The 2021 edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards was held last night at the Coventry Building Society Arena, U.K, and on YouTube.
The MOBO Awards is one of Europe’s most prestigious awards ceremonies that aims at recognizing and honouring the artistic and technical achievements of exceptional British and international talents in the musical fields of Hip Hop, Grime, RnB/Soul, Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, and African music.
Nigerian superstar Wizkid was not left out of the conversation and glamour last night as he bagged two notable awards, Best African Music Act” and “Best International Act” respectively.
The singer and songwriter who in recent times have gained international recognition for his craft beat the likes of Burna Boy, Davido, Ayra Starr, Ckay, King Promise, NSG, Rema, Tems, and Tiwa Savage to be named the “Best African Music Act”.
Wizkid also surpassed notable international acts like Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Drake, Kanye West, Lil Nas X, Polo G, Rema, Skillibeng, and Young Stoner Life (Young Thug & Gunna) to be pronounced as the “Best International Act”.
See the full list of award winners below:
Best newcomer: Central Cee
Song of the year: Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body (remix feat ArrDee, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Darkoo, E1, Fivio Foreign & ZT)
Best R&B/soul act: Cleo Sol
Best hip-hop act: D Block Europe
Best drill act: Central Cee
Best media personality: Chunkz & Yung Filly
Best gospel act: Guvna B
Best African music act: Wizkid
Best reggae act: Shenseea
Best jazz act: Sons of Kemet
Best producer: Jae5
Best international act: Wizkid
Best performance in a TV show/film: Michael Ward – Franklyn in Small Axe
Album of the year: Dave – We’re All Alone in This Together
Best female act: Little Simz
Best male act: Ghetts
Video of the year: M1llionz – Lagga (directed by Teeeezy C)
Best grime act: Skepta
By: Caleb Asante Annor