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Burna Boy crowned African Artiste of the Year at 2019 SoundCity MVP Awards Festival



Nigeria’s Burna Boy has been crowned Artiste of the Year at the 2019 SoundCity MVP Awards Festival.

He beat competition from Davido, Sarkodie, Yemi Alade, A.K.A, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Diamod Platnumz, Nasty C and Olamide.

The event which was held at Eko Hotel Convention Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, also saw the musician walk home with Best Male MVP, Song of the Year and Listener’s Choice awards courtesy his ‘Ye’ song.

Phantom who produced the ‘Ye’ song also beat Killertunes, Julz, Sars, Nahreel, Northboi, DJ Tira, Speroachbeatz, Fresh VDM and Kel P to win Producer of the Year.

Burna Boy’s victory comes barely days after he incurred the wrath of Nigerians. Some citizens criticized him for registering his displeasure over organisers of the Coachella Music Festival’s decision to write his name “so small” on the official poster for the event. They asserted that Burna Boy was becoming arrogant.

The artiste in response described Nigeria as a “home to the largest number of backward unprogressive fools” adding that he “will still fight for them because they are not mentally advanced enough to fight for themselves.”


This certainly did not go well with a section of the populace and they rebutted.

Here’s the full list of winners of SoundCity MVP Awards Festival 2019:

Best Male MVP – Burna Boy

Best Female MVP – Busiswa

Best Hip Hop Artiste – 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


Viewers Choice – Somiso – Wande Coal

Listeners Choice – Ye – Burna Boy

African Producer of the Year – Phantom

African Artiste of the Year – Burna Boy

African DJ of the Year – DJ Neptune

Being one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest African artistes from around the continent, the soundcity MVPs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across the SOUNDCITY Africa network across the African continent, connecting with over 50 million fans.