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Wizkid & Rema Leads African MOBO Awards Nomination List

Friday, November 12th, 2021 11:00am

By Jude Chukwuemeka

Find MOBO Awards 2021 Full List of Nominees below

UK’s most prestigious celebration of Black music and culture – The MOBO Awards Is Black! The Awards will take place in Coventry, the UK’s City of Culture, on the 5th of December, 2021 at The Coventry Building Society Arena.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube while BBC One will broadcast a special behind-the-scenes show which will include exclusive backstage content and never-before-seen performances and interviews from the award ceremony.

For African artists, Wizkid and Rema take the lead in bagging two nominations each.

MOBO Awards 2021 Full List of Nominees

Best Male Act
AJ Tracey

Central Cee

Dave

Ghetts

Headie One

Potter Payper

Best Female Act
Arlo Parks

Bree Runway

Cleo Sol

Little Simz

Shaybo

Tiana Major9

Album of the year
Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams

Celeste - Not Your Muse

Cleo Sol - Mother

Dave - We're All Alone in this Together

Ghetts - Conflict of Interest

Headie One - Edna

Song of the year
A1 x J1 - Latest Trends

Central Cee - Commitment Issues

Dave featuring Stormzy - Clash

Enny featuring Amia Brave - Peng Black Girls

Pa Salieu featuring Backroad Gee - My Family

Tion Wayne and Russ Millions, Arrdee, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Darkoo, E1 (3x3), Fivio Forei & ZT (3X3) - Body (remix)

Best international act
Doja Cat

Drake

Kanye West

Lil Nas X

Megan Thee Stallion

Polo G

Rema

Skillibeng

Wizkid

Young Stoner Life (Young Thug & Gunna)

Best African music act
Ayra Starr

Burna Boy

CKay

Davido

King Promise

NSG

Rema

Tems

Tiwa Savage

Wizkid

Best newcomer
Arlo Parks

Arrdee

Backroad Gee

Berwyn

Central Cee

Enny

Joy Crookes

Midas the Jagaban

PinkPantheress

Wes Nelson

Video of the year
Bree Runway - Hot Hot (Directed by Jocelyn Anquetil)

Fredo featuring Dave - Money Talks (Directed by Edem Wornoo)

Little Simz featuring Cleo Sol - Woman (Directed by Little Simz)

M1llionz - Lagga (Directed by Teeeezy C)

Pa Salieu Featuring Backroad Gee - My Family (Directed by Femi Ladi)

Slowthai featuring A$AP Rocky - Mazza (Directed by The Rest)

Best R&B/soul act
Bellah

Cleo Sol

Jorja Smith

Sault

Tiana Major9

WSTRN

Best grime act
Bugzy Malone

Chip

D Double E

Frisco

Ghetts

Skepta

Best hip-hop act
Dave

D-Block Europe

Fredo

Little Simz

Potter Payper

Slowthai

Best drill act
Central Cee

Digga D

Headie One

K Trap

Loski

M1llionz

Russ Millions

SR

Tion Wayne

Unknown T

Best performance inside TV show/film
Ashley Thomas as Henry in Them

Damson Idris as Franklin Saint in Snowfall

Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in Judas & the Black Messiah

Letitia Wright as Altheia Jones-LeCointe in Small Axe

Micheal Ward as Franklyn in Small Axe

Best media personality
Charlene White

Chunkz & Yung Filly

Harry Pinero

Henrie Kwushue

Julie Adenuga

Maya Jama

Mo Gilligan

Munya Chawawa

Nella Rose

Zeze Millz

Best gospel act
CalledOut Music

CeCe Winans

Guvna B

Kirk Franklin

Maverick City Music

S.O.

Best reggae act
Lila Ike

Popcaan

Sean Paul

Shenseea

Skillibeng

Spice

Best jazz act
Alfa Mist

Blue Lab Beats

Emma-Jean Thackray

Jacob Collier

Nubiyan Twist

Sons of Kemet

Best producer
Gotcha

JAE5

Juls

M1OnTheBeat

P2J

TSB

About MOBO Awards

According to Wikipedia, the MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin, also known as the MOBOs) are an annual British music award presentation honouring achievements in "music of black origin", including hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.

Across its 22-year history, the MOBOs have been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Television, ITV2 and on Channel 5 before returning to the BBC in 2020. In 2009, the ceremony was held for the first time in Glasgow. Prior to that, it had been held in London. In 2011, the ceremony returned for a second time to Scotland. The awards then moved to Leeds for the first time in 2015.
 

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