MOBO Awards 2021: King Promise slugs it out with Nigerian giants Wizkid, Burna Boy, others for Best African Music Act 

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Smooth-singing Ghanaian artiste King Promise would slug it out with his Nigerian ‘brothers’ Wizkid, Burna Boy, Rema as well other music giants on the African continent for the Best African Act in this year’s MOBO Awards.

King Promise was nominated alongside Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, CKay, Davido, NSG Music, Rema, Tems, Tiwa Savage, and Wizkid for the award.

The verified Twitter account of MOBO announced the nominations on its handle on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

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The MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin, also known as the MOBOs) are an annual British music award presentation honouring achievements in “music of black origin”, including hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.

The MOBO Organisation was founded by Kanya King, and the first MOBO award was presented to Baby D, in the Best Dance Act category.

The inaugural awards were broadcast by Carlton Television from London’s Connaught Rooms. Across its 22-year history, the MOBOs have been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Television, ITV2 and on Channel 5 before returning to the BBC in 2020.

In 2009, the ceremony was held for the first time in Glasgow. Prior to that, it had been held in London. In 2011, the ceremony returned for a second time to Scotland. The awards then moved to Leeds for the first time in 2015 (Wikipedia).


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