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MOBO Awards 2016 : Laura Mvula, Skepta, Kano & Craig David nominated

Nominations for the MOBO Awards have just been revealed. This year, the ceremony will take place on November 4.

On Wednesday, Sept 21, the announcement was made for the successful candidates for the 2016 MOBO Awards. Grime, hip hop, gospel, jazz, reggae, R&B and soul, all the genres of black music composed by British artists are celebrated each year since 1996.

The musicians who made the list this year are singer Laura Mvula and rapper Kano who were both nominated for four prizes. Skepta, the big winner of the Mercury Prize and this year grime sensation, will compete against Craig Davis, Tinie Tempah and Stormy for Best Male Act. Whereas on the ladies side, Lady Leshurr, Katy B, Little Simz and Nao face each other for the award of the Best Female Act.

The Music Of Black Origin Awards also reward international artists. This year, new comers Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak will rub shoulder with big acts such as Drake, Beyoncé and Kanye West .

Internet users are invited to vote for their favorite artiste on the award ceremony website, here.

BEST MALE ACT
Craig David
Kano
Skepta
Tinie Tempah
Stormzy

BEST FEMALE ACT
Lady Leshurr
Katy B
Laura Mvula
Little Simz
Nao

BEST NEWCOMER
67
AJ Tracey
Avelino
Izzy Bizu
Mostack
Kojey Radical
Nadia Rose
Ray Blk
Anne-Marie
WSTRN

BEST ALBUM
Laura Mvula, The Dreaming Room
Giggs, Landlord
Kano, Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka, Love & Hate
Skepta, Konnichiwa

BEST HIP-HOP ACT
Giggs
Section Boyz
Little Simz
Fekky
Wretch 32

BEST SONG
Craig David Feat. Big Narstie, “When The Bassline Drops”
Kano Feat. Giggs & Wiley, “3 Wheel-Ups”
Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson, “Girls Like”
WSTRN, “In2”
Jorja Smith, “Blue Lights”
Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin, “Runnin'”
Abra Cadabra Feat. Krept & Konan, “Robbery (Remix)”
Chase & Status Feat. Frisco, “Funny”
Ghetts, “You Dun Know Already”
M.O, “Who Do You Think Of”
J.Hus, “Friendly”
Lethal Bizzle, “Wobble”

BEST VIDEO
Laura Mvula, “Phenomenal Woman”
Kojey Radical, “Footsteps”
M.I.A., “Borders”
Nadia Rose, “Skwod”
Bugzy Malone, “Moving”

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
Nao
James Blake
Michael Kiwanuka
Laura Mvula
Shakka

BEST GRIME ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC RADIO 1XTRA)
AJ Tracey
Kano
Chip
Skepta
Stormzy

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Anderson. Paak
Beyoncé
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Frank Ocean
Kanye West
Kaytranada
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Rihanna
Justin Bieber
Tory Lanez
DJ Khaled
Major Lazer
Travis Scott

BEST JAZZ ACT
Esperanza Spalding
Bill Laurance
Michael Janisch
Jacob Collier
Cory Henry

BEST GOSPEL ACT
Guvna B
Volney Morgan & New-Ye
Sarah Teibo
S.O
Andrew Bello

BEST REGGAE ACT
Popcaan
Alkaline
Spice
Protoje
Kranium

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Mr Eazi
WizKid
Moelogo
Tekno Miles
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Olamide
Mista Silva
Eugy
Kwamz & Flava


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