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BREAKING: Nigerian Music Stars Conquered The 2020 MOBO Awards As Wizkid Won “Best African Act” [See Full List]

 With a total of 4 career wins, Wizkid is now the most awarded African artist in MOBO history.

Nigerian music stars conquered the 2020 MOBO Awards with Burna Boy winning Best International Act and Wizkid scoring Best African Act (in association with Afrozons).



THE MOBO Awards made a huge comeback last night with a virtual ceremony, hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz, live-streamed on YouTube (watch here: youtube.com/mobotvofficial) and broadcast on BBC One at 10.45pm, with a highlights special on BBC iPlayer.

In a show like no other taking place in a year like no other, the UK’s biggest celebration of Black music reclaimed its power with a 90-minute spectacle that recognised the hottest new talent from around the globe, with some special performances that encapsulated the strength and pride of Black voices that underpinned 2020.

MOBOLISE!”

2020 MOBO AWARDS WINNERS
BEST MALE ACT

HEADIE ONE

BEST FEMALE ACT
(IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISAWITFIRST)

MAHALIA

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

NINES – ‘CRABS IN A BUCKET’

SONG OF THE YEAR [PUBLIC VOTED]

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FEAT. HEADIE ONE – ‘DON’T RUSH’

BEST NEWCOMER
(IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND)
[PUBLIC VOTED]

AITCH

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

NSG – ‘LUPITA’ (DIRECTED BY KEVIN HUDSON)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

MAHALIA

BEST HIP HOP ACT

NINES

BEST GRIME ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]

JME

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]

BURNA BOY

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM [PUBLIC VOTED]

MICHEAL WARD AS MARCO – ‘BLUE STORY’

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY [PUBLIC VOTED]

CHUNKZ

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.

ELLA MAI – ‘ELLA MAI’

BEST AFRICAN ACT
(IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFROZONS)
[PUBLIC VOTED]

WIZKID

BEST REGGAE ACT

BUJU BANTON

BEST GOSPEL ACT
(IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL)

CALLEDOUT MUSIC

BEST JAZZ ACT(IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC)

EGO ELLA MAY

BEST PRODUCER

JAE 5

INSPIRATION AWARD

STEVE MCQUEEN

An independent MOBO Awards judging panel of music connoisseurs determine the nominees and winners for the majority of categories, while six categories are public voted: Song of The Year, Best Grime Act, Best Newcomer (in association with Arts Council England), Best African Act (in association with Afrozons), Best International Act, Best Performance in a TV Show/ Film and Best Media Personality.

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