Award winning Ghanaian hiplife artist Sarkodie has been nominated in the Best African Act category of the 17th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards slated for November.

The U Go Kill Me hit singer was nominated alongside some of Africa’s finest artistes such as Amadou & Mariam , Cabo Snoop ,Camp Mulla, D’Banj , Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, P-Square , Spoek Mathambo and The Very Best.

The nominees for the awards were announced Monday with Plan B and Emeli Sande leading the pack with five nods each.

Rita Ora and Labrinth also stand the chance of taking home a plaque at the event in November, picking up four nominations each.

Sande will battle it out with Tulisa and Jessie J in the Best UK Female category. She is also for Best R&B/Soul, Best Video for My Kind Of Love, Best Song for Next To Me and Best Album for Our Version Of Events.

Meanwhile, Plan B will go face-to-face with the likes of Labrinth, Ed Sheeran and Professor Green for Best UK Male and has also been named in the Best Hip-Hop/Grime, Best Song, Best Video and Best Album categories.

X Factor stars Rebecca Ferguson and Misha B also picked up nods, with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé all having a chance of winning the Best International Act award.

MOBO founder Kanya King MBE, said of this year’s bash: “We are very excited about the nominations for the 17th MOBO Awards.

“The talent this year has been truly exceptional and we are so proud to be flying the flag for urban music which has again been dominating the charts in the past MOBO Music year. Good luck to all those nominated!”

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, 3rd November at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Fans can buy tickets and vote for their favourite artists on the MOBO website.

Here is the full list of nominees:

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 ft. 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
Sarkodi
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 Mafre

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