Mahalia, an artist regularly featured on Brum Radio, has won two awards at the 2020 MOBOs, taking home Best R&B/Soul and Best Female.
After a two-year break, the MOBO Awards returned with a socially-distant show. The ceremony was hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz and broadcast on YouTube. Other winners included Nines, Young T and Bugsey and Aitch picked up Best Newcomer.
Mahalia won best female act and best R&B/soul act, following her acclaimed 2019 album Love and Compromise and her 2020 EP Isolation Tapes. The latter recorded in part during the first coronavirus lockdown. She can now look forward to the 2021 Grammys, where she is nominated in the Best R&B performance category for All I Need with Jacob Collier and Ty Dolla $ign.
Following her win, Mahalia said:
I remember seeing my first MOBOs and it’s an honour. As a young black female artist, it really is special to be here and to be recognised in this way.
Mahalia studied at Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) from 2012 to 2016. Gaynor Cheshire, CEO of the BOA Group stated:
BOA is extremely proud of Mahalia’s achievements and we continue to follow her meteoric rise to success with interest and anticipation.
Mahalia has featured regularly on Brum Radio’s playlist and on the Brum Radio A-List Saturdays at 2pm (UK time).