Buju Banton continues to win in this upside-down 2020, further decorating his 'trophy' room with a MOBO award.
The reggae giant affectionately called Gargamel has won the MOBO award in the category of Best Reggae Act at the virtually held MOBO Awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. The event was streamed live on the MOBO Awards' YouTube channel.
Gargamel copped this year's award in the Best Reggae Act category staving off close competition from Koffee, Popcaan, Protoje, and Lila Ike.
All the nominees each had a fantastic year musically, with Buju Banton's release of his highly anticipated album 'Upside Down 2020', Koffee coming off of winning a Grammy award for her debut EP - 'Rapture', Popcaan's release of his album 'Fixtape', Protoje with his album 'In Search Of Lost Time', as well as executively producing critically acclaimed reggae projects such as the other nominee - Lila Ike - debut album 'The ExPerience'.
This MOBO award win is Buju's first in his third nomination. He was previously nominated back in 1996 and again in 2000.
An appreciative Gargamel took to his Instagram account and made a post to wit: "I thank @moboawards committee, but most of all I thank everyone who has supported me and continues to support me. Let's continue to allow music to do its job as the great healer, teacher, comforter and above all the restorative force that propels human beings to higher heights."
The MOBO Awards are a London-based annual music award presentation honouring achievements in "Music Of Black Origin", including reggae, hip hop, jazz, grime, R&B, soul, gospel, and African music. The MOBO Organisation was founded by Kanya King, and first presented awards in 1996.