PSQUARE, D’BANJ BATTLE FOR ‘BEST AFRICAN ACT’ PRIZE AT 2012 MOBO AWARDS

The 2012 MOBO Awards nominations have been released and you’ll be proud to know that once again Nigerian acts have made the prestigious list.
Psquare and D’banj are up for the ‘Best African Act‘ category. They’ll battle for the prize alongside eight other African music stars .
The other acts include Fatoumata Diawara, The Very Best, Spoek Mathambo, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Cabo Snoop, Camp Mulla and Amadou and Mariam.
Last year, D’banj, Afro beat singer Seun Kuti and pop sensation Wizkid were nominated in the same category with Wizzy clinching the title. In 2007, Idibia clinched the award followed by 9ice in 2008 and Nneka in 2009.
Nigerian-born act, Femi Temowo has also been nominated for ‘Best Jazz Act‘.
The awards show will hold on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
Best UK Female
Emeli Sandé
Rita Ora
Jessie J
Jessie Ware
Rebecca Ferguson
Tulisa
Best Newcomer
Delilah
Stooshe
Angel
Rudimental
Lianne La Havas
AlunaGeorge
Conor Maynard
Jessie Ware
Misha B
Rita Ora
Best UK Male
Labrinth
Ed Sheeran
Plan B
Professor Green
Wiley
Rizzle Kicks
Best Video
Emeli Sandé – ‘My Kind Of Love’
JLS – ‘Do You Feel What I Feel’
Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’
Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’
Rita Ora Feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P.’
Best Hip-Hop/Grime
Devlin
Plan B
Professor Green
Wiley
Wretch 32
Best Album
Ed Sheeran – +
Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events
Labrinth – Electronic Earth
Plan B – Ill Manors
Rita Ora – Ora
Best R&B/Soul Act
Angel
Emeli Sandé
Labrinth
Maverick Sabre
Rebecca Ferguson
Best International Act
Azealia Banks
Beyoncé
Drake
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Frank Ocean
Nas
Nicki Minaj
Ne-Yo
Rick Ross
Rihanna
Best Song
Ed Sheeran – ‘Lego House’
Emeli Sandé – ‘Next To Me’
Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’
Labrinth Feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘Earthquake’
Michael Kiwanuka – ‘I’ll Get Along’
Best African Act
Fatoumata Diawara
P-Square
The Very Best
Spoek Mathambo
D’Banj
Fally Ipupa
Sarkodie
Cabo Snoop
Camp Mulla
Amadou and Mariam
Best Reggae Act
Popcaan
Sean Paul
Konshens
Damian Marley
Mr. Vegas
Best Jazz Act
Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Femi Temowo
Zara Mcfarlane
Roller Trio
Zoe Rahman
Best Gospel Act
V9 Collective
Rachel Kerr
Ni-Cola
Ram1
El Mafrex

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