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Tiwasavage, Wizkid, Olamide, Some Other WellKnown African Artistes To Battle It Out For Best African Act

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Some other artistes in running for the coveted award include Moelogo, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tekno Miles and Eugy among others.

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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

Craig David
Kano
Skepta
Tinie Tempah
Stormzy

BEST FEMALE ACT 

Lady Leshurr
Katy B
Laura Mvula
Little Simz
Nao

BEST NEWCOMER 

67
AJ Tracey
Avelino
Izzy Bizu
Mostack
Kojey Radical
Nadia Rose
Ray Blk
Anne-Marie
WSTRN

BEST ALBUM 

Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Giggs – Landlord
Kano – Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa

BEST HIP HOP ACT 

Giggs
Section Boyz
Little Simz
Fekky
Wretch 32

BEST SONG 

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)

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BEST VIDEO

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

Nao
James Blake
Michael Kiwanuka
Laura Mvula
Shakka

BEST GRIME ACT

AJ Tracey
Kano
Chip
Skepta
Stormzy

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT 

(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17 )

Anderson. Paak
Beyoncé
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Frank Ocean
Kanye West
Kaytranada
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Rihanna
Justin Bieber
Tory Lanez
DJ Khaled
Major Lazer
Travis Scott

BEST JAZZ ACT

Esperanza Spalding
Bill Laurance
Michael Janisch
Jacob Collier
Cory Henry

BEST GOSPEL ACT

Guvna B
Volney Morgan & New-Ye
Sarah Teibo
S.O
Andrew Bello

BEST REGGAE ACT

Popcaan
Alkaline
Spice
Protoje
Kranium

BEST AFRICAN ACT

(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)

Mr Eazi
WizKid
Moelogo
Tekno Miles
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Olamide
Mista Silva
Eugy
Kwamz & Flava


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