SAN FRANCISCO, November 30, (THEWILL) – Nigeria was duly represented at the 2017 edition of the prestigious Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards as Wizkid and Davido both won honours at the 22nd edition of the event held at the First Direct Arena, Leeds England.
Davido, whose real name is David Adeleke, edged out Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry and others to pitch the “Best African Act” award.
Wizkid, real name Ayo Balogun, beat Jay-Z, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and others to clinch the best international artist award at the event.
On the international scene, English grime and Hip Hop artist, Stormzy, was the biggest winner of the night winning in three prestigious categories – ‘Best Male Artist’, ‘Best Grime Act’ and ‘Best Album’.
MOBO Award show is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.
See the full list of winners below:
Best Male Act: Stormzy
Best Female Act: Stefflon Don
Best Album: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Best Newcomer: Dave
Best Song: J Hus – Did You See
Best Video: Mist – Hot Property
Best Hip-Hop Act: Giggs
Best Grime Act: Stormzy
Best R&B/Soul Act: Craig David
Best International Act: Wizkid
Best African Act: Davido
Best Reggae Act: Damian Marley
Best Jazz Act: Moses Boyd
Best Gospel Act: Volney Morgan and New-Ye