2021 MOBO Awards: Wizkid Beats Friend, King Promise To Best African Music Act Award

2021 has been a very good year for Nigerian afrobeat musician, Wizkid as it has been littered with great success and awards for the musician. His latest award comes from the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, where he beat close friend and Ghanaian, King Promise to the Best African Act Award.

The awards ceremony was held at Coventry Building Society Arena and saw star performances from Tems, who featured in Wizkid’s Essence, NSG, Pa Salieu, Bree Runway, Ghetts and a few others.

Here is the full list of winners at the 2021 MOBO Awards on the night.

Best Gospel Act

CalledOut Music
Cece Winans
Guvna B *WINNER
Kirk Franklin
Maverick City Music
SO

Best Drill Act

Central Cee *WINNER
Digga D
Headie One
K Trap
Loski
M1llionz
Russ Millions
SR
Tion Wayne
Unknown T

Best Producer

Gotcha
Jae5 *WINNER
Juls
M1OnTheBeat
P2J
TSB

Best Reggae Act

Lila Ike
Popcaan
Sean Paul
Shenseea *WINNER
Skillibeng
Spice

Best Jazz Act

Alfa Mist
Blue Lab Beats
Emma-Jean Thackray
Jacob Collier
Nubiyan Twist
Sons of Kemet *WINNER

Best Male Act

AJ Tracey
Central Cee
Dave
Ghetts *WINNER
Headie One
Potter Payper

Best Newcomer

Arlo Parks
ArrDee
BackRoad Gee
Berwyn
Central Cee * WINNER
Enny
Joy Crookes
Midas the Jagaban
PinkPantheress
Wes Nelson

Best Female Act

Arlo Parks
Bree Runway
Cleo Sol
Little Simz * WINNER
Shaybo
Tiana Major9

Best African Music Act

Ayra Starr
Burna Boy
Ckay
Davido
King Promise
NSG
Rema
Tems
Tiwa Savage
Wizkid * WINNER

Best R&B/Soul Act

Bellah
Cleo Sol * WINNER
Jorja Smith
Sault
Tiana Major9
Wstrn

Best Media Personality

Charlene White
Chunkz & Yung Filly *WINNER
Harry Pinero
Henrie Kwushue
Julie Adenuga
Maya Jama
Mo Gilligan
Munya Chawawa
Nella Rose
Zeze Millz

Album Of The Year

Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Cleo Sol – Mother
Dave – We’re All Alone in This Together *WINNER
Ghetts – Conflict of Interest
Headie One – Edna

Video of The Year

Bree Runway – Hot Hot
Fredo – Money Talks (feat Dave)
Little Simz – Woman (feat Cleo Sol)
M1llionz – Lagga *WINNER
Pa Salieu – My Family (feat BackRoad Gee)
Slowthai – Mazza (feat A$AP Rocky)

Best Performance In A TV Show/Film

Ashley Thomas – Them
Damson Idris – Snowfall
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas & the Black Messiah
Letitia Wright – Small Axe
Micheal Ward – Small Axe *WINNER

Best Hip-Hop Act

Dave
D-Block Europe *WINNER
Fredo
Little Simz
Potter Payper
Slowthai

Song of The Year

A1 x J1 – Latest Trends
Central Cee – Commitment Issues
Dave – Clash (feat Stormzy)
Enny – Peng Black Girls (feat Amia Brave)
Pa Salieu – My Family (feat BackRoad Gee)
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body (remix feat ArrDee, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Darkoo, E1, ZT & Fivio Foreign) *WINNER

Best Grime Act

Bugzy Malone
Chip
D Double E
Frisco
Ghetts
Skepta *WINNER

Best International Act

Doja Cat
Drake
Kanye West
Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Polo G
Rema
Skillibeng
Wizkid *WINNER
Young Stoner Life (Young Thug & Gunna)

MOBO Inspiration Award – Frank Bruno MBE

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