How Wizkid, Davido Made Nigeria Proud At MOBOAwards

The 22nd MOBO Awards held on Wednesday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom.

The awards saw two Nigerian artistes, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid and David Adeleke called Davido by fans defeat international acts and made Nigerians proud.

DMW boss Davido emerged as the winner of the Best African Act award, beating fellow nominees Eugy, Juls, Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi, Sarkodie and more.

While Starboy, Wizkid, won the Best International Act, beating top artists like Drake, SZA, Cardi B, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and more.

Wizkid emerged the first African to achieve this feat and Davido, the first African-based Act to perform at the #MOBOAwards.

 

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Male Act: Stormzy

Best Female Act: 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 Act: Giggs

Best Grime Act: Stormzy

Best R&B/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

Nigerian Superstars Wizkid And Davido Lose MOBO Award

MOBONigerian superstars, Wizkid and Davido have failed to win the Best African Act category at the 2014 edition of the Music of Black Origin Awards, popularly called MOBO.

The coveted prize was taken away again by Ghanian singer, Fuse ODG, who also won the prize in 2013.

This miss, however, seems to settle the growing battle of supremacy between the Nigerian nominees, Wizkid and Davido although the Aye singer has been named Best African Act earlier in the year at the BET Awards.

Atumpan Drops Brand New Video For “Clap Clap”

Ghanaian pop star, Atumpan has released the music video for his track titled, ‘Clap Clap’.

The popstar, who has been nominated for ‘Best African Act’ at this year’s MOBO Awards, recently, released his single “The Thing” in the UK via Ministry of Sound.

“Clap Clap” was produced by Mix-Master Garzy (Sarkodie, R2Bees, 4×4).

The video was directed by George Guise for Visionnaire Pictures, whose directorial credits include Azealia Banks, Tiwa Savage and Mark Morrison among others.

The colourful visuals for “Clap Clap” see Atumpan in his elements as he makes an ode to the beauty of urban African men and women of our generation irrespective of size, height of colour, while giving a subtle visual nod to the late great Michael Jackson.

The infectious “Clap Clap” was also premiered by DJ Abrantee on Choice FM and on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Edu.

“Clap Clap” will be out on iTunes on October 27, in the meantime, enjoy the exciting new music video below.