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Wizkid, Burna Boy win Mobo Awards 2020

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has stated that he hasn’t been able to sleep since the Lekki shooting incident that occurred on October 20, the day soldiers opened fire on youths protesting against police brutality.

Nigerian superstars, Wizkid and Burna Boy, dominated the night at the just concluded Mobo Awards 2020.

Wizkid bagged the Best African Act while Burna Boy received the Best International Act.

Newsmen report that the awards stopped but later came back after a three-year hiatus as organizers announced on November 24 the nominations for the 2020 Music of Black Origin Awards.

Also, Nigerian musicians, Wizkid, Burna Boy Davido, Rema, Fireboy, Adekunle Gold, and Tiwa Savage also got nods at the event.

Burna Boy and Rema were shortlisted in the Best International Act category alongside Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, the late Pop Smoke, Lil Babyand more.

Also, Burna Boy, Rema, Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy, Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage were in the same best African act category.

Ghanaian stars, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy also received nods alongside, Ivorian, Afro B, South African, Master KG and NSG.

The event which was live streamed on Youtube on Thursday was hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz.

Nigerian music icons, Davido and Tiwa Savage also performed live at the event.

MOBO Awards honour black music from all corners of the world.

The full list of winners at the event

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

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