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By Oluwatobi Opusunju

Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards has announced the nominees for this year’s award ceremony and Nigerian starboy, Wizkid is the only African artist nominated for the Best International Act category alongside international big names like Jay Z, Drake and Kendrick Lamar.

Other international acts in the category are, DJ Khalid, Cardi B, Migos, Solange Knowles, SZA and Travis Scott.

Wizkid was also nominated for the Best African Act category alongside Davido, Eugy, Maleek Berry and Mr Eazi.

Others are Sarkodie, Tekno, Tiwa Savage and Wande Coal.

The 2017 MOBO Awards is slated to hold at Leeds First Direct Arena on the 29th of November.

See the full list of nominees below:

Best Male

Bugzy Malone, Chip, Dave, Giggs, J Hus, Maleek Berry, Mostack, Sampha, Skepta, Stormzy.

Best Female

Emeli Sandé, Jessie Ware, Jorja Smith, Lady Leshurr, Little Simz, Mabel, Nadia Rose, NAO, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don

Best Album

J Hus, Common Sense

Nines, One Foot Out

Sampha, Process

Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer

Wretch 32, Growing Over Life

Best Newcomer

Dave, Jorja Smith, Kojo Funds, Lotto Boyzz, Loyle Carner, Mabel, Mist, Not3s, Stefflon Don, Yxng Bane.

Best Song

J Hus, “Did You See”

Kojo Funds f. Abra Cadabra, “Dun Talkin’”

Not3s, “Addison Lee”

Stormzy, “Big For Your Boots”

Yungen f. Yxng Bane, “Bestie”

Best Video

Bossman Birdie, “Walk The Walk”J Hus, “Spirit”

J Hus, “Spirit”

Loyle Carner, “The Isle Of Arran”

Mist “Hot Property”

Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

Best Hip-Hop

Giggs, Little Simz, Loyle Carner, Nines, Stefflon Don, Wretch 32.

Best Grime

AJ Tracey, Chip, P Money, Skepta, Stormzy, Wiley.

Best R&B/Soul

Craig David, Jorja Smith, NAO, Ray BLK, Sampha.

Best International Act

Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Solange Knowles, SZA, Travis Scott, Wizkid.

Best African Act

Davido, Eugy, Juls, Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi, Sarkodie, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Wizkid.

Best Reggae Act

Aidonia, Alkaline, Chronixx, Damian Marley, Popcaan.

Best Jazz Act

Cleveland Watkiss, Daymé Arocena, Moses Boyd, Mr Jukes, Terrace Martin.

Best Gospel Act

Supported by Premier Gospel

Lurine Cato, Mali Music, S.O., Triple O, Volney Morgan & New-Ye.

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