MOBO’s have today announced that this years ceremony which was due to take place in November this year has been cancelled.

MOBO founder Kanya King MBE posted an official statement via twitter earlier today:


Whilst they will be returning in 2019, over the next 12 months the MOBO organisation will be bringing in new initiatives and events for music, film and entrepreneurship. With them already having the MOBO Unsung competition, it will be interesting to see what initiatives they bring in for the other creatives that help to make the music what it is.

Since the launch of the MOBO’s in 1996 it has been broadcast across major TV channels such as BBC, ITV2, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and has seen performers from both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Kanye West, Destinys Child to Ms Dynamite and Section Boyz.

MOBO’s have even been the starting point for propelling some of our favourite acts today into the mainstream, such as Stormzy, Krept and Konan and Tinie Tempah to name a few. With the awards not having changed too much in the 22 years they have been running, hopefully these changes will be for the best and help propel more emerging artists and creatives such as producers, videographers, songwriters and musicians into the spotlight too.

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