Davido leads the way at the 2018 Soundcity MVP festival with eight nominations while Tiwa Savage racked up five.

Olamide was nominated in four categories while Wizkid had three nods.

Davido’s ‘If’ is a contender for song of the year and the singer will also have to compete with Olamide and Wizkid in the best male MVP category.

Simi, Niniola, Vanessa Mdee were nominated in the best female MVP category.

The award is scheduled to hold January 12 at Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Here’s the full list of nominees.

Best male MVP

Davido (NG)
Runtown (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Sarkodie (GH)
Navio (UG)
2face Idibia (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)
Olamide (NG)

Best female MVP

Tiwa Savage (NG)
Simi (NG)
Niniola (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)
Bucie (SA)
Babes Wodumo (SA)
Becca (GH)
Seyi Shay (NG)
Vanessa Mdee (TZ)

Best new act

Maleek Berry (NG)
Mayorkun (NG)
Dice Ailes (NG)
Small Doctor (NG)
Nadia Nakai (SA)
Aslay (TZ)

Best pop

Kiss Daniel (NG)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Simi (NG)
Davido (NG)
Maleek Berry (NG)
Niniola (NG)
Wande Coal (NG)
Reekado Banks (NG)

Best hip hop

M.I. Abaga (NG)
Sarkodie (GH)
Cassper Nyovest (GH)
Olamide (NG)
Nasty C (NG)
Falz (NG)
Kwesta (SA)
AKA (SA)

Best collaboration

Particular – Major Lazer ft Patoranking, Ice Prince, Jidenna & Nasty C (NG)
Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid (NG)
Tonite – R2bees ft Wizkid (GH)
Ma Girl – Toofan ft Patoranking (TG)
Akanamali – Sun-EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto (SA)
Painkiller – Sarkodie ft Runtown (GH)
Booty Language – Skales ft Sarkodie (NG)
Juice – Ycee ft Maleek Berry (NG)
Love Again – C4 Pedro ft Sauti Sol (AG)
Iskaba – Wande Coal ft DJ Tunez (NG)
Don’t Forget To Pray – AKA ft Anatii (SA)
Na Wash – Becca ft Patoranking (GH)
Telli Person – Timaya ft Phyno & Olamide (NG)

Digital artiste of the year

Davido (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
AKA (SA)
Vanessa Mdee (TZ)
Yemi Alade (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)

Best group/duo

Sauti Sol (KE)
Toofan (TG)
Mafikizolo (SA)
Mi Casa (SA)
Destruction Boys (SA)
VVIP (GH)
R2bees (GH)
Navy Kenzo (TZ)

Video of the year

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid (NG)
You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life – M.I. Abaga (NG)
Closer – Wizkid ft Drake (NG)
UoK – Nasty C (SA)
10 Fingers – AKA & Anatii (SA)
Whole Thing – Frank Casino & Riky Rick (SA)
Been Calling – Maleek Berry (NG)
Kololo – Banky W (NG)
Aall Hail – Khuli Chana (SA)
If – Davido (NG)

Song of the year

Penalty – Small Doctor (NG)
Wo – Olamide (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)
If – Davido (NG)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Come Closer – Wizkid ft Drake (NG)
Joromi – Simi (NG)
Seduce Me – Alikiba (TZ)
Gobisoqolo – Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe (SA)
Akanamali – Sun-EL Musician (SA)
Leg Over – Mr Eazi (NG)

Viewers choice

Wo – Olamide (NG)
If – Davido (NG)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Living Things – 9ice (NG)
Yeba – Kiss Daniel (NG)
Iskaba – Wande Coal (NG)
Tonight – Nonso Amadi (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)

Listeners’ choice

Wo – Olamide (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)
UoK – Nasty C (NG)
Gobisiqolo – Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe (SA)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Maradona – Niniola (NG)
Yolo Yolo – Seyi Shay (NG)
If – Davido (NG)

African producer of the year

Maleek Berry (NG)
Kiddominant (NG)
DJ Maphorisa (SA)
Masterkraft (NG)
Julz (GH, UK)
Young John (NG)

African artiste of the year

Sarkodie (GH)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Davido (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)

 



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