Protoje Speaks On MOBO Nominations Controversy

The 2016 MOBO Awards, concerns are brewing regarding the pooling of dancehall and reggae acts.

Following the announcement of the entertainers vying for the best Reggae Act, Protoje in a social media post has expressed concern regarding the pooling of reggae and dancehall in the same category. 

According to Protégé, it is not fair to the dancehall or reggae acts nominated.

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Other entertainers vying for the coveted best Reggae Act title are dancehall deejays Spice and Alkaline and singjays Kranium and Popcaan.

Like the Grammys, the MOBO Awards does not separate dancehall and reggae acts. 

Similar to the MOBO Awards, the Grammys label its category “Best Reggae Album” which serves both dancehall and reggae acts.

However, Protoje who is nominated for a MOBO, in an exclusive Music News interview, says when both reggae and dancehall are grouped, he believes it marginalizes the culture.

The MOBO Awards for “Music of Black Origin” established in 1996, aims to recognize artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.

The 2016 staging, celebrating the 21st anniversary of the MOBO Awards is slated to take place on November 4, in Glasgow.

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