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MOBO Awards 2010: K’Naan, P-Square, HHP, Banky W & Angélique Kidjo Nominated

Ladybrillemag.com congratulates all the African nominees nominated for the prestigious MOBO Awards in the ‘Best African Act’ category. MOBO which stands for Music of Black Origins celebrates music from African, African-American and Black Europeans across the globe. The event has since its inception gained recognition and attracts some of the biggest black music stars around the world. African nominees include Somalia’s K’Naan, Nigeria’s P-Square & Banky W, South Africa’s HHP, and Benin’s Angélique Kidjo. Head on to MOBO.com to vote your favorite artist. See a full list of nominees below.

Best Newcomer
Tinie Tempah
Professor Green
Scorcher
Labrinth
Devlin

Best U.K. Act
Tinie Tempah
Jay Sean
Tinchy Stryder
Taio Cruz
Chipmunk
N-Dubz
Giggs
JLS
Roll Deep
M.I.A
Dizzee Rascal
Alexandra Burke
Sade
Plan B
Leona Lewis

Best Song
Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha – “Dirty Picture”
Tinie Tempah – “Pass Out”
N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson – “Playing With Fire”
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR – “Bang, Bang, Bang”
Professor Green ft Ed Drewett – “I Need You Tonight”

Best U.K. R&B/Soul
Sade
Natalie Williams
Corinne Bailey Rae
McLean
Plan B

Best U.K. Hip Hop/Grime
Giggs
Professor Green
Skepta
Akala
Wiley

Best International Act
Drake
Alicia Keys
Jay Z
Rihanna
Eminem
Janelle Monae
Black Eyed Peas
Nicki Minaj
Ne-Yo
Usher
Beyonce
Jason Derulo
Lil Wayne
Travie McCoy
Trey Songz

Best Reggae
Damian Marley
Mavado
GYPTIAN
Vybz Kartel
GAPPY RANKS

Best Album
Plan B – “The Defamation of Strickland Banks” (679/Atlantic)
JLS – “JLS” (Epic)
N-Dubz “Against All Odds” (UMTV)
Chipmunk -“I Am Chipmunk” (Jive/Columbia)
Dizzee Rascal – “Tongue in Cheek” (Dirtee Stank)

Best Video
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR – “Bang, Bang, Bang”
Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth – “Frisky”
Tinchy Stryder – “You’re Not Alone”
Alesha Dixon – “Drummer Boy”
Dizzee Rascal – “Dirtee Disco”

Best African Act
K’Naan (Somalia)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa)
JJC (Nigeria)
Banky W. (Nigeria)
Concha Buika (Equatorial Guinea)
Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia)
Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana)
Angélique Kidjo (Benin)
M3NSA (Ghana)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)
Tinny (Ghana)
Waldemar Bastos (Zimbabwe)
Staff Benda Bilili (Congo-Kinshasa)
BLK JKS (South Africa)

Best Gospel Act
Faith Child
Guvna B
Rachel Kerr
Jake Isaac
Beverley Trotman

Best Jazz Act
Robert Glasper
Brad Mehldau
Empirical
Phronesis
John McLaughlin

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