Asake, Burna Boy, Davido, others nominated for 26th MOBO awards

NIGERIAN music stars, including Burna Boy, Davido, Rema and Wizkid, have been nominated for the 26th MOBO Awards.

MOBO, an acronym for Music of Black Origin Awards, is an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom (UK) to recognise the excellence of leading black musicians and culture.

The 26th edition of this awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on February 7, 2024, at Utilita Arena Sheffield in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Seven Nigerians, namely Adekunle Gold, Asake, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema and Wizkid, were nominated in the category of Best African Act.

Also nominated in that category are Libianca from Cameroon, South Afric’s Tyla and Uncle Waffles from Eswatini.

In the last edition of the award, nine Nigerian artistes, including Burna Boy, Adekunle Gold, Tems, Asake, Rema, Oxlade, Omah Lay, and Fireboy DML, received nominations for the Best African Act of the Year, with Burna Boy clinching the award alongside the award for Best International Act.

Also nominated for the award is Nigerian gospel singer Samuel Onwubiko, known as Limoblaze. He was nominated for the category of Best Gospel Act.

Another Nigerian who made the list of nominees is Richard Olowaranti Mbu Isong, a music producer professionally known as P2J. He was nominated for Best Producer.

Below is the full list of nominees

BEST MALE ACT

Central Cee

Dave

D-block Europe

J Hus

Nines

Stormzy

BEST FEMALE ACT

Flo

Jorja Smith

Little Simz

Mahalia

Pinkpantheress

Raye

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ezra Collective – Where I’m Meant To Be

J Hus – Beautiful and Brutal Yard

Little Simz – No Thank You

Potter Payper – Real Back In Style

Raye – My 21st Century Blues

Stormzy – This Is What I Mean

SONG OF THE YEAR

Central Cee & Dave – ‘Sprinter’

J Hus Feat. Drake – ‘Who Told You’

Jorja Smith – ‘Little Things’

Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice – ‘Boys A Liar PT.2’

Raye & 070 Shake – ‘Escapism’

Stormzy – ‘Hide & Seek’

BEST NEWCOMER

Ama Lou

Antslive

Debbie

Jayo

Nippa

No Guidnce

Rimzee

Strandz

Tamera

Tunde

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Antslive – ‘Number One Candidate’ (Directed By Tom Emmerson)

Enny – ‘No More Naija Men’ (Directed By Otis Dominique)

Jords – ‘Dirt In The Diamond Ep1: Mobay Feat. Tay Iwar / Stay Close Feat. Kranium’ (Directed By Renee Maria Osubu)

Little Simz – ‘Gorilla’ (Directed By Dave Meyers)

Stormzy – ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ (Directed By Klvdr)

Tion Wayne – ‘Healing’ (Directed By Wowa)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

Bellah

Jaz Karis

Mahalia

Ragz Originale

Sampha

Sault

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Avelino

Clavish

Digga D

Enny

Fredo

Giggs

Little Simz

Loyle Carner

Nines

Potter Payper

BEST GRIME ACT

Bugzy Malone

Duppy

Flowdan

Manga Saint Hilare

Novelist

P Money

BEST DRILL ACT

Central Cee

Headie One

K-trap

Kwengface

M24

Russ Millions

Teezandos

Unknown T

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT (US)

governmentDoja Cat

Drake & 21 Savage

Travis Scott

Ice Spice

Latto

Lil Uzi Vert

Nicki Minaj

Sexyy Red

Sza

Victoria Monet

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM

governmentAdjani Salmon As Kwabena – Dreaming Whilst Black

Damson Idris As Franklin Saint – Snowfall

Déja J. Bowens As Vita – Champion

Idris Elba As Sam – Hijack

India Amarteifio As Queen Charlotte – Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

John Boyega As Fontaine – They Cloned Tyrone

Lashana Lynch As Izogie – The Woman King

Letitia Wright As Shuri – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Malcolm Kamulete As Bosco – Champion

Vivian Oparah As Yas – Rye Lane

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY

Alison Hammond

Amelia Dimoldenberg

Henrie Kwushue

Madame Joyce

Maya Jama

Pressed Podcast

Remi Burgz

Shxtsngigs

Specs Gonzalez

Zeze Millz

BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ACT

Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)

Asake (Nigeria)

Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Davido (Nigeria)

Libianca (Cameroon)






     

     

    Rema (Nigeria)

    Tyla (South Africa)

    Uncle Waffles (Eswatini)

    Wizkid (Nigeria)

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