MOBO Awards 2020: Wizkid, Burna Boy & More UK Music Acts Win Top Prizes | See Complete List

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On Wednesday, December 9, MOBO Awards made a huge comeback with a virtual ceremony, hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz, live-streamed on YouTube and broadcasted on BBC One alongside highlights special on BBC iPlayer.

The long-awaited 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.

Nigerian music stars Burna Boy and Wizkid conquered scoring prizes for Best International Act and Best African Act (in association with Afrozons)London rapper Nines received a whopping five nominations this year and took home the prestigious Album of The Year and Best Hip Hop Act.

 

 

The ‘King of Drill’ Headie One loomed large at this year’s ceremony where he took home the coveted Best Male ActMahalia scooped up Best Female Act (in association with ISAWITFIRST) and Best R&B/Soul Act – her first major music awards win following a consistently noteworthy rise in recent years.

In the hugely popular public voted categories, Mancunion rapper Aitch wins Best Newcomer (in association with Arts Council England) and while Nottingham duo Young T & Bugsey take home Song of The Year for their global viral hit ‘Don’t Rush’ (featuring Headie One).

Acclaimed British filmmaker Sir Steve McQueen CBE was honoured with MOBO’s Inspiration Award tonight. The London-born director behind 12 Years A SlaveHunger and Small Axe joins a prestigious line-up of past recipients of this award including Idris Elba OBE.

The ceremony also featured two Afrobeats royalties – Davido and Tiwa Savage – delivering stellar performances, filmed outside the UK especially for the night. London MC Ms Banks and acclaimed R&B and soul artistes H.E.R. and Tiana Major9 both brought energetic and spine-tingling vocal performances to the show.

The 2020 MOBO Awards winners include:

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 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 PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM [PUBLIC VOTED]

MICHEAL WARD AS MARCO – ‘BLUE STORY’

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY [PUBLIC VOTED]

CHUNKZ

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

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