See the Africa Music Video Awards tonight
THE Channel O Africa Music Video Awards will be broadcast live from Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, tonight.
The show will feature performances by Cassper Nyovest, featuring Okmalumkooklat, who scored a massive hit this year with Gusheshe; Nigerian hotshots Burna Boy and Wizkid; South Africa’s The Soil, AKA and Khuli Chana; Kenya’s Victoria Kimani; and Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah.
A highlight of the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards will be a showstopping performance by Mafikizolo and this year’s special recognition award recipients, P Square.
The show is being hosted by Nigerian superstar Naeto C and AKA.
In 2009, Naeto C won the coveted video of the year award for Ki Ni Big Deal, and in 2010, the track Ako Mi Ti Poju saw him take home the most gifted hiphop video award, and a year later, most gifted African west video for 10 Over 10.
AKA, meanwhile, is a multiple nominee in 2013, with no less than three nods in • HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE — SABC3, today at 7.30 pm: As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked “the property of the HalfBlood Prince”, and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past. Stars Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Gambon. • PAUL BLART: MALL COP — e.tv, today at 8 pm: When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organised crooks, it’s up to a mildmannered security guard to save the day. Stars Kevin James. • FLIGHTPLAN — Mzansi Magic (DStv AKA is hosting the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards tonight. PHOTO: FILE the video of the year category for Jealousy, and collaborations with Xtatic/AKA and Priddy Ugly on Hit ’Em Up, and Zeus and Tumi on #DatsWasup. Jealousy is also in the running for most gifted hiphop, a category AKA won in 2011 with Victory Lap.
This year’s nominees also include South Africa’s Oskido and Idols season eight winner Khaya Mthethwa.
From dance pop to contemporary Afrobeat and Afrofusion, the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards provide a brilliant glimpse into the diversity of sounds that currently define Africa’s music scene.
Music fans can catch a redcarpet special from the award at 7 pm on Vuzu (DStv channel 116) and then the awards show proper on Channel O (DStv channel 320) at 8 pm.
Another mustsee this weekend is the documentary My Sex Life and Everyone Else’s, which will air on MTV (DStv channel 322) at 9.15 pm on World Aids Day (December 1).
This new documentary vows to break down taboos and ask the questions young people have always been too embarrassed to ask about sex.
From losing their virginity and sexual experimentation to contraception and STIs, these young people were brave enough to discuss their most intimate experiences on camera.
— Arts Editor. DISCLAIMER: All television information published in Weekend Witness is correct at the time of going to press. channel 161), today at 9 pm: A woman flying back home with her young daughter awakens to find the child missing. The crew claim she was never on board to begin with, but the woman is convinced her daughter has been kidnapped. • HORSEMEN — e.tv, today at 9.55 pm: A bitter detective grieving over his wife’s death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. • WE BOUGHT A ZOO — MNet, tomorrow at 10 am: A widower father of two looks for a fresh start and moves his family to a property with a zoo. Here he meets the zoo’s staff, who together with his children, work to restore the zoo to its former glory. • JUMPER — e.tv, tomorrow at 8 pm: A teenager with teleportation abilities finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their enemies. Stars Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Bell. • ALEX CROSS — MNet, tomorrow at 8.05 pm: A homicide detective tries to match wits with a serial killer of rich businessmen. As the two face off, the mission gets personal and the detective is pushed to the very limits of morality.
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