Nova Twins, Little Simz and FKA twigs are some of the nominees for this year’s MOBO Awards.
Celebrating black music, the annual ceremony will mark 25 years of the edition at London’s OVO Arena Wembley on Wednesday 30 November. Tickets are available here.
As announced this morning (November 11), the Nova Twins are up for the Best Alternative Act statue alongside Skunk Anansie, Big Joanie, Bob Vylan, Kid Bookie and Loathe.
This category is new for 2022, as is Best Electronic/Dance Act. This latest list includes offshoots FKA, Jax Jones, Nia Archives and more.
In a statement, Nova Twins wrote: “What a moment this is, this is a huge victory for the alt community. To think back to two years ago when we wrote our open letter, until now, to be here celebrating the category this new alongside everyone. the amazing artists who help push the genre forward, as well as Kanya [King, fundadora de MOBOs] and the MOBO team.”
The duo continued, “While working with Kanya, we were amazed at the ferocity with which she fought for what she believed in while keeping MOBOs thriving and developing. the musician they want to be, whether it’s hip hop, rock, pop, punk, r&b or anything in between, the choice is yours.”
Elsewhere on the nominees list, Little Simz is up to four awards in total: Best Female Performance, Album of the Year (‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’), Video of the Year (‘Point And Kill’), and The Best Hip. Interpretation. hop.
Central Cee has also received four nominations: Best Man, Song of the Year (‘Doja’), Video of the Year (‘Doja’) and Best Drilling Act. He shares the best male act category with Dave, D-Block Europe, Digga D, Knucks and Tion Wayne.
The rest of the Best Female Performance list consists of Mahalia, Miraa May, Ms. Banks, Pinkpantheress and Tiana Major9. Other MOBO 2022 nominees include Kojey Radical, Novelist, Ezra Collective and Sean Paul.
The full list of nominees for the 2022 MOBO Awards follows:
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Best female performance
Album of the year
Aitch – ‘close to home’
Hills – ‘Alpha Place’
Kojey Radical – ‘A reason to smile’
Little Simz – ‘Sometimes I Could Be In’
M Huncho – ‘Shazing Euphoria’
Miraa May – ‘Tales Of A Miracle’
Song of the Year in association with Lucozade – [categoría votada por el público]
Aitch Feat. Ashanti – ‘Baby’
Central Cee – ‘Doja’
Dave – ‘Starlight’
Digga D & Stillbrickin – ‘Pump 101’
Dreya Mac, Felixthe1st & Finch Fetti – ‘Own Brand (Baddie)’
Potter Piper Feat. Tiggs Da Udar – ‘Gangsteritus’
The best newbie in association with Asos – [categoría votada por el público]
Video of the Year in association with Mccrispy – [categoría votada por el público]
Central Cee – ‘Doja’ (directed by Cole Bennett)
Headie One, Abra Cadabra & Bandokay – ‘Can’t Be Us’ (Directed by Headie One & Don Prod) Can’t Be Us’ (Directed by Headie One & Don Prod)
Knucks – ‘Alpha House/hide & Seek’ (Directed by Emile Ebrahim Kelly)
Kojey Radical Feat. Knucks – ‘Payback’ (Directed by Charlie Sarsfield & Ejiro Dafé)
Little Simz Feat. Obongjayar – ‘Point And Kill’ (Directed by Ebeneza Blanche)
Mahalia – ‘Whatever Simon Says’ (Directed by Mahalia)
Best R&B/Soul Act
Best Grime Act – [categoría votada por el público]
D Double E
Manga Saint Hilare
The Best Hip Hop Act in collaboration with Mixtape Madness
Best Drilling Act to Support Trench – [categoría votada por el público]
Best International Act – [categoría votada por el público]
Best Performance in a TV Show/Movie – [categoría votada por el público]
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint – Snow
Daniel Kaluuya as Otis “Oj” Haywood Jr. – Nope
Jasmine Jobson as Jaq – Top Boy
Kane Robinson (Kano) as Sully – Top Boy
Lashana Lynch as Nomi – No Time To Die
Samuel Adewunmi as Hero – You Don’t Know Me
Best Media Personality – [categoría votada por el público]
Best Alternative Music Act in association with Marshall
Best Electronic/Dance Act supported by Mixmag
Best African Music Act supported by Afrozones – [categoría votada por el público]
Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Fireboy Dml (Nigeria)
Kabza De Small (South Africa)
Omah Lay (Nigeria)
The Best Gospel Act supported by Prime Gospel
Called Out Music
The Best Jazz Act supported by Jazz Fm
Blue Lab beats
Ego Ella May
The Best Music Act in the Caribbean
Best Producer supported by Complex UK
This year’s ceremony is held in association with Lucozade, who are also sponsoring the “Best Song” category.
According to a press release, the list of “superstar artists” and the hosts for MOBO 2022 will be revealed “soon.”
In a previous statement, MOBO founder Kanya King CBE said: “It’s a proud moment to see the MOBO Awards return to London for our huge 25 year milestone, where we will celebrate our heritage as well as pay tribute to the company’s biggest stars. sight.
“25 years ago I risked my home and safety to win the first MOBO Awards at Connacht Chambers and it was an incredible journey.”
King promised that MOBO’s 25th anniversary edition will be “the biggest celebration we’ve ever created,” adding, “I want MOBO to continue to be a beacon for the best talent in this country. For the next 25 years. “