The nominees for the 18th edition of MOBO Awards were unveiled at a special nominees party in Central London last night. 4 out of the ten nominees eyeing the Best African act award are Nigerian artistes. They include; Seun Kuti, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Ice Prince. However, Tiwa Savage is overly excited about her nomination, the pretty Pepsi ambassador explained that in a tweet."Once upon a time, I attended Mobo Awards as a back up singer, couldn't even get in the main event. This year, I'm going as a nominee, God is great." The 2013 edition of the award will take place on October 19 at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK.List of Nominees(1) BEST NEWCOMER Daley
Elli Ingram
Etta Bond
Fuse ODG
Jacob Banks
Jahmene Douglas
Krept and Konan
Sam Smith
Shakka
Stylo G
(2) BEST MALE ACT Disclosure
Naughty Boy
Rudimental
Wiley
Wretch 32
(3) BEST FEMALE ACTJessie J
Jessie Ware
Laura Mvula
Lianna La Havas
Rita Ora
(4) BEST VIDEOAluna George – Attracting Flies
Dizzee Rascal – Bassline Junkie
Fuse ODG ft Wyclef – Antenna
Laura Mvula – Green Garden
Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – La La La
Rizzle Kicks – Lost Generation
(5) BEST UK HIP HOP/GRIME Akala
K Koke
Tinie Tempah
Wiley
Wretch 32
(6) BEST ALBUM Angel – About Time
Disclosure – Settle
Laura Mvula – Sing To the Moon
Rudimental – Home
Wiley – Ascent
(7) BEST R&B/SOUL ACT Angel
Daley
Jessie Ware
Laura Mvula
Lianne La Havas
(8) BEST SONGDisclosure feat. Aluna George - White Noise
Naughty Boy – La La La
Rudimental – Waiting All Night
Wiley feat. Chip – Reloaded
Wretch 32 ft Shakka – Black Out
(9) BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT Ciara
Iggy Azalea
J.Cole
Jason Derulo
Jay Z
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Miguel
Robin Thicke
(10) BEST AFRICAN ACT Atumpan
Bombino
Fuse ODG
Ice Prince
Liquideep
Mafikizolo
Seun Kuti
Spoek Mathambo
Tiwa Savage
WizKid
(11) BEST REGGAE ACT Mavado
Popcaan
Sean Paul
Stylo G
Tarrus Riley
(12) BEST JAZZ ACTSons Of Kemet
Courtney Pine
Soweto Kinch
Jazz Jamaica
Lineage
(13) BEST GOSPEL ACT Guvna B
El-Marfex
Lurine Cato
IDMC
Sandra Godley