Nigerian musician, Wizkid, real name Ayodeji Balogun bagged two awards at the recently concluded Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards on Sunday, December 6.
Wizkid, one of he most decorated recording artiste in the modern music era emerged victorious in the ‘Best International Act’ and ‘Best African Act’ categories.
Equally, Wizkid’s impressive double at the 2021 MOBO Awards set a new record as he became the first-ever African artiste to emerge victorious in the “Best African Act” & “Best International Act” categories in a single night.
Aside from Wizkid, three other artistes with Nigerian ancestry went home with awards. British-Nigerian rapper Skepta real name Joseph Junior Adenuga won the ‘Best Grime Act’ of the year.
Another rapper, Dave who has worked with Nigerian stars Burna Boy and Tems won the award for the Album of the year. Lastly, Simbiatu Ajikawo who is popularly known as Little Simz took home the award for the ‘Best Female Act’ of the year.
See the complete list of winners below:
Album of the year – Dave, We’re All Alone In This Together
Best female act – Little Simz
Best male act – Ghetts
Best newcomer – Central Cee
Song of the year – Tion Wayne & Russ Millions, Body (Remix)
Video of the year – M1llionz, Lagga
Best grime act- Skepta
Best R&B/soul act – Cleo Sol
Best hip-hop act – D. Block Europe
Best drill act – Central Cee
Best international act – Wizkid
Best performance in a TV show/film – Micheal Ward as Franklyn in Small Axe
Best media personality – Chunkz & Yung Filly
Best gospel act – Guvna B
Best African music act – Wizkid
Best reggae act -Shenseea
Best jazz act – Sons of Kemet
Best producer – Jae5
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