UK NEWS: MORE MOBO 2008 NOMINATIONS LAUNCH PICS / FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

The annual MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) 2008 nominations launch party took place last night (September 10th) in London, and here are some more pics…….

[The MOBO Awards ceremony will take place on October 15th]

80s childrens TV personality Timmy Mallet with Skepta. Is Timmy about to release a Hip Hop/R&B inspired track or something? Because his presence at the nominations launch baffles me.

Video model Rachel Ritfield and guest

Nancy Del’Olio

Former 2008 Big Brother contestant Mohamed Mohamed and guest.

Timmy Mallet and the “Big Dawg” Tim Westwood.

Photographs: WireImage/Chris Jackson

No but seriously why was Timmy there and where were all the celebrities??? Did their invites get lost in the post?

AND THE NOMINEES ARE..

BEST UK FEMALE 
Adele
Duffy
Estelle
Leona Lewis
MIA.

BEST UK MALE 
Dizzee Rascal
Jay Sean
Sway
Taio Cruz
Wiley

BEST UK NEWCOMER

Bryn Christopher
Chipmunk
DJ Ironik
Skepta
T2

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Akon
Alicia Keys
Chris Brown
Jay Z
Kanye West
Mariah Carey
Mary J Blige
Ne-Yo
Rihanna
Usher
Best Reggae
Beenie Man
Busy Signal
Etana
Mavado
Tarrus Riley

BEST JAZZ 
Courtney Pine
Guy Barker
Lizz Wright
Tony Kofi
YolanDa Brown
Best Gospel
Ekklesia
GreenJade
Jahaziel
Kirk Franklin
Tye Tribbett

BEST AFRICAN ACT
9ice
Asa
D’Banj Mo Hits All Stars
Faze
Hip Hop Pantsula
Jozi
Jua Cali
Magic System
P-Square
Wahu

BEST SONG

American Boy – Estelle
Dance Wiv Me – Dizzee Rascal
Lollipop – Lil’ Wayne
Low – Flo Rida
Wearing My Rolex – Wiley

BEST R&B/SOUL
Chris Brown
Estelle
Jay Sean
Ne-Yo
Usher

BEST HIP HOP
Dizzee Rascal
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Lupe Fiasco
Wiley
Best Video
Kidulthood To Adulthood – Bashy
American Boy – Estelle
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
Stryderman – Tinchy Stryder
Heartbreaker – Will.i.am

BEST ALBUM
As I Am – Alicia Keys
Shine – Estelle
Spirit – Leona Lewis
The Carter III – Lil’ Wayne
Here I Stand – Usher

BEST RADIO DJ
DJ 279
Ace and Invisible
Masterstepz
Rampage
Robbo Ranx
Semtex
Shortee Blitz
Steve Sutherland
Tim Westwood
Trevor Nelson

BEST CLUB DJ
DJ EZ
Hotsteppa
Masterstepz
Rampage
Sarah Love
Scottie B
Semtex
Shortee Blitz
Steve Sutherland
Tim Westwood

[Thanks for sending list Kaydee]

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15 replies »

  1. 9ice to win best African Act – Gongo Aso.

    @ Reclaiming, I hear ya. These type of awards shows are never gonna be the Real Deal, not in my eyes anyway. On a commercial tip though , it’s better than nada.

    SOME of these artists, especially the London based ones deserve some sort of recognition and if it wasn’t for MOBO, they wouldn’t be getting jack sh-t anywhere else.

    Timmy Mallet WTF !!! I mean really…

  2. Na only Naija way dey Africa? Actually Agnes, I don’t want 9ice to win, he was EVERYwhere, it was like Toni B’s he wasn’t Man Enuff. I know it’s his time to shine & all but he cud have dimmed d torch just a lil. Asa to win. Oh & do the mean D’banj AND Mo Hit All Stars or D’banj’s MHAS?

  3. “Na only Naija way dey Africa?” can you imagine, lovely lovely. It seems like all of a sudden we have just blown up.

    9ice all the way for me 9ice, 9ice, 9ice. I play that album all weekend long, whilst i am cleaning and doing my creative thang.

    My next choice would be D Banj, as he is unique and fresssh. Thhe others are great too though.

    To win, 9iceeeeeeeee or DBanj, I would be happy either way.
    Re Dbanj & MHAS, I know !!!, school boy errors just shows lack of knowledge & professionalism. Smuccch !!!

  4. Mr Mallet appears in Skepta’s video rolex sweep!
    Watch on youtube Janice.

    Jan I know you love US with all that lil wayne lollypop stuff lol, but im surprised you haven’t heard or seen, shame on you for neglecting the UK!

  5. LOL!
    early 90’s!!!!
    wow, it seems the yanky syndrome entered your blood stream long ago and ohh how it runs through your vains!
    lets hope Podgy can fix that for you lol ;)

  6. It amazes me once again how DJ COLIN FRANCIS is NOT NOMINATED for Best Club DJ when he is more active than most of nominated DJs playing in all the TOP West End clubs every week as well as all over the Globe AND is the BEST DJ from the UK by FAR…. MOBOs please wake up and do your research. Your award show is becoming a farce!!

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