Industry News: D’Banj WINS Best African Act at the 2012 MOBO Awards

Congratulations to D’Banj who beat out names such as P-Square, Spoek Mathambo, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Cabo Snoop and Camp Mulla, among others, to win the Best African Act at the MOBO Awards.

The MOBO Awards was held this past Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool in the UK.

Best Gospel- Rachel Kerr
Best Jazz – Zoe Rahman
Best Reggae – Sean Paul
Best African Act – D’Banj
Best Song- Labrinth

Best R&B/Soul – Emeli Sandé
Best Album – Emeli Sandé
Best Hip Hop/Grime – Plan B
Best Video – JLS

Best Female Act – Emeli Sandé
Best Male Act – Plan B
Best Newcomer -Rita Ora
Best International -Nicki Minaj


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