2020 MOBO Awards: Nigerian Stars Conquer As Wizkid, Burna Boy Win Big (See Full List)

December 09, 2020

2020 MOBO Awards: Nigerian Stars Conquer As Wizkid, Burna Boy Win Big (See Full List)

Wizkid and Burna Boy won the Best African act and Best international act (public vote) respectively in the just-announced MOBO Awards 2020. Wizkid beat the likes of Tiwa Savage, Rema, Adekunle Gold, Master KG and others to emerge winner in the Best African act while Burna Boy was nominated in the same category with Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, Pop Smoke, Koffee amongst others.

Rapper Nines and R&B singer Mahalia are the biggest winners at the 2020 Mobo awards as they both picked up two awards each. While Mahalia won the Best female act and Best R&B/soul act, Nines won the Album of the year for 'Crabs in a Bucket' and Best hip-hop act.

2020 Mobo award winners

See the full list of the winners of the 2020 Mobo award:
Album of the year: Nines – Crabs in a Bucket
Best male act: Headie One
Best female act: Mahalia
Song of the year (public vote): Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Best newcomer (public vote): Aitch
Video of the year: NSG – Lupita
Best R&B/soul act: Mahalia
Best hip-hop act: Nines
Best grime act (public vote): JME
Best international act (public vote): Burna Boy
Best performance in a TV show/film: Michael Ward as Marco, Blue Story
Best media personality: Chunkz
Best album 2017-2019: Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Best African act: Wizkid
Best reggae act: Buju Banton
Best gospel act: CalledOut Music
Best jazz act: Ego Ella May
Best producer: Jae5
Inspiration award: Steve McQueen

While Davido and Tiwa Savage didn't grab any awards in this year's edition, there were stellar live performances from the two Afrobeats superstars.

What do you think? Meanwhile, Nigeria's premier music award show, Headies has announced nominations for their upcoming event. According to the organisers, only music materials (audio/video) released between July 2019 and September 2020 were eligible for submission and nomination.

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