Some other artistes in running for the coveted award include Moelogo, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tekno Miles and Eugy among others.
The nominations for the MOBO Awards 2016 have just been announced, which sees Wizkid, Olamide, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno Miles, Moelogo, Eugy and Mista Silva get nominated for Best African Act.
This category will be reduced to five final nominees come October 17, 2016.
This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the MOBOs and it appears that there is a focus on the UK’s thriving Hip-Hop and Grime scenes with Kano and Skepta receiving nods in categories including ‘Best Male’, ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Grime Act’.
The awards ceremony will be held in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro on Friday November 4, 2016 and will be broadcast live on ITV2 and repeated in full on ITV.
See the full nominations list for the 2016 MOBO’s below:
BEST MALE ACT
BEST FEMALE ACT
Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Giggs – Landlord
Kano – Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa
BEST HIP HOP ACT
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Craig David Feat. Big Narstie “When The Bassline Drops” (Produced by White N3rd)
Kano Feat. Giggs & Wiley “3 Wheel-Ups” (Produced by Swifta Beater)
Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson “Girls Like” (Produced by KDA)
WSTRN “In2” (Produced by PRGRSHN for PARALLEL)
Jorja Smith “Blue Lights” (Produced by Joice)
Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin “Runnin’” (Produced by Naughty Boy)
Abra Cadabra Feat. Krept & Konan “Robbery (Remix)” (Produced by Yamaica)
Chase & Status Feat. Frisco “Funny” (Produced by Chase & Status)
Ghetts – “You Dun Know Already” (Produced by Sir Spyro)
M.O “Who Do You Think Of” (Produced by Fred Gibson)
J.Hus “Friendly” (Produced by J5)
Lethal Bizzle “Wobble” (Produced by Diztortion)
Laura Mvula – Phenomenal Woman (Directed by Alex Southam)
Kojey Radical – Footsteps (Directed by The Rest)
M.I.A – Borders (Directed by M.I.A)
Nadia Rose – Skwod (Directed by Reece Proctol)
Bugzy Malone – Moving (Directed by Bugzy Malone)
BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
BEST GRIME ACT
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17 )
Chance The Rapper
BEST JAZZ ACT
BEST GOSPEL ACT
Volney Morgan & New-Ye
BEST REGGAE ACT
BEST AFRICAN ACT
(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)
Kwamz & Flava
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