2016 Mobo Awards Eugy, Kwamz & Flava, Mr Eazi, Mista Silva, others nominated for "Best African Act"

They were nominated alongside Nigerian top stars; WizKid, Moelogo, Tekno Miles, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and Olamide.

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Mr Eazi was nominated for "Best African Act" at this year's MOBO Awards play

Mr Eazi was nominated for "Best African Act" at this year's MOBO Awards

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Ghanaian stars; Mr Eazi, Mista Silva, Eugy, Kwamz & Flava have been nominated for the 2016 edition of Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. They were nominated for the "Best African Act" category alongside Nigerian top stars; WizKid, Moelogo, Tekno Miles, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and Olamide.

British rapper Kano and singer Laura Mvula topped this year's nominations list with 4 each.

The nominations were revealed yesterday (September 21) at Ronnie Scotts in London. The main event will take place Friday, November 4.

Check out the complete list of nominees below.

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 x Big Narstie “When The Bassline Drops”

(Produced by White N3rd)

Kano Feat. Giggs & Wiley “3 Wheel-Ups”

(Produced by Swifta Beater)

Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson “Girls Like

(Produced by NANA ROGUES)

WSTRN “In2”

(Produced by PRGRSHN for PARALLEL)

Jorja Smith “Blue Lights” (Produced by Joice)

Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin “Runnin’”

(Produced by Naughty Boy)

Abra Cadabra Feat. Krept & Konan "Robbery (Remix)"

(Produced by Yamaica)

Chase & Status Feat. Frisco “Funny”

(Produced by Chase & Status)

Ghetts – “You Dun Know Already”

(Produced by Sir Spyro)

M.O “Who Do You Think Of”

(Produced by FRED)

J.Hus "Friendly" (Produced by J5)

Lethal Bizzle “Wobble” (Produced by Diztortion)

 

BEST VIDEO

 

Laura Mvula – Phenomenal Woman (Directed by Alex Southam)

Kojey Radical – Footsteps (Directed by The Rest)

M.I.A – Borders (Directed by M.I.A)

Nadia Rose – Skwod (Directed by Reece Proctol)

Bugzy Malone – Moving (Directed by Bugzy Malone)

 

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

(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)

 

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

(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)

 

Mr Eazi

WizKid

Moelogo

Tekno Miles

Tiwa Savage

Yemi Alade

Olamide

Mista Silva

Eugy

Kwamz & Flava

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