Fresh from winning the Mercury Prize (see our article here) Skepta will be delighted with his three MOBO nominations in the following three categories:
Best Male Act
Best Album – Konnichiwa
Best Grime Act (In association with BBC Radio 1XTRA)
Hip Hop artist GIggs also feature in three categories:
Best Hip Hop Act
Best Album – Landlord
Giggs appear in Best Song in ‘3 Wheel-Ups’ by Kano Ft. Giggs & Wiley.
Craig David also makes his huge return to 2016 (including a 2017 arena tour – see our article here) with nominations for Best Male Act and Best Song: ‘When the Bassline Drops’ by Craig David x Big Nasrtie. Craig David is no stranger to awards having won three Ivor Novello Awards. But it was the MOBO Awards where Craig David secured his popularity winning three in 2001 including Best UK Newcomer. Three of his singles were nominated that year and ‘Fill Me In’ won Best UK Single of the Year. He won Best UK Act in the following year in 2001. So, fifteen years later, will we see Craig David achieving further MOBO success?
Craig David has tough competition in the Best Male Act category which includes:
Craig David said of his nominations:
“I remember rocking up to the 2000 awards, I had my ‘Buy British’ red jumper on and I was proud to be walking up there.”
“It feels full circle to be standing here again. It’s crazy.”
“It’s great for Big Narstie to be nominated.”
“I’m like ‘Bro! Look how far you’ve come, you’re up for a Mobo now’.”
Skepta’s competition for Best Album features heavy weights such as:
Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Giggs – Landlord
Kano – Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Kano and Laura Mvula lead the way with four nominations each. The MOBO Awards take place on 4 November. Click here for the full list for every category.
Watch the MOBO nominated ‘When the Bassline Drops’, Craig David x Big Narstie, below: