The 2020 edition of the MOBO Awards was recently concluded with top Nigerian Afrobeats like Wizkid and Burna Boy making the list of winners.
The award show which was held virtually was hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz. Performances came from Tiwa Savage, Headie One and a joint performance by Nigeria’s Ms Banks and H.E.R left viewers in awe.
Wizkid beats Davido, Tiwa Savage, Adekunle Gold and others to be crowned the ‘Best African Act’.
One the other and, Burna Boy wins the ‘Best International Act’ over Lil Baby, Drake, H.E.R, Roddy Ricch, Pop Smoke and several international artists.
See the full list of categories and winners below.
BEST MALE ACT
HEADIE ONE – (Winner)
YOUNG T & BUGSEY
BEST FEMALE ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISAWITFIRST)
LIANNE LA HAVAS
MAHALIA – (Winner)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
J HUS – ‘BIG CONSPIRACY’
STORMZY – ‘HEAVY IS THE HEAD’
MAHALIA – ‘LOVE AND COMPROMISE’
NINES – ‘CRABS IN A BUCKET’ – (Winner)
LIANNE LA HAVAS – ‘LIANNE LA HAVAS’
SONG OF THE YEAR [PUBLIC VOTED]
YOUNG T & BUGSEY FEAT. HEADIE ONE – ‘DON’T RUSH’ – (Winner)
DIGGA D – ‘WOI’
DARKOO FEAT. ONE ACEN – ‘GANGSTA’
TION WAYNE FEAT. STORMZY & DUTCHAVELLI – ‘I DUNNO’
ABRA CADABRA – ‘ON DECK’
BEST NEWCOMER (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND)
AITCH – (Winner)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BREE RUNWAY – ‘APESHIT’ (DIRECTED BY WILL HOOPER)
NINES – ‘CLOUT’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE DI PLACIDO)
NSG – ‘LUPITA’ (DIRECTED BY KEVIN HUDSON) – (Winner)
JORJA SMITH – ‘BY ANY MEANS’ (DIRECTED BY OTIS DOMINIQUE)
KNUCKS – ‘HOME’ (DIRECTED BY RAY FIASCO)
KOJEY RADICAL – ‘20/20’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE DI PLACIDO)
BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
MAHALIA – (Winner)
LIANNE LA HAVAS
BEST HIP HOP ACT
NINES – (Winner)
KREPT & KONAN
BEST GRIME ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]
MANGA SAINT HILARE
JME – (Winner)
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]
BURNA BOY – (Winner)
MEGAN THEE STALLION
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM [PUBLIC VOTED]
KANE ROBINSON AS SULLY – ‘TOP BOY’
MICHAELA COEL AS ARABELLA – ‘I MAY DESTROY YOU’
NCUTI GATWA AS ERIC EFFIONG – ‘SEX EDUCATION’
JESSICA PLUMMER AS CHANTELLE – ‘EASTENDERS’
MICHEAL WARD AS MARCO – ‘BLUE STORY’ – (Winner)
DAMSON IDRIS AS FRANKLIN SAINT – ‘SNOWFALL’
BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY [PUBLIC VOTED]
CHUNKZ – (Winner)
BEST ALBUM (2017 – 2019)
This is a one-off additional category just for this year’s MOBO Awards to highlight the best albums released from 1st September 2017 – 31st August 2019.
DAVE – ‘PSYCHODRAMA’
KANO – ‘HOODIES ALL SUMMER’
ELLA MAI – ‘ELLA MAI’ – (Winner)
SKEPTA – ‘IGNORANCE IS BLISS’
NINES – ‘CROP CIRCLE’
LITTLE SIMZ – ‘GREY AREA’
BEST AFRICAN ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFROZONS)
WIZKID – (Winner)
BEST REGGAE ACT
BUJU BANTON – (Winner)
BEST GOSPEL ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL)
CALLEDOUT MUSIC – (Winner)
THE KINGDOM CHOIR
BEST JAZZ ACT
TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES
EGO ELLA MAY – (Winner)
JAE 5 – (Winner)
Brymo – Life Dey Go On MP3
Brymo – Love Na Drug
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