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Wizkid, Seun Kuti, D’banj (or None of the Above) – Who Will Win the 2011 MOBO Awards Best African Act Prize?

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Last night, the nominees for the 2011 MOBO Awards were announced.
The Best African Act category had a great blend of musical mavens from across Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, our brothers with Nigerian parentage – Tinie Tempah, Loick Essien and the members of gospel group, Four Kornerz were nominated in other categories.

Check out the list of nominees for the Best African Act Award at the 2011 MOBOs.

  • CHEIKH LO
  • D’BANJ
  • FATOUMATA DIAWARA
  • LIQUIDEEP
  • OWINY SIGOMA BAND
  • SEUN KUTI
  • SMOD
  • SPOEK MATHAMBO
  • VIEUX FARKA TOURE
  • WIZKID

By the way, D’banj was at the nomination event. Check out this twitpic of the Kokomaster on the red carpet.

Who will you be voting for?
Visit the official MOBO website to vote – http://www.mobo.com/node/4485

32 Comments

  1. hajiya

    September 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    seun kuti all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

  2. Mademoiselle

    September 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I want D’Banj to win…but I’m sure Wiz Kid, the ‘justin beiber of africa’ will get it. They both deserve it anyway lol

  3. http://mynaijalifestyle.blogspot.com

    September 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    KUDOS to dem all!!! PROUDLY NAIJA!!!
    Voting WizMan, oh sorry WizKID!

  4. Nene

    September 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Na Seun Kuit nah, dem dey prize am…

  5. henrietta

    September 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    seun kuti!!!!he screams talent and african vibe!

  6. iTawa

    September 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Seun Kuti all the way jare! that’s just pure African talent…love that man to pieces!

  7. Demmy

    September 2, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Voting for Wizkid but I wish all of them luck 🙂

  8. Dee

    September 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I pray and hope Mobo wouldn’t call this a tie and give all the nigerians in this category..

  9. royalhottie

    September 2, 2011 at 9:06 am

    seun kuti

  10. Fairy GodSister

    September 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Lmao at Dee!! That’s a worthy prayer tough, since that’s slowly becoming the trend… I’ll most likely be voting for Seun Kuti, even though I’ve never listened to anything he’s done. There’s just something about the ‘Kuti’ name that commands loyalty…
    http://fairygodsister.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/3-2-1-series-an-hour-with-miss-lindsey/

  11. spicy

    September 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Mark my words, Dbanj will most likely win the award because of all this Kanye west hype….Wizkid is more deserving of it though…We shall see

  12. princess onyeukwu

    September 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Wizkid anytime, anyday.

  13. tee

    September 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Duuuh!I can’t even remember hearing or listening to Seun
    Kuti’s song in the last God knows how many years…Mobo wld not call
    a tie if its not necessary.They all go according to votes!Some ppl need to understand the complexity and versatility of
    the word ‘talent’ as well as the complexity of ‘Music’.As far as i believe,all 3 nominees listed
    above are very good in totally different ways.
    My favourite remains D’banj tho’.

  14. Ready

    September 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Shebi it’s to vote? Then a Nigerian is winning. Consider MOBO the musical version of BBA. It’s probably gonna be D’banj or Wizkid…and I hope no one laments about it being a popularity contest.

  15. cool

    September 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    @spicy,if D’banj wins then he wins b’cos he’s D’banj….Has absolutely nothing to do wiv
    Kanye West.D’banj has been successful from Day 1!!!Wot are u yarning?Do u kno how many
    he won even b4 he dreamt he was gonna ever get linked to Kanye???Free D’banj pls and
    by the way he looses nothing if he doesn’t win this ‘cos he’s won too
    many anyways!

    • spicy

      September 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Pele oooooo,Dbanj fan number 1..I’m not disputing Dbanj hasn’t won a lot of awards in the past but that was then, this is now, the fact is if it wasn’t for the kanye west deal, Dbanj presently can’t test Wizkid’s genius who is definitely the man of the moment…Don’t even know why i’m replying you sef, i love both of them but my opinion is that wizkid is more deserving of that award at present..simples

  16. dman

    September 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    wizkid is d true face of branded afro pop,so he is d one.

  17. coded gurl

    September 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    wizkid deserves the award.

  18. tee

    September 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    @Spicy….Pls hold ur lips!U claim u love them both D”banj and Wizkid and yet u indirectly or directly speak ill of one for the other.Yes,it”l be great and I”l be glad to hear Wizkid win it if not for anything but atleast to encourage him to do more but the truth is do u really know the meaning of Genius????And worse still,saying D”banj can”t test his genius??U need to work on the choice of your words!D’banj has always had hype frm the very beginning and it only makes sense for him to have EVEN MORE hype owing to his recent deals and collabos wiv American artists.The same hype wld apply to whichever Nigerian artist that is oppurtuned to cross into the American music world.
    U don”t need to state the obvious and if u must do,then be more constructive about it.

    • spicy

      September 4, 2011 at 9:24 am

      story story story..you dbanj die hard fans(groupies) just get so upset when u hear something against ur master, Just cause i love both of them doesn’t mean i can’t b biased towards either of them…Like i said, my statement was in my opinion so don’t start crying about it ok..And if were stating the obvious whether constructively or not, why are u getting ur panties in a twist then??.anyways let me run and google the meaning of “genius”…ode oshi

  19. bam bam

    September 4, 2011 at 2:32 am

    @tee hugs! ur comments on point callin wizkid a genuis?! kmt…
    rave of d moment syndrome trust me d shine shine go soon commot!

  20. iwuanyanwu kingsley

    September 4, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    wizkid i gat ur bak man

    • victor awesome

      September 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      d’banj we got ur back man cos ur y’nach is bigger

  21. girl

    September 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    @spicy,get lost from this post or forum or whatever!No one insulted you,why call someone “ode oshi”??Who”s the “ode oshi” btwn u and them?Her points or better still,their points are ten times more constructive than yours so wots ur stress?You were the first to start the senseless comparisons anyway and u expect NOT to get responses???By the way,hope the definition of “GENIUS” has finally sunk into ur head now “cos we expect it shld av by now.

  22. jezz

    September 5, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    It’s either wizkid or wizkid!!!!

  23. emma

    September 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Its Whizkid!!!

  24. The Kinkster

    October 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Well, WIZKID WON IT! IYEYEYE!!!lol

  25. seun

    October 6, 2011 at 7:54 am

    it’s ur boy wizzzzzzzzy. CONGRATULATION, Keep it up, Pls don’t relax.

  26. BubblyBliss

    March 2, 2012 at 2:25 am

    2011 or 2012?

  27. george

    March 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

    i want SEUN KUTI to win it,fela family are the best in nigeria,in all way may JAH reacly bless that family fighting for truth..

  28. george

    March 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

    all nigerians know that fela family is the most important family in nigeria,they are all freedom fighter truthfull people,why was 2face not there in the fuel protest,he already said all man for himself,may JAH reachly bless fela family once again…..

  29. Nnamdi4real

    March 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Well! Seun & D’banj are good 4 what they do, but I realy think Wizkid is better because he’s the new ‘kid’ on the block. Wizkid all the way…

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