MOBO Awards: Burna boy defeats Drake, Beyonce to win best artist

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By Rukoyah Sulaimon

Nigerian musician Damini Ogulu who is better known as Burna Boy, has defeated Beyonce, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar to emerge as the winner of the ‘Best International Artist’ category at the 2022 MOBO Awards.

The MOBO Awards are an annual British music award presentation honouring achievements in “music of black origin”, including hip hop, grime, UK Drill, R&B and more.

Burna Boy, who had been nominated under the category of Best International Act at the MOBOs alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Drake and Summer Walker, had come out tops as the winner of the award.

Other nominees under the category included Jazmine Sullivan, Skilibeng, Jack Harlow and Nigerian fast-rising global act, Tems.

This award makes Burna Boy‘s second award at the 2022 edition of the MOBOs as the singer also secured the nod as the Best African Act, beating Asake, Rema, Fireboy and Omah Lay.

This brings the star’s MOBO award wins to a total of three following his 2021 win as the Best International Act.
Below is the full list of winners:

BEST MALE ACT: CENTRAL CEE

BEST FEMALE ACT: PINK PANTHERESS

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (joint winners)
KNUCKS – ‘ALPHA PLACE’
LITTLE SIMZ – ‘SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT’

SONG OF THE YEAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH LUCOZADE
DREYA MAC, FELIXTHE1ST & FINCH FETTI – ‘OWN BRAND (BADDIE)’

BEST NEWCOMER IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASOS
BRU-C

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