Nigerian superstar Wizkid made history by winning two awards at the MOBO

Wizkid  won the Best International Act and Best African Act awards. These two new awards make it a total of five for Wizkid at the MOBO Awards.

Wizkid was nominated in the Best African Music Act of the year category alongside Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Ckay, Davido, King Promise, NSG, Rema, Tems, and Tiwa Savage.

In the Best international act category, he was up against Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Drake, Kanye West, Lil Nas X, Polo G, Rema, Skillibeng, and Young Stoner Life (Young Thug & Gunna).

The ceremony, which took place at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the West Midlands was hosted by Leigh-Anne Pinnock alongside Munya Chawawa.

Scooping Album of the Year is Dave. The 23-year-old received the prize for his work on his second LP titled We’re All Alone In This Together.

The accolade for Song of the Year went to Tion Wayne & Russ Millions for their tune Body (remix feat ArrDee, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Darkoo, E1, Fivio Foreign & ZT).

Grime star Ghetts won the award for Best Male Act, while Little Simz was named Best Female Act. Skepta won the Best Grime Act at this year’s MOBO Awards on Sunday night.

Central Cee won the prizes for Best Newcomer and the inaugural Best Drill Act. Video of the Year was awarded to M1llionz for the production for Lagga.

The show marked a return to a live show of the MOBOs for the first time since 2017, with 2018 and 2019 not having a ceremony and last year’s event needing to be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Several stars took to the stage to perform, including Ghetts, Bree Runway, Tems, NSG and Enny.

The MOBO Awards are an annual British music award presentation honouring achievements in “music of black origin”, including hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.