Tiwa Savage, Rema, Burna Boy, Nominated for the 2020 MOBO Awards
The 2020 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards event will be held online on Wednesday, December 9, via YouTube from 7 PM GMT, while the main broadcast will go out on BBC One at 10.45 PM GMT.
The nominee list is in and repping Nigerian is Burna Boy and Rema who were nominated in the Best International Act category amongst an array of very talented acts. Burna Boy, Rema, Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy DML, Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage got nominated in the Best African Act Category.
For the Best Male Act Category, Stormzy and Nines go up against J Hus, Headie One, AJ Tracey and Young T & Bugsey. Ms Banks, Darkoo got nominated in the Best Female Category.
The Album of the Year Category features Stormzy’s “Heavy Is The Head” amongst an array of critically acclaimed albums.
Outside music, Ghanian-British actress, Michaela Coel’s performance as Arabella in the critically acclaimed BBC One series “I May Destroy You” and Scottish-Rwandan actor, Ncuti Gatwa’s role as Eric Effiong in “Sex Education” are also recognised.
Tiwa Savage, Ms Banks and other acts will be performing at the 90-minute online ceremony.
The full list of nominations is as follows:
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
Young T & Bugsey featuring Headie One – ‘Don’t Rush’ Digga D – ‘Woi’ Darkoo featuring Once Acen – ‘Gangsta’ Tion Wayne featuring Stormzy and Dutchavelli – ‘I Dunno’ Abra Cadabra – ‘On Deck’
Best Newcomer (In Association With Arts Council England)
Aitch Alicai Harley Darkoo Dutchavelli Ivorian Doll M1llionz Miraa May Pa Salieu Shaybo Tiana Major9 M Huncho Loski
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/Flm
Kane Robinson as Scully – 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 Album (2017-2019)
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)
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 Ike Buju Banton Protoje
Jae5 808 Melo Sir Spyro TSB Steel Banglez M1onthebeat