Ghana’s Dancehall artiste, Emmanuel Samini known on stage as Samini has won Ghana’s first ever Channel O award at the 2011 edition of the awards which came off at Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa Friday night.
Samini picked up the Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video Artist award with his song Dadiekye beating off stiff competition from Wyre/ Cecile, Black Dillingera and Nazizi.
Interestingly, Samini’s award was presented to him by fellow Ghanaian musician and rapper J Town.
Another Ghanaian artiste, D-Black who was nominated in the Most Gifted African West Video Artiste category for his song Get On The Dance Floor which featured Dr. Cryme lost out on the award to Nigerian artiste, Naeto C with his song 10 Over 10.
Nigerian artiste, D’Banj aside receiving the Special Recognition Award also walked away with the Most Gifted Male Video Artist for his video Mr Endowed (Remix) which featured hip hop star, Snoop Dogg.
The night saw exciting performances from Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage, Angolan Cabo Snoop and DJ Cleo.
Other winners on the night include:
Most Gifted Dance Video Artist
Darey - Ba Ni Ki Di
Most Gifted African East Video Artist
Radio and Weseal, Keko - How We Do It (Remix)
Most Gifted Hip Hop Video Artist
AKA - Victory Lap
Most Gifted African West Video Artiste
Naeto C - 10 Over 10
Most Gifted Afro Pop
Theo – Ukhona
Most Gifted Kwaito Video Artist
The Dogg - This Is My Time
Most Gifted R&B Video Artist
Banky W. ft. M. I. - Feeling It
Most Gifted African Southern Video Artiste
Liquideep - Settle For Less
Wizkid - Holla @ Your Boy
Most Gifted Male Video Artist
D’Banj ft. Snoop Dogg - Mr Endowed (Remix)
Most Gifted Female Video
Lira – Phakade
Most Gifted Video Of The Year Artist
Zakes Bantwini - Wasting My Time
Special Recognition Award