The 2014 Mobo awards is due and among the nominees is Ghanaian-born-UK-based artiste Fuse ODG.
Nigeria’s Wizkid, Davido and Mista Silva are also among the nominees for the 2014 edition of the awards which returns to London after five years.
Also on the list is soul singer Sam Smith and hip hop duo Krept and Konan taking the lead with nominations in four categories each.
Fuse ODG, Ghetts, Meridian Dan and Tinie Tempah are all up for three awards, while FKA Twigs is flying the flag for female artists with three nominations.
Katy B and Marsha Ambrosius are both nominated for two awards.
Speaking to independent.co.uk, Kany King, founder of the Mobos said he found it exciting to see music revolutionised.
“I find it particularly exciting to see so many underground artists featured, who’ve reached new heights over the last year and broken into the wider consciousness. It’s testament to their talent and their determination to succeed and we are very proud to witness their successes to date.
This year’s show at Wembley is set to be nothing short of spectacular.”
Below is the full list of nominations:
MOBO Best Male Act
Krept & Konan
MOBO Best Female Act
MOBO Best Newcomer
MOBO Best International Act
MOBO Best Song
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell, “Sing”
Fuse ODG ft. Sean Paul, “Dangerous Love”
Krept & Konan, “Don’t Waste My Time”
Meridian Dan ft. Big H & JME, “German Whip”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
MOBO Best Video
FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks”
Jacob Banks, “Move With You”
Rudimental ft. Becky Hill, “Powerless”
Scorcher ft. Wretch 32, Mercston & Ari, “Work Get It”
Skepta ft. JME, “That’s Not Me”
MOBO Best Album
Ghetts, Rebel With A Cause
Katy B, Little Red
Krept & Konan, Young Kingz
Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
Tinie Tempah, Demonstration
MOBO Best Gospel Act
Living Faith Connection Choir
MOBO Best Reggae Act
MOBO Best Jazz Act
MOBO Best Hip Hop Act
Krept & Konan
MOBO Best African Act
MOBO Best Grime Act
MOBO Best R&B / Soul Act
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