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MOBO nominates D’Banj Seun Kuti

Barely two months after Nigerian superstars Dbanj and 2Face made Nigeria proud by winning the Best African Act at the 2011 Black Entertainment Awards in Los Angeles, United States, another opportunity has availed itself for the country to shine again musically.

Music Of Black Origin MOBO Awards 2011 has nominated the trio of Dbanj, WizKid and Seun Kuti to compete along side seven others in the Best African act category of the awards.

Fatouma Diawara, Liquideep, Owiny Sigoma Band are some of the other big Africa artistes nominated in the same category. .


Interestingly, Cabo Snoop of the Windeck fame was not able to make the highly coveted list. Also nominated in this years MOBO awards are Adele, Beyonce, Brumo Mars, Nikki Minaj, Rihanna, Jessie J, and Ceelo Green amongst others.

This year’s edition will also feature a special performance from legendary group, Boyz II Men, to celebrate 20 years of music.

The MOBO Awards (Music Of Black Origin) has been going strong for the past 16 years.

MOBO 2011

All the Nominees

Best U.K. Act

AdeleChase & StatusChipmunkExampleJessie JKaty BN-DubzWretch 32The StreetsTinie Tempah

Best Newcomer

Alex ClareEd SheeranEmeli SandeJamie WoonJessie JLoick EssienMaverick SabreRizzle KicksYasminWretch 32

Seun Kuti

Best U.K. Hip-Hop/Grime Act

GiggsRizzle KicksTinie TempahWileyWretch 32

Best Video

Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown – “Champion”Jessie J – “Do It Like a Dude”Rizzle Kicks – “Down With The Trumpets”Tinchy Stryder feat. Dappy – “Spaceship”Wiley – “Numbers In Action”

Best International Act

Alexis JordanAloe BlaccBeyonce KnowlesBruno MarsCee-Lo GreenJason DeruloNicki MinajRihannaSnoop DoggWiz Khalifa

Best Song

Adele – “Someone Like You”Chase & Status feat. Tinie Tempah – “Hitz”Jessie J – “Do It Like a Dude”Tinie Tempah – “Wonderman”Wretch 32 – “Traktor”Best Album

Adele – “21 “Chase & Status – “No More Idols”Jessie J – “Who You Are”Katy B – “On a Mission”Tinie Tempah – “Disc-Overy”

Best U.K. R&B/Soul Act

AdeleDionne BromfieldMarsha AmbrosiousMike HoughOmar

Best Reggae

AlborosieDamian Marley & NasJah CureKhagoMavado

Best Jazz Act

Denys BaptisteGwilym SimcockKairos 4tetMatthew HalsallUsonic

Best African Act

Cheikh LoD’BanjFatouma DiawaraLiquideepOwiny Sigoma BandSeun KutiSMODSpoek MathamboVieux Farka TouraWizkid

Best Gospel Act

Bobby BovellFour KornerzJayessJunor GarrTriple O

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