November 4, 2015
The Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards were established by Kanya King MBE and Andy Ruffell in 1996. The MOBO award ceremony is celebrated every year in UK to recognize and support artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music or urban music. The MOBO organization is established to support and in seeking out the UK’s most exciting Gospel Talent.
MOBO is dedicated to provide a platform to the upcoming and more established Gospel artists to shine on and gives them the most needed breakthrough and assists in their musical careers.
Venue of the event:
Since its launch in 1996, every year the award ceremony was held in London. In 2009, for the first time in MOBO history the awards were held in the city of Glasgow in Scotland. In 2015, the MOBO awards will take place on October at Glasgow, Scotland.
Over the years the well known artists of MOBO award include Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Sean Paul, Emeli Sande, Lemar, Rihanna, Adele, Usher, Jessie J to name a few.
The outstanding achievements of artists who perform music in genres ranging from Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Reggae to Hip Hop will receive the awards accordingly.
MOBO Best Newcomer (In association with Virgin Trains)
MOBO Best Video
MOBO Best Female Act
MOBO Best Male Act
MOBO Best Song (In association with First Direct)
MOBO Best Album
MOBO Best Grime Act (In association with BBC Radio 1Xtra)
MOBO Best R&B/Soul Act
MOBO Best Hip Hop Act
MOBO Best International Album
MOBO Best African Act
MOBO Best Reggae Act
MOBO Best Jazz Act
MOBO Best Gospel Act