MOBO Awards 2022 will be an unmissable, triumphant celebration of 25 years of Black British music coming full circle back to London, the city where it all began.

MOBO Awards 2022 is making a triumphant return to London, where the 25th anniversary celebrations will be coming to audiences live from the OVO Arena Wembley on Wednesday 30 November.

Kanya King MOBO Awards 2022
MOBO Founder Kanya King CBE
Image credit: credit Johnathan Williams (@pharoahdraws)

Since launching in 1996 at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms, the MOBO Organisation has discovered and supported talent in music, film and TV. For 25 years, the much-loved awards has remained a significant cultural event in the British music industry, celebrating and elevating Black music in the UK.


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There’s a beautiful symmetry in the fact that the awards, which have been held outside the capital for a number of years, will return to London, where it all began.

MOBO Founder Kanya King CBE said: “It’s a proud moment to see MOBO Awards return to London for our big 25-year milestone, which will see us celebrating our legacy, as well as paying it forward to the biggest stars of the scene. Twenty-five years ago, I put my house and sanity on the line to make the first MOBO Awards happen at the Connaught Rooms and what an incredible journey it has been.”

“It’s a proud moment to see MOBO Awards return to London for our big 25-year milestone, which will see us celebrating our legacy…”

The MOBO Awards has become a calendar staple in the UK and its iconic trophy now one of highest accolades in music. In recent years, it has honoured trailblazers and exceptional homegrown talent.

King continues: “MOBO continues to create a cultural and social footprint, it will continue to be an agent for positive change in arts, culture, music and society as a whole. Via our MOBOLISE mentoring platform we aim to truly create change, opportunities and equality in the workplace, to level the playing field at entry level all the way up to the boardroom, but there is still work to be done. Meanwhile our 25th anniversary show will be the biggest celebration we have ever created. I want MOBO to continue being a beacon for the best talent this country has to offer. Here’s to the next 25 years!”

Broadcast details, nominees, performers and hosts are yet to be announced.

MOBO Awards 2022 tickets go on sale from Friday 21 October at 9am.

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