Enjoying a superb year with tracks like Yeah Yeah, IG Girls, Fire, and Banga, the 4th Genna deejay has been given the nod as one of the nominees for this year’s MOBO Awards in the category of Best Reggae Act. Other nominees include reggae crooners Chronixx and Damian Marley, with Alkaline and Popcaan rounding off the list.
Alluding to his nomination, Aidonia said: “The year 2017 has been a great year so far. It’s a joy to see all the work we have been putting in over the years, not just this year, is slowly paying off. I am thankful for the recognition and want to say respect to the MOBO, the fans and everyone that played a part in making this happen.”
Previous winners of the Best Reggae Act category include Gyptian in 2010; Sean Paul twice – in 2013 and 2014; and Popcaan in 2016. Set to unfold on Wednesday, November 29, at the First Direct Arena, the prestigious MOBO Awards returns to Leeds for its 22nd anniversary as it showcases the best in urban music.
This will be the second time MOBO has hosted the awards in Leeds, following the show in 2015.
With preparations for the spectacular live show under way, Kanya King, MOBO founder and CEO, said: “We are truly excited to return to Leed. We had an amazing experience here two years ago, thanks to all our partners, and a very enthusiastic and welcoming audience. I still have people coming up to me saying what an electrifying show it was. Looking at the list of musical talent this year, it promises to be another exciting celebration of the best in urban music.”