Wizkid beats Jay-Z, others at MOBO Awards 2017

Nigerian artist Wizkid beat Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B and others to win the Best International Act award at the just ended Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards.

The award which was held in Leeds at the First Direct Arena in the United Kingdom on 29th November, 2017, also saw Davido winning the Best African Act category ahead of Sarkodie, Maleek Berry, Juls and others.

British hip hop artiste Stormzy who was the big winner at the 2017 MOBO awards, swept three awards: best male artist, best grime act, and best album.

See the full list of 2017 MOBO winners below:

 

BEST MALE ACT

Stormzy- Winner

Bugzy Malone

Chip

Dave

Giggs

J Hus

Maleek Berry

Mostack

Sampha

Skepta

Stormzy swept three awards: best male artist, best grime act, and best album.

 

BEST FEMALE ACT

Stefflon Don- Winner

Emeli Sandé

Jessie Ware

Jorja Smith

Lady Leshurr

Little Simz

Mabel

Nadia Rose

NAO

Ray BLK

Stefflon Don won Best Female Act

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Wizkid – Winner

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

Solange Knowles

SZA

Travis Scott

 

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Davido –Winner

Eugy

Juls

Maleek Berry

Mr Eazi

Sarkodie

Tekno

Tiwa Savage

Wande Coal

Wizkid

 

BEST ALBUM

Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer-Winner

J Hus – Common Sense

Nines – One Foot Out

Sampha – Process

Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life

 

BEST NEWCOMER

Dave-Winner

Jorja Smith

Kojo Funds

Lotto Boyzz

Loyle Carner

Mabel

Mist

Not3s

Stefflon Don

Yxng Bane

 

BEST SONG

J Hus “Did You See”-Winner

Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra “Dun Talkin’”

Not3s “Addison Lee”

Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane “Bestie

 

BEST VIDEO

Mist “Hot Property”-Winner

Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

Bossman Birdie “Walk The Walk”

J Hus “Spirit”

Loyle Carner “The Isle Of Arran”

 

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Giggs-Winner

Little Simz

Loyle Carner

Nines

Stefflon Don

Wretch 32

 

BEST GRIME ACT

Stormzy-Winner

AJ Tracey

Chip

P Money

Skepta

Wiley

 

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

Craig David –Winner

Jorja Smith

NAO

Ray BLK

Sampha

 

BEST REGGAE ACT

Damian Marley-Winner

Aidonia

Alkaline

Chronixx

Popcaan

 

BEST JAZZ ACT

Moses Boyd-Winner

Cleveland Watkiss

Daymé Arocena

Mr Jukes

Terrace Martin

 

BEST GOSPEL ACT

Volney Morgan & New-Ye- Winner

Lurine Cato

Mali Music

S.O.

Triple O

 

Stormzy’s girlfriend Maya Jama and Capital FM DJ Marvin Humes hosted the event

About MOBO Awards

The MOBO Awards stands for “Music of Black Origin” and was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. The MOBO Award show is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.

In 2009, the awards ceremony was held for the first time in Glasgow. Prior to that, it had been held in London. In 2011, the ceremony returned for a second time to Scotland. The awards then moved to Leeds for the first time in 2015.

The Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards were established in 1996 to recognise and celebrate artists who create Black or urban music. The MOBOs may be the most prestigious but were not the first Black music awards show in the country. 

By: Kwame Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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