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’.
He also took the ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Listener’s Choice’ and ‘Best Make MVP at the award show held in Lagos on Saturday night.
But the real winner of the night was the mother of Burna Boy, Bose Ogulu, who collected his third award.
Burna Boy’s mother, sporting a strapless gown, wowed the crowd by thanking Phantom, the producer of his hit song ‘YE’, for his support and contributions to his success. She also thanked the fans, YouTube and Kanye West.
“Expect more madness from Burna Boy this year”.
”Thank you to Kanye West for making a mistake and naming his album ‘Ye’. Thank you for enthroning talent tonight. Burna is out of the country, he asked me to be here personally .
Although the first Soundcity MVP Awards was first held in 2016, since 2007, the winners are chosen by the viewers and fans by visiting #TheMVPs’ website and a select committee of the industry stakeholder.
Davido and Wizkid got one award each in the ‘Best Pop song’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ categories.
The ceremony also featured performances from Teni, Victo AD and Niniola.
Full list of winners below.
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
Soundcity MVP’s also had special awards to entrepreneurs, all of which were presented by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu:
“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