Days after missing out on the Best African Music Performance award to South African singer Tyla at the Grammys, Nigerian artiste Asake made a triumphant comeback, winning the Best African Act award at the 2024 MOBO Awards in Sheffield, UK, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.
The MOBO Awards, an acronym for the Music of Black Origin Awards, annually celebrate accomplishments in various music genres such as hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, and more.
These awards hold a special significance in recognizing the achievements of black artists and their impact on the music scene.
At the 26th edition of the MOBO Awards, Asake emerged as the standout artist, surpassing contenders like Tyla, Burna Boy, Davido, Ayra Starr, Libianca, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid, Rema, and Uncle Waffles.
Asake wasn’t the sole Nigerian victor at the ceremony; gospel singer Samuel Onwubiko, known as Limoblaze, won the Best Gospel Act award ahead of UK gospel singers Annatoria, Calledout Music, Guvna B, Tofunmi Adorna, and Triple O.
Asake and Limoblaze now join the ranks of other Nigerian artistes who have achieved similar accolades.
Notable names include Wizkid, who clinched the Best African Act in 2020 and the Best International Act in 2016, Burna Boy, who also won the Best International Act in 2020, and Davido, who won the Best African Act award in 2017, D’banj similarly earned the title of Best African Act in 2012.
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