Italian born reggae star Alborosie won the 2011 MOBO award for best reggae act at the 16th annual “Music Of Black Origin” ceremony in Glasgow UK.
Alborosie, real name Alberto D’Ascola, beat out stiff competition from Khago, Mavado, Damian Marley and Nas to take home the prestigious award.
Alborosie is an Italian reggae artist. Born and raised in Marsala, Sicily, Italy, but now residing in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a multi-instrumentalist, being proficient in guitar, bass, drums and keyboard.
Other big winners includes Jessie J, who took home 4 awards, Rihanna and Tinie Tempah.
MOBO Awards 2011: The Winners
Best UK act: Jessie J
Best newcomer: Jessie J
Best hip hop/grime act: Tinie Tempah
Best video: Spaceship, Tinchy Stryder and Dappy
Best international act: Rihanna
Best song: Do it Like a Dude, Jessie J
Best album: Who You Are, Jessie J
Best reggae act: Alborosie
Best jazz act: Kairos 4Tet
Best African act: Wizkid
Best gospel act: Triple O
Best R&B/soul act: Adele
Outstanding contribution to music: Boyz II Men