The Nominations are in!
2016 has by no doubt been a good year for Afrobeats. If I am honest I feel like 2015 was a little bit weak (my opinion) for the genre however 2016 has seen a little bit of a shake and I am quite pleased with the direction in which the music has begun to take again. The 2016 MOBO Nominations have officially been announced today and boy oh boy is the Best African Act packed full!
Now, I’ve got to hand it to the new additions to the MOBO committee, I think they pretty much got this category right (I speak for this one as this is my strong point lol) bar maybe one or two. All 10 of the nominees have had a pretty good year music wise and deserve the recognition be it the rise of Mr Eazi, the introduction to Eugy, the chart domination from Wizkid (it does not matter how small his feature was on One Dance, he still has a number one single), the force that is Olamide, the control of Tekno, the US tour from Tiwa or the takeover of Kwamz & Flava (See what I did there? hehehe).
Now that the nominations are out it’s up to you the fans to select your final five acts and your winner for this category.
You have until the 17th of October to get this list down from ten acts to five final nominees and then I am assuming you will have to pick your final winner out of the 5 after this date.
Get to it guys! I cannot lie to you.. This will be a tricky one for me!
To make your vote count…
Go To Voting.Mobo.com
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Select your one artist (and any other artist in the other categories you like)
And share on your relevant social media sites
Click Here to see the rest of the Categories and Nominees
Stay tuned for the nominees of the MTV MAMA Awards also coming soon! Just found out today that it will be hosted by Trevor Noah!
I really am not lying when I say I don’t know who to vote for.. Mr Eazi, Tekno & Olamide are all my current favourite artists.. Eugy and Kwamz & Flava have both signed major single deals this year and had great success.. Wiz has had two top 40 features.. So many good artists, I have a headache!