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MOBO Awards 2021 winners announced – full list

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Little Simz, Ghetts and Dave have won the top prizes at the 2021 Mobo awards, which recognise the best in Black music from the UK and beyond.

Grime veteran Ghetts won his first Mobo – more than 15 years into his career – for best male act. His album Conflict of Interest has been acclaimed as one of the year’s best rap albums.

He lost out in the album category, however, to Dave, who was given the award for his second album, We’re All Alone in This Together. Little Simz was awarded best female act – also her first Mobo win.

The drill MC Central Cee won two awards, for best newcomer and the inaugural best drill act award, after he had two of the biggest hits yet in the genre: Obsessed With You and Commitment Issues both charted in the Top 10. Drill was also recognised in the song of the year category – which was won by the energetic remix of Tion Wayne and Russ Millions’ track Body, the first drill track to reach the UK No 1 – and for video of the year, for Lagga by M1llionz (directed by Teeeezy C).

Nigerian pop star Wizkid also won two awards, for best African act and best international act.

The ceremony returned as a live show, at Coventry Building Society Arena, the first time since 2017. There were no awards in 2018 and 2019 and only a virtual ceremony in 2020. Hosted by Munya Chawawa and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, it featured live performances by Ghetts, Pa Salieu, Stefflon Don and Ms Banks, Bree Runway, Potter Payper, Tems, NSG and Enny.

See full list of winners below

Album of the year: Dave – We’re All Alone in This Together
Best female act: Little Simz
Best male act: Ghetts
Best newcomer: Central Cee
Song of the year: Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body (remix feat ArrDee, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Darkoo, E1, Fivio Foreign & ZT)
Video of the year: M1llionz – Lagga (directed by Teeeezy C)
Best grime act: Skepta
Best R&B/soul act: Cleo Sol
Best hip-hop act: D Block Europe
Best drill act: Central Cee
Best international act: Wizkid
Best performance in a TV show/film: Michael Ward – Franklyn in Small Axe
Best media personality: Chunkz & Yung Filly
Best gospel act: Guvna B
Best African music act: Wizkid
Best reggae act: Shenseea
Best jazz act: Sons of Kemet
Best producer: Jae5

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Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

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The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

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Call For Entries – The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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Calling out to all artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers, music industry stakeholders and the public, that nominations for participation in the 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are officially open.

Kindly note that only published works in the year 2021 will be accepted. Thus, all works from January 1st to December 31st, 2021 should be submitted via our online portal at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

There shall be no manual submissions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18th 2022.

For assistance, kindly call 050 139 5176, or send a mail to info@ghanamusicawards.com On-the-go-updates are available on social media at Ghana Music Awards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and online at www.GhanaMusicAwards.com

The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is proudly brought to you by Vodafone, and powered by Charterhouse.

 

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Court issues warrant for Okraku Mantey’s arrest

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The Adentan Circuit Court on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, issued a warrant for the arrest of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mark Okraku Mantey. (more…)

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KiDi earns NAACP Image Award nomination with his hit song ‘TOUCH IT’ (full nomination list)

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KiDi’s global hit “TOUCH IT” which went viral on social media has been nominated for ‘Outstanding International Song’ at the 53rd National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) Image Awards. (more…)

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“I beg you; I need help” – Veteran actress seeks for $110,000 to undergo life-saving surgery in U.S

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Actress Adowa Pee who is famed for her role in the popular Sunday Cantata drama on GTV has been hit with a health condition she is struggling to manage and has publicly called for help. (more…)

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‘Most Ghanaian women struggle with cooking tomato sauces’ – Sweet Adjeley shares the secret

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One of Ghana’s most celebrated food vloggers watched and loved worldwide, Sweet Adjeley has disclosed the question most of her Ghanaian audience wants answers to. (more…)

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