Leadership (Abuja)

10 November 2012

Nigeria: Dbanj Wins 2012 Mobo Awards

The Koko master and Nigerian entertainer, DBanj, has bagged an award for Best African Act 2012 in Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Award.

The event was held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, over the weekend and it saw D'banj winning his first MOBO, as he joined his Nigeria counterparts such as 2face Idibia(2007), 9ice(2008) and Nneka(2009).

The 31 year old koko master and singer was nominated alongside some of Africa's finest artistes such as Amadou and Mariam , Cabo Snoop ,Camp Mulla, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, P-Square , Spoek Mathambo and others.

Fast rising British singer, Emeli Sande, also carted away three separate awards for Best Female; Best Album, for her number one-selling Our Version of Events; and Best R&B/Soul at the ceremony.

The veteran American singer, Dionne Warwick, was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in celebration of half a century in the music business.

London hip-hop artist, Plan B, snapped up Best Male Act and Best Hip-hop/Grime, which was presented by rising international star, Rita Ora.

TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas also received this year's Mobo Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Members of the Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes's family were also in attendance to celebrate the honour on her behalf. The singer died in a car accident 10 years ago.

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