Nominees for MOBOs 2022 are announced with Nova Twins (pictured), Little Simz and FKA twigs among those up for consideration. The annual ceremony, which celebrates music of Black origin, is due to host its 25th anniversary edition at the OVO Arena Wembley on Wednesday 30th November.

This year, organisers have introduced two new categories: Best Alternative Music Act and Best Electronic/Dance Act, with Nova Twins are in the running for the Best Alternative Music Act statue along with Skunk Anansie, Big Joanie, Bob Vylan, Kid Bookie and Loathe. The new Best Electronic/Dance Act category features FKA twigs, Jax Jones, Nia Archives and more. In a statement, Nova Twins commented: “What a moment this is, it’s a massive win for the alt community.

To think back to two years ago, when we wrote our open letter to now, being here celebrating this new category alongside all the amazing artists who help push the genre forward, as well Kanya [King, MOBOs founder] and the MOBOs team.” Well done to everyone nominated and well done to the MOBOs for expanding their horizons and committing to greater inclusivity. Full list of nominees via COMPLEX UK