Nile Rodgers and the late music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards are amongst those that shall be honoured with particular gongs on the Mobo Awards.
The annual occasion, which celebrates music of black origin, will mark its twenty fifth anniversary on November 30 with a ceremony on the OVO Area Wembley.
Stylish frontman and chairman of the Songwriters Corridor of Fame Rodgers shall be recognised with the lifetime achievement award on the evening.
Whereas Edwards, who discovered fame after organising the music platform SBTV in 2006 and died on February 20 on the age of 31, shall be posthumously honoured with the Paving The Method prize, which celebrates trailblazers who had led the way in which for future generations of expertise to comply with.
The present may even bear in mind the late DJ with a particular tribute efficiency by Emeli Sande.
Singer and rapper Craig David, who’s a six-time Mobo winner, will obtain the excellent contribution award and can carry out on the occasion.
He stated: “Mobo has been there for the reason that starting of my profession, they gave me my first award and their encouragement meant every little thing to me.
“I’m so grateful for his or her continued help over time, not only for myself, however for thus many UK artists.
“This acknowledgement of Excellent Contribution is a superb honour. I can’t wait to carry out on the evening and create extra recollections with Mobo.”
Rodgers can be among the many stars attributable to carry out, becoming a member of the line-up of Kojey Radical, Tion Wayne, Fireboy DML, Cat Burns, FLO and Eliza Rose, who’re all among the many nominees.
London rapper and producer Knucks, whose music combines rap and jazz, leads the way in which at this yr’s awards with 5 nominations, securing nods in classes together with album of the yr for Alpha Place, finest male act and finest hip hop act.
A yr after profitable the Mobo for finest feminine act, Little Simz scooped 4 nominations, together with album of the yr for Generally I Would possibly Be Introvert, her critically acclaimed fourth report.
The work received her the Mercury Prize in October, with judges hailing it as “completed and complicated but completely accessible”.
Chart-topping west London drill rapper Central Cee has additionally acquired 4 nominations, together with finest drill act.
The 24-year outdated received the Mobo for finest newcomer and the inaugural drill award final yr.
The nominations additionally noticed rapper Ivorian Doll develop into the primary feminine artist to be nominated within the drill class.
Different nominees embody Dave, D-Block Europe, Digga D, Mahalia, Ms Banks and PinkPantheress.
This yr organisers have launched two new classes – finest different music act, recognising these working in indie, rock and punk, and finest dance/digital act, celebrating genres similar to jungle, drum and bass, home and techno.
Chunkz and Yung Filly will host the award present on the OVO Area Wembley on November 30, which is able to out there to reside stream on YouTube from 8.00pm.
BBC 1Xtra may even air a particular present on December 7 with performances from the evening and backstage interviews in addition to Mobo Awards at 25, a particular five-part podcast which shall be broadcast on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Sounds.