Nigerians react as Rema wins Best New MVP at Soundcity Awards 2020 + full list of winners

Nigerians react as Rema wins Best New MVP at Soundcity Awards 2020 + full list of winners

Nigerians on social media have expressed outrage over choice of awards given on Saturday at the just concluded Soundcity MVP awards 2020. Rema was dec

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Nigerians on social media have expressed outrage over choice of awards given on Saturday at the just concluded Soundcity MVP awards 2020. Rema was declared winner of Best new MVP category on Saturday at the ceremony, which was held at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos Nigeria, hosted by South Africa’s media personality, Bonang Matheba.

While Burna Boy cemented his throne as the new king of afrobeats with his second successive win for African Artist of the year, Naira Marley also went home with his first award. Also Joeboy, Fireboy were not left out as they won Best pop and listener choice award, respectively. However, some Nigerians took to their Twitter pages criticizing Soundcity MVP awards organisers and accusing them of being partial.

Some Nigerians said Fireboy deserved to win Best new MVP rather than Rema. This is not the first time such arguments will break out on social media. Recall that the management of Headies award was called out after Rema won Next rated award defeating Fireboy and Joeboy.

Here are a few of the comments from Twitter:

@chrisolodun “Rema might be picking up the awards, anytime, any day, FIREBOY is better an artist. Relate his case to that of Burna, his time will come and he will last longer on the music scene.”

@Zaddy_nomso “Rema wins the best new artiste award, hate or love him you can’t deny he is destined to be a superstar.”

@Enitodun “Rema won Best New Act ahead of Fireboy again after dropping such a massive album. Our industry is still a joke.”

@Only1bryt “If you don’t think Rema deserves best new artiest then really you don’t have sense, 3 solid EP.”

@teeblinxpablo “You all should stop comparing Fireboy and Rema they are both lit. Fireboy won Listener’s Choice award and Rema won Best New Act, I think it’s a win win for both of them. Stop dragging matters that doesn’t deserve arguments, they’re both good.”

Here below is a full list of the Soundcity Awards recipients

Song of the Year

Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)

Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Malwhede – King Monada (SA)

Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)

Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)

Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Baby – JoeBoy (NG)

Case – Teni (NG)

Dumebi – Rema (NG)

Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)

Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)

African Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Davido (NG)

Diamond Platnumz (TZ)

Shatta Wale (GH)

ShoMadjozi (SA)

Tiwa Savage (NG)

Wizkid (NG)

Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Pop

Innos B [CG]

Nandy [TZ]

JoeBoy [NG] – Winner

Otile Brown [KE]

Kizz Daniel [NG]

Teni [NG]

Mayorkun [NG]

Rayvanny [TZ]

Naira Marley [NG]

Best Hip Hop

BlaqBonez (NG)

Falz (NG)

KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner

Kwesta (SA)

Medikal (GH)

Shinski (KE)

Sarkodie (GH)

Reminisce (NG)

Ricky Rick (SA)

Zakwe (SA)

Best Duo

Black Motion (SA)

Blaq diamond (SA)

DopeNation (GH) – Winner

Ethic (KE)

Show Dem Camp (NG)

Toofan (TG)

African Producer of the Year

Cracker (NG)

Prince Kaybee (SA)

Jay Synth (NG)

Kel P (NG)

MOG (GH)

Ozedikus (NG)

Pheelz (NG)

Rexxie (NG) – Winner

S2Kizzy (TZ)

Best Soundcity Female MVP

Betty G (ETH)

Daphne (CMR)

Nandy (TZ)

Sho Madjozi (SA)

Teni (NG) – Winner

Tiwa Savage (NG)

Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Male MVP

Burna Boy (NG) – Winner

Davido (NG)

Diamond Platnumz (TZ)

King Promise (GH)

Sjava (SA)

Wizkid (NG)

Zlatan (NG)

African DJ of the Year

DJ Creme De La Creme (KE)

DJ Kaywise (NG)

DJ Neptune (NG)

DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner

DJ Vyrusky (GH)

DJ Zinhle (SA)

Digital Artiste of the Year

Cassper Nyovest [SA]

Davido [NG] – Winner

Diamond Platnumz [TZ]

Kizz Daniel [NG]

Mr Eazi [NG]

Yemi Alade [NG]

Wizkid [NG]

Listeners’ Choice

Baby – JoeBoy (NG)

Dumebi – Rema (NG)

Fetch your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)

Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner

Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)

Kainama – Harmonize (TZ)

Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG)

Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH)

Oil & Gas – Olamide (NG)

Viewers’ Choice

49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG)

Able God – Chinko Ekun (NG)

Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA)

My Level – Shatta Wale (GH)

On The Low – Burna Boy (NG)

Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner

Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)

Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Video of the Year

49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner

Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)

Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)

Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)

Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Best New MVP

FireBoy DML (NG)

JoeBoy (NG)

Marioo (TZ)

Rema (NG) – Winner

Simmy (SA)

Wendy Shay (GH)

Best Collaboration

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]