KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka
SINGER T-Bwoy won the biggest awards on offer at the first-ever CBC TV Viewers Choice Awards held last Saturday at Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel after he walked away with the Video of the Year and Song of the Year Awards for his song I Miss U.
In the Video of the Year category, he was up against Nina (Waku Side), Cactus (Kiss of Life), T-Sean (Try Again), Bombshell (The Burg), Ruff Kaida (Mwaiseni) and Kay Figo (Danse). For Song of the Year, he was nominated alongside DJ Hector Gold (Chi Latest), Bâ€™flow (Dear Mama), Urban Hype (Skele), Drimz (Mpaka Ubushiku), Shenky (Kontamako), Ice Box (New Dance) and Slap D (Niyokosa Candle).
Wacheda, T-Sean, Shi Master, Chanda Mbao, Roberto, Tiger Man and gospel musician Dickson were also among the winners on the night.
Hosted by poet and comedian K-Star, the awards also witnessed some performances from the likes of Wacheda, Shi Master, T-Sean, Ruff Kaida, T-Bwoy, Rich Bizzy and Ice Box, among others.
T-Sean won the Choice Male Artiste for the song Try Again, beating OCÂ (My Baby), T-Bwoy (I Miss You) and Shi Master (Chinyau) while Wacheda won the Best Râ€™nâ€™ B Video for the song Iron Man which features Cactus Agony. She beat Timothy (Fly Away), Olanimas (You Should Have Told Me) and Zayrus (Someone to Love).
However, Wacheda lost out in the Choice Female Video with her song Iron Lady. He lost to Nina (Waku Side) who also beat Kay Figo (Danse) and Bombshell (The Burg).
Bombshell also lost the Hip Hop Video Award to Chanda Mbao (Selfish), who also beat Kay Zee (Baby I Love You) and Kabamba and Deav (Kafuna Love).
Rexious won the Artiste to Watch Award in the category where he was nominated alongside Nina, Timothy and Don Yo. But Don Yo and Kâ€™Millian won the Choice Best Collaboration Award for the song Suzana, seeing off competition from Cactus and United Kingdom-based Katongo (Kiss of Life), Secrete and Kekero (Chibelo), Rexious and Yellowman (BP) as well as Tobby D and Yellowman (So Chabe).
The Gospel Video Award went to Dickson (Best Friend), who beat Peter Shakes (Condemn), Petty (Tarira), Blessings (Beloved) and Steve Manda (Kalonga). But Peter Shakes won the Best Male Gospel Award after edging Dickson (See Me Today), Jimmy Ngonga (You Understand Me Better), Br Franco (Panono Panono) and Mr Simbeye (Holy Ghost Fire).
The Choice Award for the Video with the Best Social Message went to Shi Master (Chinyau) who saw off competition from Tiger Man (Kolyokolyo), OC (My Baby) and Kabhafa and B1 (Mutinta).
Tiger Man, though, got the Best Dancehall Video Award for his song Hot Mama in the category in which he was nominated alongside Paty Jay (Omoyo), Davaos (Impossible) and Rexious (Fire).
The Most Successful Event of the Year was 15 Years of Smooth Talk, which meant the Wizkid Music Concert, the Hip-Hop Festival and the Stanbic Music Festival were all said not to be good enough.
On the other hand, the Most Popular Website 2016 was Afrofire.com; it was nominated alongside Indimba.com, Zambianmusicblog.com, Zambianmusic.net, Zambiantunes.com, Buyinzed.com and Zedjams.com.
Roberto beat Mampi, Macky II and Bâ€™Flow to win the Top Touring Artiste while Ruff Kaida, Pastor Simbeye and DJ 800 got recognition awards.
KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka