Music Of Black Origins Awards 2017: here is the final nominations list

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For more than 20 years the MOBO Awards (Music Of Black Origin)  have been rewarding the ‘crème de la crème’ of the Afro-British urban scene. This year the ceremony will be held in Leeds on the 29th of November. The grime artist Stormzy is one to look out for with no less than 5 nominations including Best male artist and Best album. J Hus who has also been represented in these categories has 4 nominations.

The  winner of the Mercury Prize 2017, Sampha has been nominated in the Best Male Artist and Best Album categories, while a real dream team jostles in the category Best Female Artist with Jorja Smith, Stefflon Don, Little Simz, Jessie Ware, Ray Black ..

There is a very strong presence of Nigerian artists in that they are nominated in almost every category. Wizkid is featured in Best International Artist and Best African Artist, Maleek Berry in Best Male Artist and Best African Artist. You will also find Tiwa Savage, Skepta, Davido, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Wande Coal, Ray Black, Little Simz

Below is a complete list of those nominated in the MOBO Awards 2017 :

Best Male Artist

Bugzy Malone
Chip
Dave
Giggs
J Hus
Maleek Berry
Mostack
Sampha
Skepta
Stormzy

Best Female Artist

Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Jorja Smith
Lady Leshurr
Little Simz
Mabel
Nadia Rose
NAO
Ray BLK
Stefflon Don

Best Album

J Hus, Common Sense
Nines, One Foot Out
Sampha, Process
Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
Wretch 32, Growing Over Life

Best New Talent

Dave
Jorja Smith
Kojo Funds
Lotto Boyzz
Loyle Carner
Mabel
Mist
Not3s
Stefflon Don
Yxng Bane

Best Song

J Hus, “Did You See”
Kojo Funds f. Abra Cadabra, “Dun Talkin’”
Not3s, “Addison Lee”
Stormzy, “Big For Your Boots”
Yungen f. Yxng Bane, “Bestie”

Best Video

Bossman Birdie, “Walk The Walk”
J Hus, “Spirit”
Loyle Carner, “The Isle Of Arran”
Mist “Hot Property”
Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

Best Hip Hop Artist

Giggs
Little Simz
Loyle Carner
Nines
Stefflon Don
Wretch 32

Best Grime Artist

AJ Tracey
Chip
P Money
Skepta
Stormzy
Wiley

Best RnB/Soul Artist

Craig David
Jorja Smith
NAO
Ray BLK
Sampha

Best International Artist

Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Migos
Solange Knowles
SZA
Travis Scott
Wizkid

Best African Artist

Davido
Eugy
Juls
Maleek Berry
Mr Eazi
Sarkodie
Tekno
Tiwa Savage
Wande Coal
Wizkid

Best Gospel Artist

Lurine Cato
Mali Music
S.O
Triple O
Volney Morgan & New-Ye


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