Maya Jama leads the glamour at the MOBOs in a cut-out dress as Nines, Headie One, Mahalia scoop gongs

MAYA Jama lead the glamour at the MOBOs tonight as Nines, Headie One and Mahalia were the big winners.

The prestigious awards returned for the first time in three years tonight and was streamed live on YouTube with a virtual red carpet due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The MOBOs were hosted by Maya and Chunkz and honoured the finest artists and achievements in music of black origin.

Airplane Mode rapper Nines took home the Album of the Year award for Crabs in a Bucket as well as Best Hip Hop Act at the music awards.

And Mahalia scooped Best Female Act as well as Best R&B/Soul Act.

Young T & Bugsey won Song of the Year for their track Don't Rush that went viral on TikTok during lockdown.

Best Male Act went to Headie One whilst Burna Boy took home Best International Act.

Chunkz beat co-host Maya to the Best Media Personality whilst rapper Aitch took home the Best Newcomer prize.

Meanwhile, filmmaker Steve McQueen won the Inspiration Award and the 12 Years a Slave filmmaker said: "This is an extraordinary prize.

"Thank you so much. The MOBO Awards for me is part of the idea of Small Acts. When people didn’t want to recognise us, we recognised ourselves and that’s given me the inspiration to go forward."

Stormzy was the star of the show at the last MOBO awards in 2017, as he won best album for Gang Signs and Prayer.



A full list of MOBO Award winners are as follows:

Best Male Act – Headie One

Best Female Act – Mahalia

Album of the Year – Nine, 'Crabs in a Bucket'

Song of the Year – Young T & Bugsey ft. Headie One, 'Don't Rush'.ADVERTISEMENT

Best Newcomer – Aitch

Video of the Year – NSG, 'Lupita'

Best R&B/Soul Act – Mahalia

Best Hip Hop Act – Nines

Best Grime Act – JME

Best International Act – Burna Boy

Best Performance in a TV Show/Film – Michael Ward, 'Blue Story'

Best Media Personality – Chunkz

Best Album (2017-2019) – Ella Mai, 'Ella Mai'

Best African Act – Wizkid

Best Reggae Act – Buju Banton

Best Gospel Act – Calledout Music

Best Jazz Act – Ego Ella May

Best Producer – Jae 5

Inspiration Award – Steve McQueen

The prestigious award show has seen iconic artists such as Kanye West, Usher, Dizzee Rascal and Destiny's Child perform to raucous crowds at the MOBOs.

In 2000, Nigerian singer Sade came out of retirement perform at the MOBO Awards, her first performance in nearly ten years.

In 2018, the MOBO awards were cancelled with founder Kanya King announcing that MOBO is heading into a 'brand new era' and it was time for 'big changes'.

The statement also revealed the award show would return in 2019, but that did not materialise.

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