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Ghanaian Act Fuse ODG Wins 2014 MOBO Awards ‘Best African Act’ Category, Beat Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Yemi Alade & More



Emma Nyra & Sam Smith

Emma Nyra & Sam Smith

Ghanaian artist Fuse ODG last night emerged as the winner of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in the ‘Best African Act’ category, beating other African artistes Afrikan Boy, Davido, DJ Clock, Dr Sid, Mafikozolo, Mista Silva, Tiwa Savage, Wiz Kid and Yemi Alade.

The MOBO award was held yesterday, Wednesday 22 October, 2014 at London’s SSE Wembley Arena.

The Triple MG Crew were also in the building. Emma Nyra even shared a shot with one of the biggest winners of the night, Sam Smith, who took home 4 awards in different categories.

MOBO Awards (1)

Styleogee won ‘Best Reggae Act’

Sam Smith and 4 Wins

Sam Smith and 4 Wins

Emma Nyra

Emma Nyra

Fuse ODG had three nominations – Best Male Act, Best Song & Best African Act

Check out the full list of winners:

MOBO best African act: Fuse ODG

MOBO best reggae act: Stylo G

MOBO best hip-hop act: Krept and Konan

MOBO best RnB/soul act: Sam Smith

MOBO best gospel act: Living Faith Connection Choir

MOBO best jazz act: Zara McFarlane

MOBO best grime act: Stormzy (In association with BBC Radio 1Xtra)

MOBO best newcomer: Ella Eyre (In association with HTC)

MOBO best male: Sam Smith

MOBO best female: Jessie J

MOBO best intl: Beyoncé

MOBO best video: Skepta ft J.M.E ‘That’s Not Me’

MOBO best song: Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’

MOBO best album: Sam Smith

MOBO inspiration award: Idris Elba

Photo Credit: Instagram

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  1. AAA Events & Design

    October 23, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Congratulation Fuse ODG

  2. Gistyinka Blog

    October 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Congrats to Fuse.

  3. Ben

    October 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Emma Nyra tries too hard to be ‘sexy’ wtf is she wearing? Must you show you belly, legs and boobs in every outfit? Smh
    It’s obvious that her boyfriend/manager Ubi franklin paid for her to be at the MOBO’s otherwise why else would SH be there? Shouldn’t Iyanya be on the red carpet? Smh

  4. Ghlonghair

    October 23, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Congrats to Fuse ODG …making Ghana proud!! #ProudlyGhanaian

  5. rapdi

    October 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Did you hear people shouting wizkid … that guy’s a phenomenon, award or not

  6. Albert

    October 23, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    These Ghanaians ‘TRIBALISM’ mentalities will not ceased to amazed me. Just because the CEO of MOBO Awards is of Ghanaian heritage, all these BOGUS MOBO awards must ALWAYS go to Ghanaians artistes? I smelt a rat here. Even the first BOGUS MOBO awards went to another Ghanaian artists Samini against more credible Psquare who are more talented than the Ghanaian winner Samini.And now this.

    How on earth could FUSE ODG wins against more CREDIBLE AFRICAN artistes like Davido,Mafikozolo, Mista Silva, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Yemi Alade, and BEST AFRICAN ACT?

    Hey, this is ethnocentric Ghanians we are talking about here. The fact that Nigerians artistes are dominating African music scenes is TOO HARD for these motherfucker Ghanains to swallow, hence their BOBUS BOMO mumbo jumbo nonsence.

    Keep your mumbo jumbo MOBO awards and Nigerians artistes will continue to dominate both music and movies scenes in Africa and the world. I rest my case.

    • Tee

      October 23, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Albert check yourself before talking of tribalism, you surely have an underlying complex. Fuse 100% deserved that award. No one can deny the impact Fuse has had on UK Afrobeat. He is one of the only afrobeat artists to successfully crossover into the UK pop charts ,and remain relevant . None of the others in that category have managed that. Every radio station, and music show play Fuse. I’m Nigerian before you question my ethnicity

    • Maame

      October 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      You are the one who’s tribalistic

  7. concerned Ghanaian

    October 23, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Mind your comments young man. If you smelt a rat keep the smell to yourself and stop bad mouthing all Ghanaian . I have lots of Nigerian friends back in Ghana ,now tell me how that makes me tribalistic. The guy is talented period

  8. susan

    October 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    And Albert please correct me if I’m wrong but haven’t Nigerian musicians like Wizkid and D’banj won the mobo awards before. Why make this a tribalistic thing? This year has been a good one for Fuse. His music is everywhere. I walk into shops in America and Fuse’s music comes on after artistes like Beyonce and Bruno Mars. His single with Sean Paul made it to number three of the UK singles chart and Antenna was number 7. What more do you want from him? Please don’t be like that okay. Just be happy for the guy:)

  9. patty

    October 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    bad belly……wats ur stress? had it been it was u,wont u be happy? please learn to appreciate wat is gud for once

  10. teaofLife

    October 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    see dis chik and her manager husband ubifranklin r so bush like dey neva seen celeb before kai. Embarrassing!! and emma what kind of clothes is dat u put on weight and must dress according to size. see belly and boobies not good all the time mehn

  11. chi-e-z

    October 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Sam Smith, ed sheean, Asa,and Pink they have such timelessly beautiful voices.They are the only ones I can listen to every song on their albums without ever stopping. I wish more artists were like them. Used to think I was weird till ,y ex and I were like inseperable he’ld just put on a Trracy Chapman or Asa CD and we’ll listen on replay cuddled up so I know artists like these can sell even in Nigerian Industry but why don’t we get many of them.

  12. Eric

    July 4, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Congrats fuse odg

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