Wizkid a few hours ago, became the 4th Nigerian in 5years to win the “Best African Act” category (2face – 2007 , 9ice – 2008, Nneka – 2009) at the 16th annual MOBO (Music of Black Origin ) Awards.
Other nominees in the “Best African Act” category were fellow Nigerians – D’banj & Seun Kuti, Cheikh Lo, Fatoumata Diawara, Liquideep, Owiny Sigoma Band, Smod,Spoek Mathambo and Vieux Farka Toure.
Unfortunately, Wizkid couldn’t attend the awards ceremony due to work commitments. He did put up an acceptance tweet though:
#TEAMWIZKID we did it!!..now let’s get the EMA!!!!…God bless every1 dat voted!!!…wow!!!
360noBS congratulates Wizkid and all the other winners!!!
Nigerian music is definitely on the map!!!
See below, the full list of winners:
Best UK act: Jessie J
Best newcomer: Jessie J
Best hip hop/grime act: Tinie Tempah
Best video: Spaceship, Tinchy Stryder and Dappy
Best international act: Rihanna
Best song: Do it Like a Dude, Jessie J
Best album: Who You Are, Jessie J
Best reggae act: Alborosie
Best jazz act: Kairos 4Tet
Best African act: Wizkid
Best gospel act: Triple O
Best R&B/soul act: Adele
Outstanding contribution to music: Boyz II Men