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:


Mark Ronson 

Krept & Konan



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



Nick Brewer

George The Poet

J Hus


Sinead Harnett


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


Lethal Bizzle



Best Hip Hop:


Krept and Konan


Little Simz

Lady Leshurr

Best RNB/Soul Act:


Andreya Triana


Lianne La Havas

Joss Stone

Best African:

Fuse ODG





Yemi Alade


Mista Silva

Shatta Wale


Best Reggae:

Stylo G





Best Jazz:

Binker and Moses

Julia Biel

Courtney Pine

David Lyttle

Polar Bear

Best Gospel:


Olaedo Ibe

Leroy Johnson


Faith Child

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