The fastest rapper in Ghana Sarkodie who led the nominees from Ghana with three nominations alongside Becca, Samini, Jon Germain and Jayso is the only Ghanaian artiste who carried home an award for the “Best Collaboration of The Year” award with the video of his song “Lay Away” which features Sway from UK.

The award ceremony was held on Saturday, 20th November, 2010 at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria and broadcasted live across over 50 African countries.

Sound City Music Video Awards (SMVA) was debuted in 2008. It seeks to recognize and award musicians, producers and directors for their creativity and innovation prowess as far as music videos are concern.

Previous two editions of the SMVA featured American hip hop rapper Nas, South African band Freshlyground, Tic Tac from Ghana, Wyre from Kenya, South African hip hop group Jozi, Nigeria’s Seun Kuti and American hip hop act Mims.


Watch the Award winning video below:


Read Full List of 2010 SoundCity Music Video Awards Below:

Best Male Video
Banky W – Strong Ting – Nigeria

Best Female Video
Goldie – You Know It – Nigeria

Best Choreography
Dama Do Bling – Moza Girl – Mozambique

Best Special Effects
Djinee – Overkillin’ – Nigeria

Best Editing
P-Square – Danger – Nigeria

Best Duo Or Group Video
Deep Level – We Run The City – South Africa

Best Cinematography
Teargas – Mhlobo Wami – South Africa

Best Hip Hop Video
Jozi – Wild Life – South Africa

Best R & B Video
Mike Anyasodo – Fine Fine Lady – Nigeria

Best Pop Video
2Face Idibia – Implication – Nigeria

Best Collaboration In A Music Video:
Sarkodie Feat. Sway & Jayso – Lay away – Ghana

Discovery Of The Year
JR – Show Dem – South Africa

Best Video (Voting)
Banky W – Strong Ting – Nigeria

Viewers Choice (Voting)
Buffalo Souljah – Ezandlha Phezulu – Zimbabwe

Hit Producer Of The Year (As Used In A Music Video)
Sossick/Da Grin – Pon Pon Pon – Nigeria

Best Western
2Face Idibia – Nigeria

Best Southern
PRO – South Africa

Best Eastern
Wyre – Kenya

Best Central
Fally Ipupa – DR Congo

Soundcity Fresh Video
Tania Tome – Nhi Ngugu Haladza – Mozambique