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She beat out the boys – Nneka wins MOBO 2009 Best African Act award

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Nneka MOBONigerian musician Nneka won the Best African Act award at the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in Glasgow last night. Other shortlisted nominees for the Best African Act award were Eldee, Mujava, Oumou Sangare and Salif Kelta. Irish/Nigerian crooner Laura Izibor was also one of the MOBO nominees, she was up for the Best UK Newcomer award which went to JLS. Congrats to all the nominees and winners including JLS, one of their members Ortise Williams is Nigerian!

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JLS (L-R: Jonathan 'JB' Gill, Marvin Humes, Oritse Williams and Aston Merrygold) took home two gongs at the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in Glasgow last night

JLS (L-R: Jonathan 'JB' Gill, Marvin Humes, Oritse Williams and Aston Merrygold) took home two gongs at the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in Glasgow last night

And the MOBO winners are…

Best UK Act: N-Dubz
Best Newcomer: JLS
Best Song: JLS – Beat Again
Best Album: N-Dubz – Uncle B
Best Hip Hop: Chipmunk
Best R&B: Keri Hilson
Best Video: Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Best Reggae: Sean Paul
Best Jazz: Yolanda Brown
Best Gospel: Victizzle
Best African Act: Nneka
Best DJ: Trevor Nelson
Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Jackson

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