The 2012 MOBO Awards nominations have been released and you’ll be proud to know that once again Nigerian acts have made the prestigious list.
Psquare and D’banj are up for the ‘Best African Act‘ category. They’ll battle for the prize alongside eight other African music stars .
The other acts include Fatoumata Diawara, The Very Best, Spoek Mathambo, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Cabo Snoop, Camp Mulla and Amadou and Mariam.
Last year, D”banj, Afro beat Singer seun kuti and pop sensation Wizkid were nominated in the same category with Wizzy clinching the title.
In 2007, Idibia clinched the award followed by 9ice in 2008 and Nneka in 2009.
Nigerian-born act, Femi Temowo has also been nominated for ‘Best Jazz Act‘.
The awards show will hold on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
Best UK Female Emeli Sandé Rita Ora Jessie J Jessie Ware Rebecca Ferguson Tulisa
Best Newcomer Delilah Stooshe Angel Rudimental Lianne La Havas AlunaGeorge Conor Maynard Jessie Ware Misha B Rita Ora
Best UK Male Labrinth Ed Sheeran Plan B Professor Green Wiley Rizzle Kicks
Best Video Emeli Sandé – ‘My Kind Of Love’ JLS – ‘Do You Feel What I Feel’ Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’ Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’ Rita Ora Feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P.’
Best Hip-Hop/Grime Devlin Plan B Professor Green Wiley Wretch 32
Best Album Ed Sheeran – + Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events Labrinth – Electronic Earth Plan B – Ill Manors Rita Ora – Ora
Best R&B/Soul Act Angel Emeli Sandé Labrinth Maverick Sabre Rebecca Ferguson
Best International Act Azealia Banks Beyoncé Drake Jay-Z and Kanye West Frank Ocean Nas Nicki Minaj Ne-Yo Rick Ross Rihanna
Best Song Ed Sheeran – ‘Lego House’ Emeli Sandé – ‘Next To Me’ Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’ Labrinth Feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘Earthquake’ Michael Kiwanuka – ‘I’ll Get Along’
Best African Act Fatoumata Diawara P-Square The Very Best Spoek Mathambo D’Banj Fally Ipupa Sarkodie Cabo Snoop Camp Mulla Amadou and Mariam
Best Reggae Act Popcaan Sean Paul Konshens Damian Marley Mr. Vegas
Best Jazz Act Ayanna Witter-Johnson Femi Temowo Zara Mcfarlane Roller Trio Zoe Rahman
Best Gospel Act V9 Collective Rachel Kerr Ni-Cola Ram1 El Mafrex