The 2020 MOBO Awards nominations which is aimed at celebrating black excellence and culture are here once again. Nigeria’s acts, Burna Boy and Rema bagged 2 nominations each making them the 2 Africans with the highest nominations. The 2 music heavyweights were nominated in both the “Best African Act” and “Best International Act” categories.


Other African stars who bagged nominations in the “Best African Act” category include; Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy, Master KG, Tiwa Savage, NSG, Afro B, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and Adekunle Gold

The list for the show, going down Wednesday, December 9 at 7PM on YouTube, is led by Rap titan Nines, who picked up a whopping five nominations for “Best Male Act”, “Album of The Year”, “Video of The Year”, “Best Hip Hop Act” and “Best Album (2017 – 2019)”.

Following Nines, Lianne La Havas, Mahalia and Tiana Major9 pick up 3 nominations each, including Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act.

Skepta, Jorja Smith, Stormzy, Dutchavelli, Ivorian Doll, Headie One, J Hus, FKA twigs, AJ Tracey and more also earned nominations.

This year’s categories have also expanded beyond music… with the introduction of two new categories: Best Media Personality and Best Performance In A TV Show/ Film.

Check out the complete list below:

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 [PUBLIC VOTED]

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FEAT. HEADIE ONE – ‘DON’T RUSH’

DIGGA D – ‘WOI’

DARKOO FEAT. ONE ACEN – ‘GANGSTA’

TION WAYNE FEAT. STORMZY & DUTCHAVELLI – ‘I DUNNO’

ABRA CADABRA – ‘ON DECK’

BEST NEWCOMER (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND)
[PUBLIC VOTED]

AITCH

ALICAÌ HARLEY

DARKOO

DUTCHAVELLI

IVORIAN DOLL

M1LLIONZ

MIRAA MAY

PA SALIEU

SHAYBO

TIANA MAJOR9

M HUNCHO

LOSKI

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BREE RUNWAY – ‘APESHIT’ (DIRECTED BY WILL HOOPER)

NINES – ‘CLOUT’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE DI PLACIDO)

NSG – ‘LUPITA’ (DIRECTED BY KEVIN HUDSON)

JORJA SMITH – ‘BY ANY MEANS’ (DIRECTED BY OTIS DOMINIQUE)

KNUCKS – ‘HOME’ (DIRECTED BY RAY FIASCO)

KOJEY RADICAL – ‘20/20’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE DI PLACIDO)

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 [PUBLIC VOTED]

GHETTS

P MONEY

MANGA SAINT HILARE

CAPO LEE

JME

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]

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/FILM [PUBLIC VOTED]

KANE ROBINSON AS SULLY – ‘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 MEDIA PERSONALITY [PUBLIC VOTED]

MUNYA CHAWAWA

CHUNKZ

YUNG FILLY

MO GILLIGAN

CLARA AMFO

MAYA JAMA

HENRIE KWUSHUE

KSI

HARRY PINERO

ZEZE MILLZ

BEST ALBUM (2017 – 2019)
This is a one-off additional category just for this year’s MOBO Awards to highlight the best albums released from 1st September 2017 – 31st August 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)
[PUBLIC VOTED]

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 IKÉ

BUJU BANTON

PROTOJE

BEST GOSPEL ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL)

CALLEDOUT MUSIC

NOEL ROBINSON

GUVNA B

THE KINGDOM CHOIR

SHEKINAH

BEST JAZZ ACT

MOSES BOYD

JOE ARMON-JONES

TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES

YAZMIN LACEY

EGO ELLA MAY

BEST PRODUCER

JAE 5

808 MELO

SIR SPYRO

TSB

STEEL BANGLEZ

M1ONTHEBEAT


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