The winners of the 25th MOBO Awards were revealed last night in a ceremony at London’s Wembley Arena.
Little Simz and Knucks shared the Album of the Year Award in a joint win for their albums Sometimes I Might Be Introvert and Alpha Place. Other major winners on the night included Central Cee for Best Male Act, and Pinkpantheress for Best Female Act. Dreya Mac, Felixthe1st and Finch Fetti took home Song of the Year for their collaboration Own Brand (Baddie).
Three awards were handed out for career contributions. Nile Rodgers received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Craig David received the Outstanding Contribution Award. SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards MBE was posthumously honoured with the Paving the Way Award, supported by BBC 1XTRA.
Chunkz and Yung Filly hosted the ceremony, which featured performances from FLO, Cat Burns and others. A special broadcast, MOBO Awards 2022: Access All Areas, will air on BBC One at 10:40pm on 7 December. The special will be hosted by 1Xtra’s DJ Target.
The full list of 2022 MOBO Award winners is:
Best Male Act – Central Cee
Best Female Act – PinkPantheress
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
Video of the Year in association with McDonald’s McCrispy – Central Cee, Doja
Best R&B/Soul Act – Mahalia
Best Grime Act – D Double E
Best Hip Hop Act in association with Mixtape Madness – D Block Europe
Best Drill Act supported by Trench – K–Trap
Best International Act – Burna Boy
Best Performance in a TV Show/Film – Kane Robinson (Kano) as Sully, Top Boy
Best Media Personality – Nella Rose
Best Alternative Music Act in association with Marshall – Bob Vylan
Best Electronic/Dance Act supported by Mixmag – Nia Archives
Best African Music Act supported by Afrozons – Burna Boy
Best Gospel Act supported by Premier Gospel – Still Shadey
Best Jazz Act supported by Jazz FM – Ezra Collective
Best Caribbean Music Act – Skillibeng
Best Producer supported by Complex UK – Inflo
Lifetime Achievement Award – Nile Rodgers
Outstanding Contribution Award – Craig David
Paving the Way Award supported by Bbc 1xtra – Jamal Edwards MBE