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Wizkid, Maleek Berry, Tiwa Savage & Stormzy among 2017 MOBO Awards Nominees

On Tuesday Morning, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan took to twitter to announce The “Best Male Act” for the 22nd annual MOBO Awards. MOBO, an acronym for Music Of Black Origin, was created to recognize and honor musical artists that create black or urban sounds and they will be doing just that in Leeds on the 29th of November.

Leading with 5 nominations ranging from Best Male Act to Best Album is Stormzy, the British born Ghanaian is no stranger to topping UK charts, and the radio hot track “Big For Your Boots” from his 2017 “Gang Signs and Prayers” album which was nominated for Best Song is proof that he’s in a league of his own.
Interestingly, two Nigerian artists have been nominated this year in two other categories, aside “Best African Act” which is a step up, if we’re to consider the award’s history. nominated alongside Bugzy Malone, Stormzy, Skepta for “Best Male Act” is Maleek Berry

From his induction into the Nigerian music industry in 2012 working as a producer under Wizkid’s Star Boy Entertainment, to working with other artists like Wande Coal, Fuse ODG, Davido and finally releasing his debut EP “Last Daze Of Summer” in 2016, through his Berry’s Room music label, it’s obvious that the british born Nigerian producer and artist, Maleek Shoyebi, has been working tirelessly to be celebrated for his contribution to art through sounds and we’re rooting for him and for Wizkid, nominated alongside Drake, Solange, Jay Z for Best International Act, Wizkid appears to be the only African and first Nigerian artist to be considered for this category which says enough for his discography.  if you’re rooting for them too, then you should definitely vote here

Here’s to hoping they bring home the awards.

Check out the full nomination below

BEST NEWCOMER
Dave
Jorga Smith
Kojo Funds
Lotto Boyz
Loyle Carner
Mabel
Mist
Not3s
Stefflon Don
Yxng Bane

BEST HIPHOP ACT
Giggs
Little Simz
Loyle Carner
Nines
Stefflon Don
Wretch 32

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
Craig David
Jorga Smith
Nao
Ray Blk
Sampha

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Davido
Eugy
Julz
Maleek Berry
Mr Eazi
Sarkodie
Tekno
Tiwa Savage
Wande Coal
Wizkid

BEST JAZZ ACT
Cleveland Watkis
Dayme Arocena
Moses Boyd
Mr Jukes
Terrace Martin

BEST SONG
Did You See – J Hus (produced by Jae5)
Dun Talkin – Kojo Funds (produced by Ga)
Aladdin – Not3s (produced by Malv on the track)
Big For Your Boot – Stormzy (produced by Fraser T Smith and Sir Spyro
Bestie – Yxng Bane (produced by Adp)

BEST FEMALE ACT
Emeli Sande
Jorja Smith
Jessica Ware
Lady Leshurr
Little Sims
Mabel
Nadia Rose
Nao
Ray Blk
Stefflon Don

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Migos
Solange
Sza
Travis Scott
Wizkid

BEST REGGAE ACT
Aldonia
Alkaline
Chronixx
Damian Marley
Popcaan

BEST GOSPEL ACT
Lurine Cato
Mali Music
S.O.
Triple O
Volney Morgan and New-ye

BEST VIDEO
Walk The Walk – Bossman birdie (directed by Luke Davies)
Spirit – J hus (directed by Hugo Jenkins
The Isle of Arran – Loyle Carner (directed by Hudson Georgia)
Hot Property – Mist (directed by Jennings Oliver)
Big For Your Boots – Stormzy (directed by Daps)

BEST ALBUM
Common Sense – J Hus
One Foot Out – Nines
Process – Sampha
Gang Signs And Prayer – Stormzy
Growing Over Life – Wretch 32

BEST MALE ACT
Bugzy Malone
Chip
Dave
Giggs
J Hus
Maleek Berry
Mostack
Sampha
Skepta
Stormzy

BEST GRIME ACT
AJ Tracey
Chip
P Money
Skepta
Stormzy
Wiley


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