This will be Tiwa’s first MOBO performance but not the first time Davido would be making a MOBO appearance or performance. MOBO expressed on their page:
Tiwa Savage, ‘the Queen of Afrobeats’, will make her debut on the MOBO Awards stage with what is sure to be a sizzling performance. The Nigerian superstar has been pivotal in elevating Afrobeats to become one of the world’s most celebrated genres in recent years. Earlier this year she returned with her fourth studio album Celia, featuring the rhythmic gems ‘Attention’, ‘Koroba’ and ‘Dangerous Love’. One of the stars pushing the envelope of British rap with his richly textured sound is Kojey Radical. The East London-born artist will also be performing at this year’s ceremony, sure to bring forth an emotionally potent and thought-provoking showcase. Even more exciting performers to be announced!
Other artist listed to perform at the MOBO Awards are; H.E.R, Shaybo, Tiana Major9, Ms Banks, Headie One, M Huncho, Stylog, Kojey and Loski
🚨 THIS IS NOT A DRILL 🚨
🔥🤩 Who are you most excited to see take the #MOBOAwards stage on December 9 this year?
— MOBO (@MOBOAwards) December 2, 2020
In 2017, Davido won the Best African Act at the MOBO Awards and also became the first African act to perform live at the MOBO Awards since it’s inception in 1996 and on June 24, 2018, Davido became the first African-based artist to have received his award on the BET main stage.
2020 has been a momentous year for artists from the motherland, with the scene at large undeniably being in the midst of its golden age. Ever supportive of the Black diaspora at large, this year’s Best African Act category is the most jam-packed it has ever been with veteran mainstays artists like Burna Boy, Davido, Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage racking up nominations alongside newer acts who have recently crossed over international waters like Rema, Fireboy DML and Stonebwoy.