The MOBO Awards returned this year for their 25th year of honouring music of black origin in the United Kingdom.
The awards ceremony aims to recognise achievements in rap, hip-hop, R&B, soul, grime, drill, gospel, jazz, reggae, garage, drum n bass as well as other genres, reports NME.
In a run-up to the awards, MOBO founder Kanya King CBE said in a statement: “It’s a proud moment to see MOBO Awards return to London for our big 25-year milestone, which will see us celebrating our legacy, as well as paying it forward to the biggest stars of the scene.
“Twenty-five years ago I put my house and sanity on the line to make the first MOBO Awards happen at the Connaught Rooms and what an incredible journey it has been.”
This year’s ceremony was hosted by Chunkz and Yung Filly, and the star-studded event saw performances from Kojey Radical, Cat Burns, Flo, Fireboy DML and many more.
Rodgers, who is the frontman of funk band Chic and chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, was recognised with the lifetime achievement award.
While Edwards, who set up the music platform SBTV in 2006 and died on February 20 at the age of 31, was posthumously honoured with the Paving The Way prize, which celebrates trailblazers who had led the way for future generations of talent to follow.
But, who were the winners? Here’s the full list.
Full list of MOBO Awards winners
Best Female Act: PinkPantheress
Best Male Act: Central Cee
Album Of The Year (joint winners): Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert and Knucks – Alpha Pace
Song Of The Year: Dreya Mac, FelixThe1st and Finch Fetti – Own Brand (Baddie)
Best Newcomer: Bru-C
Video Of The Year: Central Cee – Doja
Best R&B/Soul Act: Mahalia
Best Grime Act: D Double E
Best Hip-Hop Act: D-Block Europe
Best Drill Act: K-Trap
Best International Act: Burna Boy
Best Performance In A TV Show/Film: Kaine Robinson (Kano) as Sully – Top Boy
Best Media Personality: Nella Rose
Best Alternative Music Act: Bob Vylan
Best Electronic/Dance Act: Nia Archives
Best African Music Act: Burna Boy
Best Gospel Act: Still Shadey
Best Jazz Act: Ezra Collective
Best Caribbean Music Act: Skillibeng
Best Producer: Inflo
Lifetime Achievement Award: Nile Rodgers
Outstanding Contribution Award: Craig David
Paving The Way Award: Jamal Edwards MBE