The award which is DBanj’s first MOBO, sees him join past Nigerian winners 2face Idibia(2007), 9ice(2008) and Nneka(2009). The 31 year old singer was nominated alongside some of Africa’s finest artistes such as Amadou & Mariam , Cabo Snoop ,Camp Mulla, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, P-Square , Spoek Mathambo and The Very Best.
The veteran American singer, Dionne Warwick, was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in celebration of half a century in the music business.
London hip-hop artist, Plan B, snapped up Best Male Act and Best Hip Hop/Grime, which was presented by rising international star, Rita Ora.
The full list of Mobo Award winners:
Best Female Act – Emeli Sande
Best Male Act – Plan B
Best Newcomer – Rita Ora
Best R&B/Soul Act – Emeli Sande
Best Hip-Hop/Grime Act – Plan B
Best Video – JLS – Do You Feel What I Feel
Best Song – Labrinth Ft Tinie Tempah – Earthquake
Best Album – Emeli Sande – Our Version Of Events
Best International Act – Nicki Minaj
Best Reggae Act – Sean Paul
Best Jazz Act – Zoe Rahman
Best African Act – D’Banj
Best Gospel Act – Rachel Kerr
Outstanding Contribution to Music – TLC