In a move that stunned a number of Nigerians, Ghanaian singer, Fuse ODG, has bagged the 2013 MOBO Award for Best African Act, beating Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Ice Prince & Seun Kuti to it.
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The event was held at the new SECC Arena in Glasgow last night (Saturday, October 19) and celebrating MOBO’s 18th birthday, the night saw performances from artistes including Iggy Azalea andRudimental.
Trevor Nelson MBE and DJ Sarah Crawford were in charge of the proceedings, and there were appearances from Mutya Keisha & Siobhan (MKS)Ashley Banjo of Diversity, Kimberly Wyatt, Gabrielle, Katy B, Stooshe, So Solid, Ms Dynamite, and more!
Laura Mvula Won the Award for Best Female Act, and Naughty Boy took home the Best Song prize.
Fuse ODG’s win, might not be the popular choice of Nigerians, but on deeper reflection, it’s been a great year for him with the release of his infectious tunes, Azonto & Antenna that literally took over African music and made a huge impact on the global stage as well.
Below is the complete list of winners.
Full list of winners
Best African Act – Fuse ODG
Best Album – ‘Home’, Rudimental
Best Female in association with Tresor Paris – Laura Mvula
Best Gospel – Lurine Cato
Best International Act – Kendrick Lamar
Best Jazz – Sons of Kemet
Best Male – Wiley
Best Newcomer in association with HTC – Krept & Konan
Best Reggae Act – Sean Paul
Best RnB/Soul Act – Laura Mvula
Best Song in association with PRSforMusic – ‘La La La’, Naughty Boy
Best UK Hip Hop/Grime – Tinie Tempah
Best Video in association with SBTV – ‘La La La’, Naughty Boy
Be MOBO – Stephen Lawrence Trust

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