Award-winning rapper, Nines and R&B singer, Mahalia were the biggest winners at the 2020 MOBO awards on Wednesday night.
Nines won album of the year for Crabs in a Bucket, and best hip-hop act, while Mahalia won best female act and best R&B/soul act.
The MOBO awards returned for the first time since 2017 to celebrate the music of black origin with a virtual ceremony, hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz.
Nigerian musician, Burna Boy was not found wanting as he clinched the best international act award.
2020 MOBO award winners:
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
Naija News had earlier reported that the organizers of the Headies last Friday released the list of nominees for the 14th edition of the music awards in recognition of outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.
Davido, Omah Lay, Burna Boy, Falz, Fireboy DML, Mayorkun, DJ Neptune, Wizkid will battle for the Viewers Choice award while Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Mayorkun, and Tiwa Savage will battle for the Artiste Of The Year award.