Stormzy (@stormzy1), Skepta (@Skepta) and Krept and Konan (@KreptandKonan) win big for Grime & UK Hip-Hop at the MOBO Awards 2014
The nineteenth MOBO Awards took place last night at Wembley Arena to celebrate the best of music of black origin.
The event was hosted by BBC 1xtra DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford, and Ex-Spice Girl, Melanie Brown. Perfomers on the night were; Jessie J, Ghetts, Fekky, Meridian Dan, Professor Green & Tori Kelly, Candi Staton, & Little Sims, Ella Eyre, Nicole Scherzinger, Jerimah, and Krept and Konan.
Winners on the night are as follows:
Stormzy – MOBO Best Grime Act [1Xtra]
Krept and Konan – MOBO Best Hip-Hop Act
Skepta – MOBO Best video
The MOBO Awards which has been heavily criticised in the past, and likely to continue to receive criticism. Last nights affair was a bitter sweet moment for those involved in black music in the UK.
Many will be proud of the fact that UK artist from the genres of grime, and hip-hop are now being recognised, being put on a platform, and are now the stars of the show, but may feel let down by the poor production of the event, which suffered from poor sound, dull crowd, drunkeness, and presenters who looked and sounded awkward. MOBOs must do better.
23rd October 2014
w/c 20th October 2014