This year’s MOBO’s held on Saturday, November 3, at the at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK and was nothing short of a fun-filled, star-studded event with rousing performances from Trey Songz, Conor Maynard, Emeli Sandé, Misha B, JLS, Stooshe, Labrinth and Wiley.
Winning “Best African Act” this year is Nigeria’s very own Koko Master, D’Banj who won ahead some of Africa’s finest, Amadou & Mariam , Cabo Snoop ,Camp Mulla, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, P-Square , Spoek Mathambo and The Very Best; taking over from Wizkid who won in the same category last year.
The biggest winner of the night was the stellar “Next To Me” crooner, Emeli Sande who took home three awards for ‘Best R&B/Soul’, ‘Best Female Act’ and ‘Best Album’ for her 2012 debut,‘Our Version of Events’.
While Labrinth bagged the award for “Best Song” for his single with Tinie Tempah, “Earthquake”, the ‘Best Newcomer” was awarded to the Pop sensation of the moment, ROC Nation ensign, Rita Ora.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Best Gospel - Rachel Kerr
Best Jazz – Zoe Rahman
Best Reggae – Sean Paul
Best African Act – D’Banj
Best Song – Labrinth
Best R&B/Soul – Emeli Sandé
Best Album – Emeli Sandé
Best Hip Hop/Grime – Plan B
Best Video – JLS
Best Female Act – Emeli Sandé
Best Male Act – Plan B
Best Newcomer – Rita Ora
Best International – Nicki Minaj
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