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2011 MOBO Awards nominees: Dbanj and others in, Ghana misses out!

The nominees for the 2011 MOBO Awards have been announced at a launch ceremony at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London with runaway British sensation, Jessie J topping the list with 5 nominations.   The 23-year-old singer is up for Best Album, Best Newcomer, Best UK Act, Best Video and Best Song. The ‘Price […]

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article 2032408 0DA7577000000578 552 306x435The nominees for the 2011 MOBO Awards have been announced at a launch ceremony at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London with runaway British sensation, Jessie J topping the list with 5 nominations.  

The 23-year-old singer is up for Best Album, Best Newcomer, Best UK Act, Best Video and Best Song. The ‘Price Tag’ swinger, who only arrived back in the U.K after her impressive performances at the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday, “What amazing news to come home to!! 😀 wooo hooo!”

Jessie, who is set to perform at the awards ceremony in October, will be up against Adele, who has four nominations, in the Best UK Act, Best Album and Best Song categories. Speaking about her five nominations she said: “I am so honoured to be nominated. I have watched so many of the artists I look up to being nominated, winning awards and performing.”

Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah also join Adele with four nominations each. Meanwhile Ghana missed out on the ‘ Best African Act’ category this year which saw nominations from the likes of Cheikh Lo, D’banj, Fatoumata Diawara, Liquideep, Owiny Sigoma Band, Seun Kuti, Smod, Spoek Mathambo and Vieux Farka Toure.  Beyonce Knowles, Rihanna, Snoop Dog and Bruno Mars are up for the Best International accolade.

The launch on Wednesday evening wasn’t only attended by the nominated bands but also a whole host of familiar faces from the music industry. Lauren Goodger and Lauren Pope of TOWIE were also at the launch along with Frederik Ferrier from Made In Chelsea and Jessie B from E4’s Dirty Sexy Things.

The MOBO Awards, which recognises music of black origin in the UK, will be hosted by Jason Derulo on October 5 in Glasgow.

Best UK Act

Adele
Chase & Status
Chipmunk
Example
Jessie J
Katy B
N – Dubz
Wretch 32
The Streets
Tinie Tempah
Best Newcomer

Alex Clare
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sande
Jamie Woon
Jessie J
Loick Essien
Maverick Sabre
Rizzle Kicks
Yasmin
Wretch 32
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

Best Gospel Act:

Bobby Bovell
Four Kornerz
Jayess
Junior Garr
Triple O
Best UK R&B / Soul Act:
Adele
Dionne Bromfield
Marsha Ambrosious
Mike Hough
Omar

Tinie Tempah

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Obrafour gives Kweku Flick his flowers; says he’s been admiring him from a distance

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Shatta Wale goes on his knees to apologise for his absence at Hogbetsotso festival

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Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana breaks silence after being dropped from world cup team

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Cameroon goalkeeper, Andre Onana, has finally broken his silence after being kicked out from his side’s World Cup squad. (more…)

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I did not say the car was mine- Fella Makafui clears the air on recent Chevrolet flaunt

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Sarkodie performs with a live orchestra on BBC radio 1Xtra’s “Afrobeat Concerto

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MTN Ghana And Boomplay Partner To Offer Special Data Bundles And Subscription For Music Streaming

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MTN, Ghana’s number 1 telecommunication company in partnership with Boomplay, Africa’s largest music streaming and download platform, is making music streaming and download more accessible and affordable to its users and cherished customers.

 

The partnership outdoors special data bundles and subscription plans that will give MTN users access to Boomplay’s over 90 million songs and unlimited offline playback of downloaded songs. Subscribers will also enjoy an ad-free listening experience while saving money when they opt for the daily, weekly or monthly subscription along with its corresponding data bundles.

 

The plans on offer are:

 

Boomplay x MTN Data Bundle Plan:

AmountPackage
GHS 4.5Boomplay Daily Subscription + 500MB data bundle
GHS 13.5Boomplay Weekly Subscription + 1GB data bundle
GHS 30Boomplay Monthly Subscription + 3GB data bundle

 

Boomplay x MTN Subscription Plan:

AmountPackage
GHS 2Boomplay Daily Subscription
GHS 9Boomplay Weekly Subscription
GHS 17Boomplay Monthly Subscription
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Speaking about the partnership, Boomplay Ghana’s General Manager, Elizabeth Ntiamoah-Quarshie said, “Having MTN as a key partner in our strides to make music streaming and download more affordable offers an exciting prospect for the future of our music industry and streaming culture. With this partnership, we are making our catalogue of over 90 million songs available to MTN subscribers at a cost lower than users on regular data plans. Users also have daily, weekly and monthly subscription options to choose from. Ultimately, this means more music to discover, stream and download on Boomplay. At the same time, artists and content providers can earn more streaming royalties and reach a wider audience.”

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Commenting on the partnership, Chief Commercial Officer of MTN, Mr. Noel Kojo-Ganson said, “This partnership is great news for all our customers. Due to the diversity and multiplicity of Boomplay’s music collection, our customers will have more choices, more value and better control over what they can listen to. This partnership will make music more affordable and accessible to our cherished subscribers, many of whom are music lovers.”

 

With high internet costs limiting the potential of the digital music economy in Africa, Boomplay views telecommunication partnerships as essential to its advancement strategy and the progress of Africa’s music streaming culture. This partnership with MTN Ghana reaffirms the streamer’s commitment to empowering the African music ecosystem to unlock its potential.

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