Fekky, Section Boyz, Wstrn and Izzy Bizu have all had stellar years and in recognition of their efforts the MOBO’s have given the artists a platform to perform their classics anthems.
South London rapper Fekky’s meteoric rise has seen him turn buzz from YouTube videos into sold-out headlining shows, and collaborations with Mercury Prize winner Skepta, Dizzee Rascal, Giggs, J Hus, Solo 45 and Professor Green.
This will be Fekky’s second time performing at the MOBO Awards, following 2014’s joint-take over with Meridian Dan at London’s SSE Wembley Arena. He is nominated for Best Hip Hop Act alongside strong contenders like Giggs, Little Simz, Section Boyz and Wretch 32.
Fekky said: “it’s gonna be a mad ting! Make sure you lock in!”
Joining Fekky on stage will be the rap tour de force that is SECTION BOYZ, who recently teamed up with Skepta on their killer track ‘#Worst’.
The Croydon collective swept up the much-coveted Best Newcomer prize at last year’s MOBO Awards and since then, they’ve had global music superstar Drake and Skepta join them at their London gig. The six-piece group is back this year, stronger than ever, as strong contenders in the Best Hip Hop category.
Critically lauded soul pop gem Izzy Bizu makes her exciting MOBO Awards debut this year. Fresh from releasing her debut album A Moment of Madness to rave reviews and performing at Glastonbury, the singer-songwriter is set to take on the awards stage in Glasgow, where she is also nominated for Best Newcomer.
Also adding shine to the superstar line-up is R&B group Wstrn. The trio from West London are best known for their infectious UK #4 hit with ‘In2’, which spent 11 weeks in the UK Top 20 last winter and was, just as recently as last month, certified platinum sales.
They are up for two nominations: Best Video for ‘In2’ and Best Newcomer, alongside outstanding emerging talents like 67, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Avelino, Izzy Bizu, Kojey Radical, Mostack, Nadia Rose and Ray BLK.