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MOBO Awards to return next month

By | Published on Wednesday 25 November 2020


The MOBOs will return next month with a ceremony livestreamed on YouTube, with a highlights show on BBC One later the same night. It will be the first time the event has taken place since 2017.

“Recognising the unique role the MOBO Awards plays for so many, and the challenging year we find ourselves in, it is now more important than ever to be there and to continue the rich history of showcasing the very best of black music and culture”, says MOBO founder, Kanya King.

“We are proud to partner with YouTube and the BBC to bring this year’s celebration to millions of music fans”, she adds, “and continue to uplift creative voices here in the UK and around the world”.

The event is set to take place on 9 Dec, kicking off on YouTube at 7pm, with the BBC One show airing at 10.45pm. Performances on the night will come from Headie One, Ms Banks, Kojey Radical and Tiwa Savage. It will be hosted by Maya Jama and comedian Chunkz.

Here are the main nominations:

Best Male Act
Headie One
J Hus
AJ Tracey
Young T & Bugsey

Best Female Act
Lianna La Havas
Ms Banks
Tiana Major9
FKA Twigs

Album Of The Year
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head
Mahalia – Love And Compromise
Nines – Crabs In A Bucket
Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas

Song Of The Year
Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Digga D – Woi Darkoo – Gangsta (feat Acen)
Tion Wayne – I Dunno (feat Stormzy and Dutchavelli)
Abra Acadabra – On Deck

Best Newcomer
Ivorian Doll
Miraa May
Pa Salieu
Tiana Major9
M Huncho

See the full nominations here.