Knucks, Little Simz, PinkPantheress Among Winners At 2022 MOBO Awards

Knucks, Little Simz, PinkPantheress Among Winners At 2022 MOBO Awards

December 01, 2022

The MOBO Awards were last night and it was probably the biggest yet. Taking over London's OVO Wembley Arena, it was a massive year for the MOBOs as it celebrated its 25th anniversary edition with a star-studded list of guests, performers and winners, all gathered together to celebrate another banner year for Black music.

Among the night's biggest winners were Knucks and Little Simz who shared the award for Album Of The Year, PinkPantheress who won Best Female Act, and Central Cee who bagged Best Male Act.

Ever keen to keep things fresh and reflective of the modern musical landscape, this year saw the introduction of two new categories: Best Electronic/Dance Act, which went to Nia Archives, and Best Alternative Act, which went to Bob Vylan.

This year's hosts Chunkz and Filly oversaw the whole occasion, which was livestreamed on YouTube (there'll be a special broadcast of the ceremony on BBC One on December 7). Lucky attendees were treated to live performances from Nile Rodgers, Craig David, Kojey Radical, Tion Wayne, Fireboy DML, Cat Burns, FLO, Eliza Rose, Beenie Man and Emeli Sandé, who dedicated her performance to the late Jamal Edwards MBE.

And since the MOBOs were celebrating a quarter of a century in the game, it seemed appropriate that at least a portion of the night be reserved to consider the legacy of others. Nile Rodgers was handed the Lifetime Achievement Award, Craig David was given the Outstanding Contribution Award, and Jamal Edwards MBE was commemorated with the Paving The Way Award.

Below is the full list of winners from this year's MOBO Awards.

Best Male Act
Central Cee

Best Female Act

Album Of The Year (Joint Winners)
Knucks – Alpha Place
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Song Of The Year – In Association With Lucozade
Dreya Mac, Felixthe1st & Finch Fetti – "Own Brand (Baddie)"

Best Newcomer – In Association With ASOS

Video Of The Year – In Association With McDonald's McCrispy
Central Cee – "Doja"

Best R&B/Soul Act

Best Grime Act
D Double E

Best Hip-Hop Act – In Association With Mixtape Madness
D-Block Europe

Best Drill Act – Supported By TRENCH

Best International Act
Burna Boy

Best Performance In A TV Show/Film
Kane Robinson (Kano) as Sully – Top Boy

Best Media Personality
Nella Rose

Best Alternative Music Act – In Association With Marshall
Bob Vylan

Best Electronic/Dance Act – Supported By Mixmag
Nia Archives

Best African Music Act – Supported By Afrozons
Burna Boy

Best Gospel Act – Supported By Premier Gospel
Still Shadey

Best Jazz Act – Supported By Jazz FM
Ezra Collective

Best Caribbean Music Act

Best Producer – Supported By Complex UK

Lifetime Achievement Award
Nile Rodgers

Outstanding Contribution Award
Craig David

Paving The Way Award – Supported By BBC 1Xtra
Jamal Edwards MBE

Words: James Keith
Image via MOBO Awards