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The MOBO Awards: Best African Act and Why African artists should have more than one category

The MOBOs 2017 Best African Act Nominations are in!

Continuing on from last year I think 2017 has been another fairly successful year for Afrobeats commercially. We’ve seen the likes of Davido deliver two massive tracks with If and Fall, Wande Coal ride high off the success of last years Iskaba, Wizkid drop his major label debut (I want to write a post on how I really feel about SFTOS but I’m still in two minds about if I should post or not) release successful single Come Closer with Drake and become the first African artist to sell out the historical Royal Albert Hall. Mr Eazi became part of Apple Music’s Up Next campaign exposing new talent to the Mass Media and performing on The Late Show with James Corden and we received new bodies of work from Juls and Sarkodie to name a few.

With all that being said, the nominations for the MOBO Awards 2017 Best African Act have been announced and the top 10 are:

Davido

Mr Eazi 

Juls 

Wizkid

Wande Coal 

Tiwa Savage 

Maleek Berry 

Eugy 

Tekno 

Sarkodie  

I think I can agree with this list to some extent. I may have added Olamide, Burna Boy and Shatta Wale to the nominations as recognition however, I can totally understand this final selection. The votes are not open to the public this year and will instead be left to members of the best African Acts committee. The winner will be announced at the MOBO Awards on the 29th November at the First Direct Arena in Leeds U.K.

My personal opinion on this?

If we want to put it down to work rate this year.. I’m knocking it down to Davido, Sarkodie, Tekno, Juls, Maleek Berry & Mr Eazi. If we want to put it down to biggest hit in the past year.. That’s knocked down Wande Coal, Tekno, Maleek Berry, Davido, Mr Eazi and Wizkid. But if it comes down to what I expect to be which is a popularity showdown then it’s between WizKid & Davido. I would personally give it to Davido based on the two biggest Afrobeats tracks he’s released this year.

The thing about a best African act category is that it usually always comes down to who has the bigger fan base however the artist with a bigger fan base may not have had a big impact throughout that year if you get what I mean?. That’s why I always find these one off type of categories within black award shows (MOBOs and BET for example) kind of hazy. There’s no denying that Wizkid is the biggest artist out of the continent of Africa right now and although he has had a very successful year I wouldn’t say singles wise it was stronger than Davidos. I personally wouldn’t say Come Closer was a bigger track than If, FallIskaba or even Tekno’s Yawa (can be debated) however, as an international artist Wiz has a much larger fan base and could be seen as the bigger act overall.

I say all that to ask does this category come down to the act with the bigger fan base or the act that has released the best music over the span of the year? Maybe they should introduce a Best African Single category alongside these Best African Act categories. I think it’s only right that the biggest African single should be recognised as well as the best overall artist you get what I’m saying? Why is it called the Music Of Black Origin Awards if African acts only get one category in the mix?

Anyway, lets all tune in on the 29th of November and see who scoops the prestigious award and also see if any of our acts get the chance to perform this year 🙂

Click Here to see the rest of the Categories and Nominees for this years awards

P.S We as consumers, bloggers and tastemakers of the scene have to keep pushing in order to get our music, artists and genre recognised. Afrobeats is still a very small drop in a mighty ocean.
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Events: One Africa Music Festival

Talk about a line up! Summer is almost here, let the events roll in!

Upfront & Personal Global Management Consultants proudly presents One Africa Music Fest London, UK. One Africa Music Fest is coming to London for the first time ever on Saturday, 13th May 2017.

This event will take place at The SSE, London, UK

Confirmed artists – performing on the night include Jidenna, Davidom P-Square, Victoria Kimani, Flavour N’abania,  9ice, Phyno, Tiwa Savage, Olamide and M.I to name a few!

This unforgettable night will be hosted by Africa’s King of R&B, Banky W!

 Purchase tickets online at SSE Arena or AXS . Tickets are also available in person at the SSE Arena Wembley.

This night is one you won’t want to miss!

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New Music: Tiwa Savage – All Over

 

Doro Diva and Mavin first lady Tiwa Savage is back with new music.

Last week she released her new single All Over produced by Mavin producer Baby Fresh.

Take a listen and let us know what you think..

 

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New Video: FuseODG Ft Tiwa Savage – Diary

FuseODG had a fairly quiet 2016 however he is back with his latest single Diary featuring the Dorodiva Tiwa Savage. The single was produced by long time collaborator and producer friend Killbeatz.

Check it out..

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New Video: Tiwa Savage – Rewind

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The hustle does not stop for Ms Tiwa Savage.

After coming off a US and Australian tour and releasing the visual for her Key to The City remix with Busy Signal Tiwa Savage follows up with the visual for her next single off her R.E.D album.. Rewind.

The track was produced by Mavin in house producer Baby Fresh, the video was directed by Clarence Peters and features Nigerian actor Emmanuel Ikubese.

Enjoy…

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New Video: Tiwa Savage Ft. Busy Signal – Key To The City (Remix)

 

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Vibeeeee

The Doro Diva has finally dropped the highly anticipated remix video to her single Key to The City featuring Jamaican dancehall legend Busy Signal. If you remember Tiwa discussed shooting this video in her personal sit down interview with Pulse Nigeria discussing the TBillz situation at the time.

The video was directed by Mr Moe Musa and shot on location in Jamaica as part of the soundtrack to popular Nigerian comedian Ay’s new movie ‘A Trip To Jamaica” that has grossed over 80M Naira in Nigeria within it’s first two weeks.

Check it out..

 

I LOVE this! It has that reggae vibe and thanks to Busy’s additional vocals you just want to take a trip to the islands and whine your waist! What is it about West Africa and Jamaica? Be it collaborations or Afro dancehall the merge always works so well.

Go Ti!

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New Video: Tiwa Savage Featuring Wizkid – BAD

 

Tiwa Savage continues to kill it after shutting down the One Africa Festival in New York and now currently on her US tour there is no stopping the Doro Diva. Now that the news has come out officially of her partnership under Roc Nation Management she releases the visuals for her latest single off the RED album Bad featuring Wizkid. The video was directed by Sesan and features cameos from Banky W and comedic actress Funke Akindele.

Check It Out…

Tiwa Savage is sooo beautiful! She looks like a black dolly! Just gorgeous..
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Video: Tiwa Savage Featuring Dr Sid – If I Start To Talk

 

Tiwa Savage has had a rollercoaster of a year and we are just about half way through but if there is one thing you can not take away from this lady it is her grind. The lady STAYS working and releasing new music and videos. Amidst all of the drama going on in her life she has managed to sign an international management deal with Roc Nation and continue to release videos.

Check out the visual for her latest single If I Start To Talk featuring fellow Mavin label mate Dr Sid. I must say Clarence Peters has done it again with the visuals, it is fitting for the smoky and sultry vibe the single gives off.

Enjoy!

-Patiently waits for video to Keys To The City
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New Video: Tiwa Savage Ft Olamide – Standing Ovation

Late last year Mavin’s first lady Tiwa Savage made her return to the scene and dropped a new album out of no where.. Now check out the video for the second single off that album entitled Standing Ovation featuring the YBNL boss Olamide. The track was produced by Don Jazzy and the video was directed by none other than Clarence Peters.

Tiwaa’s post baby snap back looks great!

Also if you haven’t already seen the video for the first single off this album entitled African Waist check it out below..

– I get where they were trying to go with this.. But.. Ummm.. Well I like the costumes and Tiwa looks fab!
P.s So was the Headies beef between Don Jazzy and Olamide real or was it staged in the run up to this video? We will never know..
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