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A seismic moment in Black music and culture: Here are the winners of the 26th MOBO Awards

  • Publish Date: Posted 25 days ago
  • Author: Handle Recruitment
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​Buzzing from Utilita Arena Sheffield and live-streamed to the world via MOBO’s YouTube channel (; the UK’s most prestigious celebration of Black music and culture was hosted by Babatúndé Aléshé and Indiyah Polack, with Zeze Millz as the roaming co-host.

The evening featured show-stopping performances from legends and some music’s hottest rising stars that you can only find at the MOBO Awards. From UK rap to Afrobeats, Dancehall to Pop/R&B and Garage; the MOBO stage delivered back-to-back undeniable global viral hits and classic hits by Soul II Soul, Ghetts, Sugababes, Cristale, Byron Messia, King Promise and Camidoh, plus a 30 years of UK Garage set by DJ Spoony.

BBC One will broadcast the “26th MOBO Awards: Access All Areas” on Friday 9 February at 11.30PM GMT. Presented by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target, this special will include highlights from the ceremony, exclusive behind-the-scenes action, performances and red carpet interviews.

Full list of winners:

  • Best Male Act - Central Cee

  • Best female act in association with Sheamoisture - Raye

  • Album of the year - Potter Payper - “Real Back In Style”

  • Song of the year supported by BBC radio 1xtra - Central Cee & Dave - 'Sprinter'

  • Best newcomer in association with the new movie ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ - Tunde

  • Video of the year - Stormzy - 'Mel Made Me Do It' (directed by Klvdr)

  • Best R&B/Soul act - Sault

  • Best Hip Hop act - Little Simz

  • Best Grime act - Bugzy Malone

  • Best Drill Act supported by Trench - K-Trap

  • Best International Act (US) - Drake & 21 Savage

  • Best Performance in a TV Show/Film - Damson Idris as Franklin Saint in “Snowfall”

  • Best Media Personality supported by BET UK - Shxtsngigs

  • Best African music act in association with Loco music - Asake

  • Best Caribbean music act - valiant

  • Best jazz act supported by jazz fm - Ezra collective

  • Best alternative music act in association with Marshall - Skindred

  • Best electronic/dance act supported by bema & MixMag - Shygirl

  • Best producer supported by complex UK - Inflo

  • Best gospel act supported by premier gospel - Limoblaze

  • Lifetime achievement award – Soul II Soul

  • Impact award – Sugababes

  • Paving the way award – Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

  • Pioneer award – Ghetts

Find out more about the MOBO Awards

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