Asake, Limoblaze, Nigerians who have Won MOBO Awards

Music stars Asake and Limoblaze joined a stellar cast of Nigerians who have won the Music Of Black Origin, MOBO, Awards when they clinched an award each at the 2024 edition.

The 26th edition of the MOBO Awards, an annual British awards honouring achievements in “music of black origin”, was held on Wednesday at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena, UK.

The event was hosted by TV personality, Indiyah Polack, and stand-up comedian, Babatunde Aléshé.

Asake won the award for the Best African Act while Limoblaze clinched the award for Best Gospel Act.

Asake won the category ahead of recent Grammy Award winner, South African Tyla, as well as Burna Boy, Davido, Ayra Starr, Libianca, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid, Rema, and Uncle Waffles.

Limoblaze won his category ahead of UK gospel singers Annatoria, Calledout Music, Guvna B, Tofunmi Adorna, and Triple O.

He is the first Nigerian gospel artiste to win this category in the MOBO awards.

Other Nigerians who have won MOBO Awards’ include Tuface Idibia, who was the first Nigerian to ever win the Best African Act category in 2007.

Tuface Idibia wins Best African Act, MOBO Awards

In 2009, Nneka won the Best International Act, and D’banj won the Best African Act in 2012.

Wizkid and Davido followed suit. While Davido won the Best African Act award in 2017; Wizkid won the Best International Act in 2016 and Best African Act in 2020.

Burna Boy also clinched the Best International Act in 2020.


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