The 11 most important things that happened at the 2017 MOBOs

Everything you need to know from the biggest awards in black British music.

November 30, 2017
The 11 most important things that happened at the 2017 MOBOs Stormzy poses in the winners room at the MOBO Awards at First Direct Arena Leeds on November 29, 2017 in Leeds, England.   Anthony Devlin/Getty

The MOBO Awards took place last night, November 29, with a ceremony held in Leeds, England. Performances on the night came from Cardi B, Stefflon Don, Krept & Konan, and Yungen among others. Nominees included Stormzy, J Hus, Giggs, Jorja Smith, Skepta, Sampha, and more. Here's a run down of every major event from the night.

1. Stormzy basically won everything.

‪3 MOBO’s, love you all, thank you ❤️❤️❤️‬

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He collected three prizes: best male artist, best grime act, and best album, for Gang Signs & Prayer.

2. Cardi B performed live and made some new U.K. friends.

@kojofunds x @iamcardib at @moboawards 💪🏾💥#MOBOAwards

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My new friend @iamcardib posted my performance and told me she loves my hood 🤗❤️

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3. Stefflon Don won her first MOBO.

@moboawards Best female act 2017 💜 😻😻 Thank you guys for all the beautiful msg's i really appreciate it!!!! love my #Dons for life! what a year it had been 😅#VIV

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4. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said “It’s more important than ever that we celebrate black excellence."

5. "Man's Not Hot" showed no signs of slowing down.

Mans Not Hot! BIG SHAQ get his hands on a MOBO Award! 🔥 #moboawards #bigshaq #mansnothot #rdcj

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6. Maya Jama broke out a wind machine, just because.


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7. Jorja Smith was shining on the night too.


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8. Idris Elba had a busy night. He picked up an award and hosted the official after-party.

9. The TV cameras picked up Davido's mood change significantly as he won Best African Act.

10. Blogger The Slumflower said what we were all thinking about Sampha on the red carpet.
11. But Stefflon Don's performance ensured the evening ended on a high.

The 11 most important things that happened at the 2017 MOBOs