A magnificent memorable MOBO awards night. The MOBOs had many magic moments, which includes Mel B setting the runway alight, Jessie J’s fantastic voice, Sam Smiths award sweep or Fekky’s jacket and Dan’s German Whip..
Jessie J | ‘Bang Bang / Burnin Up’ ft. Kid Ink
Krept & Konan | ‘Don’t Waste My Time’
Ghetts | ‘Rebel’
Jeremih | ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ Ft. Krept & Konan
Most emotional speech: Skepta and Stormzy tie
Skepta’s speech embodied hope for all aspiring MCs. The guy won an award for Best Video, for a production that only cost him £80 (ledge).
Stormzy’s speech lacked words but his response was heart felt.
Who deserved a MOBO but wasn’t even nominated??
George The Poet – His work rate and musical innovation alone speaks volumes. His feature on Krept and Konan’s album was actually one the best tracks, he has broke down barriers in terms of Spoken Word and the role it plays in our culture. His wordplay and approach to social concepts is genius (I don’t use that word lightly).
Nines – Youtube views (bar BBK no one has quite done it like Nines) and BBC 1Xtra Mixtape award winner, record number of MM downloads, shutdown innovation…. is he deemed a bit too “hood” for the MOBOs, I don’t know but hopefully next year this is rectified if he maintains his momentum.
Giggs – Does this really need explaining? If both Wretch 32 and Giggs never pick up a MOBO in their careers then the validity of this award will always have question mark, considering the contribution they have made to Music Of Black Origin
That said shout to all of the MOBO award winners and nominees:
MOBO BEST NEWCOMER (IN ASSOCIATION WITH HTC)
Nominees: Ella Eyre, FKA twigs, Jess Glynne, Kwabs, Little Simz, M.O., Melissa Steel, Meridian Dan, MNEK, Raleigh Ritchie
MOBO BEST GRIME ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH 1XTRA)
Nominees:Big Narstie, Ghetts, JME, Lethal Bizzle, Meridian Dan, Novelist, Skepta, Sox, Stormzy, Wiley
MOBO BEST HIP HOP ACT
KREPT & KONAN
Nominees: G FrSH, Krept & Konan, Little Simz, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Fekky
MOBO BEST R&B / SOUL ACT
Nominees: Daley, Estelle, Jessie Ware, Marsha Ambrosius , Sam Smith
MOBO BEST REGGAE ACT
Nominees: Alkaline, Chronixx, Popcaan, Stylo G, Tarrus Riley
MOBO BEST AFRICAN ACT
Nominees: Afrikan Boy, Davido, DJ Clock, Dr Sid, Fuse ODG, Mafikozolo, Mista Silva, Tiwa Savage, Wiz Kid, Yemi Alade
MOBO BEST GOSPEL ACT
LIVING FAITH CONNECTION CHOIR
Nominees: Annastasia Baker, J. Vessel, Kristyna Myles, Living Faith Connection Choir, Noel Robinson
MOBO BEST JAZZ ACT
Nominees: Andreas Varady, Jason Rebello, Peter Edwards, Phronesis, Zara McFarlane
MOBO BEST VIDEO
SKEPTA FT. JME – THAT’S NOT ME
Nominees: FKA twigs – Two Weeks, Jacob Banks – Move With You, Rudimental ft. Becky Hill – Powerless, Scorcher ft. Wretch 32, Mercston & Ari – Work Get It, Skepta ft. JME – That’s Not Me
MOBO BEST SONG
SAM SMITH – STAY WITH ME
Nominees: Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – Sing, Fuse ODG ft. Sean Paul – Dangerous Love, Krept & Konan – Don’t Waste My Time, Meridian Dan ft. Big H & JME – German Whip, Sam Smith – Stay With Me
MOBO BEST ALBUM
SAM SMITH – IN THE LONELY HOUR
Nominees: Ghetts – Rebel With A Cause, Katy B – Little Red, Krept & Konan – Young Kingz, Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour, Tinie Tempah – Demonstration
MOBO BEST FEMALE ACT
Nominees: FKA twigs, Jessie J, Katy B, Marsha Ambrosius, Rita Ora
MOBO BEST MALE ACT
Nominees: Fuse ODG, Ghetts, Krept & Konan, Sam Smith, Tinie Tempah