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Wizkid Beats Jay-Z to Win International Act Award at MOBO

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Nigerian singer Wizkid, real name Ayo Balogun, has won in the International Act category at the MOBO Awards.

The 2017 MOBO Awards ceremony happened Wednesday at the First Direct Arena, Leeds England.

Wizkid beat the likes of Jay-Z, Cardi B, and Kendrick Lamar to bag the best international artist award.

The award winning singer is coming to Uganda next month.


Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Wizkid.

“When Nigeria does well, I cannot help but feel well. My happiness is tied to the happiness of Nigeria and when Nigerians break records and take the name of Nigeria to greater heights it exhilarates me,” wrote Jonathan.

“Thank you Wizkid for raising Nigeria’s flag high for the positive, not the negative. Your emergence as the Best International Act at the #MOBOAwards is a proud moment for Nigeria. And the fact that you emerged over JAY-Z and Drake makes it even more celebratory. WELL DONE. GEJ”


Meanwhile, singer David Adeleke, aka Davido, beat the likes of Eugy, Sarkodie, Wizkid, Maleek Berry, and Mr Eazi to win the Best African Act award.


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