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Dancehall/Reggae artistes nominated for MOBO award

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | 4:32 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Damian Marley, Konshens, Mr Vegas, Popcaan and Sean Paul have been nominated for a Music of Black Origin (MOBO) award in the Best Reggae Act category.

The MOBO committee announced the nominees for this year's award ceremony on Monday.

Categories include:

  • Best Gospel Act
  • Best Jazz Act
  • Best Reggae Act
  • Best African Act
  • Best International Act
  • Best Song in assoc. with PRS for Music
  • Best R&B/Soul Act
  • Best Album
  • Best Hip-Hop/Grime
  • Best Video
  • Best UK Female 
  • Best UK Male
  • Best Newcomer 

The award was established in 1996 to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing 'urban' music, MOBO is the only black award show in Europe.

This award has been won by Alberoise, Gyptian and Sean Paul to name a few and has witnessed performances from Usher, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and Kanye West.

Dancehall act Konshens was grateful to hear about the nomination, "Feels good to be nominated for any award that recognises quality and consistency in work, but honestly I do music for the people, the every day people, who give me instant feedback on Twitter or Facebook, they keep me grounded and award me day to day," he said.

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