It’s all happening for Nigerian international pop star, Wizkid.

The singer, who was recently nominated in the Best Dance Performance category of the 2017 Soul Train Awards, has also received two nominations in the Best International Actand Best African Act categories of the 2017 MOBO Awards.

Nigerian Music star, Wizkid, has been nominated for the ”Music of Black Origin” (MOBO) award in the category for Best International Act in the 2017.

The MOBO Awards stands for Music of Black Origin and was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. It is held annually to recognize and celebrate artists who create Black or urban music.

Wizkid is the only African and the first Nigerian mainstream artist to be nominated in the category, alongside global music stars like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and more others.

He was also nominated in the Best African Act category alongside Davido, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, Wande Coal, Mr Eazi and more.
The 2017 MOBO is set to take place on November 29th at Leeds First Direct Arena.

See full list below

Best Male Act      

Maleek Berry, J Hus, Giggs Sampha, Stormzy, Dave, Chip, Bugzy Malone ,Skepta Mostack

Best Female Act

Emeli Sandé, Jessie Ware, Jorja Smith, Lady Leshurr, Little Simz, Mabel, Nadia Rose, NAO, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don

Best Album                                                Best Newcomer

J Hus – Common Sense                               Dave                           -Mabel

Nines – One Foot Out.                                  Jorja Smith              -Mist

Sampha – Process.                                        Kojo Smith               -Not3s

Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer                 Lotto Boyzz              -Stefflon Don

Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life.                Loyle Carner            -Yxng Bane


Best Song

J Hus – ‘Did You See’

Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra – ‘Dun Talkin’

Not3s – ‘Addison Lee’

Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’

Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane – ‘Bestie’

Best Video

Bossman Birdie- ‘Walk The Walk’

J Hus – ‘Spirit’

Loyle Carner – ‘The Isle Of Arran’

Mist – ‘Hot Property’

Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’

Best Hip-Hop Act


Little Simz

Loyle Carner


Stefflon Don

Wretch 32

Best Grime Act

AJ Tracey


P Money




Best R&B/Soul Act

Supported by Mi-Soul

Craig David

Jorja Smith




Best International Act

Cardi B

DJ Khaled


Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar


Solange Knowles


Travis Scott


Best African Act




Maleek Berry

Mr Eazi



Tiwa Savage

Wande Coal


Best Reggae Act




Damian Marley


Best Jazz Act

Cleveland Watkiss

Dayme Arocena

Mr Jukes

Moses Boyd

Terrace Martin

Best Gospel Act

Lurine Cato

Triple O

Mali Music


Volney Morgan & New-Ye

As of June 2017, Nigerian recording artist Wizkid has received a total of 43 awards from 157 nominations. He is the recipient of two BET Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, one MTV Europe Music Awards, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards,two SoundCity MVP Awards, one African Pride Award, two MOBO Award, six The Headies Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, six Nigeria Entertainment Awards, two Ghana Music Awards, two Dynamix All Youth Awards, two City People Entertainment Awards, and a Future Award. In addition, he has been nominated five times at the MTV Europe Music Awards, three times at the American Music Awards, once at the Grammy Awards, as well as four times at the World Music Awards.

These are the best of times for popular Nigerian musician Wizkid as it was recently announced that he is among the nominees for Best International Act award at MOBO Awards. This is coming after he was also nominated in the best African act category at the MTV European Music Awards (EMA).

On Tuesday morning, the nominees for the 2017 MOBO Awards were announced and our very own starboy, Wizkid is the only African artist vying for the Best International Act award.

He was also nominated in the Best African Act category alongside Davido, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, Wande Coal, Mr Eazi and more.

Wizkid is the first Nigerian mainstream artiste to be featured on the nominees list for this highly coveted category award.

The 2017 MOBOs is set to take place on November 29th at Leeds First Direct Arena.

Here’s the nomination for the category:

Best International Act                         Best African Act

Cardi B                                                            Davido
DJ Khaled                                                      Eugy
Drake                                                              Juls
Jay Z                                                               Maleek Berry
Kendrick Lamar                                           Mr Eazi
Migos                                                              Sarkodie
Solange Knowles                                          Tekno
SZA                                                                 Tiwa Savage
Travis Scott                                                   Wande Coal
Wizkid                                                            Wizkid


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