Nigerian artists have dominated this year’s Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) awards with important nominations in the list recently released by the organisers.
Tiwa Savage, Grammy-winning Wizkid and 21-year-old Rema, were nominated in the “Best International Act” category alongside other international stars like Drake, Kanye West, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion.
Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, CKay, Davido, King Promise, Rema, Tems and again Wizkid, were also nominated for the “Best African Music Act” category.
Although 19-year-old Ayra Starr was recently signed to Mavin Records, her breakout album “19 and Dangerous” have been topping most charts since its release on August 6, 2021.
Ckay’s global rhythm “Love Nwantinti” also has continued to make raves across major charts as well.
Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Davido are no strangers to this award as they were nominated in 2020 and Burna boy won the Best International Act award.
The MOBO Awards will take place on December 5, at Coventry Building Society Arena. The award can also be streamed live on YouTube.
See the full list of nominations below:
BEST MALE ACT
BEST FEMALE ACT
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Cleo Sol – Mother
Dave – We’re All Alone in this Together
Ghetts – Conflict of Interest
Headie One – Edna
SONG OF THE YEAR
A1 x J1 – Latest Trends
Central Cee – Commitment Issues
Dave featuring Stormzy – Clash
Enny featuring Amia Brave – Peng Black Girls
Pa Salieu featuring Backroad Gee – My Family
Tion Wayne and Russ Millions, Arrdee, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Darkoo, E1 (3×3), Fivio Forei & ZT (3X3) – Body (remix)
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Young Stoner Life (Young Thug & Gunna)
BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ACT
Midas the Jagaban
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Bree Runway – Hot Hot (Directed by Jocelyn Anquetil)
Fredo featuring Dave – Money Talks (Directed by Edem Wornoo)
Little Simz featuring Cleo Sol – Woman (Directed by Little Simz)
M1llionz – Lagga (Directed by Teeeezy C)
Pa Salieu Featuring Backroad Gee – My Family (Directed by Femi Ladi)
Slowthai featuring A$AP Rocky – Mazza (Directed by The Rest)
BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
BEST GRIME ACT
D Double E
BEST HIP HOP ACT
BEST DRILL ACT
BEST PERFORMANCE INSIDE TV SHOW/FILM
Ashley Thomas as Henry in Them
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint in Snowfall
Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in Judas & the Black Messiah
Letitia Wright as Altheia Jones-LeCointe in Small Axe
Micheal Ward as Franklyn in Small Axe
BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY
Chunkz & Yung Filly
BEST GOSPEL ACT
Maverick City Music
BEST REGGAE ACT
BEST JAZZ ACT
Blue Lab Beats
Sons of Kemet