Buju Banton walked away with the Best Reggae Act award at the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards a short while ago.
The announcement was made at the virtual ceremony, which was streamed on YouTube.
Other Jamaicans who were nominated in the category included Lila Ike, Protoje, Koffee and Popcaan, who previously won this award in 2015 and 2016.
“I thank the MOBO Awards 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,” Buju posted on Instagram after his win.
The Best Reggae Act category has been a part of the MOBO Awards since 1997. So far, local acts such as Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Mr Vegas and Popcaan have won it.
The MOBO Awards recognise the achievements of artistes performing in genres such as hip hop, soul, jazz, gospel, reggae and R&B.
Buju Banton’s album ‘Upside Down 2020’ is also nominated for Best Reggae Album at the upcoming Grammy Awards