Thirty-year-old rapper Nines, from Harlesden, north-west London, was named greatest hip hop act whereas his chart-topping third album Crabs In A Bucket secured album of the 12 months.
Leicester-born singer Mahalia, 22, was named greatest feminine act and greatest R&B/soul act.
Following her win, she mentioned: “I bear in mind seeing my first Mobos, coming to the primary one, I believe it was in Leeds, and it’s an honour. As a younger black feminine artist it truly is particular to be right here and to be recognised on this means.”
She was joined by YouTube creator, music artist and comic Chunkz who, in a twist, was introduced because the winner of the publicly voted greatest media character gong.
The ceremony featured performances from Tottenham-born rapper Headie One, dubbed “The King of Drill”, M Huncho, Kojey Radical and Ms Banks.
Headie One, whose debut album Edna topped the UK charts in October, was named greatest male act, whereas greatest newcomer went to Manchester rapper Aitch, 21.
Aitch, actual title Harrison Armstrong, mentioned: “It’s a superb second to have. Rising up and watching Mobos. It’s defo going to be a little bit spotlight.
“2021, that’s going to be a large 12 months, so after I look again and I take into consideration the beginning of the 12 months I received the newcomer, God is aware of what’s going to occur on the finish of the 12 months.”
Tune of the 12 months went to Younger T & Bugsey’s Don’t Rush, which additionally options Headie One, whereas veteran performer Jme received the most effective grime act award.
Following a 12 months wherein he collaborated with Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Sam Smith, Nigerian singer Burna Boy was named greatest worldwide act.
Fellow Nigerian singer Wizkid took residence the most effective African act gong.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Sir Steve McQueen, whose Small Axe sequence is presently airing on the BBC, was honoured with Mobo’s inspiration award.
He mentioned: “That is a unprecedented prize. Thanks a lot. The Mobo Awards for me is a part of the concept of Small Axe. When individuals didn’t wish to recognise us, we recognised ourselves and that’s given me the inspiration to go ahead.”
Actor Micheal Ward was awarded the most effective efficiency in a TV present or movie gong for his flip as Marco in gang drama Blue Story, after being named Bafta’s rising star earlier this 12 months.
The most effective reggae act went to Jamaican reggae and dancehall star Buju Banton following the discharge of Upside Down 2020, his first album in a decade.
MOBO founder Kanya King mentioned occasion organisers had overcome “so many obstacles and hurdles” to make sure the twenty third version of the occasion, which celebrates music of black origin, went forward.
King mentioned: “It actually has been a 12 months like no different in so some ways. That’s why we wished to deliver a present like no different.
“It has been a difficult 12 months. We’ve overcome so many obstacles and hurdles. We’ve acquired (a) sturdy resilience muscle however we felt that this was a 12 months that Mobo has at all times had an essential position to play.
“We knew that no matter challenges we’d overcome, we wished to make sure we ended the 12 months with that image of hope and use the ability of black tradition to deliver individuals collectively, as a result of music has at all times had that affect and energy to transcend cultural divides.”
You possibly can catch the present tonight at 10.45pm on BBC One.
All of the winners on the Mobo Awards 2020
– Finest male act – Headie One
– Finest feminine act – Mahalia
– Album of the 12 months – Nines’s Crabs In A Bucket
– Video of the 12 months – NSG’s Lupita (Directed by Kevin Hudson)
– Finest R&B/soul act – Mahalia
– Finest hip hop act – Nines
– Finest album (2017-2019) – Ella Mai’s Ella Mai
– Finest gospel act – CalledOut Music
– Finest jazz act – Ego Ella Might
– Finest reggae act – Buju Banton
– Finest producer – JAE5
– Finest newcomer – Aitch
– Tune of the 12 months – Younger T & Bugsey that includes Headie One – Don’t Rush
– Finest efficiency in a TV present/movie – Micheal Ward as Marco in Blue Story
– Finest grime act – Jme
– Finest media character – Chunkz
– Finest worldwide act – Burna Boy
– Finest African act – Wizkid