The MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin) is an annual music award presentation that honors achievements in “music of black origin”, including hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music. The MOBO Organization was founded by Kanya King.
This year’s ceremony was held at Coventry’s CBS Arena on Sunday, December 5th, 2021, It was hosted by multi-platinum-selling artist and actress Leigh-Anne Pinnock and comedian and broadcaster Munya Chawawa, with special guest host Eddie Kadi, who presents BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Official UK Afrobeat’s Chart Show.
The juice of the news is that our very own Popstar, Big Wiz conquered the 2021 MOBO Awards by the emerging winner in Best International Act and Best African Act.
He’s the only African artist to have won the Mobo International Artist of the year twice and African Act four times and an overall record of six times. Greatest of all times.
Congratulations to him.
Here is the list of other winners:
Mobo winners 2021
Album of the year: Dave – We’re All Alone in This Together
Best female act: Little Simz
Best male act: Ghetts
Best newcomer: Central Cee
Song of the year: Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body (remix feat ArrDee, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Darkoo, E1, Fivio Foreign & ZT)
Video of the year: M1llionz – Lagga (directed by Teeeezy C)
Best grime act: Skepta
Best R&B/soul act: Cleo Sol
Best hip-hop act: D Block Europe
Best drill act: Central Cee
Best international act: Wizkid
Best performance in a TV show/film: Michael Ward – Franklyn in Small Axe
Best media personality: Chunkz & Yung Filly
Best gospel act: Guvna B
Best African music act: Wizkid
Best reggae act: Shenseea
Best jazz act: Sons of Kemet
Best producer: Jae5