Stormzy takes home three MOBOs

The south London MC took home the awards for best male artist, album and grime act at the celebration of black British music.

  • By Lucy Doyle
  • 30 Nov 2017
  • min read
Stormzy was the big winner at last night's (Wednesday) MOBO Awards, winning three of his five nominations for Best Male Act, Best Grime Act and Best Album.

The south London MC won Best Album for his number one selling record Gang Signs & Prayer, which broke him out into mainstream success this year.

Multilingual rapper, singer and songwriter Stefflon Don performed at the ceremony and won the award for Best Female Act.

Earlier that day, she was also announced on the BRIT Awards shortlist for the Critics’ Choice award.

Meanwhile, other acts who took home awards included J Hus for Best Song (Did You See), Giggs for Best Hip-Hop Act, Dave for Best Newcomer and Craig David who scored his sixth MOBO Award to date, for Best R&B/Soul Act.

The ceremony included a recorded message from Jeremy Corbyn who gave his thanks for the Grime4Corbyn campaign, saying: 'It’s more important than ever that we celebrate black excellence and recognise the achievements of black communities.

'This year, grime artists played a huge part in setting the agenda for British music and in the General Election. Your contribution helped secure the highest youth turnout in a quarter of a century, showing the positive impact grime has on our society.'

Read our interview with Grime4Corbyn's Becka Hudson >

2017 MOBO Award winners

Best male act: Stormzy

Best female act: Stefflon Don

Best album: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

Best newcomer: Dave

Best song: J Hus – Did You See

Best video: Mist – Hot Property

Best hip-hop act: Giggs

Best grime act: Stormzy

Best R&B/soul act: Craig David

Best international act: Wizkid

Best African act: Davido

Best reggae act: Damian Marley

Best jazz act: Moses Boyd

Best gospel act: Volney Morgan & New-Ye