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British black music was celebrated in style, during Wednesday’s MOBO awards, which saw Grime star Stormzy take home 3 trophies, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivering a passionate message to all in attendance.
“The MOBOs play a crucial role in the British music industry, showcasing music of black origin,” he said.
“It’s more important than ever that we celebrate black excellence and recognise the achievements of black communities.”
— MOBO (@MOBOAwards) November 29, 2017
The South London MC took home awards for Best Male, Best Grime Act, and Best Album for his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer. These awards capped of a meteoric year for Stormzy, who saw his debut album hit Number 1 nationwide, before performing at the BRIT Awards, and being nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Elsewhere, fellow newcomers J-Hus took home the gong for Best Song, awarded to his ubiquitous track ‘Did You See’, and Steflon Don won Best Female Act. Grime stalwart Giggs was named Best Hip-Hop Act, and renaissance man Craig David won the Best R&B/Soul category.
You can read the full list of winners below:
Best male – Stormzy
Best female – Stefflon Don
Best album – Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
Best newcomer – Dave
Best song – J Hus, Did You See
Best video – Mist, Hot Property
Best hip hop – Giggs
Best grime act – Stormzy
Best R&B act/soul act – Craig David
Best international act – Wizkid
Best African act – Davido
Best reggae act – Damian Marley
Best jazz act – Moses Boyd
Best gospel act – Volney Morgan and New-Ye