There's just so much good music out there that it gets tough to pick a winner, right? It was the first-ever tie in the 25-year history of the awards, which celebrate black music and culture. The win was a further accolade for Simz' intensely personal Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (which won last month's Mercury Prize last month). Knucks was honoured for his jazz-rap debut, Alpha Place, named after the London estate, he grew up on. Judges said, "both artists showed where British rap can go, both production-wise and lyrically".
The ceremony also saw R&B star Craig David and Chic legend Nile Rodgers win lifetime achievement awards. This year's Mobos also featured two new categories – Best Alternative act and Best Dance/Electronic act – in response to calls for the awards to diversify. Bob Vylan (pictured) became the first ever group to win the Alternative award with Jungle artist Nia Archives picking up the gong for Best Dance/Electronic. Wouldn't it be so great if the rest of the industry listened and changed when people suggested good ideas... credit to the Mobos committee for stepping up. Via multiple outlets