Wizkid and Davido Score Major Wins at MOBO Awards 2017

Nigeria was properly represented at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards 2017, with its brightest stars Wizkid and Davido leaving as victors. 

The 22nd MOBO Awards was held on Wednesday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Wizkid won the award for best International Act, beating out Jay-Z, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Migos, DJ Khaled and others.


Former president Goodluck Jonathan had this to say about the Star Boy’s win, “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. GEJ”

Davido took home the award for best African Act over Juls, Maleek Berry, Mr. Eazi, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Tekno and others.


See the full list of winners below:

Best Male Act: Stormzy

Best Female Act: Stefflon Don

Best Album: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

Best Newcomer: Dave Best Song: J Hus – Did You See

Best Video: Mist – Hot Property

Best Hip-Hop Act: Giggs

Best Grime Act: Stormzy

Best R&B/Soul Act: Craig David

Best International Act: Wizkid

Best African Act: Davido

Best Reggae Act: Damian Marley

Best Jazz Act: Moses Boyd

Best Gospel Act: Volney Morgan and New-Ye (NAN)

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