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Image caption The self-titled album has given Kiwanuka his third Mercury Prize nomination and first win. Singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Mercury Prize for his soul-searching third record, Kiwanuka. A lush, immersive album of politicised soul, it sees the star exploring themes of self-doubt, faith and civil rights. Released last November, Kiwanuka beat best-sellers like Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia and Stormzy's Heavy Is The Head to win the £25,000 prize. "It's blown my mind," said the singer. "Music is all I've ever wanted to do, so I'm over the moon.". Kiwanuka's victory was revealed by Radio 1's Annie Mac live on The One Show, after Covid-19 restrictions made the annual award ceremony impossible. Full story

24 September