Davido, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Patoranking Battle For MOBO Best African Act + Full Nominee List

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By FEMI SALAWU

 

Four Nigerian hip hop acts are in the race for the Best African Act Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. They are Davido, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Patoranking.

Other six acts from other African countries in the race include last year’s winner, Fuse ODG, Moelogo, Aka, Mista Silva, Shatta Wale and Silvastone.

Four out of last year’s nominees again return this year. Last year, Ghanaian artist, Fuse ODG beat other African artistes like Afrikan Boy, Davido, DJ Clock, Dr Sid, Mafikozolo, Mista Silva, Tiwa Savage, Wiz Kid and Yemi Alade.

 

Best African

Fuse ODG

Davido

Wizkid

Patoranking

Moelogo

Yemi Alade

Aka

Mista Silva

Shatta Wale

Silvastone

 

Best Male

 

Skepta

Mark Ronson

Krept And Konan

JME

Stormzy

 

 

Best Female

 

FKA Twigs

Little Simz

Ella Eyre

Lianne La Havas

Jess Glynne

 

 

Best Album

 

Krept And Konan – The Long Way Home

JME – Integrity

Lianne La Havas – Blood

Wiley – Snakes & Ladders

Jamie XX – In Colour

 

Best Song

 

Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Skepta – ‘Shutdown’

Tinie Tempah Feat. Jess Glynne – ‘Not Letting Go’

JME Feat. Giggs – ‘Man Don’t Care’

Krept And Konan – ‘Freak Of The Week’

 

 

Best Video

 

Stormzy – ‘Know Me From’

FKA Twigs – ‘Pendulum’

Rita Ora Feat. Chris Brown – ‘Body On Me’

Lethal Bizzle – ‘Fester Skank’

Fka Twigs – ‘Glass & Patron’

Best Newcomer

 

Bugzy Malone

Section Boyz

Nao

Bonkaz

Nick Brewer

George The Poet

J Hus

Snakehips

Sinead Harnett

Yungen

Best International Album

 

Drake – If You’re Reading This Its Too Late

  1. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Dr Dre – Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

D’angelo – Black Messiah

Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show

The Internet – Ego Death

Tyrese – Black Rose

A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.Asap

Best Grime

 

Bugzy Malone

JME

Lethal Bizzle

Skepta

Stormzy

Best Hip-Hop

 

Akala

Krept And Konan

Nines

Little Simz

Lady Leshurr

Best R’N’B/Soul Act

 

Kwabs

Andreya Triana

Shakka

Lianne La Havas

Joss Stone

 

Best Reggae

 

Stylo G

Chronixx

Omi

Popcaan

Protoje

Best Jazz

 

Binker And Moses

Julia Biel

Courtney Pine

David Lyttle

Polar Bear

Best Gospel

 

Chos3n

Olaedo Ibe

Leroy Johnson

Ni-cola

Faith Child

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