Botswana’s Game Zeus Bantsi was named this year’s winner of the Channel O Most Gifted Male Video for “#DatsWasup”, which features AKA & Tumi. The winners of the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards were announced at a ceremony that was broadcast live on Channel O from Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto on Saturday November 30.??Featuring the who’s who of African entertainment and enough red carpet glamour to sweep in the holiday season with style, the longest running and most high-profile awards event on the continent made a convincing case for African music being the new frontier.??This was confirmed with an array of world-class performances from Africa’s most gifted including Cassper Nyovest featuring Okmalumkooklat, Burna Boy, The Soil, Khuli Chana, Victoria Kimani, Buffalo Souljah, Wizkid, AKA featuring Da L.E.S., KCee, Lizha James, and Mafikizolo.?AKA who features in Zeus award winning video walked home with the Channel O Africa Music Video Award for Most Gifted Hip Hop Video for “Jealousy” ÔÇô one of the most hotly fought genre categories on the night. It wasn’t the only time that AKA was recognised on a night filled with high emotion.??Zeus recently struck a major distribution deal with Universal music group in South Africa. With his latest album dubbed, its African time, Zeus intends to penetrate the African market. It will officially hit the shelves across the African continent on December 6.
He says he has realised that his music is not only appealing to Batswana but Africans at large. “My stay in the big brother house really boosted my image as a lyricist across the continent because many people have become familiar with me,” he says.
Having recently relocated to Johannesburg South Africa, things seem to be looking up for the golden boy of Botswana. “My latest collaboration with South African hip-hop heavy weights such as Khuli Chana, AKA and Tumi and the volume have given me leverage amongst the South African music fraternity,” he says. “Now that I have been accepted in the South African music industry with wide open arms, I think it’s high time I conquered the rest of Africa, whilst I’m still young.” He is quite optimistic that his latest offering will be a hit, because already his single ‘Das Was up’ has won the Channel O music award.