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.’
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