The below list of artists for 'MOBO Best African Act' will be reduced from 10 to 5 nominees on Wednesday 8th October based on voting results.  

Afrikan Boy

Oulshola Ajose, better known as Afrikan Boy, is a grime MC from London. With Nigerian roots, he fuses both cultures together and has become a firm favourite among industry heavyweights.


Davido is a Nigerian American recording artist, performer and songwriter who experienced his major breakthrough in music with his hit debut single “Back When” featuring Naeto C.

Fuse ODG

Winner of last year’s MOBO Award for Best African Act, Fuse ODG is a UK based musician of Ghanaian descent. His recent single featuring Sean Paul, 'Dangerous Love', reached No. 2 in the top40 charts.

Mista Silva

Mista Silva is a British Ghanaian musician from London whose success has led him to be the first unsigned UK Afrobeats artist to have his music playlisted by BBC 1xtra.

Wiz Kid

Wizkid is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter, and performer. Wizkid rose to prominence with his hit song, "Don't Dull".