Maleek Berry Gets 2017 MOBO’s Best Male and African Act Nod!

Oct 17, 2017 |

Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards which was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.

The nominations for the MOBO Awards 2017 have just been announced, with Nigerian music sensation, Maleek Berry making us proud and our very own Wizkid also got a spot on the list.

With Craig David taking the win for the 2016 Best Male Act, Maleek Berr

The overwhelmed British-born Nigerian record producer and recording artist made the announcement with this tweet;

This year marks the 22nd Anniversary of the MOBO Awards, the awards ceremony will be held in Leeds at the First Direct Arena on 29th November.

With Craig David taking the win for the 2016 Best Male Act, their is hope for Maleek Berry whose genre of music has taken a new spin in African Music Market and beyond.

See the full nominations list for the 2017 MOBO’s below:

Best Male Act

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

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 Feat. Abra Cadabra – ‘Dun Talkin’
Not3s – ‘Addison Lee’
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’
Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane – ‘Bestie’

Best Video

Bossman Birdie- ‘Walk The Walk’
J Hus – ‘Spirit’
Loyle Carner – ‘The Isle Of Arran’
Mist – ‘Hot Property’
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’

Best Hip-Hop Act

Giggs
Little Simz
Loyle Carner
Nines
Stefflon Don
Wretch 32

Best Grime Act

AJ Tracey
Chip
P Money
Skepta
Stormzy
Wiley

Best R&B/Soul Act

Supported by Mi-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
Dayme Arocena
Mr Jukes
Moses Boyd
Terrace Martin

Best Gospel Act

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

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