Nigerian music sensation Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has added another feather to his cap by winning the prestigious Best African Artist of the Year award at the 2024 MOBO Awards held in Sheffield, United Kingdom, on Wednesday night.
The talented ‘Mr Money’ crooner emerged victorious over a formidable lineup of contenders, including industry heavyweights like Davido, Ayra Starr, Rema, and Grammy-winning South African singer Tyla.
Asake’s triumph solidifies his status among Nigeria’s music elite, joining the ranks of iconic artists such as 2Baba, D’Banj, Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy, who have previously clinched the Best African Act title at the MOBO Awards.
In addition to Asake’s win, another Nigerian artist, Limoblaze, secured the Best Gospel Act award, further highlighting Nigeria’s influence and talent on the global music scene.
British-Nigerian rapper Tunde also made waves by snagging the Best New Artist award, underscoring the diverse and vibrant talent emerging from the Nigerian and British music scenes.
However, British rapper Central Cee emerged as a standout winner of the night, clinching two prestigious awards: Best Male Act and Song of the Year for ‘Sprinter,’ a collaboration with British-Nigerian rapper Dave.
The Best International Act award saw joint winners in the form of acclaimed artists Drake and 21 Savage, while iconic British group Soul II Soul was honored with the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award.