The organizers of the awards on on Thursday, December 13th, shared the official nominees list ahead of the event scheduled to hold early next year.

Over 15 categories, Wizkid and Burna Boy who have both enjoyed an incredible year emerge with the highest nominations with the Starboy having 10 nominations both individually and as a member of the Starboy clique.

Vogue features Burna Boy at his sold out London show
Vogue features Burna Boy at his sold out London show

Other Nigerian artists who earned nod includes Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Davido, Mr Eazi, Teni and more. Nasty C, DiamondPlatnumz, DJ Maphpriso lead other African acts who have been nominated for the awards.

This year's edition will also witness the introduction of a new category tagged the “African DJ of the year” to celebrate DJs that have done well within the calendar year.

Here is the full list of nominees at the Soundcity MVP Awards 2018

BEST MALE MVP1. BURNA BOY2. NASTY C3. MR EAZI4. OLAMIDE5. A.K.A6. SHATTA WALE7. HARMONIZE8. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ9. DAVIDO10. WIZKID

BEST FEMALE MVP1. BUSISWA2. SIMI3. NINIOLA4. TIWA SAVAGE5. YEMI ALADE6. SHEKHINAH7. EFYA8. BECCA9. LADY ZAMAR10. MAUA SAMA

BEST HIP HOP1. M.I ABAGA2. KHALIGRAPH JONES3. NASTY C4. AKA5. KWESI ARTHUR6. PHYNO7. SARKODIE8. KWESTA9. FALZ10. MEDIKAL

BEST POP1. KIZZ DANIEL2. FALLY IPUPA3. TIWA SAVAGE4. YEMI ALADE5. DAVIDO6. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ7. MAYORKUN8. WIZKID9. KUAMI EUGENE10. MR EAZI

BEST COLLABORATION1. MAKHE – DJ MAPHORISA, DJ SIMBA FT MOONCHILD SANELLY2. SOCO – STARBOY FT WIZKID, TERRI, SPOTLESS & CEEZA MILLI3. JIBEBE – DIAMOND PLATNUMZ, MBOSSO, LAVA LAVA4. KATIKA – NAVY KENZO FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ5. ISSA GOAL – NAIRA MARLEY, OLAMIDE, LIL KESH6. SPIRIT – KWESTA FT WALE7. FAKE LOVE – WIZKID AND DUNCAN MIGHTY8. CLUB CONTROLLER – PRINCE KAYBEE FT LASOULMATES9. SAID – NASTYC & RUNTOWN10. AMAKA – 2FACE IDIBIA FT. PERRUZI

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR1. DAVIDO2. TIWA SAVAGE3. MR EAZI4. BURNA BOY5. CASSPER NYOVEST6. VANESSA MDEE7. FALZ8. WIZKID9. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ10. YEMI ALADE

VIDEO OF THE YEAR1. GRINGO – SHATTA WALE2. MIDNIGHT DRUM – A PASS, ROUGE, FIK FAMEICA3. SHORT N’ SWEET – SAUTI SOL4. YE – BURNA BOY5. FEVER – WIZKID6. SURRENDA – ADEKUNLE GOLD7. SCIENCE STUDENT – OLAMIDE8. KING – NASTY C FT A$AP FERG9. HEAL THE WORLD – PATORANKING10. KSAZOBALIT – CASSPER NYOVEST

BEST GROUP OR DUO1. DISTRUCTION BOIZ2. SAUTI SOL3. NAVY KENZO4. MICASA5. MAFIKIZOLO6. SHOW DEM CAMP7. R2BEES8. TOOFAN9. GOLD FISH10. REGGIE N’ BOLLIE

SONG OF THE YEAR1. YE – BURNA BOY2. SHORT & SWEET – SAUTI SOL FT NYASHINKI3. AFRICAN BEAUTY – DIAMOND PLATNUMZ FT. OMARION4. SOCO – STARBOY FT WIZKID, TERRI, SPOTLESS & CEEZA MILLI5. KATIKA – NAVY KENZO FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ6. MAKHE – DJ MAPHORISA, DJ SIMBA FT MOONCHILD SANELLY7. SKELETON MOVES – MASTER KG8. ASSURANCE – DAVIDO9. AMAKA – TUFACE IDIBIA10. KWANGWARU – HARMONIZE FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ

BEST NEW ARTISTE1. KIDI2. SHO MADJOZI3. ODUNSI4. PERUZZI5. TENIOLA6. KIDA KUDZ7. SHANE EAGLE8. KING PROMISE9. KWESI ARTHUR10. MBOSSO

VIEWER'S CHOICE1. YE – BURNA BOY2. DROGBA – AFRO B3. SOMISO – WANDE COAL4. SCIENCE STUDENT – OLAMIDE5. FEVER – WIZKID6. SOCO – STARBOY FT WIZKID, TERRI, SPOTLESS & CEEZA MILLI7. KUPE DANCE – A STAR8. MAGUN (RMX) – NINIOLA FT. BUSISWA9. AVAILABLE – PATORANKING10. TIWA’S VIBE – TIWA SAVAGE

LISTENER'S CHOICE1. CLUB CONTROLLER – PRINCE KAYBEE FT LASOULMATES2. KATIKA – NAVY KENZO FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ3. SOCO – STARBOY4. YE – BURNA BOY5. WETIN WE GAIN – VICTOR AD6. KWANGQARU – HARMONIZE FT DIAMOND PLATNUMZ7. FAKE LOVE – WIZKID & DUNCAN MIGHTY8. CONFUSION – KUAMI EUGENE9. CCTV – KING PROMISE FT. MUGEEZ, SARKODIE10. ASKAMAYA – TENI

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR1. KILLERTUNES2. JULZ3. SARS4. NAHREEL5. NORTHBOI6. DJ TIRA7. PHANTOM8. SPEROACHBEATZ9. FRESH VDM10. KEL P

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR1. BURNA BOY2. DAVIDO3. SARKODIE4. YEMI ALADE5. A.K.A6. TIWA SAVAGE7. WIZKID8. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ9. NASTY C10. OLAMIDE

AFRICAN DJ OF THE YEAR1. BLACK COFFEE2. DJ SPINALL3. DJ MIC SMITH4. DJ KAYWISE5. DJ XCLUSIVE6. DJ NEPTUNE7. PRINCE KAYBE8. DJ ARAFAT9. DJ MAPHORISA10. DJ VYRUSKY