Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage & More Land 2020 MOBO Awards Nominations

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The nominations for the 2020 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards are finally here!

Landing in notable categories are many Nigerian and African stars including Burna Boy and Rema who are both nominated in the Best International Act category amongst an array of very talented acts.

They also join Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy DML, Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage who bagged nominations in the Best African Act Category. Ghana’s Stormzy landed two nods with Best Male Act Category and Album of the Year Category, while Nigeria’s Ms Banks and Darkoo got nominated in the Best Female Category.

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.

 

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

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Best Male Act

Headie One
J Hus
Stormzy
Nines
AJ Tracey
Young T & Bugsey

Best Female Act (In Association With ISAWITFIRST)

Lianne La Havas
Ms Banks
Tiana Major9
Mahalia
Darkoo
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)

Aitch
Alicai Harley
Darkoo
Dutchavelli
Ivorian Doll
M1llionz
Miraa May
Pa Salieu
Shaybo
Tiana Major9
M Huncho
Loski

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

WSTRN
Tiana Major9
Michael Kiwanuka
Mahalia
Lianne La Havas

Best Hip Hop Act

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

Best Grime Act

Ghetts
P Money
Manga Saingt Hilare
Capo Lee
JME

Best International Act

Burna Boy
Drake
Koffee
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
Popcaan
Roddy Ricch
Rema
Shenseea
Summer Walker
H.E.R
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
Davido
Fireboy DML
Rema
Master KG
Adekunle Gold
NSG
Afro B
Wizkid
Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale

Best Reggae Act

Popcaan
Koffee
Lila Ike
Buju Banton
Protoje

Best Producer

Jae5
808 Melo
Sir Spyro
TSB
Steel Banglez
M1onthebeat

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