Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy nominated for 2020 MOBO Awards

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy nominated for 2020 MOBO Awards

- Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have been nominated at the 2020 MOBO Awards

- Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are competing 10 others for the Best African Act

- Among the nominees are Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Tiwa Savage

- The nominations of Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale continues a long history of MOBO nominations for Ghanaian artistes

- Samini and Fuse ODG have won at the MOBOs in the past

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Ghana's foremost Dancehall acts Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are set to battle it out for an international award.

Shatta Wale and Stoenbwoy have been nominated for the 2020 edition of MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards.

The two have been nominated alongside 10 other African music stars for the Best African Act category.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy nominated for 2020 MOBO Awards
Photo: @shattawalenima, @stonebwoyb (modified by author)
Source: Instagram

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The list released on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, has Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Fireboy DML, Rema, and Davido as co-nominees of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. Others on the list are Master KG, Adekunle Gold, NSG, Afro B, and Wizkid.

From a flier shared on MOBO's official Instagram page, the wards will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

The MOBO Awards are an annual music award presentation honouring achievements in "music of black origin" including hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.

Established in 1996, MOBO which is based in the United Kingdom went on a hiatus in 2017 and has just been restarted this year.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are not the first Ghanaian artistes to have been nominated in the awards.

Their colleague Dancehall act, Samini, was nominated in the Best African Act category in 2006 and actually went on to win.

The UK-based Ghanaian artiste Fuse ODG also won the same award in 2013 and made it three in a row in 2015. The 2015 nominations also had Shatta Wale in the mix.

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