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Sarkodie nominated for 2012 MOBO Awards Best African Act alongside Dbanj, P-Square and others

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Ghana’s award winning rapper, Sarkodie has been nominated for Best African Act in the 17th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards slated for Saturday, 3rd November at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.  He is nominated alongside some of Africa’s finest artistes such as Amadou & Mariam , Cabo Snoop ,Camp Mulla, D’Banj , Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, P-Square , Spoek Mathambo and The Very Best. The nominees for the awards were announced on Monday with Plan B and Emeli Sande leading the pack with five nods each. MOBO founder Kanya King MBE, said of this year’s bash: “We are very excited about the nominations for the 17th MOBO Awards. “The talent this year has been truly exceptional and we are so proud to be flying the flag for urban music which has again been dominating the charts in the past MOBO Music year. Good luck to all those nominated! Here is the full list of nominees: 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 ft. 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 Sarkodi 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 Mafre

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