Stormzy looking to cap successful year at Mobo Awards
The south London musician leads the field with five nominations.
Stormzy will look to cap off a whirlwind 12 months at the Mobo Awards on Wednesday evening.
The south London musician leads the field with five nominations including best male and best album for his debut release Gang Signs & Prayer.
It comes off the back of quite the year for the 24-year-old who has performed at the Brits, received a Mercury nomination for his acclaimed debut and even been photographed with Prince Harry.
Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, is also shortlisted for best grime star as well as best song and best video at the 22nd Mobos in Leeds.
As someone who once faced homelessness, I know how important it is to have access to something better, to feel inspired and reach for your dreams. I’m blessed to have this chance to lay a paving stone in a place that I hold so dear and leave a legacy for future generations. Thank you MOBO for finally giving me that opportunity.
He will compete with J Hus and Mercury Prize-winner Sampha for best male and best album while actor and DJ Idris Elba is to be honoured with a Paving The Way gong for his “achievements in the arts and contribution to British culture”.
A paving stone will be embedded at a location in London, where the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star grew up.
Other stars expected to attend the event include rapper Wiley, shortlisted for best grime act, model Jourdan Dunn, and comedian Michael Dapaah – the man behind Big Shaq’s Mans Not Hot.