Krept & Konan lead the nominations for the 20th annual MOBO Awards with nods for "Best Album", "Best Male", "Best Hip Hop" and "Best Song". Krept & Konan lead the nominations at the 20th MOBO Awards.
The 'Freak of the Week' hitmakers received four nods in categories including Best Album for 'The Long Way Home', Best Male, Best Hip Hop and Best Song as the nominations were announced this morning (30.09.15)The grime duo - Casyo 'Krept' Johnson and Karl 'Konan' Wilson - will take to the stage at the annual awards ceremony later this year for a special performance.And Krept & Konan weren't the only artists from the worlds of grime and hip hop to be recognised as the genre dominated the nominations with a whopping 27 nods in categories including Best Song, Best Male Act, Best Video and Newcomer.Elsewhere FKA Twigs has been nominated in the Best Female and Best Video categories, with her videos for 'Pendulum' and 'Glass & Patron' both in with a chance of winning the award.Lianne La Havas will challenge Krept & Konan for the "Best Album" gong with her hit record 'Blood' while 'Wearing My Rolex' hitmaker Wiley was announced as the first recipient of the inaugural MOBO Paving The Way award.The 2015 MOBO Awards are set to take place on Wednesday November 4 at Leeds' First Direct Arena and will be broadcast live on ITV2 and later repeated in full on ITV.
Three Ghanaian acts, Fuse ODG, Shatta Wale and Mista Silva alongside Nigerian acts, Davido, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Moelogo, South African Hip-hop star AKA, and UK based Ghanaian/Sierra Leone born Afrobeats act and producer Silverstone were nominated in the "Best African" act category.The full list of nominations are as follows:Best Male:Skepta Mark Ronson Krept & KonanJMEStormzy Best Female:FKA TwigsLittle SimzElla Eyre Lianna La Havas Jess Glyne Best Album:'The Long Way Home' - Krept & Konan'Integrity' - JME'Blood' - Lianne La Havas 'Snakes & Ladders - Wiley 'In Colour' - Jamie XXBest Song in Association with First Direct:'Uptown Funk' - Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars'Shutdown' - Skepta'Not Letting Go' - Tinie Tempah Feat. Jess Glynne'Man Don't Care' - JME Feat. Giggs'Freak of the Week' - Krept & KonanBest Video:'Know Me From' - Stormzy'Pendulum' - FKA Twigs'Body On Me' - Rita Ora Feat. Chris Brown'Fester Skank' - Lethal Bizzle'Glass & Patron' - FKA TwigsBest Newcomer in Association with Virgin Trains East Coast:Bugzy MaloneSection BoyzNaoBonkazNick BrewerGeorge The PoetJ HusSnakehipsSinead HarnettYungenBest International Album:'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' - Drake'2014 Forest Hill Drive' - J. Cole'To Pimp A Butterfly' - Kendrick Lamar'Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre' - Dr. Dre'Beauty Behind The Madness' - The Weeknd'Black Messiah' - D'Angelo'Reality Show' - Jazmine Sullivan'Ego Death' - The Internet'Black Rose' - Tyrese'At. Long. Last. ASAP' - A$AP RockyBest Grime in Association with BBC Radio 1Xtra:Bugzy MaloneJMELethal BizzleSkeptaStormzyBest Hip Hop:AkalaKrept and KonanNinesLittle SimzLady LeshurrBest RNB/Soul Act:KwabsAndreya TrianaShakkaLianne La HavasJoss StoneBest African:Fuse ODGDavidoWizkidPatorankingMoelogoYemi AladeAkaMista SilvaShatta WaleSilvastoneBest Reggae:Stylo GChronixxOmiPopcaanProtojeBest Jazz:Binker and MosesJulia BielCourtney PineDavid LyttlePolar BearBest Gospel:Chos3nOlaedo IbeLeroy JohnsonNi-ColaFaith Child