News Brief
Still from Youtube.

Still from Youtube.

Burna Boy, Busiswa, Teni, Mr Eazi and More Win Big at Soundcity MVP Awards

But it was Burna Boy's mom who stole the show.

The Soundcity MVP Awards, which recognizes accomplished musicians across Africa, took place in on Saturday, and some our our favorite artists took home trophies in major categories.

Winners include South African singer Busiswa, who won Best Female MVP, Davido who won Best Pop Artist, Mr Eazi who won Digital Artist of the Year, Teni the Entertainer who won Best New Artist, AKA who won Best Hip-Hop Artist and many more.

But the big winner of the night was none other than Burna Boy who won a total of four awards—the most for any artists at Saturday's show. He wasn't in attendance, but his mother and manager Bose Ogulu attended on his behalf and ended up stealing the show with her lively acceptance speeches.

READ: Burna Boy Won 2018

When the artist won the award for Song of the Year for his hit single "Ye," Burna's mother took to the stage to thank a number of people including Kanye West for "making a mistake and calling his album 'Ye'." She also told the world to "expect more madness" in 2019.


She received much applause on Twitter, with folks sharing funny responses to how "boss' her speech was. Burna Boy gave his mother a shoutout as well, writing "Honestly, she is something special!"





Congrats to all of Saturday's winners! You can check out the full list of 2019 Soundcity MVP winners below.

BEST MALE MVP

Burna Boy

BEST FEMALE MVP

Busiswa

BEST HIP-HOP ARTIST

AKA

BEST POP ARTIST

Davido

BEST COLLABORATION

"Soco" – Starboy Ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Mr Eazi

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"Heal D World" – Patoranking

BEST GROUP OR DUO

Navy Kenzo

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Ye" – Burna Boy

BEST NEW ARTISTE

Teni

VIEWER'S CHOICE

"So Mi So" – 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

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The 6 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wavy the Creator x WurlD, Epoque, Tems, Silverstone Barz, Kofi Jamar, Olamide x Jaywillz and more