Skepta Wins Mercury Prize, Beating Radiohead And David Bowie

16 September 2016, 08:53 | Updated: 16 September 2016, 09:13

Skepta Mercury

The annual award ceremony took place last night at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

Skepta has won this year's Mercury Music Prize with his album Konnichiwa.

The grime artist, who takes home the £25,000 prize, beat bookie's favourite David Bowie, as well as strong competition from Radiohead and The 1975. Skepta thanked his parents, with his mother joining him on stage.

Laura Mvula, Kano, Bat For Lashes and Savages were among the other nominees.

Jarvis Cocker announced the winner, saying "We as a jury decided that if David Bowie was looking down on the Hammersmith Apollo tonight if he would want the 2016 prize to go to Skepta."

The Mercury Music Prize winner last year was Benjamin Clementine for his album At Least For Now.