Ghana’s Kwamz & Flava nominated for 2016 MOBO Awards

The 2016 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards nominations are out and UK-based duo Kwamz & Flava are Ghana’s only award hopefuls in this year’s event.

The ‘Onane no’ hit makers made the cut into an initial list of nominees for the Best African Act Award category.

Kwamz & Flava are in the category of 10 top notch Africans – a list which is dominated by Nigerian artistes. It will however be halved on October 17 ahead of the main event scheduled for Scotland.

Ghana has reigned for three successive years with London-based Afro-pop singer Fuse ODG the recipient of the Best African Act Award for the 2013 2014 and 2015 editions.

Completing the list of nominees for the Best African Act Award are Mr. Eazi, Wizkid, Eugy, Moelogo, Tekno Miles, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Olamide and Mista Silva.

The 2016 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards is slated for Friday, November 4, 2016 at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

To vote, click on this link>> VOTE FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT, AFRICA

Check the list of nominees from below:

BEST MALE ACT
Craig David
Kano
Skepta
Tinie Tempah
Stormzy

BEST FEMALE ACT
Lady Leshurr
Katy B
Laura Mvula
Little Simz
Nao

BEST NEWCOMER
67
AJ Tracey
Avelino
Izzy Bizu
Mostack
Kojey Radical
Nadia Rose
Ray Blk
Anne-Marie
WSTRN

BEST Album
Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Giggs – Landlord
Kano – Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa

BEST HIP HOP ACT
Giggs
Section Boyz
Little Simz
Fekky
Wretch 32

BEST SONG
Craig David Feat. Big Narstie “When The Bassline Drops”
(Produced by White N3rd)
Kano Feat. Giggs & Wiley “3 Wheel-Ups”
(Produced by Swifta Beater)
Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson “Girls Like”
(Produced by KDA)
WSTRN “In2”
(Produced by PRGRSHN for PARALLEL)
Jorja Smith “Blue Lights” (Produced by Joice)
Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin “Runnin’”
(Produced by Naughty Boy)
Abra Cadabra Feat. Krept & Konan “Robbery (Remix)”
(Produced by Yamaica)
Chase & Status Feat. Frisco “Funny”
(Produced by Chase & Status)
Ghetts – “You Dun Know Already”
(Produced by Sir Spyro)
M.O “Who Do You Think Of”
(Produced by Fred Gibson)
J.Hus “Friendly” (Produced by J5)
Lethal Bizzle “Wobble” (Produced by Diztortion)

BEST VIDEO
Laura Mvula – Phenomenal Woman (Directed by Alex Southam)
Kojey Radical – Footsteps (Directed by The Rest)
M.I.A – Borders (Directed by M.I.A)
Nadia Rose – Skwod (Directed by Reece Proctol)
Bugzy Malone – Moving (Directed by Bugzy Malone)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
Nao
James Blake
Michael Kiwanuka
Laura Mvula
Shakka

BEST GRIME ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC RADIO 1XTRA)
AJ Tracey
Kano
Chip
Skepta
Stormzy

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)
Anderson. Paak
Beyoncé
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Frank Ocean
Kanye West
Kaytranada
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Rihanna
Justin Bieber
Tory Lanez
DJ Khaled
Major Lazer
Travis Scott

BEST JAZZ ACT
Esperanza Spalding
Bill Laurance
Michael Janisch
Jacob Collier
Cory Henry

BEST GOSPEL ACT
Guvna B
Volney Morgan & New-Ye
Sarah Teibo
S.O
Andrew Bello

BEST REGGAE ACT
Popcaan
Alkaline
Spice
Protoje
Kranium

BEST AFRICAN ACT
(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)
Mr Eazi
WizKid
Moelogo
Tekno Miles
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Olamide
Mista Silva
Eugy
Kwamz & Flava