MOBO Award 2015 Fuse ODG, Shatta Wale & Mista Silva nominated for "Best African" award

Krept & Konan lead the nominations at the 20th MOBO Awards.

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Krept & Konan lead the nominations for the 20th annual MOBO Awards with nods for "Best Album", "Best Male", "Best Hip Hop" and "Best Song". Krept & Konan lead the nominations at the 20th MOBO Awards.

The 'Freak of the Week' hitmakers received four nods in categories including Best Album for 'The Long Way Home', Best Male, Best Hip Hop and Best Song as the nominations were announced this morning (30.09.15)

The grime duo - Casyo 'Krept' Johnson and Karl 'Konan' Wilson - will take to the stage at the annual awards ceremony later this year for a special performance.

And Krept & Konan weren't the only artists from the worlds of grime and hip hop to be recognised as the genre dominated the nominations with a whopping 27 nods in categories including Best Song, Best Male Act, Best Video and Newcomer.

Elsewhere FKA Twigs has been nominated in the Best Female and Best Video categories, with her videos for 'Pendulum' and 'Glass & Patron' both in with a chance of winning the award.

Lianne La Havas will challenge Krept & Konan for the "Best Album" gong with her hit record 'Blood' while 'Wearing My Rolex' hitmaker Wiley was announced as the first recipient of the inaugural MOBO Paving The Way award.

The 2015 MOBO Awards are set to take place on Wednesday November 4 at Leeds' First Direct Arena and will be broadcast live on ITV2 and later repeated in full on ITV.

Three Ghanaian acts, Fuse ODG, Shatta Wale and Mista Silva alongside Nigerian acts, Davido, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Moelogo, South African Hip-hop star AKA, and UK based Ghanaian/Sierra Leone born Afrobeats act and producer Silverstone were nominated in the "Best African" act category.

The full list of nominations are as follows:


Best Male:

Skepta 

Mark Ronson 

Krept & Konan

JME

Stormzy 



Best Female:

FKA Twigs

Little Simz

Ella Eyre 

Lianna La Havas 

Jess Glyne 



Best Album:

'The Long Way Home' - Krept & Konan

'Integrity' - JME

'Blood' - Lianne La Havas 

'Snakes & Ladders - Wiley 

'In Colour' - Jamie XX



Best Song in Association with First Direct:

'Uptown Funk' - Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars

'Shutdown' - Skepta

'Not Letting Go' - Tinie Tempah Feat. Jess Glynne

'Man Don't Care' - JME Feat. Giggs

'Freak of the Week' - Krept & Konan



Best Video:

'Know Me From' - Stormzy

'Pendulum' - FKA Twigs

'Body On Me' - Rita Ora Feat. Chris Brown

'Fester Skank' - Lethal Bizzle

'Glass & Patron' - FKA Twigs



Best Newcomer in Association with Virgin Trains East Coast:

Bugzy Malone

Section Boyz

Nao

Bonkaz

Nick Brewer

George The Poet

J Hus

Snakehips

Sinead Harnett

Yungen



Best International Album:

'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' - Drake

'2014 Forest Hill Drive' - J. Cole

'To Pimp A Butterfly' - Kendrick Lamar

'Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre' - Dr. Dre

'Beauty Behind The Madness' - The Weeknd

'Black Messiah' - D'Angelo

'Reality Show' - Jazmine Sullivan

'Ego Death' - The Internet

'Black Rose' - Tyrese

'At. Long. Last. ASAP' - A$AP Rocky



Best Grime in Association with BBC Radio 1Xtra:

Bugzy Malone

JME

Lethal Bizzle

Skepta

Stormzy



Best Hip Hop:

Akala

Krept and Konan

Nines

Little Simz

Lady Leshurr



Best RNB/Soul Act:

Kwabs

Andreya Triana

Shakka

Lianne La Havas

Joss Stone



Best African:

Fuse ODG

Davido

Wizkid

Patoranking

Moelogo

Yemi Alade

Aka

Mista Silva

Shatta Wale

Silvastone



Best Reggae:

Stylo G

Chronixx

Omi

Popcaan

Protoje



Best Jazz:

Binker and Moses

Julia Biel

Courtney Pine

David Lyttle

Polar Bear



Best Gospel:

Chos3n

Olaedo Ibe

Leroy Johnson

Ni-Cola

Faith Child



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