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D'Banj dominates at Channel O Music Video Awards

Rhodé Marshall

Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown is known as the home of the Freedom Charter, but on Saturday it played host to some of Africa's best music talents.

Nigerian music star D'banj. (Leander Joseph)

Soweto came alive inside a dome which was built at the square especially for the ninth annual Channel O Music Video Awards and was broadcast live to 53 countries.

Hosted by South African media personality, Bonang Matheba and Nigerian artist Ice Prince, the show kicked off with a performance by Soweto's PRO.

Others performers included SA's Khuli Chana, Mi Casa, DJ Zinhle, Botswana rapper Zues, Nigeria's Mo Cheddah and this year's Special Recognition recipient Oskido.

Nigerian and now international star D'Banj stole the show with a performance of his hit song Oliver Twist.

D'Banj also received two awards for Oliver Twist - Most Gifted Male Video and Most Gifted Video of the Year.

All the Winners

Most Gifted Male Video:  D'Banj prosecutors – Oliver Twist

Most Gifted Female Video: Zahara – Loliwe

Most Gifted Newcomer Video:  Davido – Dami Duro

Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring Video: P Square featuring Akon and May D – Chop My Money

Most Gifted Dance Video: DJ Cleo – Facebook

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video: Buffalo Souljah featuring Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa

Most Gifted Afro Pop Video: Brymo – Ara

Most Gifted Kwaito Video: EES featuring Mandoza – Ayoba

Most Gifted R&B Video: Flavour featuring Tiwa Savage – Oyi

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video: Ice Prince – Superstar

Most Gifted South Video: Cashtime Fam – Shut It Down (Stundee)

Most Gifted African West Video: D-Black featuring Mo Cheddah's – Falling

Most Gifted African East Video: AY featuring Sauti Sol – I Don't Want to Be Alone

Most Gifted Video of the Year: D'Banj – Oliver Twist

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