Grime star Stormzy scores hat-trick at MOBOs

Chart-topping grime star Stormzy was the big winner at the 2017 Mobos – picking up three awards.

At last night’s glitzy ceremony at Leeds’ First Direct Arena, the 24-year-old south Londoner was named best male act and best grime act, and he also won best album gong for Gang Signs & Prayer.

Stormzy broke into the mainstream this year with a No.1 album and top 10 hit single, Big For Your Boots.

“Amazing, incredible… You watch the Mobos growing up so this is an honour. I’m so proud. This is dreams come true,” he said after winning.

“Best album… that’s the one I’m proud of the most because I put my life into my album.”

British actor Idris Elba, meanwhile, won the Paving The Way award – which has previously been won by Miss Dynamite and Nicola Adams.

J Hus won Best Song for his track Did You See, Giggs was named best Best Hip Hop Act, and Dave picked up the Best Newcomer award.

Other winners on the night included Mist for best video, Craig David for best R&B/Soul act and Wizkid for best international act.

Davido took home the best African act gong, Damian Marley was named best reggae act, Moses Boyd won best jazz act, and Volney Morgan & New-Ye won best gospel act.

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