MOBO Awards 2015

November 4, 2015
Host MOBO Awards 2015
Time Network

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.

Award Categories:

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 Awards 2015 Nominees & Winners

MOBO Best Newcomer (In association with Virgin Trains)

  • Bugzy Malone
  • Section Boyz
  • Nao
  • Bonkaz
  • Nick Brewer
  • George The Poet
  • J Hus
  • Snakehips
  • Sinead Harnett
  • Yungen

MOBO Best Video

  • Stormzy “Know Me From” (Directed by Serious Black)
  • FKA Twigs “Pendulum” (Directed by FKA Twigs & Paula Harrowing)
  • FKA Twigs “Glass & Patron” (Directed by FKA Twigs)
  • Rita Ora Feat. Chris Brown “Body On Me” (Directed Colin Tilley)
  • Lethal Bizzle Feat. Diztortion “Fester Skank” (Directed by Ludovic and Zotto)

MOBO Best Female Act

  • FKA Twigs
  • Little Simz
  • Ella Eyre
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Jess Glynne

MOBO Best Male Act

  • Skepta
  • Mark Ronson
  • Krept and Konan
  • Jme
  • Stormzy

MOBO Best Song (In association with First Direct)

  • Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”
  • Skepta “Shutdown”
  • Tinie Tempah Feat. Jess Glynne “Not Letting Go”
  • Jme Feat. Giggs “Man Don’t Care”
  • Krept and Konan Feat.  Jeremih "Freak Of The Week”

MOBO Best Album

  • Krept and Konan - The Long Way Home
  • Jme  - Integrity
  • Lianne La Havas – Blood
  • Wiley – Snakes & Ladders
  • Jamie XX – In Colour

MOBO Best Grime Act (In association with BBC Radio 1Xtra)

  • Bugzy Malone
  • Jme
  • Lethal Bizzle
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy

MOBO Best R&B/Soul Act

  • Kwabs
  • Shakka
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Andreya Triana
  • Joss Stone

MOBO Best Hip Hop Act

  • Akala
  • Krept and Konan
  • Little Simz
  • Lady Leshurr
  • Nines

MOBO Best International Album

  • Drake – If Youre Reading This Its Too Late
  • J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Dr. Dre – Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre
  • The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
  • D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
  • Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show
  • The Internet – Ego Death
  • Tyrese – Black Rose
  • A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.ASAP

MOBO Best African Act

  • Wizkid
  • Fuse ODG
  • Silvastone
  • Davido
  • Patoranking
  • Moelogo
  • Yemi Alade
  • AKA
  • Mista Silva
  • Shatta Wale

MOBO Best Reggae Act

  • Stylo G
  • Chronixx
  • OMI
  • Popcaan
  • Protoje

MOBO Best Jazz Act

  • Binker and Moses
  • Julia Biel
  • Courtney Pine
  • David Lyttle
  • Polar Bear 

MOBO Best Gospel Act 

  • Chos3n
  • Olaedo Ibe
  • Leroy Johnson
  • Ni-Cola
  • Faith Child