MOBO Awards 2017: Nigerians Celebrate Wizkid’s Big Win

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The 22nd MOBO Awards held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom and saw some of our favourite Nigerian artists win big.

Starboy, Wizkid pulled a big feat, defeating the likes of Jay Z, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, etc to win the Best International Act.

He was also nominated in the Best African Act category alongside Davido, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, Wande Coal, Mr Eazi and more. Davido, however, emerged the winner in this category.

Excited about Wizkid’s milestone achievement, Nigerians have been pouring encomiums on the “Ojuelegba” crooner.

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One of such is former president Goodluck Jonathan who took to social media to celebrate Wizkid. On Facebook, GEJ wrote:

“When Nigeria does well, I cannot help but feel well. My happiness is tied to the happiness of Nigeria and when Nigerians break records and take the name of Nigeria to greater heights it exhilarates me.

“Thank you Wizkid for raising Nigeria’s flag high for the positive, not the negative. Your emergence as the Best International Act at the #MOBOAwards is a proud moment for Nigeria. And the fact that you emerged over JAY-Z and Drake makes it even more celebratory. WELL DONE.”

Also celebrating Wizkid on Twitter handle, Senator Ben-Murray Bruce wrote:

“Dear @wizkidayo, I‘ve been in the entertainment business as an investor since 1980 and one of my proudest moments for Nigerian music is the day you defeated both Jayz and @Drake, two of the biggest stars in the world, to win the Best International Act at the #MOBOAwards well done.”

Other Nigerian artistes who were also nominated for the MOBO awards but did not win in any of the categories are; Maleek Berry, Tiwa Savage, Tekno and Wande Coal.

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Stormzy was the biggest winner at this year’s event as he clinched three awards: best male artist, best grime act, and best album.

See the full list of winners below:

BEST MALE ACT

Bugzy Malone – Winner

Dave

Giggs

J Hus

Maleek Berry

Mostack

Sampha

Skepta

BEST FEMALE ACT

Stefflon Don – Winner

Emeli Sandé

Jessie Ware

Jorja Smith

Lady Leshurr

Little Simz

Mabel

Nadia Rose

NAO

Ray BLK

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Wizkid – Winner

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

Solange Knowles

SZA

Travis Scott

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Davido – Winner

Eugy

Juls

Maleek Berry

Mr Eazi

Sarkodie

Tekno

Tiwa Savage

Wande Coal

Wizkid

BEST ALBUM

Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer – Winner

J Hus – Common Sense

Nines – One Foot Out

Sampha – Process

Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life



BEST NEWCOMER

Dave – Winner

Jorja Smith

Kojo Funds

Lotto Boyzz

Loyle Carner

Mabel

Mist

Not3s

Stefflon Don

Yxng Bane

BEST SONG
J Hus “Did You See” – Winner

Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra “Dun Talkin’”

Not3s “Addison Lee”

Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane “Bestie

BEST VIDEO

Mist “Hot Property” – Winner

Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

Bossman Birdie “Walk The Walk”

J Hus “Spirit”

Loyle Carner “The Isle Of Arran”

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Giggs – Winner

Little Simz

Loyle Carner

Nines

Stefflon Don

Wretch 32

BEST GRIME ACT

Stormzy – Winner

AJ Tracey

Chip

P Money

Skepta

Wiley

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

Craig David – Winner

Jorja Smith

NAO

Ray BLK

Sampha

BEST REGGAE ACT

Damian Marley – Winner

Aidonia

Alkaline

Chronixx

Popcaan

BEST JAZZ ACT

Moses Boyd-Winner

Cleveland Watkiss

Daymé Arocena

Mr Jukes

Terrace Martin

BEST GOSPEL ACT

Volney Morgan & New-Ye – Winner

Lurine Cato

Mali Music

S.O.

Triple O

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MOBO (Music of Black Origin) awards which celebrates artistes of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell.

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