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.
All the Nominees
Best U.K. Act
AdeleChase & StatusChipmunkExampleJessie JKaty BN-DubzWretch 32The StreetsTinie Tempah
Alex ClareEd SheeranEmeli SandeJamie WoonJessie JLoick EssienMaverick SabreRizzle KicksYasminWretch 32
Best U.K. Hip-Hop/Grime Act
GiggsRizzle KicksTinie TempahWileyWretch 32
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
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
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