By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards has announced the nominees for this year’s award ceremony and Nigerian starboy, Wizkid is the only African artist nominated for the Best International Act category alongside international big names like Jay Z, Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
Other international acts in the category are, DJ Khalid, Cardi B, Migos, Solange Knowles, SZA and Travis Scott.
Wizkid was also nominated for the Best African Act category alongside Davido, Eugy, Maleek Berry and Mr Eazi.
Others are Sarkodie, Tekno, Tiwa Savage and Wande Coal.
The 2017 MOBO Awards is slated to hold at Leeds First Direct Arena on the 29th of November.
See the full list of nominees below:
Bugzy Malone, Chip, Dave, Giggs, J Hus, Maleek Berry, Mostack, Sampha, Skepta, Stormzy.
Emeli Sandé, Jessie Ware, Jorja Smith, Lady Leshurr, Little Simz, Mabel, Nadia Rose, NAO, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don
J Hus, Common Sense
Nines, One Foot Out
Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
Wretch 32, Growing Over Life
Dave, Jorja Smith, Kojo Funds, Lotto Boyzz, Loyle Carner, Mabel, Mist, Not3s, Stefflon Don, Yxng Bane.
J Hus, “Did You See”
Kojo Funds f. Abra Cadabra, “Dun Talkin’”
Not3s, “Addison Lee”
Stormzy, “Big For Your Boots”
Yungen f. Yxng Bane, “Bestie”
Bossman Birdie, “Walk The Walk”J Hus, “Spirit”
J Hus, “Spirit”
Loyle Carner, “The Isle Of Arran”
Mist “Hot Property”
Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”
Giggs, Little Simz, Loyle Carner, Nines, Stefflon Don, Wretch 32.
AJ Tracey, Chip, P Money, Skepta, Stormzy, Wiley.
Craig David, Jorja Smith, NAO, Ray BLK, Sampha.
Best International Act
Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Solange Knowles, SZA, Travis Scott, Wizkid.
Best African Act
Davido, Eugy, Juls, Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi, Sarkodie, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Wizkid.
Best Reggae Act
Aidonia, Alkaline, Chronixx, Damian Marley, Popcaan.
Best Jazz Act
Cleveland Watkiss, Daymé Arocena, Moses Boyd, Mr Jukes, Terrace Martin.
Best Gospel Act
Supported by Premier Gospel
Lurine Cato, Mali Music, S.O., Triple O, Volney Morgan & New-Ye.
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