The 2015 edition of the annual 4syte Music Video Awards was held in Accra over the weekend, with dancehall musician Stonebwoy and popular hip-hop artiste E.L emerging as top winners.
Stonebwoy bagged three awards—“Best Reggae/Dancehall Video”, “Best Directed Video” and “Most Influential Artiste”—while E.L’s music video for his song, “King Without A Crown” was adjudged the “Best Special Effect Video of the Year” and the “Best Edited Video of the Year.”
This year’s 4syte Music Video Awards was hosted by Joselyn Dumas and John Dumelo and had performances from Keche, Kiss Daniel, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, R2bees and a host of others.
Among entertainment personalities at the ceremony were 2face Idibia, Lydia Forson, Sandra Ankobiah, VVIP, Fred Nuamah, James Gardner and a host of others.
Some personalities boycotted the awards ceremony on various grounds.
Ahead of the show on Saturday, Kwaw Kese twitted: “I’m officially boycotting the @official4syteTV #MTN4SYTEMVA15 tonight for lack of respect to me as a nominee. I wish them the best tonight.”
The show itself didn’t live up to expectations. It wasn’t without setbacks. Stakeholders described it in different ways but the awards ceremony joined the inventory of shows that have been unable to draw enough patrons to fill the Accra International Conference Centre. There were also unnecessary technical hiccups with regard to displaying nominees for the various categories using a projector, which ruined the beauty of the show.
Below is the full list of winners:
Best Special Effect – E.L (King Without A Crown)
Best Video Discovery – Pappy Kojo (Realer No)
Best Storyline Video – D Black (Setewa Denkyɛ)
Best Edited Video – E.L (King Without A Crown)
Best Photography – Fuse ODG (Only)
Best Reggae/Dancehall Video – Stonebwoy (Pull Up Remix)
Best Choreography Video – VVIP (Skolom)
Best Male Video – Bisa Kdei (Mansa)
Best Female Video – Becca (Steady)
Best Group Video – 4×4 (Kpagam)
Best African Act Video – Kiss Daniel from Nigeria (Woju Remix)
Best Hip-hop Video – Omar Sterling (Nineteen Ninety)
Best Collaboration Video – Sarkodie ft Burna Boy, AKA (Someone Special)
Best Highlife Video – Kwaw Kese (Swedru)
Best Directed Video – Stonebwoy (Pull Up Remix)
Most Influential Artiste – Stonebwoy
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mr Tetteh
Credit: Daily Guide