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Prior to the celebration of the 25th edition of the prestigious awards, the MOBO Awards, an award ceremony dedicated to recognizing black excellence, announced the complete list of its nominees on Friday, November 11, 2022. The complete list of the best performers up for this year's award is provided below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
AITCH - 'CLOSE TO HOME'
KNUCKS - 'ALPHA PLACE'
KOJEY RADICAL - 'REASON TO SMILE'
LITTLE SIMZ - 'SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT'
M HUNCHO - 'CHASING EUPHORIA'
MIRAA MAY - 'TALES OF A MIRACLE'

SONG OF THE YEAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH LUCOZADE  - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY] 
AITCH FEAT. ASHANTI - 'BABY'
CENTRAL CEE - 'DOJA'
DAVE - 'STARLIGHT'
DIGGA D & STILLBRICKIN - 'PUMP 101'
DREYA MAC, FELIXTHE1ST & FINCH FETTI - 'OWN BRAND (BADDIE)'
POTTER PAYPER FEAT. TIGGS DA AUTHOR - 'GANGSTERITUS'

BEST MALE ACT
CENTRAL CEE
DAVE
D-BLOCK EUROPE
DIGGA D
KNUCKS
TION WAYNE

BEST FEMALE ACT 
LITTLE SIMZ
MAHALIA
MIRAA MAY
MS BANKS
PINKPANTHERESS
TIANA MAJOR9

BEST NEWCOMER IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASOS - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY]
AMARIA BB
BRU-C
CAT BURNS
CLAVISH
CRISTALE
FLO
JBEE
NEMZZZ
NIA ARCHIVES
SWITCHOTR

VIDEO OF THE YEAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH MCCRISPY - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY]
CENTRAL CEE - 'DOJA' (DIRECTED BY COLE BENNETT)
HEADIE ONE, ABRA CADABRA & BANDOKAY - 'CAN'T BE US' (DIRECTED BY HEADIE ONE & DON PROD)
KNUCKS - 'ALPHA HOUSE/HIDE & SEEK' (DIRECTED BY EMILE EBRAHIM KELLY)
KOJEY RADICAL FEAT. KNUCKS - 'PAYBACK' (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE SARSFIELD & EJIRO DAFÉ)
LITTLE SIMZ FEAT. OBONGJAYAR - 'POINT AND KILL' (DIRECTED BY EBENEZA BLANCHE)
MAHALIA - 'WHATEVER SIMON SAYS' (DIRECTED BY MAHALIA)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT 
ELLA MAI
MAHALIA
MIRAA MAY
NAO
SHAKKA
TIANA MAJOR9

BEST GRIME ACT - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY]
BLAY VISION
D DOUBLE E
FRISCO
KAMAKAZE
MANGA SAINT HILARE
NOVELIST

BEST HIP HOP ACT IN ASSOCIATION WITH MIXTAPE MADNESS 
D-BLOCK EUROPE
KNUCKS
KOJEY RADICAL
LITTLE SIMZ
POTTER PAYPER
YOUNGS TEFLON

BEST DRILL ACT SUPPORTED BY TRENCH - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY]
CENTRAL CEE
DIGGA D
HEADIE ONE
IVORIAN DOLL
K-TRAP
KWENGFACE
M24
RUSS MILLIONS
UNKNOWN T
V9

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY]
BEYONCÉ
BURNA BOY
CHRIS BROWN
DRAKE
JACK HARLOW
JAZMINE SULLIVAN
KENDRICK LAMAR
SKILLIBENG
SUMMER WALKER
TEMS

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY]
DAMSON IDRIS AS FRANKLIN SAINT - SNOWFALL
DANIEL KALUUYA AS OTIS "OJ" HAYWOOD JR. - NOPE
JASMINE JOBSON AS JAQ - TOP BOY
KANE ROBINSON (KANO) AS SULLY - TOP BOY
LASHANA LYNCH AS NOMI - NO TIME TO DIE
SAMUEL ADEWUNMI AS HERO - YOU DON'T KNOW ME

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY]
BIG ZUU
CHUCKIE ONLINE
CHUNKZ
HARRY PINERO
KSI
MO GILLIGAN
MUNYA CHAWAWA
NELLA ROSE
YUNG FILLY
ZEZE MILLZ

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ACT IN ASSOCIATION WITH MARSHALL
BIG JOANIE
BOB VYLAN
KID BOOKIE
LOATHE
NOVA TWINS
SKUNK ANANSIE

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ACT SUPPORTED BY MIXMAG
ANZ
ELIZA ROSE
FKA TWIGS
JAX JONES
NIA ARCHIVES
SHERELLE

BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ACT SUPPORTED BY AFROZONS - [PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORY]
ADEKUNLE GOLD (NIGERIA)
ASAKE (NIGERIA)
BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)
FIREBOY DML (NIGERIA)
KABZA DE SMALL (SOUTH AFRICA)
OMAH LAY (NIGERIA)
OXLADE (NIGERIA)
PHEELZ (NIGERIA)
REMA (NIGERIA)
TEMS (NIGERIA)

BEST GOSPEL ACT SUPPORTED BY PREMIER GOSPEL 
ASHA ELIA
CALLEDOUT MUSIC
RACHEL KERR
REBLAH
SARAH TEIBO
STILL SHADEY

BEST JAZZ ACT SUPPORTED BY JAZZ FM
BLUE LAB BEATS
DOOMCANNON
EGO ELLA MAY
EZRA COLLECTIVE
JAS KAYSER
KOKOROKO

BEST CARIBBEAN MUSIC ACT 
KOFFEE
POPCAAN
SEAN PAUL
SHENSEEA
SKILLIBENG
SPICE

BEST PRODUCER SUPPORTED BY COMPLEX UK 
INFLO
JAE5
LABRINTH
M1ONTHEBEAT
P2J
TSB

ASAKE'S NOMINATION

Since signing a record deal with YBNL in 2022, Asake has had arguably one of the most successful years, releasing his first EP, first album, and now being nominated for his first international award.

Asake, a gifted vocalist, was nominated for his first global award at the MOBO Awards, a global competition honoring black excellence. The singer of "Mr. Money With The Vibe" was nominated for the first time internationally in the category of "Best African Music Act" alongside notable performers like Burna Boy, Tems, Fireboy DML, Rema, and others.

VOTING

This category would be a fan-voted category as the winner would not be announced until the 30th of November, 2022. The complete list of nominees was announced on Friday, November 11, 2022. Although it's unclear, we can hope that the singer will perform at the occasion.
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