Ghanaian musician, King Promise has landed his first-ever MOBO Awards nomination at the 2021 edition.
The “Slow Down” hitmaker was nominated in the Best African Music Act category alongside Nigeria’s Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Okay, Davido, NSG, Rema, Tems, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.
King Promise and the NSG group are the only Ghanaians to be nominated in the category.
The UK’s biggest celebration of Black music and culture, the MOBO Awards, goes live on Sunday, 5 December from the CBS Arena in Coventry.
Born and bred in Accra, Ghana, Gregory Bortey Promise Newman, popularly known as King Promise, was enveloped in music from a young age. His ‘music-head’ father inadvertently helped shape his genre and culture-spanning tastes: immersing him in everything from reggae to R&B to boybands to Ghanaian highlife.
To this day, Promise finds himself pulling from and enjoying an incredibly wide range of sounds, both in his own sonics and during his creative process.