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Rema, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy And Others Nominated For The ‘Best African Act’ At The 2020 MOBO Awards

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The 2020 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards event will be held online on Wednesday, December 9, via YouTube from 7 PM GMT, while the main broadcast will go out on BBC One at 10.45 PM GMT.

The nominees are in and our very own Nigerian and African stars made the cut in the nominations for different categories.

Repping Nigeria, Burna Boy and Rema were nominated in the Best International Act category amongst an array of very talented acts. Burna Boy, Rema, Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy DML, Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage got nominated in the Best African Act Category.

For the Best Male Act Category, Stormzy and Nines go up against J Hus, Headie One, AJ Tracey and Young T & Bugsey. Ms Banks, Darkoo got nominated in the Best Female Category.

The Album of the Year Category features Stormzy’s “Heavy Is The Head” amongst an array of critically acclaimed albums.

Outside music, Ghanian-British actress, Michaela Coel’s performance as Arabella in the critically acclaimed BBC One series “I May Destroy You” and Scottish-Rwandan actor, Ncuti Gatwa’s role as Eric Effiong in “Sex Education” are also recognised.

Tiwa Savage, Ms Banks and other acts will be performing at the 90-minute online ceremony.

MOBO Founder,

Kanya King, said:

Recognising the unique role the MOBO Awards plays for so many, and the challenging year we find ourselves in, it is now more important than ever to be there and to continue the rich history of showcasing the very best of Black music and culture.
We are proud to partner with YouTube and the BBC to bring this year’s celebration to millions of music fans, and continue to uplift creative voices here in the UK and around the world. A special thanks to Arts Council England, ISAW IT First and Accenture for supporting us on this journey – we see you!

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Best Male Act

Headie One
J Hus
AJ Tracey
Young T & Bugsey

Best Female Act (In Association With ISAWITFIRST)

Lianne La Havas
Ms Banks
Tiana Major9
FKA Twigs

Album Of The Year

J Hus – ‘Big Conspiracy’
Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head’
Mahalia – ‘Love And Compromise’
Nines – ‘Crabs In A Bucket’
Lianne La Havas – ‘Lianne La Havas’

Song Of The Year

Young T & Bugsey featuring Headie One – ‘Don’t Rush’
Digga D – ‘Woi’
Darkoo featuring Once Acen – ‘Gangsta’
Tion Wayne featuring Stormzy and Dutchavelli – ‘I Dunno’
Abra Cadabra – ‘On Deck’

Best Newcomer (In Association With Arts Council England)

Alicai Harley
Ivorian Doll
Miraa May
Pa Salieu
Tiana Major9
M Huncho

Video Of The Year

Bree Runway – ‘Apeshit’
Nines – ‘Clout’
NSG – ‘Lupita’
Jorja Smith – ‘By Any Means’
Knucks – ‘Home’
Kojey Radical – ‘20/20’

Best R&B/Soul Act

Tiana Major9
Michael Kiwanuka
Lianne La Havas

Best Hip Hop Act

J Hus
Ms Banks
D-Block Europe
Krept & Konan
Potter Payper

Best Grime Act

P Money
Manga Saingt Hilare
Capo Lee

Best International Act

Burna Boy
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch
Summer Walker
Lil Baby

Best Performance In A TV Show/Flm

Kane Robinson as Scully – Top Boy
Michaela Coel as Arabella – I May Destroy You
Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong – Sex Education
Jessica Plummer as Chantelle – EastEnders
Micheal Ward as Marco – Blue Story
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint – Snowfall

Best Album (2017-2019)

Dave – ‘Psychodrama’
Kano – ‘Hoodies All Summer’
Ella Mai – ‘Ella Mai’
Skepta – ‘Ignorance is Bliss’
Nines – ‘Crop Circle’
Little Simz – ‘Grey Area’

Best African Act (In Association With Afrozons)

Burna Boy
Tiwa Savage
Fireboy DML
Master KG
Adekunle Gold
Afro B
Shatta Wale

Best Reggae Act

Lila Ike
Buju Banton

Best Producer

808 Melo
Sir Spyro
Steel Banglez

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