CQ has best Born and Bred video
By KELVIN KACHINGWE
THE second ZNBC Born and Bred Music Video Awards on Wednesday night at Sandys Creations on Kafue road saw CQ win the Best Overall Video Award while the unfamiliar hip-hip group, Familia, walked away with two gongs.
CQ, whose overall video award was presented to him by National Arts Council (NAC) chairperson Mulenga Kapwepwe, also got the Best Zed Video Award where he was nominated alongside John Chiti (Ngoleya), Hamoba (Chalo), Jossy (Unspoken Words) and Runnel (Naiwe Waya).
On the other hand, Familia fought off competition from Ruffkid (Chita), Slap Dee (Disposable), Takondwa (Say You Love Me) and C.R.I.S.I.S (Been Away) to win the Best Hip Hop Video for their effort on What We Do.
Their other award was for Most Conscious Video where they were nominated with Moses Culture (Always Remember You), Q (Junior) and Danny Peddle (Nsakamaneni). They were awarded for their song See You. The award was presented to them by Maiko Zulu and his partner Sista D, who it must be said, are among the most socially conscious artistes on the home front.
The Best Gospel Video Award, which was presented by leading gospel musician Matthew Tembo and Zambia’s M-net Face of Africa finalist Noxi, was taken by X-Ploits Band for their labour on Epondi. They faced competition from Musumadi (Soldier), Njoya Tee (Twafweni), Divine Tribe (Kumwamba), Sanctuary Choir (Ikeni) and Cherubz (Ndakupepela).
Leading local musician Danny presented the Best Reggae/Ragga Award to O. C, for his song Wacha Wachema, featuring Petersen after he came good over Kayombo’s, Just Know, featuring JK, Kachanana, Woman’s Paradise, and Mc Wabwino’s Yenze Yangu, featuring John Chiti.
Zambeat singer Ballad Zulu and legendary Zambian singer Paul Ngozi’s daughter, Tamara, presented the Best Afro-Fusion Award to Matthew Tembo for his song Nandunge which was nominated alongside Sakala Brothers (Mukwapu Mutumba), Paul Mixa (Miseo Zibili), Ghetto Link (You’re My Lady) and Jk (Chaliwama).
Zulu took the opportunity to pay homage to Paul Ngozi whom he said despite being like a cult hero, still remained humble and approachable while Tembo, who combines his music with major elements of the malimba, dedicated the award to his brother who died mid-this year from cancer.
Zamtribe, who lighted up the music scene with the likes of Shatel and Black Muntu under Mondo Music, were awarded (edit to read dishonoured) with the Most Disappointing Video Award for their work on Chipolopolo, one of the most popular soccer anthems.
Others who got awards include Lvee for Best R ‘n’ B and The Don, Artiste With the Most Videos and Technotobo (Most Controversial).
Meanwhile, the awards also saw Shatel (Barbara Njovu and Saboi Imboela) reunite for a performance on a night which also saw the likes of Maureen Lilanda, Mampi, Mc Wabwino, John Chiti, Jk, Angela Nyirenda, Shyman, Slap D, Ruffkid, Hamoba, Ty2, Runnel, Dandy Crazy, Petersen and Boyd Inzi take to the stage.