Nigerian celebrated artist Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has become the most awarded African act in history after scooping the “Best International Act” and “Best African Act” awards at just ended 2021 MOBO Awards which was held at Coventry Arena on December 5
The “Essence” hitmaker was in a tight competition as he beats the likes of Doja Cat, Drake, Kanye West, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Polo G, Rema, Skillibeng, and Young Stoner Life, Doja Cat, Drake, Kanye West, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Polo G, Rema, Skillibeng, and Young Stoner Life to clinch the highly coveted “Best International Act” category award.
Big Wiz as he’s affectionately called, didn’t stopped there, he went further to beat the likes of Davido, Burna Boy, CKay, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Tems, NSG, King Promise, and Ayra Starr to the “Best African Music Act” Award making him the first ever to win a double in those respective categories.
Wizkid has now amassed a total of five MOBO Awards in his career making him the most African artist in the history of the awards.
There was standout performances and winners at that night
See Full Winners oF Mobo Awards 2021 Below
Album of the year – Dave, We’re All Alone In This Together
Best female act – Little Simz
Best gospel act – Guvna B
Video of the year – M1llionz, Lagga
Best male act – Ghetts
Best newcomer – Central Cee
Song of the year – Tion Wayne & Russ Millions, Body (Remix)
Best international act – Wizkid
Best performance in a TV show/film – Micheal Ward as Franklyn in Small Axe
Best African music act – Wizkid
Best reggae act -Shenseea
Best jazz act – Sons of Kemet
Best producer – Jae5
Best media personality – Chunkz & Yung Filly
Best grime act- Skepta
Best R&B/soul act – Cleo Sol
Best hip-hop act – D. Block Europe
Best drill act – Central Cee