The 2014 MOBO’s took place on Wednesday night at Wembley Arena. Stars turned out en masse as expected for the event which celebrates music of black origin as well as new and upcoming talents in the Urban music scene.
Man of the moment Sam Smith excelled all expectations as he scooped 4 awards including best RnB and soul act and best make artist. It was a no-show for Nigerian artists Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid and Yemi Alade who had been nominated for the best African act award as Fuse ODG scooped the award.
Highlights of the night include US rapper EVE making an appearance at the ceremony as well as some memorable performances by Ella Eyre.
This year’s show was hosted by Mel B and Sarah Jane Crawford. See the full list of winners below:
MOBO best African act: Fuse ODG
MOBO best reggae act: Stylo G
MOBO best hip-hop act: Krept and Konan
MOBO best RnB/soul act: Sam Smith
MOBO best gospel act: Living Faith Connection Choir
MOBO best jazz act: Zara McFarlane
MOBO best grime act: Stormzy (In association with BBC Radio 1Xtra)
MOBO best newcomer: Ella Eyre (In association with HTC)
MOBO best male: Sam Smith
MOBO best female: Jessie J
MOBO best intl: Beyoncé
MOBO best video: Skepta ft J.M.E ‘That’s Not Me’
MOBO best song: Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’
MOBO best album: Sam Smith
MOBO inspiration award: Idris Elba