Last night the Mobo Awards celebrated it’s 20th anniversary at the Leeds Arena broadcasting live on ITV2 and showcasing the highlights of a year for music of black origin.
The 2 big winners of the night taking 2 awards a piece were Stormy and Krept and Konan, although undoubtedly a particularly humbling achievement for both Stormzy and best newcomers Section Boyz who are still independent artists and not signed to a major label – yet.
Giving the standout performance of the night was FKA Twigs, who came out with 2 back to back tracks from her ‘M3LL155X‘ EP. With 3 nominations to her name, this year at the Mobo’s FKA Twigs had centre stage with ‘Figure 8’ and ‘In Time’ choreographed and pitched to perfection. Having previously performed as a back-up dancer on the MOBO’s stage, the significance of making her own solo breakout at the awards wasn’t lost on FKA, as she accepted the award for Best Video with ‘Pendulum’.
The Winners at the 2015 Mobo Awards;
Best Hip-Hop Act: Krept & Konan
Best Newcomer in association with Virgin Trains: Section Boyz
Best African Act: Fuse ODG
Best Female Act: Ella Eyre
Best Male Act: Stormzy
Best Song in association with First Direct: Shutdown by Skepta
Best Grime Act in association with BBC Radio 1Xtra: Stormzy
Best Album: The Long Way Home by Krept & Konan
Best Video: Pendulum by FKA Twigs
Best Reggae Act: Popcaan
Best Jazz: Binker & Moses
Best RNB/Soul Act: Shakka
Best Gospel Act: Faith Child
Best International Album: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake
Mobo Outstanding Achievement Award: CeeLo Green
Paving The Way in partnership with ITV2: Wiley
Paving The Way in partnership with ITV2: Sir Lenny Henry