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Wizkid, Burna Boy win big at MOBO Awards 2020

MOTOLANI ALAKE  
Burna and Wizkid at MOBONigerian superstars, Davido and Tiwa Savage also performed at the event.
On December 10, 2020, the MOBO Awards returned after a three-year hiatus andNigerian superstars, Wizkid and Burna Boy won big at event. Wizkid was named the Best African Act while Burna Boy was named the Best International Act.
On November 24, 2020, nominations for the 2020 Music of Black Origin Awards were announced. Nigerian stars, Wizkid, Burna Boy Davido, Rema, Fireboy, Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage got nods at the event for the event which honours black music from all corners of the world.
Burna Boy and Rema were nominated in the Best International Act category alongside Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, the late Pop Smoke, Lil Baby and more. In the best African act category, Burna Boy and Rema were joined by Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy, Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage.
 
Ghanaian stars, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy also got nods alongside, Ivorian, Afro B, South African, Master KG and NSG.
The livestreamed event saw, which was hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz and it featured performances by Headie One, Young T & Bugsey, Ms Banks, Kojey Radical and Shaybo, dancehall vocalist, Stylo G and soul singer,Tiana Major9.
 
Nigerian superstars, Davido and Tiwa Savage also performed at the event. Nigerian COVID-19 lockdown soundtrack, 'Don't Rush' by Young T & Bugsey was named song of the year.
 
Here is a full list of winners at the event;
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