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MOBO Awards 2021 – Full Nomination List

UK’s most prestigious celebration of Black music and culture – The MOBO Awards Is Black! The Awards will take place in Coventry, the UK’s City of Culture, on the 5th of December, 2021 at The Coventry Building Society Arena.

MOBO is proud again to partner with YouTube and BBC for the second consecutive year to bring the Awards to a global audience. The ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube while BBC One will broadcast a special behind-the-scenes show which will include exclusive backstage content and never-before-seen performances and interviews from the award ceremony.

This year Awards, British rapper Dave bags most Mobo award nominations with five as Wizkid & Rema leads on African scene with 2 nominations each.

See the full list of nominees below;

BEST MALE ACT

AJ TRACEY
CENTRAL CEE
DAVE

HEADIE ONE
POTTER PAYPER

 

BEST FEMALE ACT

ARLO PARKS
BREE RUNWAY
CLEO SOL
LITTLE SIMZ
SHAYBO
TIANA MAJOR9

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ARLO PARKS – “COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS”
CELESTE – “NOT YOUR MUSE”
CLEO SOL – “MOTHER”
DAVE – “WE’RE ALL ALONE IN THIS TOGETHER”
GHETTS – “CONFLICT OF INTEREST”
HEADIE ONE – “EDNA”

 

SONG OF THE YEAR – IN ASSOCIATION WITH COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY

A1 X J1 – ‘LATEST TRENDS’
CENTRAL CEE – ‘COMMITMENT ISSUES’
DAVE FEAT. STORMZY – ‘CLASH’
ENNY FEAT. AMIA BRAVE – ‘PENG BLACK GIRLS’
PA SALIEU FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – ‘MY FAMILY’
TION WAYNE & RUSS MILLIONS, ARRDEE, BUGZY MALONE, BUNI, DARKOO, E1 (3X3), FIVIO FOREIGN & ZT (3X3) – ‘BODY (REMIX)’

 

BEST NEWCOMER – IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASOS

ARLO PARKS
ARRDEE
BACKROAD GEE
BERWYN
CENTRAL CEE
ENNY
JOY CROOKES
MIDAS THE JAGABAN
PINKPANTHERESS
WES NELSON

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BREE RUNWAY – ‘HOT HOT’ (DIRECTED BY JOCELYN ANQUETIL)
FREDO FEAT. DAVE – ‘MONEY TALKS’ (DIRECTED BY EDEM WORNOO)
LITTLE SIMZ FEAT. CLEO SOL – ‘WOMAN’ (DIRECTED BY LITTLE SIMZ)
M1LLIONZ – ‘LAGGA’ (DIRECTED BY TEEEEZY C)
PA SALIEU FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – ‘MY FAMILY’ (DIRECTED BY FEMI LADI)
SLOWTHAI FEAT. A$AP ROCKY – ‘MAZZA’ (DIRECTED BY THE REST)

 

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

BELLAH
CLEO SOL
JORJA SMITH
SAULT
TIANA MAJOR9
WSTRN

 

BEST GRIME ACT

BUGZY MALONE

D DOUBLE E
FRISCO

SKEPTA

 

BEST HIP HOP ACT

DAVE
D-BLOCK EUROPE
FREDO
LITTLE SIMZ
POTTER PAYPER
SLOW THAI

 

BEST DRILL ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH TRENCH

CENTRAL CEE
DIGGA D
HEADIE ONE
K TRAP
LOSKI
M1LLIONZ
RUSS MILLIONS
SR
TION WAYNE
UNKNOWN T

 

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 PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM

ASHLEY THOMAS 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’

 

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY

CHARLENE WHITE
CHUNKZ & YUNG FILLY
HARRY PINERO
HENRIE KWUSHUE
JULIE ADENUGA
MAYA JAMA
MO GILLIGAN
MUNYA CHAWAWA
NELLA ROSE
ZEZE MILLZ

 

BEST GOSPEL ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL

CALLEDOUT MUSIC
CECE WINANS
GUVNA B
KIRK FRANKLIN
MAVERICK CITY MUSIC
S.O.

 

BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ACT

AYRA STARR
BURNA BOY
CKAY
DAVIDO
KING PROMISE
NSG
REMA
TEMS
TIWA SAVAGE
WIZKID

 

BEST REGGAE ACT

LILA IKE
POPCAAN
SEAN PAUL
SHENSEEA
SKILLIBENG
SPICE

 

BEST JAZZ ACT

ALFA MIST
BLUE LAB BEATS
EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY
JACOB COLLIER
NUBIYAN TWIST
SONS OF KEMET

 

BEST PRODUCER – IN ASSOCIATION WITH COMPLEX UK

GOTCHA
JAE 5
JULS
M1ONTHEBEAT
P2J
TSB

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