Davido, Wizkid Win MOBO Awards
Nigerian singer David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido, has won the Best African Act, at the 2017 edition of Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards.
Held on Wednesday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom, the 22nd edition saw the DMW boss beat Wizkid, Wande Coal and Tiwa Savage among others, to the prestigious prize.
Wizkid won the Best International Act ahead of Drake, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar.
On the international scene, English grime and Hip Hop artiste, Stormzy, was the biggest winner of the night winning in three prestigious categories – Best Male Artist, Best Grime Act, and Best Album.
Dave emerged as the Best Newcomer, edging out Jorja Smith, Kojo Funds, Stefflon Don, Yxng Bane, and others while Best Song went to J Hus for his chart-topping song titled “Did You See.”
MOBO Award show is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artistes 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
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