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Michael Kiwanuka beats Dua Lipa and Stormzy to UK Mercury Prize



British-Ugandan soul singer Michael Kiwanuka emerged as UK’s Hyundai Mercury Prize winner on Thursday night, beating eleven other contenders to the accolade.

The London-born musician’s latest album he dubbed KIWANUKA that he released in November 2019 was voted as the best album of the year 2020 live on BBC where he performed and received his prestigious award.

The folk singer and songwriter’s win comes along with £25,000 as a take-home prize which he won on his third attempt having been nominated for each of his previous albums titled “Home Again” and “Love & Hate” in 2012 and 2016 respectively.

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