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Celebrating another successful, exhilarating year of Black music and culture, the MOBO Awards are back again for yet another award ceremony! Hosted by the amazing presenter and content creator Henrie – having a phenomenal year herself, will go Live on December 5th at CBS Arena in Coventry taking centre stage revealing the nation’s favourite winning acts.

This years categories and nominations are as listed below:

Song Of The Year: A1 X J1 – Latest Trends, Central Cee – Commitment Issues, Dave Ft Stormzy – Clash, ENNY Ft Amia Brave – Peng Black Girls, PA Salieu Ft Backroad Gee – My Family, Tion Wayne x Russ Millions – Body (Remix)

Best Male Act: AJ Tracey, Central Cee, Dave, Ghetts, Headie One, Potter Payper

Best Female Act: Arlo Parks, Bree Runway, Cleo Soul, Little Simz, Shaybo, Tiana Major9

Best Newcomer: Arlo Parks, Ardee, Backroad Gee, BERWYN, Central Cee, ENNY, Joy Crookes, Midas The Jagaban, Pink Pantheress, Wes Nelson

Best Producer: Gotcha, Jae5, TSB, P2J, M1onthebeat, Juls

Best R&B/Soul Act: Bellah, Cleo Sol, Jorja Smith, WSTRN, Tiana Major9, Sault

Album Of The Year: Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together, Ghetts – Conflict Of Interest, Headie One – Edna, Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams, Celeste – Not Your Muse, Cleo Sol – Mother,

Video Of The Year: Bree Runway – Hot Hot, Fredo Ft Dave – Money Talks, Little Simz Ft Cleo Sol – Woman, M1llionz – Lagga, Pa Salieu Ft Backroad Gee – My Family, Slowthai Ft ASAP Rocky – Mazza

Best Hip-Hop Act: D Block Europe, Fredo, Potter Payper, Dave, Slowthai, Little Simz

Best Grime Act: Bugzy Malone, D Double E, Skepta, Ghetts, Frisco, Chip

Best Drill Act: Central Cee, Digga D, Headie One, K Trap, Loski, M1llionz, Russ Millions, SR, Tion Wayne, Unknown T

Best African Music Act: Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, CKAY, Davido, King Promise, NSG, Rema, Tems, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid

Best Gospel Act: Gunva B, Kirk Franklin, Cece Winans, Calledout Music, S.O, Maverick City Music

Best Reggae Act: Lila Ike, Popcaan, Sean Paul, Shenseea, Skillibeng, Spice

Best International Act – Doja Cat, Drake, Kanye West, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Polo G, Rema, Skillibeng, Wizkid, Young Stoner Life (Young Thug + Gunna)

Best Jazz Act: Alfa Mist, Blue Lab Beats, Emma Jean Thackray, Jacob Collier, Nubiyan Twist, Sons Of Kemet

Best Media Personality: Charlene White, Chunks + Filly, Harry Pinero, Henrie, Julie Adenuga, Maya Jama, Mo Gilligan, Munya Chawawa, Nella Rose, Zeze Mills

Best Performance In A TV Show/Film: Bashy (as Henry in ‘Them’), Damson Idris (as Franklin Saint in ‘Snowfall’), Daniel Kaluuya (as Fred Hampton in ‘Judas & The Black Messiah’), Letitia Wright (as Altheia Jones-Lecointe in ‘Small Axe’), Micheal Ward (as Franklyn in ‘Small Axe’)


With Dave topping the nominations in 5 different categories, Central Cee follows by an impressive 4. However, this awards ceremony is nothing to do with numbers but to celebrate 2021’s year of black music and cultural impacts. Councillor George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the host city for the MOBO Awards as we feel Coventry is the perfect venue to welcome the UK’s biggest celebration of Black music and culture.”

Tune in to the MOBO Awards 2021 next Month to find out which artists walk home with the trophies!


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