Mobo Awards Winners 2020: Nigerian Wizkid, Burna Boy winning streak


 

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

Hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz (the comedian-musician who was also voted best media personality by the public), the livestreamed ceremony featured performances by Headie One (featuring M Huncho) and Young T & Bugsey, plus stars that traversed styles across the Black diaspora: rappers Ms BanksKojey Radical and Shaybo, dancehall vocalist Stylo G and soul singer Tiana Major9.

From outside the UK, R&B singer HER, nominated for three Grammys including song of the year, performed her song Damage, while two of Nigeria’s biggest pop stars also appeared: Tiwa Savage and Davido.

Kojey Radical performing at the Mobo awards.
Kojey Radical performing at the Mobo awards. Photograph: Mobo Organisation Donnie Sunshine

2020 Mobo award winners

Album of the year: Nines – Crabs in a Bucket
Best male act: Headie One
Best female act: Mahalia
Song of the year (public vote): Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Best newcomer (public vote): Aitch
Video of the year: NSG – Lupita
Best R&B/soul act: Mahalia
Best hip-hop act: Nines
Best grime act (public vote): JME
Best international act (public vote): Burna Boy
Best performance in a TV 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

 

 

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