Multi-talented South African music veteran, Oskido, has been named as this year's Special Recognition recipient at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.
Oskido follows in the footsteps of Africa's most groundbreaking musicians including last year's honouree, Nigeria's Koko Master D'Banj, Somalian born K'Naan (2010), South African Brenda Fassie (2009) and Ghana's George Lee (2008).
Oskido will be presented with his award at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards on November 17 in Soweto.
The South African producer, music industry entrepreneur, DJ, songwriter and artist is being recognised for his virtually unparalleled contribution to African music since the early 1990s.
Oskido whose real name is Oscar Mdlongwa's music career spans around 20 years. He started as a DJ, later launching as a radio DJ and hosting his own show on YFM before working on the station's 'Rap Activity Jam' with Rudeboy Paul and hosting the legendary 'Church Grooves'.
Oskido's biggest impact has been in helping usher in a sound of the newly democratic South Africa. main vehicle for this has been Kalawa Jazmee Records which Oskido formed with Don Laka and Christos Katsaitis in the 90s.
The independent label's first act was Boom Shaka.
Aside from artists signed to Kalawa Jazzmee, Oskido has worked with many South African legends.