Central Cee and Raye Triumph at Mobo Awards

Published February 8, 2024

The Mobo Awards, a landmark event celebrating black music and culture, were recently held in Sheffield. Rap artist Central Cee emerged a significant winner, snatching the Best Male Act award along with Song of the Year for his collaboration with Dave on 'Sprinter'.

Competing with prominent names such as Dave, Stormzy, D-Block Europe, and J Hus, Central Cee's success at the Mobos was a testament to his influence in the music scene. Despite not being present to accept the awards due to scheduling conflicts, his contributions were no less celebrated.

On the female front, Raye claimed the title of Best Female Act. The 'Escapism' singer expressed frustration at missing the ceremony, as she's currently on tour in Australia. Raye's absence was filled with anticipation for what's to come, particularly with her being in the running for an impressive seven Brit awards in the near future.

Other notable winners included Little Simz, who won Best Hip Hop Act, and Stormzy, who took home the Best Music Video award. Their victories highlighted the diverse array of talents within the black music community.

Album of the Year honors went to Potter Payper for his debut 'Real Back in Style', striking a chord with audiences and charting impressively upon release. Bugzy Malone secured Best Grime Act and made a memorable acceptance speech, celebrating the success and independence of northern talent.

Musical performances punctuated the night, with acts like the Sugababes, who were recognized with the Mobo Impact Award, and Soul II Soul, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award, taking the stage. The event also honored a variety of other artists and contributors across multiple categories, reflecting the depth and breadth of talent in the black music industry.

The evening not only celebrated the current stars of black music but also tipped its hat to pioneers and pathfinders who have laid the groundwork for today's artists. With a blend of emerging talent and established names, the Mobo Awards once again solidified its role in elevating black music and culture on a global stage.

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