The music of black origin awards “mobo” was held yesterday, December 9, 2020, with Chunkz and Maya Jama as the host and surprise guest presenters like Neelam gill, Leomie Anderson, and Jourdan Dunn. The show was hosted live on B.B.C. and streamed on YouTube.
Headie One, Kojey Radical, Tiwa savage, Ms banks, and H.E.R came through with a fantastic performance. The awards were presented by
Nines and Mahalia take the lead, winning a total of two awards. Nines won album of the year for Crabs in a Bucket and best hip-hop act. While Mahalia won best female act and best R&B/soul act, which happens to be her first significant music awards win.
Burna Boy and Wizkid were also among those that won in the just concluded mobo awards. Burnaboy won in the category of the Best international act (public vote): Burna Boy. At the same time, Wizkid bagged the award in the Best African Act.
See 2020 MOBO award winners Complete list.
Video of the year: N.S.G. – Lupita
Album of the year: Nines – Crabs in a Bucket Best male act: Headie One
Song of the year (public vote): Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Best newcomer (public vote): Aitch
Best female act: Mahalia
Best R&B/soul act: Mahalia
Best hip-hop act: Nines
Best grime act (public vote): J.M.E.
Best international act (public vote): Burna Boy
Best performance in a T.V. show/film: Michael Ward as Marco, Blue Story
Best media personality: Chunkz
Best album 2017-2019: Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Best African act: Wizkid
Best reggae act: Buju Banton
Best gospel act: CalledOut Music
Best jazz act: Ego Ella May
Best producer: Jae5
Inspiration award: Steve McQueen