The 2016 edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards has finally crawled to an end, and this year sees singer and songwriter Craig David beating his contemporaries to cop the ‘Best Male Act’.
According to Mirror UK, the ceremony was held last night at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro centre, and some of the acts that made appearances include Craig David, Clean Bandit and Professor Green.
Excited that he is winning his 9th MOBO award, 35-year-old Craig David said:
“I’m overwhelmed and honoured. The public have supported me from the beginning. To be back here with a new album it’s just crazy. I just want to thank everyone who’s been there since 1999 and the Artful Dodger days.
“The crowds here have been amazing over the course of my 16 years performing, so to be actually able to perform here again – and the MOBOs have supported me from 2000, so it’s been an amazing journey. It’s a celebration of music and I’m just happy to be a part of it to be honest.”
Meanwhile, Africa’s hottest artist, Wizkid, who recently took home the best awards at the 2016 MAMA, has also clinched the Best African Act, affirming his reign as the best voice of his generation.
Check out the full list of the 2016 MOBO Awards Winners:
Best Male Act – Craig David
Best Female Act – Lady Leshurr
Best Newcomer – WSTRN
Best Album – Kano ‘Made In The Manor’
Best Hip Hop Act – Section Boyz
Best Song – Abra Cadabra ft Krept & Konan ‘Robbery (remix)
Best Video – Nadia Rose ‘Skwod’ (Directed by Reece Proctol)
Best R&B/Soul – Shakka
Best Grime Act (in association with BBC Radio 1Xtra) – Chip
Best International Act – Drake
Best Jazz Act – Esperanza Spalding
Best Gospel Act – Guvna B
Best Reggae Act – Popcaan
Best African Act – Wiz Kid
Paving The Way – Nicola Adams and Ms Dynamite