Johannesburg. It was heartbreaking for Tanzania and East Africa in general after the region walked home with a only one award.

On a night that  a host of live performances celebrated African music at its most electric, young, gifted artistes from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, and Uganda were named winners at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.

Tanzania was represented at the awards by rapper AY, Cpwaa female heartthrob Shaa who all walked home empty handed.

Host and performer on the night, Nigeria’s Banky W proved his huge appeal when his track featuring M.I., Feeling It won the Most Gifted R&B Video award, earning him his first Channel O Music Video Award.