Nigerian superstar, DBanj had added the 2012 MOBO Award Best African Act gong to his list of achievements at a ceremony held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. He 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.
Meanwhile, Emeli Sande scooped three separate titles. The 25-year-old singer-songwriter won Best Female, Best Album for her number one-selling Our Version of Events and Best R&B/Soul at the event at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. Guest of honour Dionne Warwick was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate half a century in the business. London hip-hop artist Plan B snapped up Best Male Act and Best Hip Hop/Grime, which he collected from rising international star, Rita Ora.
TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas collected this year’s Mobo Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Members of the Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes’s family jetted in especially to celebrate the honour on her behalf. The singer died in a car accident 10 years ago.
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
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dionne Warwick
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