WizKid is having a fantastic year as he bags up one of the more internationally prestigious awards, MOBO. The Music Of Black Origin Awards features some of the best artist who make music with black origins.
Wizkid beat out D’banj and Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti who were the other Nigerians nominated in the same caterofy. Other nominees in the category inlcude Cheikh Lo, Fatoumata Diawara, Liquideep, Owiny Sigoma Band, Smod, Spoek Mathambo, and Vieux Farka Toure.
What was WizKid’s reaction to this? He tweeted, #TEAMWIZKID we did it!!..now let’s get the EMA!!!!…God bless every1 dat voted!!!…wow!!!” That pretty much sums up the success this young artist has had this year, despite all the negativity and scandals thrown his way.
Full List of Winners:
Best UK act: Jessie J
Best newcomer: Jessie J
Best hip hop/grime act: Tinie Tempah
Best video: Spaceship, Tinchy Stryder and Dappy
Best international act: Rihanna
Best song: Do it Like a Dude, Jessie J
Best album: Who You Are, Jessie J
Best reggae act: Alborosie
Best jazz act: Kairos 4Tet
Best African act: Wizkid
Best gospel act: Triple O
Best R&B/soul act: Adele
Outstanding contribution to music: Boyz II Men