Fuse ODG Wins MOBO Award for Best African Act

Giving Political Speech: Fuse ODG

Giving A Political Speech: Fuse ODG alongside Andre Hackett (left)

Fuse ODG walked onto the MOBO stage to claim his prize on Saturday night, as Antenna played in the background. The stage was warmed up for him by comedian Eddie Kadi who announced the winner. Shock was written all over Fuse’s face as he swagged to the podium in an partly African printed suit alongside his manager Andre Hackett.

In the best African Act category, Fuse beat out acts Atumpan, Bombino, Ice Prince, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Seun Kuti, Spoek Mathambo, Tiwa Savage and WizKid.

A swagged up Fuse had this to say, “I don’t just make music just to make music. I’m making music to change lives. I’m making music coz I’m proud to be African. I’m making music coz I wanna change the perception of Africa

A swagged up Fuse added that when he was younger, the perception of Africa was hunger and poverty, but “..we are grown now. We are successful men. We are doing our thing and it’s important now, if the media don’t show that, we’ll show that, as African men. So as Fuse ODG I don’t just make music just for myself. I want to make music to change life, to change the continent.

After making sure his TINA message was clearly heard, the artist went on to give a stellar performance for the night, coming in as a king on his throne, he made sure his presence was felt by the crowd. Fuse missed out on 2 other categories in which he was nominated but hey, one is better than none. It’s been a long time coming, from the days of RWANDA to Azonto and then MOBO. Congrats.

Other winners for the night include Tinie Tempah, Laura Mvula, Sean Paul, Rudimental, Wiley among others.

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