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Craig David caps comeback with Mobos victory

By newadmin / Published on Sunday, 06 Nov 2016 04:39 AM / No Comments / 39 views


Craig David has been named Best Male Act at the Mobo Awards – 16 years after he won best newcomer.

More than a decade since hits such as 7 Days and Fill Me In, the garage star’s latest album, Following My Intuition, reached number one in the charts last month. 

It capped a triumphant return to performing after David returned to the UK from Miami. 

Best Song at the event in Glasgow initially went to the wrong recipient. 

R&B trio WSTRN were announced as winners for in2, but the song that came out of the sound system was the real winner – Robbery, by Abra Cadabra. 

WSTRN accepted and gave a speech anyway, while the organisers later apologised, blaming a “production error”. 


Abra Cadabra won best song for Robbery after a mix-up in the arena
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Abra Cadabra won best song for Robbery after a mix-up in the arena

Lady Leshurr, who won Best Female Act, said she was “ecstatic”. 

“I collected it and my queen speech went out the window – I didn’t know what to actually say. I was speechless, I was queen speechless,” she said. 

“I went back to the drawing board and thought I need to bring fun back into the industry and I think that’s what I’ve been doing.” 

Best Album was taken by Kano for Made In The Manor – seeing off competition from artists including Mercury Prize-winner Skepta. 

Drake was named Best International Act. 


Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams won the Paving The Way award
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Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams won the Paving The Way award

Tinie Tempah had been due to perform but pulled out because of “music industry politics”, posting a handwritten note on Instagram saying the situation was beyond his control. 

The Paving The Way award – which celebrates individuals in any field who are “punching above their weight” – went to boxer Nicola Adams.  
 
The Olympic champion said: “It means absolutely everything to me. 

“It’s nice to know that people appreciate the hard work I put into the sport and the effort to create a path so that girls behind me don’t have to struggle.

“There’s a structure now and a set-up so that they know they can be an Olympic champion just like me.” 

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