MOBO 2011 Awards: And The Nominees Are… D’Banj, Seun Kuti and Wizkid!!!

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The 16th annual MOBO (Music of Black Origin ) Awards takes place in Glasgow, Scotland October 5, 2011 and will be co-hosted by Jason Derulo and a yet unannounced glamorous female star.

There is a stellar line-up of performances from the likes of soul sensation Jessie J, UK Dubstep star Katy B and American R’n’B princess Alexis Jordan Jason Derulo as well. Many more live performances will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

There will be a special performance from Boyz II Men to celebrate 20years of dishing out good music. (Gosh definitely bumping ma CooleyHighHarmony later on today.)

The nominations have been announced and D’Banj, Seun Kuti Wizkid  all got nominations in the Best African Act category. Nigerian music is definitely on the map!!!

See the full list below:

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 Ft. 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
JAH CURE
KHAGO
MAVADO

BEST JAZZ ACT

DENYS BAPTISTE
GWILYM SIMCOCK
KAIROS 4TET
MATTHEW HALSALL
USONIC

BEST AFRICAN ACT

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

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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