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BN Bytes: Another One in The Bag! D’Banj Wins The Best African Act Award at the 2012 MOBOs!



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.

Emeli Sande

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.

Rita Ora

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Gospel – Rachel Kerr

Best JazzZoe Rahman

Best ReggaeSean Paul

Best African ActD’Banj

Best SongLabrinth

Best R&B/SoulEmeli Sandé

Best AlbumEmeli Sandé

Best Hip Hop/GrimePlan B

Best VideoJLS

Best Female ActEmeli Sandé

Best Male ActPlan B

Best NewcomerRita Ora

Best InternationalNicki Minaj

Photo Credits: Getty Images | africamusiclaw


  1. Kem

    November 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    He deserves it even with the international wave of “oliver twist”

  2. Let them say

    November 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    What’s with the two wristwatches. Rubbish!
    Congrats anyway

  3. Chattyzee

    November 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Is that the new fashion? Wearing two wrist watches?…heheehe I wear my own to school tomorrow….

  4. konnie

    November 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Love Rita’s outfit


    November 6, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Congratulations, D’banj!

  6. buzzz

    November 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

    wondering the two wrist watches too, mschewww

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