Hip Hop: AKA
Best Pop: DAVIDO
Best Collaboration: SOCO – STARBOY FT WIZKID, TERRI, SPOTLESS & CEEZA MILLI-
Digital Artiste of the Year: MR EAZI
Video of the Year: HEAL THE WORLD – PATORANKING
Best Group or Duo: NAVY KENZO
Song of the Year: YE – BURNA BOY
Best New Artiste: TENIOLA
Viewer’s Choice: SOMISO – WANDE COAL
Listener’s Choice: YE – BURNA BOY
African Producer of the Year: PHANTOM
African Artiste of the Year: BURNA BOY
African DJ of the Year: DJ NEPTUNE
Special awards to entrepreneurs
Innovation and Excellence in Business Entrepreneur – Ladipo Lawani.
Innovation and Excellence in Sports – Ahmed Musa
Innovation and Excellence in Fashion – Papa Oyeyemi
Innovation and Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence – Bolatito Ovia
Innovation and Excellence in Community and Socio-political development – Ebenezer Wikina
Innovation and Excellence in The Creative Arts – Clarence Peters