According to an article on www.visitleeds.co.uk, the awards show is set for November 29 at the First Direct Arena. This will be the second time the awards show will be held in Leeds, the last being in 2015. This will be the award’s 22nd anniversary.
With preparations for the live show spectacular under way, Kanya King, MOBO founder and CEO, expressed excitement at returning to Leeds.
“We had an amazing experience here two years ago thanks to all our partners and a very enthusiastic and welcoming audience,” she was quoted. “Looking at the list of musical talent this year, it promises to be another exciting celebration of the best in urban music”.
Tickets for this year’s edition of the MOBO are on sale now at www.mobo.com. The Best Reggae Act category has been a part of the MOBO Awards since 1997.
So far local acts such as Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Mr Vegas and Popcaan have won the category.
A long list of international artistes have also been part of the annual MOBO Awards celebrations over the years including Janet Jackson, P Diddy, Destiny’s Child, 50 Cent, Jay Z, LL Cool J, and Rihanna.
The award recognises the achievements of artists performing in genres including hip hop, soul, jazz, gospel, reggae and R&B. The awards have been instrumental in elevating black music into the mainstream.
The MOBO Organisation was founded in 1996 to champion and elevate urban music genres in the mainstream music industry. MOBO has played an instrumental role in the careers of UK artistes like Craig David, Tinie Tempah, Estelle and Emeli Sande, giving them a platform on their journey to international success.