Nominations for this year’s MOBO awards have started and the competition is looking fiercer than ever.
Founded over 20 years ago, the MOBO awards celebrates the astounding achievements made by artists in the fields ranging from gospel, jazz, RnB, reggae, soul to hip-hop.
Since its beginning in 1996, the MOBO awards have been responsible for elevating black music and culture to mainstream popular status in the UK. One artist, who rose after MOBO success, is set to return this year – Craig David.
Speaking of his impressive comeback, the 35-year-old star said: “it’s overwhelming to see the love over the last year and a half and it brings back all the memories of my first MOBO awards in 2000 […] Its an amazing feeling because there’s such good music in the UK and to be back in my lane and focus on music – it’s nice to be part of that”.
Laura Mvula and Kano are currently leading the way with four MOBO nominations – currently the most by any artist in the running. In a bid to win ‘Best Female Act’, Mvula runs against Lady Leshurr, Katy B, Lirrlw Simz and Nao.
Running for the ‘Best Male Act’ are Craig David, Kano, Septa, Tinie Tempah and Stormzy. Other awards set to be won include ‘Best Newcomer’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Hip-Hop Act’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Grime Act’ and many more.
With voting open since 21 September, it will remain open until the show takes place on Friday 4 November.