Nigerian stars, Wizkid and Davido have taken home some of the major awards at the just concluded MOBO Awards 2017 that took place in Leeds at the First Direct Arena
izkid won the category of Best international Act against fellow nominees which are great American artistes and legends such as JayZ, Cardi-B, Solange, Drake, SZA, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, Migos and Kendrick Lamar… now that is the wave of a Baba Nla like he fondly calls himself and we are excited about this height of recognized international acclaim.
Next up is Davido who was nominated for the Best African Act category with other African artistes such as Maleek Berry, Eugy, Juls, Mr Eazi, Sarkodie, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal and Wizkid and OBO made everyone proud by coming home also with the award.
This good news is getting Nigerians excited as this is not just a win for the artistes but it is also a win for their fans and the continent as they continue to introduce sounds from Africa to the world and it is evident that these sounds are not just being acknowledged, they’re being received and appreciated.
The 2017 Mobo winners
Best female act: Stefflon Don
Best album: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Best newcomer: Dave
Best song: J Hus – Did You See
Best video: Mist – Hot Property
Best hip-hop act: Giggs
Best grime act: Stormzy
Best R&B/soul act: Craig David
Best international act: Wizkid
Best African act: Davido
Best reggae act: Damian Marley
Best jazz act: Moses Boyd
Best gospel act: Volney Morgan & New-Ye