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20 October 2022

MOBO Awards Return To London For 25th Anniversary Show

MOBO founder Kanya King CBE
MOBO founder Kanya King CBE/press
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The MOBO Awards will return for its 25th anniversary event next month. The MOBOs 2022 ceremony will take place at the OVO Arena Wembley on 30 November. Tickets go on general sale tomorrow (21 October) at 9am BST – order here.

The MOBOs has been celebrating and elevating music of Black origin since 1996, supporting the growth of British rap, hip-hop, R&B, soul, grime, drill, gospel, jazz, reggae, garage and other genres.

MOBO founder Kanya King CBE said: “It’s a proud moment to see MOBO Awards return to London for our big 25 year milestone, which will see us celebrating our legacy, as well as paying it forward to the biggest stars of the scene.

“25 years ago I put my house and sanity on the line to make the first MOBO Awards happen at the Connaught Rooms and what an incredible journey it has been.”

King promised that the 25th anniversary edition of the MOBOs “will be the biggest celebration we have ever created”, adding: “I want MOBO to continue being a beacon for the best talent this country has to offer. Here’s to the next 25 years!”

She went on: “MOBO continues to rise and create a cultural and social footprint, it will continue to be an agent for positive change in arts, culture, music and society as a whole.”

Last year’s show, hosted by Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Munya Chawawa, featured one-of-a-kind performances from Tems, Ghetts, Potter Payper, Stefflon Don & Ms Banks & more. The awards which took place in Coventry, saw Little Simz and Ghetts pick up the Best Female Act and Best Male Act respectively. Other winners included Dave, Central Cee and Skepta.

A statement on the awards’ website read, “With this being our 25th anniversary show, fans can expect to see memorable performances from some of the biggest and brightest stars on the planet.”

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