Wizkid, D'banj and Seun Kuti nominated for the 2011 MOBO Awards

The MOBO Awards happens only once a year, so of course announcing this year’s nominees had to be done in style. The beautiful St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London housed this year’s nominations press launch for the 16th annual MOBO Awards in association with Lebara Mobile. The event played

host to an array of familiar faces from acts such as Wretch 32, Tinchy Stryder, Omar, Dappy and Fazer to models such as Jourdan Dunn and TV stars such as the TOWIE girls and Eastenders’ Wunmi Liadi and Preeya Kaladis, who is set to release her new single next month. Guests were treated to Cotton’s Caribbean Canap├ęs, Champagne upon arrival and Dannoff Vodka cocktails.


DJ Swerve warmed up the party vibes with a lively set. Swerve currently plays the best in R&B, Hip Hop and club tracks on Kiss FM’s flagship show which runs Monday to Thursday from 10pm to midnight. Also a producer, he has previously produced for D Double E, P Money and ad campaigns for Blackberry and Bajan newcomers Cover Drive who were also present at the nominations launch.


So the nominations are announced and the MOBO Awards is one month away. For a full list of nominees check out the video below and for information on how to get voting Click here!

And the nominees are.....


BEST AFRICAN ACT

CHEIKH LO
D’BANJ
FATOUMATA DIAWARA
LIQUIDEEP
OWINY SIGOMA BAND
SEUN KUTI
SMOD
SPOEK MATHAMBO
VIEUX FARKA TOURE
WIZKID


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BEST NEWCOMER in association with Lebara Mobile

ED SHEERAN
WRETCH 32
JESSIE J
RIZZLE KICKS
EMELI SANDE
JAMIE WOON
YASMIN
ALEX CLARE
LOICK ESSIEN
MAVERICK SABRE


BEST UK ACT in association with Capital FM

ADELE
CHASE & STATUS
CHIPMUNK
EXAMPLE
JESSIE J
KATY B
N - DUBZ
WRETCH 32
THE STREETS
TINIE TEMPAH

BEST UK HIP HOP / GRIME ACT

GIGGS
RIZZLE KICKS
TINIE TEMPAH
WILEY
WRETCH 32

BEST VIDEO

CHIPMUNK ft. CHRIS BROWN – CHAMPION
JESSIE J – DO IT LIKE A DUDE
RIZZLE KICKS – DOWN WITH THE TRUMPETS
TINCHY STRYDER & DAPPY – SPACESHIP
WILEY – NUMBERS IN ACTION

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

ALEXIS JORDAN
ALOE BLACC
BEYONCE
BRUNO MARS
CEE LO GREEN
JASON DERULO
NICKI MINAJ
RIHANNA
SNOOP DOGG
WIZ KHALIFA

BEST SONG

ADELE – SOMEONE LIKE YOU
CHASE & STATUS ft. 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 REGGAE

ALBOROSIE
DAMIAN MARLEY & NAS
KHAGO
MAVADO

BEST JAZZ ACT

DENYS BAPTISTE
GWILYM SIMCOCK
KAIROS 4TET
MATTHEW HALSALL
USONIC

BEST GOSPEL ACT

BOBBY BOVELL
FOUR KORNERZ
JAYESS
JUNIOR GARR
TRIPLE O

BEST R&B / SOUL ACT

ADELE
DIONNE BROMFIELD
MARSHA AMBROSIOUS
MIKE HOUGH
OMAR

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