Dave, Little Simz, Ghetts & More Take Home Awards At This Year's MOBOs

Dave, Little Simz, Ghetts & More Take Home Awards At This Year's MOBOs

December 06, 2021

Every year artists around the UK continuously raise the bar in the quality of music that is produced, each time elevating the landscape of British music. Making its keenly-awaited return as a live show, the MOBOs arrived once again for its yearly celebration of Black music, film and TV.

Hosted by Munya Chawawa and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, this year we saw acts like Ms Banks, Stefflon Don, Ghetts, Tems, NSG, Bree Runway and Potter Paper light up the stage with stunning live performances, as did Coventry native Pa Salieu who rightfully shutting things down on his home turf.

Among those who bagged big awards were Little Simz who was applauded as the Best Female Act, in small part due to her excellent studio album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. Dave's lyrically unmatched We're All Alone In This Together was awarded the title of Album Of The Year, while Ghetts was hailed as Best Male Act. Meanwhile, R&B sensation Cleo Sol was also praised this time around as Best R&B/Soul Act, a more than deserving reward given the release of her soul-nourishing album Mother.

Below is the full list of winners from this year’s MOBO Awards, which you can also watch back in full on YouTube.

Album Of The Year
Dave – We're All Alone In This Together

Best Female Act – In Association With Arts Council England
Little Simz

Best Male Act

Best Newcomer – In Association With ASOS
Central Cee

Song Of The Year – In Association With Coventry Building Society Arena
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions f/ ArrDee, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Darkoo, E1 (3x3), Fivio Foreign & Zt (3x3) – "Body (Remix)"

Video Of The Year
M1llionz – "Lagga" (Directed By Teeeezy C)

Best Grime Act

Best R&B/Soul Act
Cleo Sol

Best Hip-Hop Act
D-Block Europe

Best Drill Act – In Association With TRENCH
Central Cee

Best International Act

Best Performance In A TV Show/Film
Micheal Ward As Franklyn In Small Axe

Best Media Personality
Chunkz & Yung Filly

Best Gospel Act – In Association With Premier Gospel
Guvna B

Best African Music Act – In Association With Afrozons With Sheila O

Best Reggae Act

Best Jazz Act – In Association With BBC Radio 6 Music
Sons Of Kemet

Best Producer – In Association With Complex UK

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Adama Jalloh