MOBO Awards: Wizkid, Burna Boy win big

After a three year break, the Men Of Black Origin, MOBO awards event held on Wednesday at the Exhibition London in Shepherd’s Bush.

Nigerian superstars shined bright at the event.

Wizkid clinched the Best Afican Act ahead of Burna Boy, Rema, Davido, Fireboy, Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage while Burna Boy  edged Drake, Megan Thee Stallion and the late Pop Smoke in the Best International Act category.

Davido and Tiwa Savage were among the performers on the night.

The MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin) is an annual music award presentation recognising achievements in music by blacks. It includes music genres like hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.

Here is the nomination list and the winners

Album of the year: Nines – Crabs in a Bucket

Best male act: Headie One

Best female act: Mahalia

Song of the year (public vote): Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)

Best newcomer (public vote): Aitch

Video of the year: NSG – Lupita

Best R&B/soul act: Mahalia

Best hip-hop act: Nines

Best grime act (public vote): JME

Best international act (public vote): Burna Boy

Best performance in a TV show/film: Michael Ward as Marco, Blue Story

Best media personality: Chunkz

Best album 2017-2019: Ella Mai – Ella Mai

Best African act: Wizkid

Best reggae act: Buju Banton

Best gospel act: CalledOut Music

Best jazz act: Ego Ella May

Best producer: Jae5

Inspiration award: Steve McQueen

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