Here Are the Winners from the 2017 MOBO Awards

Stormzy takes home Best Male Act, Best Grime Act and Best Album.

November 30th 2017

Last night the First Direct Arena in Leeds hosted the 22nd MOBO Awards with Stormzy the big winner taking home awards for Best Male Act, Best Grime Act and Best Album for ‘Gang Signs & Prayer.’

Presented by Maya Jama and Marvin Humes, the pair welcomed up J Hus, Giggs, Wizkid and Craig David, who picked up his sixth MOBO amongst winners on the night.

An unexpected highlight also came as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sent over words of support for the UK’s burgeoning music scenes. Through a pre-recorded message the Labour leader told the crowd “The MOBOs play a crucial role in the British music industry, showcasing music of black origin…it’s more important than ever that we celebrate black excellence and recognise the achievements of black communities.”

Recipient of the MOBO ‘Paving The Way‘ award, Idris Elba was similarly effusive in his praise, “I remember when we used to watch all the big award shows in America and go, wow I hope we get an award show like that. Well now we’ve got one, and it’s ours and we own it. You lot should be proud.”

The full list of winners

Best Male Act – Stormzy
Best Female Act – Stefflon Don
Best Album – Stormzy “Gang Signs & Prayer”
Best Newcomer – Dave
Best Song – J Hus ‘did You See’
Best Video (In Association with Link Up Tv) – Mist ‘Hot Property’
Best Hip Hop Act – Giggs
Best Grime Act – Stormzy
Best R&b/soul Act (Supported By Mi-soul) – Craig David
Best International Act – Wizkid
Best African Act (In Association With The Beat London 103.6fm) – Davido
Best Reggae Act – Damian Marley
Best Jazz Act (Supported By Jazz Fm) – Moses Boyd
Best Gospel Act (Supported By Premier Gospel) – Volney Morgan & New-Ye