Nigerian singer Asake started in 2022 with his hit “Omo Ope,” which led him into the mainstream spotlight. A string of chart-topping singles and two acclaimed albums fueled his rise, making him a superstar. His latest accolade? Taking home the coveted “Best African Act” trophy at the 2024 MOBO Awards, he left behind a star-studded field that included Nigerian heavyweights like Wizkid and Burna Boy.
But Asake wasn’t the only Nigerian artist celebrating at the MOBOs. Afro-gospel singer Limoblaze also received his due recognition, winning the “Best Gospel Act” award.
Asake’s journey is particularly inspiring, demonstrating the power of a hit song. “Omo Ope” wasn’t just a catchy tune; it was a springboard, launching him into a whirlwind of success. His subsequent releases consistently impressed his fans and music lovers as a whole, proving his versatility and obvious talent. This dedication to his craft, coupled with his unusual energy on stage, has cemented his place as a major force in the Afrobeats scene.
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The MOBO Awards win is not just a personal triumph for Asake; it’s a significant moment for Nigerian music as a whole. It shines a spotlight on the sounds and voices emerging from Nigeria as a country, further amplifying its global reach.
As Afrobeats continues to reach audiences around the world, artists like Asake and Limoblaze are at the forefront, shaping the genre’s future and inspiring a new generation of music lovers.
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See the 2024 Mobo Awards winners in full:
Best male act
Best female act
Album of the year
Potter Payper – Real Back in Style
Song of the year
Central Cee and Dave – Sprinter
Video of the year
Stormzy – Mel Made Me Do It (dir Klvdr)
Best R&B/soul act
Best hip-hop act
Best grime act
Best drill act
Best international act (US)
Drake and 21 Savage
Best performance in a TV show/film
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint – Snowfall
Best media personality
Best African music act
Best Caribbean music act
Best jazz act
Best alternative music act
Best electronic/dance act
Best gospel act
Lifetime achievement award
Soul II Soul
Paving the Way award
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