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Little Simz, Knucks, Central Cee And PinkPantheress Among 2022 MOBO Award Winners

Thursday, 01 December 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Little Simz, Knucks, Central Cee, PinkPantheress, and Burna Boy were among the stars picking up gongs at the 2022 MOBO Awards.

The Album Of The Year award was given jointly to Little Simz (pictured) for her Mercury Prize-winning 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert', and Knucks for 'Alpha Place'.

Bob Vylan were the first recipients of the new Best Alternative Music Act award, while rising star PinkPantheress picked up the prize for Best Female Act, fighting off competition from Little Simz and Mahalia, and Central Cee was crowned Best Male, beating stars such as Dave and Digga D.

The Outstanding Contribution Award was given to Craig David, Nile Rodgers received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and YouTube entrepreneur Jamal Edwards MBE was posthostumously honoured with the Paving The Way Award. 

Celebrating black music in the UK and internationally, the 25th annual MOBOs ceremony took place at London's OVO Wembley Arena yesterday evening (November 30). Head below for a full list of winners.

MOBO Winners 2022

Best Male Act: Central Cee
Best Female Act: PinkPantheress
Album Of The Year: Knucks – Alpha Pace and Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Song Of The Year: Dreya Mac, FelixThe1st and Finch Fetti – Own Brand (Baddie)
Best Newcomer: Bru-C
Video Of The Year: Central Cee – Doja
Best R&B/Soul Act: Mahalia
Best Grime Act: D Double E
Best Hip Hop Act: D-Block Europe
Best Drill Act: K-Trap
Best International Act: Burna Boy
Best Performance in a TV Show/Film: Kaine Robinson (Kano) as Sully – Top Boy
Best Media Personality: Nella Rose
Best Alternative Music Act: Bob Vylan
Best Electronic/Dance Act: Nia Archives
Best African Music Act: Burna Boy
Best Gospel Act: Still Shadey
Best Jazz Act: Ezra Collective
Best Caribbean Music Act: Skillibeng
Best Producer: Inflo
Lifetime Achievement Award: Nile Rodgers
Outstanding Contribution Award: Craig David
Paving The Way Award: Jamal Edwards MBE


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