Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Asake, Others Shortlisted For MOBO Awards


Eight Nigerian artistes have been nominated for the forthcoming MOBO Awards, an annual celebration recognising excellence in “music of black origin” in the UK.

MOBO’s Thursday announcement revealed that Adekunle Gold, Asake, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, and Wizkid are all contenders in the Best African Music Act category.

Additionally, Nigerian gospel singer, Samuel Onwubiko, aka Limoblaze, secured a nomination in the Best Gospel Act category.

In the previous year [2022], nine Nigerian artistes received nominations for African Act of the Year, including Burna Boy, Adekunle Gold, Tems, Asake, Rema, Oxlade, Omah Lay, and Fireboy DML.

The 26th edition of the awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Utilita Arena Sheffield on 7 February 2024.