Music of Black Origin is the name and the Pre-MOBO Awards gala dinner in Boisdale, Canary Wharf on 21 November 2017, was all about celebrating the diversity and heart of music of black origin.
Fill Me In crooner, Craig David, took home the “Best R&B/Soul Act” Award (in association with Mi-Soul), his sixth MOBO Award win, previously scoring the prestigious Best Male Act last year, and winning Best UK Newcomer, Best R&B Act and Best UK Single of The Year in 2000, and Best UK Act in 2001.
Drummer, composer and producer Moses Boyd was awarded “Best Jazz Act” (in association with Jazz FM) and Volney Morgan & New-Ye won “Best Gospel Act” (in association with Premier Gospel), marking their first MOBO Award win. This year marks their tenth year in the ministry. They are recognised in the gospel world for their dynamic stage presence and remembered for their unified voices, having previously won Choir of The Year at Premier Gospel Awards and performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the 2016 BBC Gospel Proms.
The event, hosted by YolanDa Brown and China Moses, also featured killer performances from Natty, Floacist, Rachel Kerr, Kiko Bun, Cherri V, Triple O, Noel Robinson, Josh Daniel, Zara McFarlane, Tony Tixier, Manuscript, MiC Lowry and the B Positive choir.
The MOBO Awards will take place in First Direct Arena, Leeds, on 29 November, where you can look forward to roof raising performances by Cardi B, Krept & Konan, Stefflon Don, Yungen and Yxng Bane, and many more.