Lists of most awarded afrobeat artistes in mobo award history
Wizkid is the most awarded afrobeat artistes with 4 wins, followed by Fuse ODG, and here are the Lists of most awarded afrobeat artistes in mobo award history
The MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin, also known as the MOBOs) are an annual British music award presentation honoring achievements in “music of black origin”, including hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.
The MOBO Organisation was founded by Kanya King, and the first MOBO award was presented to Baby D, in the Best Dance Act category.
The inaugural awards were broadcast by Carlton Television from London’s Connaught Rooms.
Across its 22-year history, the MOBOs have been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Television, ITV2, and Channel 5 before returning to the BBC in 2020. In 2009, the ceremony was held for the first time in Glasgow.
Prior to that, it had been held in London. In 2011, the ceremony returned for a second time to Scotland. The awards then moved to Leeds for the first time in 2015.
The show returned to Leeds in 2017 when it was last held before going on hiatus. In 2020 it was confirmed it would be returning that year, however for the first time ever it would be streamed on YouTube.
Afrobeats is also known as Afro-pop, Afro-fusion is an umbrella term to describe popular music from West Africa and the diaspora that initially developed in Nigeria, Ghana, and the UK in the 2000s and 2010s.
Afrobeats is less of a style per se, and more of a descriptor for the fusion of sounds flowing out of Ghana and Nigeria.
Genres such as hiplife, jùjú music, highlife, and Naija beats, among others, were amalgamated under the ‘afrobeats’ umbrella.
Afrobeats is primarily produced in Lagos, Accra, and London. Historian and cultural critic Paul Gilroy reflects on the changing London music scene as a result of shifting demographics.
Wizkid is the most awarded afrobeat artistes with 4 wins, followed by Fuse ODG
Lists of winners