21 years old Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, Nigerian singer and rapper who rose to fame with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist, together with 19 years old Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, known professionally as Ayra Starr, who are both signed with Mavin Records, have been nominated for 2021 MOBO’s Award.
The two youngsters of Marvin records will be battling other great African acts and music legends for The Best African Music Act Awards.
The announcement of their nominations was spearheaded by the founder of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy who is also a musician and a sound producer.
Announcing their nominations, Don Jazzy expressed his joy and gratitude to the organisers for recognising his signees and members.
He wrote in an Instagram post: “Ayra Starr and Rema have been nominated for the 2021 MOBO Awards! Crazy. It has not been upto a year since we recruited, signed or activated Ayra and less than three years for Rema. This is phenomenal and a big step up to greatness. A big shout out to them for their talent,hard work, determination and zeal, and to the whole Mavin Team for being such a brilliant and exciting family.
“For the host organisation MOBO, it’s been 24 years of celebrating black music excellence. Thank you for always supporting and amplifying black voices across the world,also thanks for promoting African musics and talents,it is really a great honour to Africans.
“Congratulations to all the other nominees as well and good luck at the awards. Looking forward to the future we’re all building together in the continent Africa #Mavin #afrobeats #Africa 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾.”
Rema was also nominated for Best International Act alongside Wizkid (Star boy), Kanye West, Drake and Lil Nas X.
Other African Artists who were nominated for the Best Africa Music Act include Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy.
King Promise, Tems, CKay the artist with the reigning song now (Love Nwantiti) and NSG were also nominated for the awards.
The highly awaited 2021 MOBO awards will be coming up on Sunday, December 5, 2021 and will be an exciting and enticing event comes defender.