Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper, OMI and fellow internationally acclaimed Jamaican artist, Chronixx are among five acts nominated for the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) reggae award at the 20th annual MOBO Awards, set to take place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England.
OMI dominated the summer of 2015, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks with the remix of his smash hit, Cheerleader, which was named by Billboard as the song of the summer. His debut album,Me 4 U is set for release later this month via Ultra Music, a subsidiary of Sony Music.
Meanwhile, Chronixx has continued to prove himself as one of reggae music’s top players, doing well on the UK charts with singles such as Ghetto People and Light It Up. while his Dread and Terrible EP as well as his hit collaboration with Protoje, Who Knows, have been nominated for the upcoming International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).
Protoje himself has been nominated for the MOBO reggae award following his much acclaimed album, Ancient Future while Popcaan, who has had a resurgent year-and-a-half both locally and internationally, has also been nominated.
They will all try to dethrone British-based Jamaican deejay, Stylo G, who won the honour last year and is currently doing well on the UK charts with his single, My Number 1, featuring Gyptian.