Controversial musician Naira Marley on Saturday took home his first major award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards, held at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos Nigeria.
The award ceremony was hosted by South Africa’s finest media personality Bonang Matheba.
The Marlian President beat Tiwa Savage (49-99), Chinko Ekun (Able God), Prince Kaybee (Banomoya), Shatta Wale (My Level), Burna Boy (On The Low), Rayvanny (Tetema), Zlatan (Zanku – Legwork) to clinch the award for Viewers’ Choice for his viral song Soapy.
“Soapy” is Naira Marley’s sixth single of 2019 and it was released just days after his release from prison after the order of the Ikoyi high court. This song after its release created a lot of controversies as people were divided on their opinions about the message in the song.
Some of the winners of the night included Burna Boy, Prince Kaybee, Rema, Naira Marley, Joeboy, Fireboy, Davido etc. While, Joeboy, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz performed their hit songs as they thrilled the audience.