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Stonebwoy, Burna Boy, Wizkid and others nominated for 2020 MOBO Awards, full list of nominees

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The Nominees for the 2020 MOBO Awards have officially been announced.

Ghanaian Dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale both received nominations in the Best African Act category. they come against stiff competition from 9 other African artists including Tiwa Savage, Master KG (South Africa), Wizkid, Davido, and UK-based Ivorian artiste Afro B.

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy and Rema also got nominated in the Best International Act category alongside Stormzy, Drake, Pop Smoke, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, and others.

See full list of nominees.

BEST MALE ACT

HEADIE ONE

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J HUS

STORMZY

NINES

AJ TRACEY

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

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BEST FEMALE ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISAWITFIRST)

LIANNE LA HAVAS

MS BANKS

TIANA MAJOR9

MAHALIA

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DARKOO

FKA TWIGS

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

J HUS – ‘BIG CONSPIRACY’

STORMZY – ‘HEAVY IS THE HEAD’

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MAHALIA – ‘LOVE AND COMPROMISE’

NINES – ‘CRABS IN A BUCKET’

LIANNE LA HAVAS – ‘LIANNE LA HAVAS’

SONG OF THE YEAR [PUBLIC VOTED]

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FEAT. HEADIE ONE – ‘DON’T RUSH’

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DIGGA D – ‘WOI’

DARKOO FEAT. ONE ACEN – ‘GANGSTA’

TION WAYNE FEAT. STORMZY & DUTCHAVELLI – ‘I DUNNO’

ABRA CADABRA – ‘ON DECK’

BEST NEWCOMER (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND)
[PUBLIC VOTED]

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AITCH

ALICAÌ HARLEY

DARKOO

DUTCHAVELLI

IVORIAN DOLL

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M1LLIONZ

MIRAA MAY

PA SALIEU

SHAYBO

TIANA MAJOR9

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M HUNCHO

LOSKI

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BREE RUNWAY – ‘APESHIT’ (DIRECTED BY WILL HOOPER)

NINES – ‘CLOUT’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE DI PLACIDO)

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NSG – ‘LUPITA’ (DIRECTED BY KEVIN HUDSON)

JORJA SMITH – ‘BY ANY MEANS’ (DIRECTED BY OTIS DOMINIQUE)

KNUCKS – ‘HOME’ (DIRECTED BY RAY FIASCO)

KOJEY RADICAL – ‘20/20’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE DI PLACIDO)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

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WSTRN

TIANA MAJOR9

MICHAEL KIWANUKA

MAHALIA

LIANNE LA HAVAS

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BEST HIP HOP ACT

J HUS

NINES

MS BANKS

D-BLOCK EUROPE

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KREPT & KONAN

POTTER PAYPER

BEST GRIME ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]

GHETTS

P MONEY

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MANGA SAINT HILARE

CAPO LEE

JME

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]

BURNA BOY

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DRAKE

KOFFEE

MEGAN THEE STALLION

POP SMOKE

POPCAAN

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RODDY RICCH

REMA

SHENSEEA

SUMMER WALKER

H.E.R

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LIL BABY

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM [PUBLIC VOTED]

KANE ROBINSON AS SULLY – ‘TOP BOY’

MICHAELA COEL AS ARABELLA – ‘I MAY DESTROY YOU’

NCUTI GATWA AS ERIC EFFIONG – ‘SEX EDUCATION’

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JESSICA PLUMMER AS CHANTELLE – ‘EASTENDERS’

MICHEAL WARD AS MARCO – ‘BLUE STORY’

DAMSON IDRIS AS FRANKLIN SAINT – ‘SNOWFALL’

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY [PUBLIC VOTED]

MUNYA CHAWAWA

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CHUNKZ

YUNG FILLY

MO GILLIGAN

CLARA AMFO

MAYA JAMA

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HENRIE KWUSHUE

KSI

HARRY PINERO

ZEZE MILLZ

BEST ALBUM (2017 – 2019)
This is a one-off additional category just for this year’s MOBO Awards to highlight the best albums released from 1st September 2017 – 31st August 2019.

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DAVE – ‘PSYCHODRAMA’

KANO – ‘HOODIES ALL SUMMER’

ELLA MAI – ‘ELLA MAI’

SKEPTA – ‘IGNORANCE IS BLISS’

NINES – ‘CROP CIRCLE’

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LITTLE SIMZ – ‘GREY AREA’

BEST AFRICAN ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFROZONS)
[PUBLIC VOTED]

BURNA BOY

TIWA SAVAGE

DAVIDO

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FIREBOY DML

REMA

MASTER KG

ADEKUNLE GOLD

NSG

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AFRO B

WIZKID

STONEBWOY

SHATTA WALE

BEST REGGAE ACT

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POPCAAN

KOFFEE

LILA IKÉ

BUJU BANTON

PROTOJE

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BEST GOSPEL ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL)

CALLEDOUT MUSIC

NOEL ROBINSON

GUVNA B

THE KINGDOM CHOIR

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SHEKINAH

BEST JAZZ ACT

MOSES BOYD

JOE ARMON-JONES

TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES

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YAZMIN LACEY

EGO ELLA MAY

BEST PRODUCER

JAE 5

808 MELO

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SIR SPYRO

TSB

STEEL BANGLEZ

M1ONTHEBEAT

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