One down! Wizkid wins MOBO, now awaits the EMA

by Seyi Lawal

Empire Mates Entertainments’ fast rising pop sensation, Wizkid, has won his first major award as he picks the Best African Act at the Music of Black Origin Awards, MOBO. The Banky W protege now joins 9ice in the prestigious award winner’s list as the youngest act to win it beating other heavyweight acts across the continent including D’banj, Seun Kuti and Liquid Deep. An apparently excited WizKid tweeted “#TEAMWIZKID we did it!!..now let’s get the EMA!!!!…God bless every1 dat voted!!!…wow!!!” from his handle, @wizkidayo. His mentor, Banky W also took to the micro-blogging social network platform to convey his congratulations. “Congrats to the one and only @wizkidayo on winning the MOBO for best African Act! Im so proud of u bro. Stay focused and conquer the world,” the EME boss tweeted.

Full 16th MOBO Awards winners’ list below.

Best UK Act – Jessie J
Best Newcomer, in association with Lebara Mobile – Jessie J
Best Song, in association with PRS for Music – Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
Best Album – Jessie J – Who You Are
Best Hip Hop/Grime Act – Tinie Tempah
Best R&B/Soul Act – Adele
Best International Act – Rihanna
Best Video – Tinchy Stryder and Dappy – Spaceship
Best Reggae – Alborosie
Best Jazz Act – Kairos 4tet
Best Gospel Act – Triple O
Best African Act – Wizkid
Outstanding Contribution to Music – Boyz II Men

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