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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

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Lukhanyo Mdingi on Making his Paris Fashion Week Debut

We talked to the South African designer who, after co-winning the LMVH Prize last year, showcased his Bodyland Autumn/Winter 22-23 collection in Paris earlier this month.

In 2015, South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi founded his eponymous label. Inspired by his mother and grandmother who raised him, Mdingi has created a formidable brand that is centered on building a bridge between heritage and timeless fashion pieces. Since the brand’s inception, Mdingi has made great strides in fashion, from his NYFW debut in 2019 to being crowned a joint winner of the 2021 LVMH Karl Lagerfeld Prize.

This year, Mdingi took his vision of Africa to France’s fashion capital, Paris, where he made his Bodyland Autumn/Winter 22-23 debut for the Paris Fashion Week Menswear Collection. Being the first designer on the program schedule to present, Mdingi showcased a collection that spoke of the relationship he shares with himself and the artisans he collaborates with. For the past two years, Mdingi has been working to source his woven textiles and knitwear from crafts communities in Burkina Faso, Somalia, and the Eastern Cape, and the collection featured textural and sartorial nuances paying homage to his being a young Black creative.

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