With his motto, This Is New Africa (TINA) in mind, Fuse ODG accepted his Best African Act MOBO award with plans to do more with his win than just polish it once a week as it sits in his awards cabinet.
Promising to change the face of Africa and the negative poverty-stricken images we are most used to, Fuse told the audience how much his win meant to him and revealed that he never got into music just for himself, but to make a difference for his homeland.
With an acceptance speech that inspired and almost brought a tear to my eye, Fuse’s message did not go unnoticed as Twitter users commented on the Antenna singer’s words:
Got a lot of respect for fuse ODG,s acceptance speech
— Jeremy Itoje (@jeremyitoje) October 20, 2013
The #MOBO18 awards have been good! Fuse ODG speech was special
— ®ob ©oates (@REEMROB) October 19, 2013
@FuseODG your speech was so inspirational
— CEO Of Life #CA (@Fawaz_Ade) October 19, 2013
— shanice (@ShaniceBaybee) October 19, 2013
— Black Acrylic (@blackacrylic) October 19, 2013
— Funmi Olutoye (@FunmiOlutoye) October 19, 2013
Awww. If ever Fuse decides to stop doing music, maybe he could put in an application to be the Prime Minister. Of Africa?